Overview Barrie

Visiting Barrie

Perched on the shores of Lake Simcoe’s Kempenfelt Bay, the resort village of Barrie is truly an outdoors lover’s paradise. Exhilarating downhill slopes and challenging cross-country trails lure skiers during the winter, while ample boating, golfing, and water sport opportunities ensure the action doesn’t stop when the heat rises. Head downtown for a good variety of shops and restaurants, or take a daytrip to nearby Toronto to experience big-city life, Canadian style.... Read More Perched on the shores of Lake Simcoe’s Kempenfelt Bay, the resort village of Barrie is truly an outdoors lover’s paradise. Exhilarating downhill slopes and challenging cross-country trails lure skiers during the winter, while ample boating, golfing, and water sport opportunities ensure the action doesn’t stop when the heat rises. Head downtown for a good variety of shops and restaurants, or take a daytrip to nearby Toronto to experience big-city life, Canadian style.    Close

Stories and Tips Barrie

What to do in Canada

Written by Carrie70 on 07 Aug, 2005

Nearest to our resort was Wasaga Beach, which was a half hour away. The largest freshwater beach in the world. Lots of other stuff to do in Wasaga as well, very tourist friendly. Two hours away is Toronto. Lots to do, VERY large…Read More


Carriage Ridge Resort

Written by GrIsArt on 16 Sep, 2004

Carriage Ridge (6288), the low end sibling of Carriage Hills resort, is part of the Horseshoe Resort complex, north of Barrie, Ontario. Highlights are the new condition of the units, the DVD players in the units and gas grills. Beyond that, the resort…Read More


Firedigger

Written by firedigger on 02 Nov, 2005

The site was built 2 years ago but was in need of maintenance. The pool is in a detached building, and you have to walk some distance to get to or from it. The site claims that there is a sauna, spa, restaurants, etc., on-site, but…Read More


Groceries and drinks

Written by Liken D Sun on 17 May, 2004

I highly recommend a quick trip into the IGA at Craighurst when you arrive. While not a huge grocery store, it did have everything we needed, from baby needs, to food, to hot lunches. And, of course, the liquor and beer store outlet that…Read More


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