Learn more about Barrie

Tips for getting to know Barrie:

  • Barrie & Area has an abundance of cultural festivals and events, many located on the waterfront.

  • Barrie offers unique and extreme indoor adventures such as axe throwing, escape rooms and board game cafe.

  • Barrie is named the safest city in Ontario to live. 

  • Just one hour drive, or a quick GoTrain ride, to the Greater Toronto Area. 

  • Barrie has a great transportation structure for getting you here and moving you around. 

  • Try a game of Paintball with your friends at the Barrie Sports Dome - Extreme. 

  • Experience the beauty of the Horseshoe Valley with the unparalleled thrill of riding a Segway. 

  • Go ballooning for a serene and scenic view of LakeCountry from above. 

  • Indulge in fine cheeses from around the world and handmade chocolates at Barrie's J'adore Fine Cheese & Chocolate. 

The City of Barrie is known for its central location and enviable combination of urban sophistication and the great outdoors. Barrie is located just 45 minutes north of Metropolitan Toronto and Pearson International Airport on Hwy 400. Barrie is the gateway to Ontario's North. 

Barrie has a booming economy, great job opportunities, and a relatively low cost of living, making it a great place to live, work or start a business. 

Barrie offers a wide range of things to do . You will find many options for fine dining and shopping. 

Learn more about Barrie