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Planning a Fun Date Night in Barrie!

With these challenging times, it might feel hard planning a date night for you and your significant other. Not to worry, a fun date is always possible! Whether you want to go out or stay home, we've put together 10 date night ideas with some help from your local Barrie businesses, that you are sure to enjoy!
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Supporting Local this Holiday Season!

The holiday season is quickly approaching! This year more than ever before, buying local is extra important to do. Make sure you support the Barrie economy through our local small businesses. With a great selection of stores to choose from, supporting local is easy, and we're sure you'll get some unique gifts your loved ones are sure to appreciate!
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Indoor Activities for Colder Weather

Cold winter weather is quickly approaching! You might be wondering what safe indoor activities are still available for you to do this winter? Not to worry, we’ve put together some fun indoor activities for both the kids and adults.
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Immerse yourself in nature with these fall activities

Autumn, it comes and goes so quickly! Before we know it, the beautiful colours and mild weather will be gone and it’ll be winter once again. Take advantage of it while you can and immerse yourself with these outdoor activities located in the Barrie area!
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Irresistible Local Halloween Must-Haves

Halloween is a great time of year for the young and young at heart. Get in the Halloween spirit with our collection of must-have local spooky treats and gifts!
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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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