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Barrie is home to a vibrant and thriving Arts & Culture community. With beautiful walking trails and beaches along Kempenfelt Bay, as well as cycling routes and skis hills just minutes outside its borders, Barrie offers a quality of life that’s attracting more and more families. And whether you’re looking to move your family or your business here – or looking for a great place to start – Barrie should be at the top of your list.


About Barrie

The City of Barrie continues to be one of Canada's fastest-growing and most dynamic cities. Its proximity to the GTA allows for easy commuting while still offering scenic wilderness and recreational activities right outside your door. Barrie manages to achieve a critical balance; with ample parkland, a beautiful waterfront and a heritage downtown, it maintains a community-minded 'small-town feeling, yet at the same time continues to grow and prosper with all of today's modern conveniences. With these benefits, Barrie is not only a wonderful place to vacation, but an ideal spot to call home. 

Barrie is a desirable place to live in. Beaches, hiking trails, cycling paths, fishing, boating, skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing are all around you.



Barrie is a desirable place to live. Barrie offers affordable housing, beautiful parks, low crime rates, excellent education and health care facilities, with a vibrant cultural scene that includes live music, performing arts and festivals.



Barrie's booming economy will launch your career to the next level. Locate your new enterprise in an entrepreneurial community that offers one degree of separation from the resources you need to succeed.


Experience the great outdoors in beautiful Barrie. Barrie offers adventures to remember in your free time, from stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking and canoeing to cycling tours and hiking.