A new interactive mountaintop journey of discovery opens September 19 to October 25 at Blue Mountain. The view from the top of Blue Mountain on a clear day is spectacular, and the vistas under the stars is a whole different kind of beautiful.

That’s just one highlight of Blue Mountain’s new night forest experience, AGORA: Path of Light. The adventure begins with a rare moonlit gondola ride up the mountain, watching the lights of Collingwood reflect off Southern Georgian Bay. From there, participants begin the 3 kilometre trail walk along the escarpment and through the spectacular and interactive light installations of AGORA. These interactive light experiences, along with the voice of the forest, begin a conversation between each participant and Nature to help tell the story of the land in the language of light. It’s an introspective journey where guests might just find the story being told is their own.

“We’re very excited to unveil this unique outdoor experience; the result of a collaboration between an extraordinary creative team from all across the country,” says Stacy Manning, V.P. Sales and Marketing, Blue Mountain Resort. “Beyond being a remarkable, multi-sensory adventure, it’s also a tribute to our natural surroundings and the Indigenous people whose land we are stewards of.”

Creating AGORA was a journey in itself with some of the most talented creators from across Canada. The amazing result is the work of a team composed of Limbic Media from Victoria BC, leaders in interactive art and light technology; Edesia Moreno Barata – Concept Designer & Stage Director, most notably recognized for her work with Cirque du Soleil; Marie Metaphor Specht – Poet and Spoken Word Artist; Jeff Monague – Ojibwe language professor; writer, Grey Cloud/James Carpenter – Anishinaabek healer and project advisor; along with the talented group at Blue Mountain. Together, the team has brought to life the spirit of the forest.

“Today especially, being innovative with new programming is integral to the growth of local tourism,” explains Patti Kendall, Director of Marketing and Events, Blue Mountain Village Association. “With support from the Federal Economic Development Agency of Ontario, and the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario, we’re grateful for the opportunity to create a safe, new experience for visitors that will also support our local tourism businesses and most importantly sustain employment.”

Click here for more information about AGORA and how to purchase tickets.

Guests are strongly encouraged to plan their visit in advance. The 50 shops and restaurants and all Blue Mountain attractions are open through the fall. Dinner and lodging reservations are strongly recommended. To book fall activities and lodging click here.

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Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist based in Toronto with a focus on tourism, lifestyle, entertainment and community issues. He has written several travel articles and has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He’s willing to take on any assignments of interest, attend parties with free booze, listen to rants, and travel the world in search of the great unknown. He’s eager to discover the new, remember the past, and look into the future.