Collingwood, Ontario is a Canadian town with a population of 19,241. It is situated on Nottawasaga Bay and close to trails and summer and winter recreational facilities and activities such as downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, biking, and hiking. The town offers plenty of recreational opportunities for tourists, including skating programs, parks and green areas, curling clubs, tennis courts and soccer pitches, and a lot more. In fact, this is a major recreation area for Canadians because of its proximity to skiing facilities in Blue Mountain.
Collingwood was established in 1858 and was first named after Vice Admiral Collingwood. The town grew as a shipping point to Port Arthur-Ft and the Great Lakes ports, and the ship building industry flourished by the late 19th century. After the demise of the ship building business in the 1980s, new businesses opened doors in Collingwood, including companies in the field of manufacturing, real estate and finance, retail trade, construction, and others. Residents mainly hold administration, finance, and business occupations, management, service, and sales occupations, and positions in manufacturing and processing utilities.