Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre | (705) 728-6191 | 20 Fairview Rd., Barrie, Ontario L4N 4P3

Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre

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Spring & Summer Activities in Barrie

Serendipity Princess

Fountain at Centennial Beach

Skier
  • Golfing at Tangle Creek Golf Course and Heritage Hills Golf Course
  • A wide variety of Festivals including Kempenfelt, Caribfest and more right at Barrie's waterfront
  • Swimming/Water Activities at Wasaga Beach, the longest fresh water beach in the world
  • Eco-Tourism activities at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures in Collingwood
  • Try Paddle Boarding along the shores of Kempenfelt Bay
  • Extreme Sports- Treetop Trekking at the Horseshoe Resort, the newest sport in Ontario!

Fall & Winter Activities in Barrie

  • Skiing/Tubing/Snowboarding - Mt. Ste. Louis - Moonstone & Snow Valley Resort in Barrie
  • Chappell Farms Pumpkin Festival & Haunted Adventure
  • Skiing - Blue Mountain Ski Resort in Collingwood
  • Muskoka Day Tour Rides for Fall Colours
  • Extreme Sports- Treetop Trekking at the Horseshoe Resort, the newest sport in Ontario!

Check out our package page for a full list of our value added packages at the Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions from guests of our hotel. Hopefully you will find this information useful. If you have a question that is not on the list, please feel free to contact the hotel, it would be our pleasure to assist you.

1. Q: Where is the closest ATM located?

A: There is an ATM located directly in our front lobby.


2. Q: Where is the closest Beer Store/Liquor Store?

A: The closest Beer Store is located on Anne St. (2 minutes by car), and the closest liquor store is located at Minets Point (5 minutes by car)..


3. Q: Where are the ice machines located?

A: There is an ice machine on each floor in the wing, by rooms 130, 230 & 330, and in the tower on the 3rd and 5th floors.


4. Q: Where is the pop machine located?

A: It is located in the front lobby and costs $2.00 per bottle of pop


5. Q: How far is Base Borden from the hotel?

A: Base Borden is located in Angus, which is out Highway 90 approximately 20 minutes away.


6. Q: Where is there a hairdresser/day spa located near the hotel?

A: There are several in Barrie. We recommend Solace Day Spa, or Skinsational. Both facilities offer a wide variety of services.


7. Q: What is there to do in Barrie?

A: We have a large brochure rack in place from Huronia Tourism that has information on local attractions. Anything from right in Barrie on a weekly basis, all the way to Niagara Falls, Toronto and Collingwood. Feel free to visit our activities page for some other ideas as well.


8. Q: Do you allow pets?

A: Yes, Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre is pet friendly. Please refer to our pet policy page for more information on bringing your pet with you.


9. Q: Do you have dry cleaning services?

A: Yes, we have same-day dry cleaning services Monday to Friday.


10. Q: What hours does the pool/fitness facility operate?

A: Our pool/fitness facility opens at 5:30am and closes at 11:00pm. Use your room key card to access the facility.


11. Q: Is there a charge for phone calls?

A: There is no charge for local calls and long distance is billed at various rates.

Barrie Weather

Weather & What To Pack

Spring/Fall

Early spring can be quite unpredictable in Barrie, with daytime temperatures in March and April near or below 10°C with the occasional chance of below freezing temperatures and snow. May brings a noticeable warmup, with daytime temperatures averaging near 18°C.

Autumn is quite mild in Barrie. Mid October usually brings the first frost.

What to Pack:

  • Warm clothing that can be layered during the day
  • Light waterproof rain coat
  • Warm coat for the evenings

Summer

In the Summer months (June, July, August) Barrie experiences warm, humid summers.With high temperatures in the range of 22°C to 25°C.

What to Pack:

  • Short sleeved shirts & shorts for the daytime
  • Light sweaters, and pants for the evening
  • Light waterproof rain coat or windbreaker

Winter

In the Winter months (December, January, February) Barrie experiences cool dry winters, with temperature typically in the range of -2°C to -10°C. Barrie normally receives approx. 200-250 cm of snowfall during the winter months.

What to Pack:

  • Warm/Heavy coat
  • Waterproof boots/shoes
  • Gloves, scarf and warm hat

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.

Promenade Days
Photo courtesy of Tourism Barrie

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.

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.

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