Your Guide of Fun Things To Do In Barrie This WinterDecember 20, 2017
At Bradley Homes, we care about our homeowners, which is why we build high-quality new homes within cities and towns that are vibrant, community-driven, and close to local attractions that are fun for the whole family!
Every winter season, Barrie is booming with exciting community events and is home to incredible skiing, dog sledding, and skating activities and programs.
If you and your family are looking for some community fun this winter, check out our list of the ‘Best in Barrie This Winter’:
SNOW FUN IN BARRIE
The City of Barrie proudly presents Barrie Winterfest each year, one of the Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario! Activities and attractions include ice sculptures, kid-friendly performances, lumberjack shows, snowshoeing, and so much more. Visit the Winterfest website for dates and more information.
56 Mulcaster Street, Barrie
ROLLING SANDS PERCHERONS
Embark on a sleigh ride led by Rolling Sand Percherons horses this winter. You’ll love their animal displays, carriages, and wagon rides!
2251 Line 4 North, Oro-Medonte
RAINBOW VIEW FARMS
Making memories to last a lifetime, head over to Rainbow View Farms for winter wagon rides and horse-drawn sleigh adventures. Call ahead for bookings.
1274 Rainbow Valley Rd W.
ICE FISHING ON KEMPENFELT BAY
Ice Fishing on Kempenfelt Bay is a unique and fun experience for people of all ages! For information on Lake Simcoe ice conditions check out the Ontario Ice Fishing Report.
DOGSLEDDING AT WINDRIFT KENNEL
Those ages 16+ can experience guided dogsledding at Windrift Kennel. Enjoy the unique experience of joining a team to drive your own four to six dog team. Visit the Windrift Kennel website to learn more!
LIVE HOCKEY IN BARRIE
Between September and April head to the Barrie Molson Centre to see the Barrie Colts play. With mascot Charlie Horse and a crowd of fans, these games are full of fun and cheer! To view the Barrie Colts schedule, please visit barriecolts.com.
555 Bayview Dr., Barrie
BARRIE SKIING & SNOWBOARDING
HARDWOOD SKI & BIKE PLAYGROUND
Hardwood Ski & Bike has over 40km of beautiful trails that run through incredible forests of pine and hardwood trees. With eight loops ranging from 3km to 22km, there’s non-stop skiing and snowshoeing fun for the whole family (ages three and up). This outdoor playground also offers a yummy café, a service shop for your rental skis and snowshoes, and more!
402 Old Barrie Rd W, Oro-Medonte
SNOW VALLEY SKI RESORT
Snow Valley Ski Resort, named the “Best Ontario Hill for Kids” by Ski Canada Magazine is designed to provide something for all families with a variety of interests. With shopping, dining, and accommodations, you can ski, snowboard, or tube down Snow Valley’s many hills.
2632 Vespra Valley Road, Barrie
Horseshoe Resort is located just twenty minutes north of Barrie and features 29 runs with a terrain park with 20 features and 40km of trails. Accessible to experienced and beginner skiers, Horseshoe offers tubing, skiing, snowboarding, aerobic exercise programming, and more.
1101 Horseshoe Valley Road, Comp 10, Barrie
SWIMMING & SKATING IN BARRIE
ALLANDALE RECREATION CENTRE
Allandale Recreation Centre is located at 190 Bayview Drive. Facility features, rental fees, and Recreation Programs are listed on play.barrie.ca. Please visit Barrie.ca for Recreation Fees.
EAST BAYFIELD COMMUNITY CENTRE
East Bayfield Community Centre is located at 80 Livingstone Street East. Facility features, rental fees, and Recreation Programs are listed on play barrie ca. Please visit Barrie.ca for Recreation Fees.
HOLLY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Holly Community Centre is located at 171 Mapleton Avenue. Facility features, rental fees, and Recreation Programs are listed on play.barrie.ca. Please visit Barrie.ca for Recreation Fees.
With a rink size of 190’ x 85’ and a seating capacity or 1000, the Eastview Arena features dressing rooms, showers, food concession machines, and great parking.
453 Grove Street East
(705) 739-4223SWIMMING DROP-IN SCHEDULESKATING DROP-IN SCHEDULE
BARRIE ARTS & CULTURE
THE MACLAREN ART CENTRE
The MacLaren Art Centre offers family art workshops on special occasions (Family Day) and offers tours of the various exhibitions featured at the museum. Visit maclarenart.com for more details.
37 Mulcaster St, Barrie
Barrie’s Mady Centre performance space is a world-class facility that seats 120-200 people. The fully equipped theatre is available for professional theatre, music, dance, and non-theatrical activities including seminars, workshops, presentations, and conferences. Visit the theatre to find out what is up and coming!
1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
The Georgian Theatre is a professional performing arts facility on the campus of Georgian College. The fully equipped theatre can seat 427 to 690 people and features incredible and diverse performances.
1 Georgian Drive: Georgian College Campus, Building C, Barrie
INDOOR WINTER FUN IN BARRIE
BARRIE SPORTS DOME
The Barrie Sports Dome golf season runs Oct to May. We offer two driving ranges to keep your swing in shape over the winter months.
99 Hamner Street East, Barrie
PUTT MINI GOLF
Putt Mini Golf is great for groups of adults and children. With a mini golf area, an arcade, ticket prize games, and more, Putt Mini Golf is a great way to spend time with your family.
34 Commerce Park Drive, Barrie
CONTACT BRADLEY HOMES TODAY
At Bradley Homes, we love connecting our incredible homeowners with the fun attractions and resources they’re looking for – to have the best winter yet! If you have any questions about our team and homes, please give us a call.
Have an incredible winter!