Learn about Barrie Ontario.

Barrie Ontario is a vibrant, energetic haven if you lust for an active lifestyle! It’s City for ALL seasons. Foodies love our dining delicacies! Golfers are green with envy of our courses; it’s pretty much a PGA tour. We’re a mecca for skiers and snowboarders. Live here, play here work here (or work somewhere else, that’s cool too!) Toronto is just a brief snooze on the GO Train away.

We’re minutes from Muskoka and seconds from Wasaga…or just hit the sands at Centennial. If New York is the city that never sleeps, than Barrie Ontario is the city that won’t sit still.
Located just 45 minutes north of the Greater Toronto Area, in the heart of Simcoe County, Barrie is a thriving city with a lot to offer your active lifestyle.

Barrie has many gorgeous beaches including our downtown waterfront Centennial Beach which has over 10km’s of walking trails and allows you the ability to go for a walk or jog; take the boat out; rent a stand up paddle board with your friends or just lounge around on the sand. Plus, living in Barrie gets you closer to the longest fresh water beach in the world, Wasaga Beach.

Inside our beautiful city and within a few minutes drive are more golf courses than you could swing a club at, including our Barrie Country Club and the 18 holes championship course National Pines.
Barrie has exceptional independent restaurateurs that create delicious cuisines that delight your palette after a long day at the office. Our Barrielicious festival, both summer and winter editions gives you the opportunity to sample them all.

Are you a winter warrior? Barrie is definitely the place for you. Living in our beautiful City gives you access to downhill and cross-country skiing, a variety of snowmobile trails as well as great ice fishing holes. Barrie is a mere 45 minute drive from Blue Mountain one of Ontario’s greatest winter tourist destinations.

Barrie has no shortage of events and festivals, from our New Year’s Eve downtown countdown to our Craft Beer and Rib fest. We also are home to Kempenfest, Winterfest and The Automotive Flea Market which were named on Ontario’s top 100 festivals and events.