The Town Of The Blue Mountains was formed in 1998 by the amalgamation of the former Town of Thornbury and the Township of Collingwood. It really is an eclectic blend of villages and hamlets that offer the gamut from quiet rural areas and pristine beaches to world class ski resorts. Here you’ll find a mix of urban sleek and country chic contrasted by century old farmhouses still owned by the same families for generations.
Every year, close to two million visitors come from around the world to enjoy this unique community, making tourism it’s number one industry, followed by apple growing and processing.
Located on the shores of Georgian Bay, the urban centre of Thornbury has a charming downtown with numerous restaurants and unique shops. The town’s population is made up of a mix of full and part-time residents including numerous time-share owners.
In the eastern portion of the municipality, Blue Mountain Resorts and Intrawest’s Village at Blue Mountain are located right at the base of the popular ski hill. For the record, Blue Mountain is Ontario ’s number one mountain resort with the highest vertical lift in the province and 2.5 kms of horizontal ski terrain. It is also the sixth most-skied hill in Canada and is located within 150 kms of ten million people! The Intrawest “community” will eventually have some 2100 units and 70 restaurants and shops in the Village core which is mirrored in the history of old Ontario. The Town is home to several new and exclusive golf course communities, upscale subdivisions and condominiums.
Population: 6115 full-time plus 10,000 part-time
Official Website: www.thebluemountains.ca
Here is a little video prepared by my friends at mycollingwood.ca showcasing the lovely Town of Thornbury in the Blue Mountains