Welcome to our weekly update of the Top 5 Blue Mountain highlights you should know about. Check in here for special events, sales and promotions, and helpful tips to help plan your stay and fill it with fun!
1. Summit 700
Join us on July 9th for Summit 700, an epic trail/mountain running experience! Flowing through our challenging single-track trail network, each course will tackle a timed 700ft ascent of the Niagara Escarpment in addition to endless rock hopping, creek crossing, root dodging, and up and down sublime forest running. Make sure to check out the Event Expo and hit the outdoor patio post-race for some delicious eats and fun beats. Sign up today!
2. Burton Summer Arrivals
Shop till you drop at Burton and check out their newest arrivals for Summer. Treat yo’self to some sweet swag and a maybe pick up a little something for that special someone in your life too! Visit Burton in the Village, open 10am-7pm Sunday-Thursday, and 10am-9pm Friday-Saturday.
3. Explore Blue
Lace up your muddy boots, grab an adventure buddy, and meet us for our free four-week Explore Blue hiking experience every other Tuesday night starting July 12th! Hosted by Columbia Sportswear and led by hiking extraordinaire Laura Murray, you’ll learn all about the Mountain’s trail system and have fun while doing it. Did we mention it’s totally free?! Visit https://www.bluemountain.ca/things-to-do/events/explore-blue to sign up today.
4. Cascade Patio
You know what pairs well with an evening hike thoroughly climbed? A cool drink and some delicious BBQ enjoyed on our outdoor Cascade Patio. Located at the base of the Mountain, take in the sights and sounds that Blue has to offer and take a load off with one of our drool-worthy menu items. From Pulled Pork Sammies to Jerk Chicken Tacos, everyone is welcome at our BBQ.
5. Call for Art Submissions
We’re inviting professional artists to submit proposals for a large-scale, outdoor, three-dimensional public artwork to be displayed at the top of Blue Mountain. The artwork should capture an appreciation and celebration for Indigenous cultures and communities. The selected artwork will stand as a four-season instalment where guests can gather to reflect on our relationship to the land, with appreciation of its original stewards, the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. The selected artist will be awarded a prize of $5,000 as well as commissioning for the piece within the scope of about $30,000 depending on the piece. To learn more or apply by July 21st, visit https://www.bluemountain.ca/media-centre/art-submissions.