Fun ways to celebrate Fathers Day this year in Barrie


With Fathers Day just around the corner, here are some activities you can plan to do in Barrie and the surrounding areas to make the most of your dads’ special day!

Explore the local trails

With some of Central Ontario's greatest trails, the Barrie and Area is home to many trails perfect for the whole family. Ranging in difficulties and terrains, whether you’re walking or biking, this activity can be safely done at a distance and makes for a great way to spend some quality time together. You can find our list of great trails here!

Follow this link for some printable versions of the trails available in the area.

family hiking

Schedule a round of golf

Golf courses in the Barrie & Area offer a challenge to both novice and experienced players. A round of golf in Barrie offers you a one-of-a-kind tour through our beautiful countryside; rolling hills, lush forests and spectacular landscapes. Here’s a list of courses in the area to look into.

Still need to improve your swing before committing to a full game? Not a problem, Landings of Willow Creek Golf Course has a driving range where you can perfect your practice with their 250-yard driving range, 22 fiber mat tees, grass teeing decks, a practice putting green and quality equipment. 

dad and son playing golf

Make reservations for a patio meal at one of Barrie’s restaurants

As Barrie has entered stage 2 of reopening, many restaurants have been able to reopen just in time for patio season! Make sure to make a reservation and enjoy some delicious foods along with some quality time. Follow this link for a list of some of the restaurants with patios open now!

Experience some wildlife at Elmvale zoo

Home to Tigers, Lemurs, Zebras Giraffes and many more, at Elmvale Zoo you can admire the beauty of rare and exotic birds and other wildlife in the natural surroundings of the zoo's 30 acres. The zoo has implemented a number of safety precautions to ensure your visit to the park is safe and enjoyable. Book your visit here!

dad and son looking at giraffes

J'adore Father's Day Virtual Beer Pairing!

On June 18th, celebrate dad with a virtual beer and cheese tasting by Couching Brewery! The three featured beers will be paired with gourmet cheese, a selection of meats, a special chocolate Father's Day treat and more!

Find out more about the event here

Redline Brewhouse - Social Spacing Beer Tasting

Hosted by the Ontario SPCA Barrie Animal Centre, Redline Brewhouse and Four Elements Podcast, a virtual beer tasting event can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home. The tasting includes 4 Beers and 4 Tapas for an evening of fun!

For more information on how to participate, you can find it here

The Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival in a box

This year, the Roundhouse located in downtown Toronto is hosting their Summer Craft Beer Fest socially distanced, in a box, for you to enjoy in your home! They’ve partnered with over 20 different breweries to create a one of a kind 24 of Ontario craft beers! Barrie’s very own Redline is being featured in the box along with many more from the surrounding area. Place your orders now until July 15th as an early gift for your special father figure. The box will be delivered to your house and ready to enjoy by August 7th to 9th. Find out more about the event here!

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