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!

To help with your search for great ways to experience Barrie from home, we’ve rounded up some of our favourites, check them out!

Join Zoom Yoga Classes With Bliss Ann Green Yoga


With a wide selection of classes to choose from, Bliss Ann Green Yoga is your place to go for the perfect combination of relaxation and exercise. BLiSS welcomes students of all experience levels to their classes. Their classes range from meditation and lower-intensity flow classes up to intense workouts – so be sure to pick the one that is just right for you.

Join the Bliss community from home with a Bliss Online Membership and enjoy unlimited access to all the BLiSS in Community and BLiSS at Home Live classes!

If you’re not quite ready to commit to a full membership, Bliss Ann Green Yoga also offers per class pricing so you can try your hand at their fantastic selection of classes today, no strings attached!

Paint From Home With Creative Cafe

Painting can be a great way to relieve some stress and get that creativity and imagination going. Whether its for a fun family activity, for a cute at-home date night or a solo painting session, Creative Café has everything you might need to throw a painting party wherever and whenever you like!

Pick from one of their Pottery to Go Kits, and Creative Café will package up a selection of everything you might need and have it ready for pickup. After picking up your kit, paint at home and then bring all the pieces back to their studio where they will glaze and fire your creations.

Family Sundays With The
Maclaren Art Centre

Building on the tradition of Family Sunday workshops at the Gallery, the MacLaren is pleased to share Family Sundays Online! Perfect for parents with children ages 3 to 8 years old, together you can learn and create at home with step-by-step instructions by regional artists from the comfort of your home, with materials that are commonly found at home. Try out their Pop-Up positivity workshop, Paper Marbling, Mom’s Bouquet, Ramadan lanterns and many more!

The Art Centre also offers great online workshops for creative youths as well as virtual exhibition tours of their galleries! Check them all out today!


Stay Connected To Nature With Activities & Resources From
Wye Marsh

Check out Wye Marsh's list of at home activities and resources that you and your family can utilize to stay connected to nature while social distancing! Some of their fun activities to check out include learning about animal tracks, how to make maple taffy in the snow, getting to know more about wetlands and many more!


Enjoy Barrie's Local Craft Beer From Home

Craft Beer To Go is available from all your favourite local Barrie breweries! Redline Brewhouse, Flying Monkeys Craft Beer and Barnstormer Brewing & Distilling Co. are stocked up and ready for pick-up or delivery. When in doubt, your favourites from all three breweries can also be found at most local LCBO locations.


Discover Great Music From Local Musicians With The
‘This Is Barrie’ Spotify Playlist

Take some time to discover more of the great talent that our great city has to offer. Barrie is home to many great musicians so we’ve put together a playlist of some of the great local artists we know of in our ‘This is Barrie’ playlist!

Give it a listen and add your favourites to your music library! Also make sure to message us on Instagram or Facebook if you know of anymore great local tunes to add!

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Discover New And Intriguing Films With The Barrie Film Festival Virtual Cinema

Join the Barrie Film Festival as they continue discovering new and intriguing films to enjoy together, but apart. With their virtual cinema selection, you can bring the theatrical experience into your home. Not only will you be supporting a great local business but also one of their independent distributors. See what they’re playing virtually today and enjoy from the comfort of your home!


Experience Some Jazz And Blues Concerts At Home From The
Barrie Jazz & Blues Festival!

Concerts and festivals might still not be possible for a long while, however, in the meantime with the Barrie Jazz & Blues Festival, now you can enjoy some of your favourite past concerts from the comfort of your home. Enjoy recordings from The Ted Quinlan Trio, Fern Lindzon, The Jack De Keyzer Band, and so many more!


Read All The Books You Want With The
Barrie Public Library Digital Library

The Barrie Public Library digital library offers a wide range of eBook, audiobook, video and music services, and research databases. With your BPL library card, you can access their new digital world, where you can read, listen, watch and learn right from the comfort of your home on your personal devices!

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To see more great virtual options to experience Barrie, look here!

Let us know what you think on Instagram @tourismbarrie or on our other social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter!

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