Barrie's waterfront on Lake Simcoe

Why Visit Barrie?

This city, on the shores of Lake Simcoe is the gateway and a great base to Ontario’s northern cottage country. head northwest to Wasaga Beach and Collingwood (and continue to the Bruce peninsula and Tobermory), or head northeast to  Orillia and the Trent-Severn Canal (continuing toward the Muskoka Lakes), or head  north to Midland and Penetanguishene (and the rugged eastern shore of Georgian Bay). To the south is a pastoral rural area with drive-ins, farmers markets and lots of beaches.

Barrie-Muskoka Area Towns Map

There are many communities around Barrie, in the Muskoka area to the northeast of Barrie, and along the south shore and the eastern shore of Georgian Bay.