About Barrie Ontario
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Fifty minutes north of Toronto surrounding the shores of Kempenfelt Bay on Lake Simcoe, Barrie, Ontario is the hub of Simcoe County. With a pristine waterfront location on Lake Simcoe, Barrie is home to numerous events, festivals, and attractions.
Barrie is also within a half hour of Georgian Bay and some of Ontario's most sought-after tourist destinations, and is thus the perfect home-base for fun-filled day trips. Enjoy the convenience of Barrie's modern accommodations, waterfront location, and delectable restaurants, and supplement your stay with a visit to many area attractions within a half-hour drive.
On the beautiful shores of Lake Simcoe
Barrie is a vibrant and attractive city with swimmable beaches and challenging ski opportunities on our doorstep. An abundance of parkland, totalling over 90 parks, comprising in excess of 300 ha. are scattered throughout the city. Several of these parks line beautiful Kempenfelt Bay with extensive biking, rollerblading and walking trails. Cultural attractions include the renowned Gryphon Theatre, and international concert and performance venue at the Barrie Molson Centre, a 4,200 seat multi-purpose entertainment facility, and the MacLaren Art Centre.
Barrie manages to achieve an important balance; with ample parkland, a beautiful waterfront and 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, business and development.