Town of Collingwood Presents On The Water We Love

July 30, 2021
Parks, Recreation, & Culture
Brigs sailboat

The Town of Collingwood presents On The Water We Love, a multi-week celebration of nature’s gift to our community and all who inhabit it. Taking place August 6th through September 12th and inspired by World Water Week (August 23rd –27th) and Sidelaunch Days (postponed in 2020 and 2021), we salute our own community’s historic love and appreciation of water-based activities, while bringing together culture, arts, and heritage. 
On the Water We Love will take you on a journey of discovery and recognition of life-giving water along the Collingwood shoreline exploring themes of water ecosystems, water and industry, water and recreation, water access, water safety, and water conservation and our duty of care for its future. Take the journey in person or online. 

The interactive trail markers span Collingwood’s breathtaking shoreline and address the event themes through information, music, poetry, photography, and visual art. Can’t visit in person? Take the tour virtually at   
Be sure to watch for various special features including: 
Free Deck Tours 
The TS Playfair returns to the Port of Collingwood offering free deck tours August 6th-8th. Register for a free tour of this youth sail training vessel based out of Toronto, Ontario. Advance reservations are required as times and spaces are limited. Sign up for your tour time at  
Family Fun Activity Kits 
Take a family outing to one of Collingwood’s stunning waterfront parks for some shoreline fun including bubble blowing, kite making, and pinwheel spinning. On The Water We Love has created activity kits for your outdoor adventure. Activity kits will be available for pick-up while supplies last. Visit to reserve a time for curbside pick-up at the Collingwood Museum. 
On the Water We Love and all its exciting components are free to enjoy. Please follow all required health and safety protocols. 

For full details visit On The Water We Love is presented by the Town of Collingwood with generous support from Fram/Slokker and The New Shipyards.  

About Collingwood 
The Town of Collingwood is a progressive community located in the heart of a four-season recreation area on the southern shore of Georgian Bay. The area is well known for its many natural amenities and its rich heritage. Collingwood is a destination for tourism and many business, sporting and cultural events Collingwood acts as gateway to the South Georgian Bay region, with stunning landscapes that encourage an active lifestyle, and inspire the local arts and culture community.  Downtown Collingwood might just surprise you with 30 plus restaurants, 60 plus boutique shops, spas for relaxing, live music for grooving…all in the only downtown core recognized in Canada’s Registrar of Historic Places!  More recently, the harbourfront area is emerging as an extension to the downtown district.  Plans for expanding the amenities and events in the harbourfront area promise to make this a much more prominent tourism destination. 

For more information, contact:

Manager, Culture & Events
Karen Cubitt
T. 705-444-2500 Ext.3711

Manager, Public Relations & Communications
Christa Carter
T. 705-445-1030 Ext. 3274