The hospitable and family friendly city of Barrie sure has lots to offer to whoever comes visit or moves here. From what they call “the old Barrie” to the newer areas of the city, you can find anything you want in it. Here are 5 things to do in Barrie.
Relax in the Centennial Park
Park AND beach, right in the city?? Say no more! The Barrie Centennial Park is like going on a fun city break, but in your own city. And with really low costs. The park has a sandy beach, a floating water playground, sport areas, boat launch, adventure playground and whatnot. You can never get bored here once you keep moving from an attraction to another!
Try some good beer at the Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Right in the historic downtown of Barrie, take a break and enjoy a cold one at Flying Monkeys. Experience craft brewing by trying one of the 16 draught beers they produce. And if you feel like having a snack together with the beer, they have some really tasty fresh local food in their Tap Room.
Take a festival-like selfie with the Spirit Catcher
If this sculpture doesn’t remind you of a festival, nothing does! A modern kinetic sculpture stands on the shore of Kempenfelt Bay, for you to enjoy it and let your creativity and inspiration flow away. Away, to days of summer and nights of festival. Or to the drawing your kid made the other day. 🙂 In any way, the Spirit Catcher is a very Instagrammable spot, don’t miss it.
Check out the Antiques Centre for some old gems
If you are a fan of vintage items or just wish to decorate your home with something truly original, go visit the antiques centre. The place will for sure remind you of your early childhood and of your grandmother’s attic. Besides, considering how affordable the houses are in Barrie, you will save lots of money you can later spend here on decorations!
Experience countryside life at the Chappell Farms
Always wanted to move to the countryside? No need to anymore. Just pay a visit to the Chappell Farms and you will have the full experience in one afternoon. While the place will make you remember the good old days, the kids will enjoy the playgrounds and the amenities. Make sure to bring your camera with you!
Barrie is not one of the most touristic cities, but it sure is an amazing place full of hidden gems. And you can always find way more than 5 entertaining things to do in Barrie. In any way, it is a great city to live in, being also close to the Greater Toronto Area. Why not move there? 😊 There is a free estimate waiting for you a few clicks away.