Experiences

Just two hours northwest of Toronto nestled amid the lush terrain of the Blue Mountain in a vibrant pedestrians-only village, The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain is an oasis of rest and rejuvenation amid spectacular natural allure. A destination any time of the year, The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain offers many comforts to complement the beauty that surrounds you. During the winter, the ever-expanding Blue Mountain Ski Resort beckons with 42 skiing and snowboarding trails for all levels of skill and experience--a skier’s dream. Meanwhile, summertime is the ideal time to discover Northwinds Beach and the majestic Niagara Escarpment—one of Canada’s 12 World UNESCO Bio Reserves—along with such world-class activities as mountain biking, mountaintop Segway tours, high and low ropes courses and zip-lining.

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Outdoor Pool

We are happy to offer a large free-form outdoor heated pool with ample deck space all the year round.

Outdoor Pool at The Westin Trillium House Blue Mountain

All-Season Hot Tub

Sooth yourself in the hot tub after a day on the slopes in winter and watch the snow fall as the steam rises off the water.

Outside hot tub at The Westin Trillium House Blue Mountain

Winter Activities

The very best skiing and snowboarding in Ontario is just steps from The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain. Let our staff guide you to an array of other winter sports and activities.

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Blue Mountain is the largest ski resort in Ontario with 364 acres of skiable terrain including 42 day trails and 30 night skiing/snowboarding trails, half pipe and terrain park. From beginners' slopes to expert black diamond runs, Blue Mountain is as challenging or relaxing, as you want it to be. The beautiful trails are groomed nightly and are covered by the largest snowmaking system in Canada. You'll also find 15 lifts and two fully equipped rental centres conveniently located at Grand Central Lodge and the South Base Lodge.

Sharpen your skates and cruise on our 1.1km ice skating loop while enjoying extraordinary views along the Niagara Escarpment. 

Experience the thrills of downhill skiing or snowboarding - without all the work. Sail downhill by tube. This activity is great for riders as young as three and is the perfect cold weather activity for every age and level of ability.

On your Blue Mountain escape experience the Ridge Runner, Ontario's first mountain coaster. This new downhill adventure whisks guests through the beautiful Niagara Escarpment offering enchanting views of the Georgian Bay. Create lasting memories as you zigzag alone or with a partner at speeds of up to 42 km/hour.

Treat the kids to a Village tour on our Horse & Wagon rides. Running every weekend all winter long meet outside M.J. Byrne’s Irish Pub in the centre of the Village. Be sure to bundle up, grab a hot drink and enjoy the sights and sounds of winter in the Village.

Weekends 1-4PM at M.J. Byrne’s Irish Pub

Join in Canada’s fastest growing sport and try snowshoeing with a Guide. Available every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30AM at the main Columbia store in the Village Plaza (adult store not the kids store). Please come a few minutes early ready to move (water bottle and layered clothing suggested). Rentals are also available at Activity Central located in the Guest Services building at the base of Blue Mountain (main Village entrance).

Weekends 10:30AM – approximate hike time is 1.5hours at a gentle pace.

Discover breathtaking cross-country ski and snowshoe trails that meander through a quiet forest of sugar maples, beeches and oaks high atop the Niagara. For the best experience, we recommend Scenic Caves Nordic Centre, who provide a new meaning to winter nature adventures. Nowhere else in Ontario can you snowshoe or hike across Southern Ontario's Longest Suspension Footbridge or traverse a breathtaking 130-metre hike across a narrow bridge, 300 meters above Georgian Bay.

An Authentic Nature Spa, This multiple award-winning Ontario Spa offers the renowned Scandinavian Baths experience. Nestled in a natural forest, minutes from downtown Collingwood, Blue Mountain Resort and the fresh water of Georgian Bay, the Spa is open all year from 10AM-9PM for adults 19+ yrs. old. Guests enjoy the escape from their every day world and enter into the serenity of the natural outdoor environment. The renowned Scandinavian Baths include a Finnish Sauna, Eucalyptus Steam Room, Thermal & Nordic Waterfalls, Hot Baths, Cold Plunges & relaxation areas. Also available are Registered Massage treatments, relaxing getaway packages & an on-site bistro serving healthy local fare.

Spring & Summer Activities

Blue Mountain is a year-round destination. Each weekend, Blue Mountain Village has special events and festivals organized for families to enjoy and take part in. Experience all that Blue Mountain has to offer in the spring or summer, from mountain biking to embarking on an exhilarating treetop walk and zip line.

