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Barrie Travel Guide

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Welcome to Barrie!

Once a point on the heavily trafficked portage route that spread from Lake Simcoe and the Nottaswaga River to Lake Huron, Barrie has developed over the last 150 years into a thriving city. Curving around the shores of Kempenfelt Bay on shimmering Lake Simcoe, Barrie is in Toronto's back yard (one hour northeast). It is central to an incredible amount of summer and winter activities: swimming or boating by beach areas, paddle-wheel boat excursions, golfing one of a multitude of courses and worthwhile Nordic and alpine skiing. Other drawing cards include a newer healthcare facility, a Canadian forces base, and a college. Lovely green spaces, most notably on the banks of Kempenfelt Bay, offer recreational opportunities such as inline skating, biking and walking as well as waterfront events. Downtown Barrie has a fine selection of shops and dining establishments, while the newer districts contain every imaginable service and store. There are several entertainment complexes in the community, including the Barrie Molson Centre, which hosts sporting events and mega-concerts.

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