There’s no shortage of fun things to do in the Barrie area. With its beautiful waterfront, residents and visitors always have a list of activities to chose from.
Whether you’re just visiting or Barrie is home, getting to know the waterfront areas will teach you a lot about the city. Make sure you do these seven things along Barrie’s waterfront no matter how long you’re in town.
Visit Spirit Catcher
The Spirit Catcher is located by the lake near Heritage Park. Be sure to visit this unique art installation, while perusing the lake area.
Follow the Waterfront Trail
Located in the Kempenfelt Bay area, the waterfront trail tours will take you through three different parks. You’ll get an amazing view of the city and enjoy some exercise while at it.
The tours of the waterfront trail do happen regularly. However, make sure you check the schedule since they don’t run every single day.
Swim at Centennial Beach
Centennial Beach is a tourist attraction in Barrie and a hangout for locals. In the spring and summer, lifeguards are stationed in the area to make sure swimmers stay safe. You’ll also find a variety of food stands and concessions to keep you going for the day.
Play Mini-Golf
Fun for date night or spending time with the kids, a little mini-golf by the water is sure to make a splash!
Kayaking & Canoeing
If mini-golf isn’t up your alley, consider renting a canoe or kayak at Centennial Beach. You can enjoy the water from your vessel and paddle out for a great view.
Go Fishing
You’ll find multiple fishing spots in Barrie. The most popular with locals are the ones along Kempenfelt Bay. You can catch perch, lake trout, smallmouth bass and more if you’re lucky.
Ice Fishing
During the winter months, ice fishing can be a unique activity to do in Barrie. Kempenfelt Bay is an ideal spot for your ice fishing adventures.
Take the Serendipity Princess
The Serendipity Princess is a paddle wheel boat that is currently docked at the Barrie town dock. Able to hold 265-passengers, daily cruises take you out into the water and give you an incredible view of the city.
If time permits, be sure to book a sunset cruise. You’ll get an unbelievable view of the city as the sun goes down.