Collingwood is a premier ranked tourist destination. Located on the southern shore of Georgian Bay, Collingwood is home to Ontario’s largest mountain ski and adventure resort, Blue Mountain Resort. Residents of Collingwood are called on to promote an active lifestyle through an abundance of nature trails, golf courses and water activity at nearby Wasaga Beach, the world’s longest freshwater beach. Small in size, yet continuously expanding, the town of Collingwood combines modern amenities while maintaining old-time charm and pride of its history.

Notable features:

• Major recreational destination for sports enthusiasts and cottagers

• Natural scenic caves and caverns overlook Georgian Bay

• Blue Mountain Resort, a premier ski and snowboard facility

• World class nordic ski trails

• Excellent hiking and road cycling

• Close proximity to Wasaga Beach, the world’s longest freshwater beach

LocationSouthern shore of Georgian Bay
Distance from gateway airport1-2 hours north of Toronto
Gateway AirportToronto YYZ
RecreationNordic ski trails, hiking, road cycling


Simcoe County: A Place for All Seasons

The communities of the Simcoe Region surround Lake Simcoe and expand to Georgian Bay (to the west) and the Muskoka Region (to the north). Located between 1-2 hours drive from Toronto, this area is rich in history and offers many choices for students including a wide range of town options, hills for skiing and snowboarding, lakes for water recreation and easy access to Toronto.

Outdoor Sports: Boating • Cycling • Fishing • Golfing • Hiking • Horseback Riding • Rollerblading • Skating • Skiing • Snowboarding • Snowtubing • Snowshoeing

Recreation for students: Art Galleries • Coffee shops • Festivals • Libraries • Music concerts • Museums • Parks • Restaurants (formal and fast food) • Ski Resorts • Shopping malls & centres • Sports • Theatre • Youth recreational centres

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 Why Simcoe?

• Placements close to Toronto

• Several community options

• Outdoor sports year-round

• Many new school facilities


Programme durations available in this location:

10 months: September to June

5 months:  September to end January // February to end June

4 months:  September to end December // February to end May


Main attractions

  •      Blue Mountain Ski Resort
  •      Wasaga Beach
  •      Scenic Caves
  •      Plunge! Aquatic Centre
  •      Collingwood Museum
  •      Collingwood Harbour
  •      Collingwood Trails (over 60km)
  •      Skateboard/BMX park
  •      Mountainview Horse Stables
  •      Movie Theatre


  •      Collingwood Centre
  •      Department Stores
  •      Boutique
  •      Clothing shops
  •      Music shops
  •      Fast food eateries