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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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Neighbourhood Guide: Allandale Historic Walking Tour

The first train pulled into Allandale in October 1853 and sparked the founding of the Grand Trunk Rail yards and passenger station that welcomed travellers looking to escape the heat in the big city of York. The community that grew up there is Allandale, a name honouring Toronto politician and railway advocate William Allan.
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Eat Like a Local

Few things give you the flavour of a community – and unforgettable tastes – than the hidden eateries and unpretentious but long-standing restaurants that locals enjoy. Barrie’s downtown features an incredible choice of restaurants, locally owned and incredibly creative and tasty.
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Pack Your Socks & Get Moving! Indoor Playgrounds for All Ages

The kids have almost finished their first week of school and a little fun is in order. So pack your socks and get moving! Check out these 8 awesome indoor playgrounds that are perfect for all ages:
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Weekends were made for exploring - The Perfect Adventure Getaway:

Sometimes we just need to get away and unplug for a little. Leave work behind for a couple days and explore the beauty of nature. Here’s our guide for the perfect Outdoor Adventure getaway for you and your friends.
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