Pics or it doesn’t count

Did you really go on vacation if you don’t have fomo inducing photos to share on social? Blue Mountain is located just 90 min north of Toronto and is a instagramers dream!  

If you’re Outdoorsy and up for an adventure here are the best “not so secret” locations. You can access all these locations with the handy Explore All Day Pass, as you don’t want to put a time limit on capturing the perfect photo.  

Rainbow Bridge:  

Nothing says that you’re full of love as a photo on the Rainbow Bridge on Casacade Hiking Trail. The bridge is painted in the Progress Pride Colours to show everyone that Blue Mountain is an inclusive space 365 days a year.  

Cascade Waterfall: 

The wise ladies of TLC once preached, “Don’t go chasing waterfalls.” Well, I am here to say, although a banging tune – IGNORE THIS! Waterfalls are where you can serve up some serious photo envy. Honestly, you can get some Fern Gully feels, or even Jurassic Park vibes from the Cascade Waterfall – buyer beware there is Poison Ivy so “do it for the gram” with caution. 

Apple Bowl Look Flats: 

This one takes a bit of dedication to get to. You either have to hike up the  entire Apple Bowl Lookout Trail (flowy skirts, floppy hats, and espadrilles not recommended), or you can take the Gondola to the top of the mountain (serving looks of course), walk North along Route 66 to the top of the Apple Bowl Look Out Trail and then walk down a whole lot the double wide trail to the top of Apple Bowl. It sounds complicated but this is one of the BEST look out points on the entire mountain. If it is a clear day you can see across the entire Georgian Bay to the edge of the Muskokas.  

Coca-Cola Chairs: 

At the top of the mountain we have not one, not two, but three giant Muskoka chairs compliments of Coca Cola. They are outstanding for photo ops for a number of reasons. People love taking photos of comically oversized items, and they’re also located at some of the best lookout points to ensure you get Georgian Bay in your backdrop. 

Gondola: 

This one is completely unique to Blue Mountain. You have a few options here, you can do the traditional Titanic inspired arm stretched out selfie with the Bay in the background, or you can just get a beautiful panoramic shot of the landscape, or you can stand at the top of the mountain and have the gondola carts in as your background. Either way you won’t be disappointed when you look back on your photos. 

If you’re outdoorsy in the sense that you like to spend time on patios, never fear we have several options that keep you at ground level.  

Blue Sign: 
This one may seem obvious but it’s key for all groups. There are fun cut outs in the letters to pose in, and nothing says “Living Our Best Life” better than a staged photo at a location sign that probably took 5-10 takes to get right. 

Georgian Bay Way aka Wisteria Walkway 

Georgian Bay Way, otherwise known as the Wisteria Walkway  is located on the boardwalk in front of Westin Trillium House. It’s filled with bulrushes, benches and gives you a real feel for nature. There is a fancy overhead Wisteria installation that takes your pics from glamour shots at the mall to working it like Queen Bey. Extra points if you go at night, and get the mood lighting.  

Village photoframe: 

The Village photoframe has a new home on the Georgian Bay Way Boardwalk. There is always something happening in on the Millpond.  The Boat House inspired restaurants, paddleboats and aqua tricycles serve great backdrop for serving some “everyday realness”.  

Subaru Gardens: 

On the opposite side of the Millpond, we have the Subaru Gardens. Grab a quick snack from any of the grab and go vendors in the village and hold up at one of the  picnic tables  with your squad screams upscale picnic chic, yes it’s a thing. The cute split rail fence allows you to peak through like you’re looking through the wardrobe at Narnia, plus there is a stage for an acoustic musician which makes it feel like the most exclusive concert in town.  

Summitview Pavilion

If you’re looking for that moody romantic sunset photo there is no better place than the Summitview Pavilion. Enjoy a charcuterie board and a glass of wine and watch the sunset over Georgian Bay. You will need an Explore All Day Pass, or Play All Day Pass to get on and off the Gondola, as the Summitview Pavilion is on the top of Blue Mountain.  

AGORA: 

Did someone say interative light installtions, in the dark of night, in the middle of the forest? Yes you read that right. At the top of Blue Mountain launching in the fall, AGORA: Path of Light will return. Based on the five elements of the earth, AGORA asks you to speak to the forest in the language of light and has some of the most inspirational photo installations around.  

Published by Melissa Kurtin

Resident Gryffindor of the Marketing Team, combines her passion for the outdoors with her love of rule following to help you get the most of your Blue Mountain experience

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