There's nothing better than a Canadian Winter. This year when the cold weather approaches, let Barrie, Ontario help your group make the most of the season by embracing all of the fantastic opportunities offered for seasonal recreation and entertainment.

After settling into comfortable, motor coach-friendly accommodations, split into groups to occupy the small village of ice huts scattered on Kempenfelt Bay during the winter months. Part of Lake Simcoe, Kempenfelt Bay is home to many species of fish, including whitefish that can only be caught in the winter months and early spring. A unique and exciting winter activity, your group is sure to fall for ice fishing hook, line, and sinker.

After an eventful morning, head off for an exciting afternoon full of skiing, tubing, or relaxing at Snow Valley Resort. You can enjoy a fantastic lunch at an onsite restaurant before choosing which snow sport you’ll adventure out on first. Whether the group is looking to feel the rush of alpine hills, the quiet serenity of snowshoeing, or the thrill of downhill tubing, there is an option perfect for every desire and skill level. Situated in a natural snow belt and equipped with full snowmaking facilities to ensure a powder-perfect experience, Snow Valley Resort is the ideal spot to take advantage of the natural winter that blesses our vast country.

As the sun goes down, your group may consider touring Barrie's waterfront and the animated light display in Heritage Park. Nothing brings alive the winter season like holiday lights, and the animated display against the backdrop of beautiful Kempenfelt Bay never disappoints.

After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, take your group out to experience the magic of winter in a very special way: by leading your own dog sled teams. After mastering the commands and meeting the eager and strong dogs from Windrift Kennels, members of your group will have the chance to lead their own winter expeditions through the beautiful, forested trails of Simcoe County.

Alternately, Rolling Sands Percherons offers groups a scenic and beautiful horse-drawn sleigh ride through the snow-blanketed countryside. With no sounds but the crunch of the snow under the horses' hooves and the quiet sounds of Mother Nature's winter activities, a sleigh ride is the most relaxing way for your group to tour winter's snowy wonderland.

After enjoying lunch at one of Barrie's many fine downtown restaurants, your group can check out Barrie's festival and cultural scenes. If your group's visit coincides with Winterfest, Barrie's premier winter festival, no one will want to miss the excitement. Grab a hot drink and wander through the festival to see amazing ice carvings, giant snow sculptures, lumberjack shows, an outdoor midway, and more. If it's not festival time, Barrie's many professional theatre groups will have no problem providing entertainment. With Talk is Free Theatre and South Simcoe Theatre offering fresh and engaging performances all year round, there is sure to be a show perfect to entertain your group.

From numerous interactions with the magical winter outdoors, to fantastic dining, festivals, and cultural entertainment, Barrie is ready to accommodate every activity your group could desire for a fun-filled winter getaway.

**Please note all Itineraries are simply suggestions, are self-guided and not pre-set. Organizers must contact the individual attractions for admission, restaurants for reservations and hotels for available accommodations**

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