Arts, culture, and history enthusiasts can experience a variety of festivals, live theatre and historical sites, all in the Barrie area. 

Whether your group would like to experience contemporary art exhibitions that draw from a Permanent Collection of 27,408 works of art at the MacLaren Art Centre, enjoy live theatre, or get a glimpse of Ontario's first European community, Simcoe County is thriving in it all! Start off your group's journey aboard the South Simcoe Railway, a vintage steam train in Tottenham. View the beautiful scenery as you roll through the countryside while listening to the conductor's friendly and informative commentary.

Following a hearty breakfast, travel out to Midland to visit the internationally renowned Sainte-Marie among the Hurons.  Experience guided tour of the re-created 17th Century community and hear the compelling story of the French missionaries who lived and worked among the Wendat people. Lunch will is available in the Restaurant Sainte Marie which features traditional Canadian cuisine.  For a great souvenir, you can visit the museum's gift shop, which features locally-made native crafts, jewelry, and other unique gifts.

In the afternoon, take your group to the charming and scenic little village of Creemore for a guided tour of Ontario's favourite microbrewery, Creemore Springs Brewery. While in Creemore, you can visit North America's smallest jail that measures 4.5 metres by 6 metres.

On the way home, you and your group might enjoy a unique shopping experience at The 400 Market & Antique Mall, Ontario's largest indoor Flea market and Antique Mall.  Arts and culture enthusiasts should make sure to visit the Antique mall and bargain-hunters are sure to find a treasure at the Flea Market. 

**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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