About Barrie


Let's have a look around into background of Barrie
  • Province: Ontario
  • Country: Canada
  • Latitude: 44.383333
  • Longitude: -79.7
  • Time zone: America/Toronto
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -4 hours

Weather in Barrie

Climate: Humid Continental climate

Best Time to Visit: Start of September to the end of October

Location

Barrie is a city in Central Ontario, Canada, on the shores of Kempenfelt Bay, the western arm of Lake Simcoe. Although located in Simcoe County, the city is politically independent. It is part of the Huronia region of Central Ontario. Barrie is within the northern part of the Greater Golden Horseshoe, a densely populated and industrialized region of Ontario. 

Distance from Barrie center to Airport

Toronto Pearson International Airport

Driving Distance: 60 miles / 97 km

Driving Time: 1 hour, 3 minutes

Languages: English primarily followed by French

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Toronto Pearson International Airport and airports that are used for light aviation aircraft- Lake Simcoe Regional Airport, Barrie/Little Lake Water Aerodrome
  • Rail: GO Transit
  • Road: Bus – Greyhound and Penetang-Midland Coach Lines

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 15-20% of the Bill

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: 2$ TO 20$
  • Housekeeper: 2$ TO 20$
  • Concierge: 2$ TO 20$ 

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: 2$ TO 20$

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Vaughan,
  • Markham,
  • Scarborough

Emergency Contact Numbers in Barrie city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911
  • Airport: Lake Simcoe Regional Airport [ (705) 487-0999)]
  • Rail: Barrie South (GO) station [(888) 438-6646 ]
  • Hospital: Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre / RVH (+1 705-728-9802)

Events

Let’s step into the extensive list of To Do’s in Montreal.

  • Craft Beer & BBQ Festival
  • Kempenfest
  • Barrie Dragon Boat Festival

Tourist Attractions

  • Barrie Centennial Park
  • Spirit Catcher
  • Sunnidale Park Arboretum

Theatre & Concerts

  • Mady Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Theatre by the Bay
  • Georgian Theatre

Visit Top Restaurants in Barrie

  • Painters Hall Bistro
  • The Crazy Fox Bistro
  • Michael & Marion's

Top Shopping Centers in Barrie

  • Georgian Mall
  • Bayfield Mall
  • Park Place

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • MacLaren Art Centre
  • Art Appreciation Gallery
  • Barrie's Garden Centre

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Breakfast poutine - Flashback Diner
  • Falafel pita - Sammy's In 'n' Out Pita
  • Charcuterie plate - Urban Dish Grill & Wine Bar

Sports Club

  • The Barrie Colts - Ice hockey team
  • The Barrie Baycats - Intercounty Baseball League
  • The Barrie Lakeshores - Lacrosse team

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 4.50 C$ / 0.33 liter
  • Taxi: 3.50 C$ (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 1,640.00 C$
  • Cheap meal: 20.50 C$
  • Gasoline: 1.02 C$ / liter
  • 3 course meal: 60.00 C$
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