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Must-Have Father's Day Gifts from local Barrie Businesses

I think we can all agree that finding the perfect Father’s Day gift can be a stressful ordeal. Tourism Barrie is here to help! The Barrie & Area is home to an abundance of local businesses selling fantastic gifts to put a smile on your dad’s face! We've put together a rundown of 8 Must-Have top gifts for Dad so you can be sure to get him something he will love!
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Tourism Barrie Partners are Community Favourite Winners!

The results of the 2021 Community Votes Barrie are in and many of Tourism Barrie’s partners have come out on top as some of the city’s favourites! To congratulate them, we want to shed light on some of their accomplishments and recognize the outstanding businesses and services they provide us, especially in these unprecedented times. Check it out!
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Where to Enjoy Long Weekend Food Favourites in Barrie!

The Victoria Day long weekend calls for sitting back, relaxing and enjoying great seasonal foods! Many of our Barrie businesses are ready to help you safely celebrate and relax with their long weekend initiative! To help you in your search for great meals, drinks, and treats to enjoy, here are some suggestions of local businesses to support this weekend!
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Experience Barrie’s Breweries from Home

The City of Barrie is home to 3 award winning breweries - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery, Redline Brewhouse, Barnstormer Brewing + Distilling Co. as well as our very own Winery and Cidery - Heritage Estate. From their great drinks and foods to fun events, here’s how you can enjoy your favourite local breweries from home!
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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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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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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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Supporting Local this Holiday Season!

The holiday season is quickly approaching! This year more than ever before, buying local is extra important to do. Make sure you support the Barrie economy through our local small businesses. With a great selection of stores to choose from, supporting local is easy, and we're sure you'll get some unique gifts your loved ones are sure to appreciate!
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