Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood, Ontario is open year round and does not shut down after the end of ski season. This popular ski resort offers fun activities for visitors of all ages even in the summer months.
My family’s recent trip to Blue Mountain was an activity packed visit!
The Summer Active Pack is the best way to experience a variety of activities at a discount. Here’s a list of some must do summer activities for kids at Blue Mountain Resort.
1. Ride the Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster
This all season and Ontario’s first mountain coaster takes riders on an exhilirating trip. Carts twist through corkscrews, zigzag through the trees, and slides over bumps at speeds of up to 42 km/h.
My husband and I really enjoyed this coaster and I am not a coaster fan by any means.
I was screaming and hanging onto the handles with my eyes firmly shut the entire time while my husband controlled the coaster.
Tears were running down my cheeks by the we got to end of the track. I’m not sure if it was from fear or relief. But it was awesome!
Riders are responsible for controlling their own speed and are expected to leave enough space between the riders ahead and behind them and the majority of riders on the track the weekend we visited were adults or older kids.
2. Enjoy a Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride
If your kids are looking for something more relaxing, consider a horse-drawn carriage ride around the Village. It was our toddler’s favourite “ride” the entire weekend. Carriage rides start at the base of the mountain near Activity Central.
3. Swim at Plunge! Aquatic Centre
Plunge! Aquatic Centre provides hours of fun with an indoor-outdoor pool, indoor water playground, rope swing, water slides and hot tubs.
We spent an afternoon here as did many other families. It gets quite busy on sunny afternoons so go there early if you want to avoid the crowds.
4.Visit Blue Mountain Beach
Blue Mountain Resort guests have access to a private beach which is about a 10 minute drive away. The water was very calm when we visited and quite shallow (knee level or lower for our 5 year old).
Scheduled complimentary shuttle service is available for all resort guests.
5.Try the Wind Rider Triple Zips
Love the adrenaline rush from ziplining? Blue Mountain’s new Wind Rider Trip Zips allows visitors to zoom from platform to platform while taking in the beautiful views of the area.
Unfortunately Triple Zips wasn’t open when we visited and my husband did not get to test it out as he originally planned on doing. Next year maybe!
6. Play Mini Golf
Cascade Putting Course is an 18 hole course located at the base of the mountain. We didn’t have time to fit in a round of but did notice many families with kids enjoying the mini golf course.
7. Rent a Paddle Boat
The pond is not very large and half an hour in a paddle boat is a relaxing activity to do with kids. Our kids loved steering while the adults paddled.
8. Catch and Observe
Observer boxes and nets are available at Dockside, for kids interested in investigating the creatures that inhabit the mill pond.
We caught a frog and kept it as our “pet” for about 5 minutes before releasing him back into the pond.
Observer boxes and nets are yours to keep so it can double as a souvenir.
9. Go Hiking
There are four hiking trails (access is free) that range in difficulty and offers all hikers gorgeous views of the Niagara Escarpment.
We were unable to do this given the age of our children but saw several families with kids walking up. Pack good walking shoes if you’re going to do this as it is quite the climb!
10. Take a Gondola Ride Up the Mountain
The views are stunning while riding an open air gondola.
When you reach the top of the mountain, there is a walking path at the top of the mountain for even better views of Georgian Bay and the Niagara Escarpment.
Even though I spent the majority of the ride looking at my feet, I did manage to catch a glimpse of the resort area. Beautiful!
Our two kids (5 and 2) requested to go on this ride several times during the weekend.
There is definitely plenty of kid friendly summer activities at Blue Mountain Resort. The problem is deciding what to do when you get there!
*Disclosure: My family received complimentary Summer Active Packs during our visit to Blue Mountain for review purposes. No other compensation was received and opinions are 100% my own.