BARRIE BLOG

Focused on family friendly attractions, delicious local dining, festivals & events, and Barrie's beautiful waterfront, you are sure to see why Barrie is the perfect place to live, work and play!
                                    


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Local Restaurants
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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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Indoor Playgrounds
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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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Adventure Getaway
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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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Pet Friendly patios
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Pooches on Patios in Barrie

Barrie has a lot of patios that serve up incredible drinks, along with some amazing eats. And why should your pet miss out? Your faithful friend need not stay home if you’re planning a patio pleasure. Nor do you have to pass up a cool one if you’re out for a walk. Here are some of Barrie’s popular pet-friendly patios!
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Family at Centennial Beach
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Planning A Mini Family Getaway:

Barrie’s waterfront is the place to be if you’re looking to beat the heat and relax for a couple of days with the kids. Make memories before summer break is over! Here’s our guide for the perfect mini getaway for families this summer.
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Boot and Hearts
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Get ready for another exciting year at Boots and Hearts!

We are headed up to Burl’s Creek for another year of the Boots and Hearts music festival! Last year we had an absolute blast all weekend long and extended our trip an extra week in the city of Barrie!
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Shopping in Barrie
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Need a Little Retail Therapy?

Downtown Barrie is steps away from Kempenfelt Bay and home to patios – some on the sidewalk and even one on a roof top. The real street-level adventure can be found as you explore the boutiques and specialty shops that offer everything from clothing and accessories to home décor to gourmet products such as infused olive oil and specialty chocolates.
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Last Level
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Barrie Time Warp

Wanting to escape the pressures of your day? A journey back in time might just be the cure – and Barrie has a few options to help you leave today’s worries behind. No, there’s no DeLorean DMC-12 time machine or standing stones to walk though, Barrie has a few spots that can help you explore the adventures of times past.
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Summer Concerts
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Summer Music Concerts

Imagine Alabama and Travis Tritt one weekend, followed with Nickel Back and Cheap Trick the next. You can make it happen if you make Barrie your base for a music-filled holiday this summer.
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