Tourism Highlights

Barrie and neighbouring communities have the advantage of being one hour north of Toronto and the nearby United States but also just over an hour south of the famous Cottage Country regions. This community is very lucky to have something to offer every season of the year, whether it is swimming in the longest fresh water beach in Wasaga Beach or skiing at Blue Mountain in Collingwood during the winter months there is always somewhere to adventure. There are numerous things that interest tourists when coming to the Barrie and surrounding areas such as:

  • Local farms
  • Kempenfest (the largest craft and arts show in North America)
  • Pristine Golf Courses and Country Clubs
  • Georgian Mall, Downtown Shopping
  • Casino Rama (Orillia)
  • Georgian Downs Casino/Horse Track (Innisfil)
  • Elmvale Zoo
  • Winterfest (Barrie)
  • Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing Trails
  • Ski Resorts (Blue Mountain, Snow Valley, Mt Saint Louis, Horseshoe Resort)
  • Oro Fair
  • Local Beaches (Centennial Beach, Johnsons Beach,Wasaga Beach)
  • Hunting Seasons
    • Wild Turkey Season (April, May, October)
    • Deer Season (September – December)
    • Elk Season (September)
    • Moose (September – December)
    • Wolf/Coyote (All year in some areas)
  • Barrie Curling Club
  • Barrie Yacht Club
  • Hawkstone Yacht Club


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