The Name Game – Origins of Blue Mountain’s Trail Names.
Chairlift and ski trail names can inspire, trigger anxiety, or make you chuckle. Some are punny (funny puns), while others play off a theme. It’s a difficult task, filling in the blanks on a resort trail map. Names like “Smart Alec” or “Big Baby” read like taunts, while others like “Hell’s Half Acre” are suspiciously nefarious. When you scratch beneath the surface, however, the names of Blue’s lifts and trails reflect the deep-rooted history and culture of the resort, relaying stories and remembering those who laid the groundwork for the sport of skiing in Ontario.Read More
Freeze The Day
While some flock to warmer climes during the snowy season, the adventuresome souls who remain are rewarded with breathtaking views, unspoiled scenery, and wintry magic. Whether you want to drop a line into the frozen bay, explore your town or hike to an icy waterfall, Escarpment has something for everyone this winter.Read More
I swear on all that is honourable that The Alphorn Restaurant is a family establishment, but this story must begin on the topic of beer. More accurately, the more than 50 international beers, and the many dedicated patrons who, for decades, have chosen to après at the Alphorn and endeavour to sample every single one.Read More
Escape from the City: A Tale of Two Families
The pandemic altered the world forever, resulting in monumental societal changes. Particularly affected were urban dwellers—many of whom sought respite beyond the city, taking refuge in the small-town charm and natural splendour of Simcoe, Grey and Bruce.Read More
The Last Rodeo?
When rumours began circulating that this season’s Lake Louise Alpine Ski World Cup would be the last, I was determined to find out if the tales were true. I booked a flight to Calgary, grabbed my skis, donned my cowboy hat, and headed to one of my favourite places in the Canadian Rockies.Read More
It's the ONE Everybody reads!
The original Lifestyle magazine of Southern Georgian Bay
Escarpment is a beautifully illustrated, premium quality, in depth guide of Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Huron. Your link to style, culture and recreation in Simcoe, Grey and Bruce Counties- from The Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Meaford and the surrounding villages including Thornbury, Clarksburg, Ravenna and Owen Sound. Then up the Bruce Peninsula to Tobermory and around the Lake Huron shoreline to Southampton, Port Elgin, Kincardine and Wiarton. Our topics include recreation, health, fashion, homes & gardens, food, personalities, current events, history, arts & culture, nature, businesses, finances, real estate and more. Our readership base is comprised of local residents on the Escarpment and on the Bay as well as over 4.6 million people living within a two-hour drive of the Southern Georgian Bay region. Escarpment growth is driven by tourism and home ownership is at an all-time high - Escarpment magazine has it all covered! People of all ages seek out Southern Georgian Bay, a world-class outdoor destination offering fresh, clean Georgian Bay waters, world renowned golf courses, six ski resorts and endless trails along The Blue Mountains and the Niagara Escarpment. Southern Georgian Bay Escarpment promotes our readers to act responsibly and to preserve Ontario's favourite outdoor playground while we grow and play together.