Canada Day celebrations in the Town of The Blue Mountains will look a little different this year but make no mistake, the show will go on as we celebrate our great country!
Celebrate your way- Join us for a virtual live-streamed celebration, get outside and experience the abundance of outdoor recreational space, or spend the day enjoying the community while physically distancing at local businesses, restaurants and attractions.
If you’re planning to celebrate Canada Day in-person in The Blue Mountains, we ask that visitors and residents practice the appropriate 2-metre physical distancing guideline in public settings and to adhere to the Provincial Orders of having groups of no more than 10 people.
The following list of attractions and activities are great ways to make the most of your Canada Day experience in The Blue Mountains:
- Virtual Live-Streamed Celebration: Enjoy the party from the comfort of your home with a virtual celebration provided by The Blue Mountain Village Association, in partnership with the Town of The Blue Mountains and the Town of Collingwood. The 2020 Canada Day from Peak to Shore event is described as a “pandemic-defying, life-affirming tribute to essential workers”. Although the celebration will not take place in person as in years past, it’s expected to be uniquely entertaining with various musical acts performing via live-stream on www.peaktoshore.ca from 6-9pm.
- Virtual Fireworks: At 10:00pm, you can enjoy Canada Day fireworks in a fun and innovative way through an augmented reality experience that will give you the same visual and sound effects as a real fireworks display! Watch on your mobile device or computer by visiting: https://www.canadavirtualfireworks.ca/
- Waterside Fun: Georgian Bay provides expansive recreational opportunities to spend a refreshing afternoon paddling in a kayak, canoe or on a stand-up paddleboard, swimming along the shoreline of our many beaches, sailing or boating around the bay.
- Shop the Main Street: Boutiques, eateries and specialty shops in Thornbury, Clarksburg, Craigleith and Blue Mountain Village and beyond are thrilled to re-open their doors and welcome in-person shoppers. Browse one-of-a-kind creations, admire local artists’ work, sample some homemade flavours and pick up essentials for your home. It’s all available and awaits you at one of many businesses in The Blue Mountains. If you prefer to shop from the comfort of your home, many businesses offer online shopping. Learn more and shop at: https://www.exploreblue.ca/
- Explore Trails and Parks: There is no shortage of trails and parks in The Blue Mountains for you to explore this Canada Day. Suited to all types of adventure-seekers, grab your shoes and explore the natural landscapes at your leisure and embrace the beauty this corner of the country has to offer.
- Hit the Links: Grab your clubs and get ready for a day on the greens! Several golf courses and driving ranges in The Blue Mountains are now open.
- Take a Tasty Tour: The Blue Mountains is a hub for flavour-seekers. The only thing you need to pack is an appetite! Prepare for a culinary adventure as many unique and independently owned and operated restaurants, cafes, wineries, cideries and eateries in The Blue Mountains will satisfy any craving. For a small town, The Blue Mountains packs a flavourful punch! With many patios now open and curbside takeout available at most establishments, you can literally eat your way through the region!
- Show your Pride: Dig into your closet, break out the decorations and get creative as you decorate. Dress up your porch, windows or yourself in red and white and celebrate Canada Day in style!
Canada Day 2020 will go down in the history books. So, how do you plan to celebrate? For a list of local businesses, please visit: www.exploreblue.ca