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Test your limits as you free fall from heights of up to 21 feet. Start small, and work your way up to the highest platform where you’ll leap onto the air bag waiting below. With four platforms of increasing height, every jumper will have the chance to challenge themselves.

The Natural High experience at Blue Mountain just got higher. Soar through the sky as you virtually fly between platforms reaching heights of up to 50ft at speeds of up to 50km/hr. The Wind Rider Zip line has three parallel lines that allow you and two friends to fly between platforms simultaneously.

On your Blue Mountain escape experience the Ridge Runner Ontario's first mountain coaster. This downhill adventure whisks guests through the beautiful Niagara Escarpment offering enchanting views of the Georgian Bay. Create lasting memories as you zigzag alone or with a partner at speeds of up to 42 km/hour.

Take a scenic ride to the top of the Escarpment. Located at the opening to the Village Events Plaza, the gondola is available for pedestrian and and is suitable for all ages.

Nestled between the shores of Georgian Bay and the heights of the Niagara Escarpment is Plunge! Aquatic Centre. Plunge! is the ultimate, all ages, four season water adventure at the base of Blue Mountain. Inspired from the tradition of cottage-style boathouses, Plunge! is an authentic and magical expression of a place and its people. Indoor-outdoor pools, indoor water playground, hot tubs, rope swings, docks and slides are sure to provide year-round fun. Or, if you prefer, simply watch all the action from the comfort of your dock chair. Plunge! has something for everyone infant to senior.

This challenging, but fun 18 hole, par 67 Putting Course is located just steps from the Village and winds along the base of the Smart Alec ski run. Featuring a natural limestone backdrop and cascading landscapes, the Cascade Putting Course is sure to provide lasting memories for guests of all ages.

Timber Challenge High Ropes: Explore new heights on an elevated ropes challenge course consisting of seven courses, suited to three progressive difficulty levels. Push your limits. Each course presents a unique challenge, spanning between trees at various heights off the ground.

Woodlot Low Ropes: All ages and ability levels will enjoy tackling each element using a variety of suspended logs, beams, ropes, cables and cargo nets.

Looking for a scenic experience that’s off the beaten path? Not your typical 2-wheeled attraction, this guided tour takes you on an off-road trek along the top of the Niagara Escarpment. Share the adventure with your friends, family or group during your next visit to Blue Mountain. Discounted tickets are available to lodging guests.

Explore the trails of scenic Blue Mountain within walking distance from the resort. Discover an escarpment full of hiking trails that offer varying levels of difficulty ranging from rugged to relaxing. Take a short hike for scenery or a long one for stamina. 

Choose from a relaxing cruise around the resort or purchase a ticket to access our cross-country mountain bike trails. Bike rentals are availble for the whole family to create the ultimate day on two wheels. 

Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of Blue Mountain's private beach, on the shores of the Georgian Bay. Located only ten minutes away, splash, step on soft sand, kayak or take a paddleboat. The possibilities are endless.

Enjoy fantastic golf at one of Ontario's most popular and recognized golf courses. Monterra has proven to be a formidable challenge for golfers from North America and abroad. A traditional links course, Monterra features rolling bent grass fairways, razorback mounding and 86 bunkers, as well as ravines, creeks, seven lakes, and some spectacular elevated tee shots. In addition to the championship course, Monterra offers a full-service golf shop, deli and bar, a practice area and an on-course sanctuary at the 5th and 10th tees.

Grab your gear, gather your friends, and enjoy a great game of tennis at The Courts, Monterra's year-round indoor tennis facility. Featuring four new decoturf cushioned courts and new change room & shower facilities, Monterra's update is sure to please tennis-lovers of all ages.

Get a taste of the area’s finest musicians performing live on the Village Stage every week night all summer long.  Plaza chairs available or enjoy one of the many Village patios close by.

Sunday - Thursday 6-8PM

Indie Series Fridays 7-9PM

Meet outside Columbia Sports in the Village Plaza and enjoy an hour-long guided hike up Blue Mountain and enjoy panoramic views of Georgian Bay and a free gondola ride back down. Closed toed shoes and water bottles recommended.

