Winterfest Returned

Well known as a winter playground, the Town of Collingwood welcomed the return of “Winterfest” and the introduction of “Whiskeylicious” January 18th to 27th, 2013.


South Georgian Bay is kicking off the New Year with 10 full days (and nights) of Winterfest. The festival will celebrate our area’s finest outdoor winter adventures, local food and fun family entertainment from January 18th to the 27th.

South Georgian Bay WINTERFEST is 10 days of jam-packed fun, dining, live entertainment and outdoor winter activities for the entire family to enjoy! Plan to stay at one of the area’s top notch resorts, hotels or B&B’s.

This inaugural 10 day event is a celebration of our area’s best food, entertainment, and outdoor winter activities set amongst the natural surroundings of South Georgian Bay.

Downtown Collingwood will be your host to an array of family activities with everything from skating, outdoor midway, dog sled, ice fishing and snowshoe demos to interactive ice sculptures, ice mazes, slides and even ice building blocks. Live, local entertainmenet will be paired with the ever-popular ‘Whiskeylicious’ culinary event to tantalize your taste buds with chef inspired dishes, made with our locally produced Collingwood Whisky. Throughout the festival, dine and indulge on the CollingwoodTM themes menus. Participate in prize giveaways, contest and even sample the product at outdoor ice bars located on patios throughout the downtown heritage district. We even have a local downtown spa offering a CollingwoodTM body scrub and massage special!

Enjoy and explore cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on nature trails winding through a 200 year old forest, rich with wildlife and perched high atop the Niagara Escarpment at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures. Cross Ontario’s longest Suspension Bridge and take in the breathtaking 10,000 sq km view of Georgian Bay. Warm up with a cup of hot cider and spend some fun family time visiting with and petting the reindeer!

To cap off Winterfest in style, we have a ticketed event just for the adults at Scenic Caves where you will delight in sweet and savory local inspired culinary creations while relaxing in a heated outdoor tent under the stars!

You won’t want to miss our first South Georgian Bay WINTERFEST.