On the coast of Georgian Bay, nestled between the mouth of the Beaver River and the base to the Niagara Escarpment you’ll find the cute village of Thornbury, Ontario. Rocking serious “Main Street” vibes, you’ll think you’ve landed in a Hallmark made-for-TV movie. Thornbury’s downtown boasts independent shops and cafes where you’re likely to be greeted warmly by the owner and given a true one-of-a-kind experience! Thornbury residents and visitors alike take advantage of the area’s four season lifestyle. In the summer, enjoy waterfront parks, beaches, the Thornbury Yacht Club and Marina, and jumping off the Thornbury Pier (a local tradition!). In the winter, ski and snowboard at Blue Mountain Ski Resort or the many private ski clubs, cross-country ski at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures or skate the 1.1 km loop at Woodview Mountaintop Skating at Blue Mountain Resort. Championship golf is a short drive away at Lora Bay Golf Club and the Georgian Bay Club. And what’s the point of all that activity if not to work up an appetite? Thornbury’s restaurants and cafes are not to be missed, providing dining experiences that could rival any larger metropolis, in my humble opinion!
Thornbury is part of The Town of the Blue Mountains, an amalgamation which includes the communities of Banks, Camperdown, Castle Glen Estates, Christie Beach, Clarksburg, Craigleith, Duncan, Gibraltar, Swiss Meadows, Heathcote, Kolapore, Little Germany, Lora Bay, Loree, Ravenna, Red Wing, Slabtown, and Victoria Corners. Each of these rural hamlets and villages boast their own distinct personality, community and vibe.
Thornbury has one Elementary School with grades Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8: Beaver Valley Community School. Ranked in the top 10% of Ontario Public Elementary Schools according to the Fraser Institute.
The high school for Thornbury residents is a 15 minute bus ride away in the neighbouring town of Meaford: Georgian Bay Community School. See the Meaford page for more information.