Thornbury Charm, Attractions & More
Published on June 14th, 2017

Thornbury is a hidden gem of the Georgian Triangle and one of Ontario’s most unique and up and coming small towns with big heart and big plans. Situated at between the two ridges of the Niagara Escarpment along beautiful Georgian Bay, Thornbury’s natural landscape is what positions it as a wonderful place to live, work, play and visit in all four seasons.

We’ve put together a few resources for you so you can make the most out of your enjoyment of this quaint hamlet.

Restaurants & Cafes

Whether you’re in the mood for something quick to eat so you can grab it and get back to the beautiful scenery, or you’re looking for great atmosphere, there are plenty of options. Click the link below to see a list of great restaurants and cafes.


Grab a quick coffee from any of the lovely cafes, later grab a snack or lunch (The Cheese Gallery is an excellent option) then head back to the shops before selecting one of the great restaurants for dinner. Have you tried Bruce Wine Bar? Whether you’re looking for a pub, casual dinner, or fine dining, there are plenty of delicious options in Thornbury.

Things To Do

If you’re planning some time in Thornbury, these are the must-dos. Maybe you’re heading into the town for the day, planning a mini vacation for a few days, or live nearby and you want to make sure you’re not missing anything. These are some of the great attractions Thornbury has to offer.


The tagline “four seasons of charming” says it all. Regardless of the season, you’ll be met with lots of activities. Ski Georgian Peaks in the Winter or visit any of the Ski Clubs in the nearby Blue Mountains in the winter. In the fairer season – try out any of the amazing parks and extensive trails or rent a paddle board and tour the bay from a different vantage point. Looking for something more low key? Pamper yourself and relax at any of the luxurious spas, shop at the novel stores, or take in local art at the galleries.

Summer offers exhilarating outdoor adventure and beautiful sceneries. If you’re the adventurous type visit Scenic Caves and try the “nerve-wracking suspension bridge, walking among treetops, zip-lining through the woods or exploring mysterious caves”.


New Kids On The Block

  • Miso Hot Japanese & Korean restaurant – Looking for great sushi? They’ve got it! If you are anything like us – we must always know where the nearest sushi spot is.
  • Loft Gallery Inc. has reopened its doors in Thornbury and the new space is a must see
  • Pom Pom Treat Hut – This stop gets honourable mention with the new kids because it’s just so darn awesome. Play some ping pong and enjoy hand made, home made ice cream at this harbour front stop!
  • Bouje – Home Design

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