Toronto to Blue Mountain: The Perfect Escape from the City

A guide from Stay at Blue Mountain for planning a trip from Toronto to Blue Mountain

If you’re planning a trip from Toronto to Blue Mountain, the perfect escape from the city awaits you. As part of the Niagara Escarpment, Blue Mountain is an excellent destination for a winter or summer weekend getaway or a week-long vacation. Located near Georgian Bay, just west of Collingwood, Ontario, the Blue Mountain Ski Resort is about 160 km from downtown Toronto.

How to Get From Toronto to Blue Mountain

While most people make the trip to Blue Mountain by car, there are probably more transportation options than you think, including scheduled routes via a shuttle service, bus service, rail/bus connections, and even by air.

Depending on how you get to Blue Mountain, travel times and ticket prices can vary according to the season. If you’re traveling by car the step-by-step route is relatively simple. Take Highway 400 north to Highway 26 west in Barrie and follow the signs all the way to Blue Mountain. Plan at least one and a half hours for the trip. You can also save yourself a lot of time by buying ski lift tickets and passes and arranging your accommodations beforehand.

Where to Stay and What to Do in Blue Mountain

Most of the action in Blue Mountian centers around the Village at the foot of the ski and snowboard runs. You can enjoy the shops, dining and nightlife attractions year-round in the Village as well as many seasonal activities. In winter, in addition to skiing and snowboarding, you can go tubing, ice skating and snowshoeing. In summer, you can golf, hang out at the beach, mountain bike, enjoy a festival or the many adventure attractions all on-site.

Your choices for accommodations are almost as varied as the available activities in Blue Mountain. Singles and couples can choose one of the many hotel rooms and suites in the Village.

Larger groups have the inviting option of living the luxury-chalet lifestyle at one of the well-appointed chalets that surround the Village. Chalets at Blue Mountain are available year-round for large groups of all sizes of families, friends and corporate retreats. You can choose chalets that feature indoor or outdoor swimming pools, hot tubs, fireplaces, air conditioning, and/or saunas. All chalets have free high-speed wi-fi.     

If you liked this post, check out our recent article on why Blue Mountain is such a popular ski destination.