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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Cinema
“It has great prices, $6.00, also Lazy Boy chairs. Is the home for the Film Festival in Barrie.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Posh, intimate bar/eatery offering seasonal, upmarket entrees, creative cocktails & outdoor seating. 4.5 out of 94 reviews.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Bistro with a patio serving elevated farm-to-table cuisine in an intimate, rustic-chic interior. 4.6 out of 145 reviews.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“ Fantastic authentic Italian restaurant with lake view and candlelit tables”
  • 4 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Catch a Barrie Colts (Ontario Hockey League) hockey team game while you're here. Always a great time! There's a pre-season seat just for you for under $40.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Buses run from one end of Barrie to the other. Great way t get downtown and back. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Ten minutes away. Lovely sandy beach. Clean crisp water. Amazing sunrises here. There is a paved walking & biking trail all around the lake. Also a place to rent paddleboards.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“If you're looking for country and western and line dancing - this is it. Huge venue”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Really awesome rooftop patio and the biggest sports screen in the city with balcony viewing!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Beach
“This is a smaller beach than Centennial but maybe thats why it is so great. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Polished venue serving a versatile menu of elevated fare, including steaks, seafood & small plates. 4.6 out of 122 reviews.”
  • 5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Excellent food, nice ambience with lake views, live music on Friday nights.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bus Station
“This is the heart of Barrie's downtown. There are events happening there almost continuously. From there, enjoy Heritage Park, then walk of bike around the entire bay.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“A great place for a photo, the meaning behind the Spirit catcher tells a beautiful story. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“lovely Bay for hiking, swimming, boating, and lots going on in summer months!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Goes South to Toronto and the GTA Monday-Friday ONLY. Schedule should always be confirmed.”
  • 2 locals recommend