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Discover Barrie & Innisfil

Welcome To Barrie and Innisfil

Have you heard about these hidden gems in Simcoe County, just an hour away from the big city of Toronto? The charming Town of Innisfil and bustling City of Barrie offer the perfect blend of urban convenience and outdoor adventures. Nestled on the serene west shores of Lake Simcoe, these towns are a dream destination for any lake lover!

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Location of Barrie and Innisfil

Ready to escape the hustle and bustle of Toronto? Take a ride north on highways 400, 27, or 11 and make your way to Barrie and Innisfil! It’s the perfect home base for commuters and cottage-goers alike.

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More Affordable Housing

Looking for a comfortable and affordable home in Barrie or Innisfil? You’re in luck! You can experience all the benefits of urban living at a lower cost than Toronto or York Region.

Located in A "Snow Belt"

We Canadians either love snow or hate it, but Barrie and Innisfil get more of it than surrounding areas because they’re in the Barrie Snow Belt. A Snowbelt is a region that receives a considerable amount of lake-effect snow, often times creating blizzard-like conditions.

Lake Simcoe

Who doesn’t want to live by the lake? It’s time to grab your kayak and soak up that stunning sunrise. Don’t feel like paddling? No problem! The paved walking trails stretch for kilometers and are perfect to get a little fresh air.

cottage country traffic

Getting home on a long weekend could take you much longer as cottagers clog up the major northbound highways and your route home.

Public Transit

Barrie has two GO Train stations and a local public transit system with 20 bus routes, making it possible to get around even without a vehicle. Innisfil has a special partnership with Uber to get residents around town. Check the Town’s website for more info.

Employment

Given the fact that Barrie is a city, there is a lack of job opportunities for certain areas such as technology, marketing, and finance. However, there are job opportunities in manufacturing, healthcare, and education.

Festivals, Festivals, Festivals

Barrie hosts many festivals throughout the year from Barrie Winterfest in February, Barrie Waterfront Festival in May, Kempenfest in August, and more!

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Home Styles In Barrie & Innisfil

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Places of Interest

There are so many awesome and fun things to do in Barrie and Innisfil! Check out the list below and get ready for loads of fun. There are so many more things to do here; this list is just the beginning.

Treat yourself to mouth-watering meals, catch a fantastic show, find some treasures while shopping, and join in on the fun at exciting events. You won’t want to miss a beat in the heart of Barrie! Plus, don’t forget to snap some Insta-worthy pics of the breathtaking waterfront views. Head to the Downtown Barrie BIA website to start planning your adventure. Let’s get the party started!

Enjoy outdoors at Centennial Park! Admission is free to swim, play, and stroll on the waterfront. Enjoy free WiFi, toilets, and bbq areas. Barrie residents park free at many waterfront lots. Centennial Park is located right next to Downtown Barrie, so you can grab a bite to eat at a great restaurant then enjoy an after dinner stroll on the waterfront.

Spend a fun-filled afternoon at Friday Harbour! Tee off at The Nest golf course, wave hello to passing boats, devour a scrumptious meal, hit the shops, and rent a boat or water gear to explore Lake Simcoe. Friday Harbour is open to everyone, including the 200-acre Nature Preserve. The harbor hosts superb events, and many are totally free!

Head to Innisfil Beach Park and explore all the fun! Whether you want to swim, boat, fish, or get into some winter recreation, this 68-acre park has got you covered! But that’s not all – you can also enjoy live music, have a barbecue, and even go treasure hunting at one of their pop-up shopping events. With washrooms, a snack bar, a boat launch, barbecues, playgrounds, sports fields, trails, toboggan hill, walking and cycling paths, and more, there’s always something to do at Innisfil Beach Park. Let’s not forget our four legged friends; there’s a dog beach just for them! There’s plenty of parking and if you’re an Innisfil local, you can park for free with a town-issued parking pass. So what are you waiting for?

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