Top things to do after class around South Georgian Bay

College isn’t all about being in the classroom. Studying at the John Di Poce South Georgian Bay Campus in Collingwood? You can have a blast in your community this summer!

Picture of a golf course, sand bunker with pond beside it
Photo courtesy of South Georgian Bay Tourism
  • Head to Sunset Point Park or one of the many parks around South Georgian Bay.
  • Grab your hiking shoes or bike and explore over 60 km of Collingwood trails.
  • Venture deep within the mountain or experience Ontario’s longest twin zip line with Scenic Caves Adventures.
  • Go on a brewery, winery or cider tour – there’s something for all your taste buds.
  • Spend the day riding the downhill bike trails at Blue Mountain.
  • Enjoy a bit of retail therapy in any of the great shops in Collingwood, Thornbury, Blue Mountain Village, Creemore and more.
  • If you’re looking for a quiet activity, do some bird watching at Eco-Park in Stayner.
  • Enjoy a cold brew at the Creemore Springs Brewery.
  • Wind down after a week of classes and enjoy the relaxing effects of the baths at the Scandinave Spa in Collingwood. Georgian students receive discounts to the spa. Check out the details.
  • Everyone loves bowling! Book a few lanes and head over to Georgian Bowl.
  • Wasaga Beach is not only the longest freshwater beach in the world with 14 km of sandy shore, but the sunsets there are breathtaking!
  • There’s no shortage of amazing restaurants in South Georgian Bay for the foodie.
  • Enjoy a fun day or take in a workshop at The Paint Bar pottery and glass studio or Crock-A-Doodle in the Blue Mountains.
  • Pick up some tasty eats at one of the farmers’ markets like Currie’s Farm Market or the downtown Collingwood Farmers’ Market.

Ask your student advisor, Georgian College Students’ Association rep or drop by the front desk to find out about other activities in the area. We’re happy to help you find your way around the community. You can also check out other neat things to do all year round at South Georgian Bay Tourism.

This post was originally published June 2019 and updated July 2022 and April 2023.

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