The Barrie Guide to a COVID friendly Valentines Day

Celebrating Valentine's Day will be a little different this year. Your celebrations will be done from home, as most of your favourite date locations are closed. Although it's not the same, the key to a great valentine's day is spending quality time with your loved one(s), and your home is a great place to do just that!

At Tourism Barrie, we want to help you with your COVID-19 friendly plans. 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. Below, we've put together some of the great offerings (items, activities and gifts) from local businesses that you can include to make your at-home valentine's day celebrations extra special. Enjoy and Happy Valentines Day from Tourism Barrie!

J'adore Fine Cheese & Chocolate


Fine cheeses, chocolates and wine, do we need to say more? With their selection of 150 kinds of cheese from around the world, handcrafted chocolates and locally made products, J'adore Fine Cheese & Chocolate is your place to go ahead of your at-home valentines day date night. Pick a special wine from their extensive wine list and indulge in one of their cheese boxes, ready for you to take home and enjoy! Their Valentines Day collection has everything you might need for the perfect gift, including Star Wars and Disney themed chocolates as well as ready-made tasting boxes to enjoy! 

Bradford Greenhouse Garden Gallery


Everyone loves receiving flowers from their special person on valentine's day! At Bradford Greenhouse Garden Gallery, their Flower Shop has everything you might need. Select from their valentines' selection of roses and other arrangements as well as their regular season fresh bouquets

As an added bonus to look into, this valentine's day, the Flower Shop is encouraging you to pre-order! They're offering a complimentary necklace or bracelet with a value up to $19.99 with all pre-orders placed before February 5th for orders for pick up or delivery from Feb 12th -14th. Check out their specials or call their designers at 705-725-1370 to get in on this awesome promo! 

Barrie Olive Oil Co.


Not only does Barrie Olive Oil have a wide selection of olive oils and vinegar that will help elevate and enhance any at-home meal you might be preparing, but they also offer meal kits, perfect for an at-home date night activity. For $100, the gourmet Valentine's gift basket makes for the perfect arrangement of items to prepare and enjoy for a delicious Valentine's Day meal made from the finest ingredients. The basket includes 200ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 60 2 Pack Valentine's Decadent with Chocolate & Strawberry, Al Dente Hand Rolled Pasta, Valentines Napkins, Favuzzi Pasta Sauce and much more!

Chelsea Chocolates


Not sure what to get your significant other for valentine's day this year? If you ask us, you can never go wrong with some delicious chocolates, especially if they've got a sweet tooth. Hand-crafted with premium Belgian Callebaut chocolate, Chelsea Chocolates has a large selection of Valentines Day themed chocolate items for you to pick and order from, including Chocolate Bars'I Love You' LollipopsChocolate Covered Pretzels and more. Order them today to enjoy them on valentine's day.

The Artisan Boutique


At the Artisan Boutique, you'll have no trouble finding a wide variety of beautiful locally handcrafted goods to make for great one-of-a-kind gifts! They have a great selection of greeting valentines/love cards with fun & cute puns your loved one is sure to appreciate, as well as valentine's day, themed locally made pieces of jewellery, chocolate treats and home decorations. Order online and get the items shipped directly to your home today!

Our House


Our House is a unique gift shop located in Downtown Barrie on Dunlop St E. There you'll be able to find the perfect gift for your loved one(s) featuring a beautiful selection of housewares, jewellery, kitchenware, pottery, gourmet foods, and so much more. Find various love and valentine's day themed items like this wood heart-shaped bowl to gift or use as decoration for your night. Although you can't go in-store right now, browse their selection online and place an order for curbside pick up or delivery. 

If you're stuck on what to get your loved one, give them a call, and they will happily help you find what you are looking for!

Barrie Film Festival (BFF)


Theatres might be closed, but thanks to the power of streaming that doesn't stop us from being able to watch fantastic movies right from the comfort of our homes. The Barrie Film Festival has you covered with great movie options to stream as a part of their virtual cinema program! Check out their selection and rent one for your valentine's day night in! 

If you're like us, you're looking forward to when the COVID-19 restrictions lessen, and we're all able to enjoy normal life again. When that happens, we're sure one of the first things you're going to want to do is a special date night. We've got you covered with a guide to Planning a fun date night in Barrie. It's never too early to start planning!

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