Collingwood has many attractions, from alpine ski slopes in winter to beautiful scenery and clear blue waters of Georgian Bay in summer. The Niagara Escarpment casts a silhouette in the west that can appear hazy blue, thereby earning its name - Blue Mountain. Collingwood has an extensive recreational trail system that intersects the Georgian Trail to Meaford. The Enviropark playground, picnic area and washrooms adjoin Sunset Point Park on the shoreline at the end of Huron St. The harbour supports boat cruises, rentals, a sailing school and a dragon boat-canoe club. Collingwood’s downtown is a designated heritage district that can easily spoil cosmopolitans with its elegant architecture, boutiques and gourmet dining.
The Arts Centre is located at 163 Hurontario Street where the gallery shows rotating exhibitions of locally based art and artisan work. It also hosts annual juried art shows, art classes and a studio tour. Each summer the downtown also holds its Art on the Street event with outdoor exhibits, murals and painted furniture.
The Collingwood Museum is housed in the Station Welcome Centre at St. Paul & Huron St. The building is an impressive reincarnation of the original 1873 railway terminal. The museum displays genuine aboriginal artifacts and exhibits of Collingwood's shipbuilding days, including a video of the port's last side launch.
Theatre Collingwood entertains visitors each summer with full slate of comedies, musicals and dramas at the downtown Gayety Theatre.