Culture & History

The following activities celebrate Collingwood’s history and cultural scene and are designed to be done in Downtown Collingwood!

Throughout Downtown

Locate the five historic winter photos.
• Take a stroll back in time and explore the historic winter photos posted downtown. Click here to get more details on each of the signs.

Experience the downtown holiday lights.
• Take a walk downtown. How many trees are decorated in lights?

Follow one of Collingwood’s Historic Walks.
• Download the routes here.

Visit a local art gallery.
• Collingwood Downtown is home to several art galleries and artist studios.  
• Click here for a listing. 

Order a take-out meal or shop local.
• Check out the wide variety of shops, restaurants, and cafes in Collingwood Downtown. 

Find our four heritage murals.
• Four heritage murals depicting some bygone days of Collingwood are located outdoors. Find all of Collingwood's public art here. 

At The Collingwood Museum

Spot the old skis at the Museum.
• Find the set of historical skis at the Collingwood Museum.
• Book your Museum tour by calling 705-445-4811.

Build a snowman at the Museum.
• The Collingwood Museum was once a popular 
location for snowman building. Bring back a tradition and build a snowman creation.

Follow and read the Winter StoryWalk©
• Take a journey on the Train Trail and follow our Winter StoryWalk©.

Pick-up a Museum boxcar drive-in kit.
• Visit the Collingwood Museum or the Library to pick-up your craft kit to help get you started. 

At the Collingwood Public Library

Borrow a winter book from the Library.
• Check out a wide selection of winter-themed books for various ages. 
• Explore all the Library has to offer here.

Try knitting. Find help from the Library knitters’ group.
• Have you tried knitting? Join the Collingwood Public Library knitters' group.

Build your family tree. Find help from Library staff.
• This is a free service for Collingwood Public Library Card holders. 
• Sign up for a library card if you haven't done so already here.

Brush up on your Tech Skills, join Tech Time with Gordon at the Library.
• Want to become more tech savvy? Come to this series of workshops that will teach you the basics of all the latest technology.