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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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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Family Day Events
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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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Christmas Market
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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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Allandale Walking Tour
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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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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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