Places to Visit & Things to Do - Barrie

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15 Fall Colour Driving Routes in Central Ontario

Autumn is an awesome time to hit the road and see the lush greenness of fields and the vibrant colour in the leaves as they turn gold… Read more »

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Go on This Ultimate Fall Colour Adventure High Above the Forest Floor at World’s Longest Tree Canopy Walkway

Go on a breathtaking journey across Haliburton Forest that includes a scenic drive through a forest, a canoe tour across a wilderness lake, a guided walk along the Pelaw River Rapids and a walk high above the ground through the treetops and via half a kilometre long canopy boardwalk.

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30 Corn Mazes in Ontario For a Fun Fall Day Trip

Get lost at world-famous corn mazes or at the nearest to you for a memorable experience with the family. Most of these farms also have a whole bunch of other great activities so you can enjoy the entire day picking pumpkins, milking goats, cuddling bunnies and so much more!

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Pumpkinferno: Places to See Enchanting Pumpkin Displays This October in Ontario

Get ready to see extraordinary works of art on pumpkins this fall across Ontario. Set outdoors, you can see hand-carved glowing pumpkins that will blow your mind…. Read more »

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19 Places to Go Zip Lining in Ontario

The warm summer weather brings the opportunity to explore adventures while enjoying the beauty of nature. If you are a nature enthusiast who craves an adrenaline rush,… Read more »

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Sunflower Fields and Mazes in Ontario For a Day Trip

A visit to a sunflower farm is surely a cause for a smile, photo ops, and plenty of sunshine. Walk on a path through a sea of yellow flowers and purchase a specialty product from a store on-site to commemorate your summer experience. In Ontario, these flowers bloom for about two weeks only from early to late August/early September. If you are looking for a sunflower field to visit in Ontario this summer, check out one of these farms.

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20 Must Do Indigenous Getaways and Experiences in Ontario

There are several opportunities to see firsthand the people and traditions that tell their stories and appreciate the richness of Indigenous culture and heritage of Ontario. With… Read more »

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3 Places to Go For a High-Speed Jet Boat Cruise in Ontario

Keen for an adventure by boat this summer? Boats are the coolest place to be when the sun is out, offering unique perspectives of your surroundings, wind… Read more »

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50 Things to Do This Summer in Barrie

Located on the west shore of Lake Simcoe, Barrie is a must-visit in summer! With its extensive trails and adventure activities, you will find something to suit… Read more »

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Scenic Boat Tours and Cruises in Ontario

Thinking of going on a cruise? Explore Ontario through its myriad of rivers, and waterways! From intimate, romantic and cozy cruises that span a week to short boat trips, you have plenty of options to suit every budget from Windsor to Moosonee and Ottawa to Kenora!

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Slip ’n’ Slide, Sun Flowers, Corn Maze and More: Ontario’s Rounds Ranch Offers Safe Outdoor Fun All Summer Long

The Rounds Ranch in Elmvale offers a fun-filled western experience with many exciting events for the whole family to enjoy this summer. The family-owned ranch was bought… Read more »

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Lavender Farms in Ontario for a Day Trip

Summer brings warm sunny days and lavender blooms! So hit the road to enjoy a calming, meditative walks amongst these purple flowers.
Do yoga, propose, get married, or stay at some these farms, though not necessarily in this order!

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10 Places to Go Lazy River Floating or Tubing in Ontario

The summer heat beckons adults and kids alike to enjoy the water and revisit fun activities like floating and tubing. Ontario has many slow-flowing rivers that are… Read more »

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Drive-in Theatres in Ontario

Watch a movie than under the stars in the comfort of your own vehicle. Check out the drive-in theatres in Ontario. Prices might vary due to Covid-19…. Read more »

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Blue Flag Certified Cleanest Ontario Beaches & Marinas For 2021 Summer

Eighteen beaches and eight marinas were awarded the coveted Blue Flag certification for the year 2021.

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Drive-Through and Drive-In Events and Activities in Ontario

Are you searching for COVID-19 safe activities that you can enjoy without leaving the car?
Here is a list of drive-in movies, Christmas lights tour and other activities that you can enjoy without worrying about contracting COVID-19 or wearing masks.

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15 Small Towns For a Weekend Trip in Central Ontario

In the middle of Ontario, you’ll find some of the most fascinating places to stop in for a day trip or a weekend getaway, either by some… Read more »

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14 U-Pick Flower Farms For a Day Trip in Ontario

This spring and summer, escape the city limits and find yourself on a beautiful farm amidst wild and colourful petals. If you enjoy picking flowers directly off a farm, visit one of these U-Pick flower farms in Ontario.

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Road Trip: Drive the Trent-Severn Waterway

If you don’t have a boat, but love a good car trip, you can enjoy the best of Central Ontario by wheeling your way along the route… Read more »

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Where to Stargaze in Ontario: Dark Sky Areas and Observatories

Whether you are a serious astronomer or are simply captivated by the beauty and mystery of the solar system, these dark sky areas and observatories in Ontario will offer a chance to explore the dark skies.

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Guide to Planning a Summer Boating Trip on Trent-Severn Waterway

Planning to go on a summer cruise? Did you know that in Central Ontario, there exists a waterway where you can experience nature at its finest? The… Read more »

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25 of the Best Provincial Parks to Go Camping This Summer in Ontario

This expansive province offers lush forests, beautiful lakes and is home to thousands of different wildlife species. Explore the outdoors and take advantage of the beauty found within nature with a choice of 25 Ontario parks to go camping; create memories with you and your family that will last a lifetime!

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25 Maple Farms and Sugar Shacks to Visit in Ontario

Observing real maple syrup production is a truly Canadian experience. As the winter weather begins to warm, treat yourself and the whole family to the sweet freshness of maple syrup. Here are 25 maple farms, sugar shacks and pancake houses to visit in Ontario.

Venture out into the beautiful countryside and learn about how syrup is made by visiting one of the 25 maple sugar shacks in Ontario. Enjoy connecting with wildlife while tasting one of nature’s sweetest treats!

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25+ Coolest Outdoor Ice Skating Trails in Ontario

Sharpen your skates, and checkout some of Ontario’s best ice skating trails this winter.