10:30AM Saturday, June - September

10:30AM Daily, July - August

Guests can enjoy a 40 minute guided hike up Blue Mountain followed by a yoga class overlooking the vistas of Georgian Bay. Descend back down on Ontario's only open-air Gondola. First Tracks Yoga takes place every Wednesday and Friday at 8:30am during the months of July and August. Meet at IWA Spa before 8:30am to join in! Closed toed shoes, water bottles, and a yoga mat and/or towel are recommended.

Treat the kids to the Village Scavenger hunt or the more adventurous mountain hike, hunt and gondola ride. Just pick up your clue list at Activity Central in the clock tower building near the gondola, or at the Visitor Information Centre near Starbucks.

Daily, year-round - starting from Activity Central

If you are looking for a day trip to explore, pick up an Apple Pie Trail brochure and tour Ontario’s largest apple-growing region. Open yearlong with over 30 stops featuring museums, art, wine, ciders, and apple infused food teamed with adventure packages for every season. Recognized by Ontario Tourism as 2017 Best Culinary Experience.

Daily, year-round

Westin Family

Westin Family offers activities to expand kids’ horizons, revealing hidden wonders at every turn. Designed to enrich our youngest guests’ stay through exploration, the program brings every locale to life and enhances their well-being. From our Local Activity Guide and custom Travel Journal, to our Kids Club space and interactive programming, every aspect of Westin Family is designed to engage, inspire, and celebrate young travelers and their families. All of our child guests are greeted at check-in with a Westin Family Journal and crayons to keep them entertained throughout their stays. Let your child’s imagination soar in the Westin Family Kids Club Discovery Room, with materials for crafts, a Lego wall, a play fort, storybooks, and more.

Toddler Play Area

Blue Mountain Shopping

Come explore the quaint Blue Mountain Village with a wide variety of unique shops when you visit The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain.

Village view from balcony of The Westin Trillium House Blue Mountain

Shopping Options

The Westin Trillium House is located in vibrant Blue Mountain Village. When you're not swooshing on the slopes or relaxing poolside, stroll along the scenic pedestrian-only streets of Blue Mountain Village and participate in another one of Canada's great national pastimes - shopping. Get the latest gear, update your wardrobe or find the perfect gift to bring home with you. And be sure to check out the new shops along Water Street.

Village shopping hours:

  • Sunday - Wednesday 10AM-7PM
  • Thursday - Saturday 10AM-9PM

Located 11 kilometres from The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain, The Town of Collingwood is proud of its rich, architectural heritage that dates back to the late 19th century. In order to preserve, restore and compliment our many wonderful and historically significant buildings, the downtown core has been designated an official Heritage District. Come and experience the beauty and grandeur of our legacy. You will find that many of the buildings have been restored to their original greatness, wonderfully preserved for generations to come.

Offering more than 350 shops and services, Collingwood Downtown is the "heart" of our town, and the central meeting place of the Georgian Triangle area: a unique mix of retail, dining and personal shops. Parking is ample and accessible along many of the downtown streets and in conveniently located parking areas throughout Collingwood Downtown.

Located 16 kilometres from The Westin Trillium House Blue Mountain, Thornury is a place where time is measured by the arrival of cinnamon buns in a bake shop window. Where bicycles and snowshoes are the chosen SUV. And where strangers say the strangest things - like "hello". Thornbury is renowned for its quality shops, with over 64 stores to serve you. Spend a day browsing and dining in our wonderful town where you can get a taste of the good life, all year round, here on Georgian Bay.

Less than half an hour's drive south from Blue Mountain is a place where the smell of fresh cut hay mingles with the ancient aroma of the brewer's craft. A place named one of the "ten prettiest towns in Canada" by Harrowsmith Country Life Magazine.

A place where the Mad & Noisy Rivers carve stunning landscapes through the Niagara Escarpment. Where a stroll along Mill Street will surround your senses:  the aroma of bakeries and sidewalk cafés, the tastes of home baked comfort foods and European cuisine, the visual feast of art galleries, and the touch of artisan crafts.

A place where no one rushes and where people's first response is a smile. Creemore...waiting for you.

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Outdoor pool at The Westin Trillium House Blue Mountain

Swimming

All-Season Outdoor Heated Pool

Mon-Sun: 7:00 AM-11:00 PM

Outdoor

Towels provided

Heated

Children's Pool

Whirlpool

Skiing

Blue Mountain Resort

Ski Lockers

Scenic Caves Nature Preserve Nordic Centre

The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain