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An Instagram-worthy Summer Sunflower Experience at Rounds Ranch!

Looking for a fun outing with the family and the opportunity to get some cute summer pictures for your Instagram page? The Sunflower Experience at Rounds Ranch is your place to go! Surround yourself in acres of blooming beauty and capture some great memories while you're at it!
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Play, Dine, & Relax at the Friday Harbour Resort!

Whether you head over to take in the beautiful views of the lake, spend a couple of hours in the Nature Preserve, wander along the boardwalk & marina, or mingle with friends over a gourmet meal, there is no shortage of ways to enjoy a day at Friday Harbour.
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Enjoy the pick-your-own experience at one of Barrie’s local farms

From Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Apples, Pumpkins & much more Barrie's very own Barrie Hill Farms is your place to go for a great local pick your own experience!
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An international animal experience right at home with the Elmvale Jungle Zoo!

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Elmvale Jungle Zoo has successfully implemented a number of safety precautions to ensure that your visit to the park is safe while still just as enjoyable as always. Learn more here!
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Celebrating Canada Day 2020 in Barrie!

Celebrating Canada Day this year will be a little different than usual but great nonetheless! Although city-hosted events have been cancelled and large-scale gatherings are prohibited, there are still many safe and local ways to celebrate in Barrie! Here are some we've put together for you!
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Fun ways to celebrate Fathers Day this year in Barrie

With Fathers Day just around the corner, we've put together some activities you can plan to do in Barrie and the surrounding areas to make the most of your dads’ special day!
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10 Reasons You Need to Be at Winterfest This Year!

Appreciate the beauty of winter on Barrie's waterfront as you marvel at the incredible ice sculptures, soak in the live entertainment or brave the chilly waters at the Polar Bear dip. Barrie's Winterfest is a great way to celebrate winter with adventures the whole family will enjoy!
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How To Dress For Your Outdoor Winter Adventures in Barrie

All of the outdoor activities in Barrie will be more enjoyable if you’re properly dressed for them! Temperatures differ across Canada and the winters in Ontario can be extremely cold, especially with blowing wind (wind chill).
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Holiday Family Events, Holiday Markets, Concerts, Movies & More

Let the holiday season begin! Take a break from decking the halls and making gingerbread cookies to celebrate the beauty and excitement of Christmas. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite family holiday events you won’t want to miss:
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