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5 Places you can get your Easter Treats in Barrie!

With Easter weekend just around the corner, you’re probably on the hunt for treats to make your weekend extra special. Avoid going to the big-name stores and instead support local at one of our fantastic Barrie businesses!
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Some of our favourite ways to experience Barrie from home!

As the lockdowns are lifting and many businesses in and around Barrie are reopening, it’s still important to continue staying home and limiting outdoor activities as much as possible. Our local Barrie businesses have got you covered with great at-home activities to keep you entertained and involved in the city!
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The Barrie Guide to a COVID friendly Valentines Day

Celebrating Valentine's Day will be a little different this year. At Tourism Barrie, we want to help you and your loved ones make the most of this special day. Whether you're planning a romantic take-out diner, a movie night or a fun virtual zoom activity, our local Barrie businesses have got you covered!
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Things for you to do in Barrie over this winter lockdown period

Not sure what to fill your winter lockdown time with over the next couple of weeks? We've come up with some fun things that you and your family can do in Barrie. Fill some of your free time, support local, have fun and most importantly stay safe & healthy!
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Discover local musicians with our new playlist 'This is Barrie.'!

The City of Barrie is home to artists of all kinds! In the spirit of supporting local, take the time to discover more of what our great city has to offer and find some new local music to add to your music library! We’ve curated a playlist featuring local talents from Barrie, covering so many genres and music styles. You can find it here!
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10 more local Barrie business holiday gift ideas!

With so many great small businesses located in Barrie & area, we couldn't just stick to only the 10 gift suggestions from one of our last blog posts. Here are another 10 great gift suggestions to look into from our local Barrie businesses this holiday season.
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Winter activities for non-skiers & snowboarders in the Barrie Area!

Although Barrie & its surrounding area is the place to be for your winter ski & snowboard adventures, not everyone is a fan of those activities. For those who fit into that category, you might be wondering what else there is to do in Barrie? Here are some of our best recommendations for alternative winter activities for non-skiers.
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Your Barrie local business holiday gift guide

While searching for the perfect gifts for your loved ones this holiday season, it's essential to support our local businesses as much as you can. We thought we would help you in your search and put together a list of unique local items! Here is our holiday gift guide crafted entirely with local Barrie businesses.
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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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