Sunday, May 8, 2022

Georgian Bay Road Trip - Day 1

 Collingwood ON

We are staying in Collingwood for a week of timeshare.

Collingwood is a town in Ontario, north of Toronto. Its harbour is in Nottawasaga Bay, the southern part of vast Georgian Bay. The city is a gateway to the Blue Mountain ski resort, with its downhill and cross-country trails.

This is the general area and we are based in Collingwood with plans to visit Meaford, Owen Sound and Tobermory. There will be an overnight trip in Owen Sound.

This is our driving map with some detours along the way.

We left about 12:30 which meant we hit some Saturday traffic but our plan was to stay off the highway.
We decided on the Airport Rd route, Airport Rd runs 80 km in almost a straight line and borders most of Pearson International Airport. This route is an excellent alternative to the 400 it is extremely scenic and almost always quicker than the 400. Instead of getting on the 400, take Airport Road all the way up. To get to Airport Road, you may want to take the 407 or the 409. Once you are finally out of the GTA, you will be able to enjoy views of the Mansfield area and Hockley Valley.

Good use of old bikes as street sculptures.

Caledon is a rural township that still has some character despite the number of housing developments being built.

Making way for more houses.

Lots of rolling hills.

We had just passed Violet Hill.

We make a stop to stretch and have a coffee in Shelburne.

Lovely house.

The Dufferin Public House located in an old church.

Driving through Collingwood to the condo. We will come back for more exploring this week.


  1. Have a great trip Jackie, and I hope you share some photos.

  2. I like name of Primrose
    Coffee is on and stay safe

  3. I know so little about Canada, it will be a fun way to see it through a native and through your eyes. Thanks for this first lesson.

  4. It's been years since I've been there. A lovely town.


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