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4 Reasons To Be Thankful In Barrie Right Now

5 Reasons To Be Thankful In Barrie Right Now


Barrie has a bit of a reputation as a city that likes to complain (occasionally)

And yet, when you take stock of all the good things out there that are often overlooked or taken for granted, it paints a vibrant picture. Despite the pandemic.

In honour of Thanksgiving, dive into our meandering list of things to give thanks for in Barrie right now.

4 Reasons To Be Thankful In Barrie Right Now


Now, having said all of that, we might might need some maintenance on their nerves by the end of the year.

Luckily Barrie is packed with a growing number of options for self care and general health improvement.

Keep in mind that of course, there are plenty of restrictions due to Covid in place. So be sure to check the requirements before heading out.

If it’s the body you’d like to work on, hit up Jeevanaya Wellness or one of the many other yoga spots across the city. Or a gym.

And if the diet is dogging you, visit a few of the healthy eating restaurants in town. And don’t forget about Nutrition Plus downtown for organic bulk foods, herbs and spices, free range and organic meats, and gluten free foods.


It’s a no-brainer. And we tend to overlook what’s in our own backyard.

Yet we are fortunate to live in a city with a waterfront that produces daily breathtaking views and walking spaces. And at this time of the year, the fall colours just make it all the more inviting.


And speaking of our own backyards, the Ardagh Bluffs, Sunnidale Park, Heritage trail and Wilkin’s Walk are just a few options to get the most out of in-town nature.

There simply are not many cities in Canada that can make similar claims. Get out there and revel in it.


C’mon, you KNOW we are going to use every opportunity to brag up the local music scene.

Barrie is fortunate to have a terrific assortment of venues that offer live music throughout the week including Flying Monkey’s, Common Good cafe, Donaleigh’s and North Country.

What do you think of our 4 Reasons To Be Thankful In Barrie Right Now? Did we miss anything you are thankful for? Send us an email or a msg to our FB page to let us know!

Picnic Picks In Barrie

Find Your Outdoor Lunch Spot

As August is the Sunday of summer, it’s the perfect time to find a Sunday picnic spot around town. Luckily, Barrie is packed with outdoor dining spots! Here’s 3 great locales to host your next basket and blanket soiree…


Right in the heart of Barrie, Sunnidale Park and Arboretum is 48.6-acre of outdoor paradise to accommodate your meal. Plenty to do before and after, especially for the little ones. The Every Kids a Hero Inclusive Adventure playground was built in partnership with the Barrie professional Firefighters Association and includes a zip line. End off the day with a leisurely stroll through woodland to explore the greenery and wildlife (and to walk off those big helpings of potato salad)


Still a bit of a hidden gem in north-west Barrie near the Sandy Hollow Buffer, Lampman Park boasts plenty of shady spots for your picnic needs. The remodeled playground and Splash pad were completed in 2017, with a skate park, tennis and basketball courts and open fields for recreation. Perfect for a full afternoon of outdoorsy fun.


Smaller than the “big” guys like Heritage Park and Centennial, Tynedale sits at the mouth of the southern shores of Kempenfelt Bay. Being on the slighter size makes it a cozier confine for a picnic. Children can run out their sugar rush on the playground, then end off the day soaking up sun and napping along Tollendale Beach.

What did you think of our trio of Picnic Spots? Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments! And be sure to connect with us if you have an event or business in Barrie that could benefit from getting Uncovered!

Fat Bikes! Snowboards! And More! 5 Things To Do in Barrie This Weekend

14 Things To Do in Barrie This February


We got a nice break from winter over the holidays. But as the weekend approaches, so does the snow.

We can do one of two things; hide under a blanket until April, or just suck it up and get out there.

If you choose the outdoor option, there are plenty of winter laced events to enjoy this weekend.

Click on the headline for each to learn more!

Vans Hi-Standard Snowboard Series

Embrace the winter at Horseshoe, with a snowboard series.

The Vans Canada #HiStandardSeries hits the Resort on Saturday. Free registration and a chance to hit the slopes with some killer gear.

Boarders who can impress can wish cash on the spot!

Yoga for Teens & Tweens

Flourish Vitality is running a yoga series geared toward young adults beginning on Sunday.

Teens and tweens age 11-15 are welcome to join and experience first hand some of the benefits of yoga, including;

  • Mood improvement and emotional regulation
  • Relief of stress and anxiety
  • Development of coping abilities

Live Music/Concerts

The gig cup runneth over this weekend (as usual) with plenty of shows across town.

The Foxx brings the noise with back to back bangers, and Common Good provides a couple of acoustic performances. Look for local bands as well at Red 7 Lounge, Donaleigh’s and Malone’s Pint House.

Kid Friendly Stuff

The downtown branch of the Library is running a Tech Titans gaming event in the Tinkerlab (registration required, so be sure to check availability in advance)

Have you checked out Funvilla? It’s a new(ish) indoor entertainment facility for the little ones that includes bouncy castles, wall climbing and a Ninja course.


Roll into the cold season on a fat bike fitted with extra thick tires, perfect for kicking around trails. Friday Harbour offers bike rentals through the season, as well as snowshoes, skis and skates.

Have an idea for an event we should cover? Shoot us an email to [email protected] and we’ll add it to our events calendar! 

5 Things To Do In Barrie This Weekend


On Dasher! Go Blitzen! OMFG look at my Credit Card and overdraft!

It’s definitely an exciting…and expensive time of year

Scroll on for 5 Things to do in Barrie this weekend. Click on the headline for each event to learn more!


Canadian Ice Fishing Expo

Happening at Georgian college on Saturday and Sunday, this consumer show will be packed with fantastic features for all levels of fisherman.

50 Exhibitors

Seminars and tips from industry leading professionals

New product demonstrations

Prizes and Giveaways

The latest tech and gear

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Canada's Premier Ice Fishing Expo This event is being held in Barrie, Ontario Canada a short cast away from Lake Simcoe a world class fishery recognized as the most popular ice fishery in Ontario. Located just off Hwy 400 at Duckworth Drive, this venue is ideally situated to capture the largest concentrated target audience in Canada. Anglers and vendors from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Simcoe and neighboring counties, all regions across Ontario and even from nearby border states like New York and Michigan, will not want to miss this major event devoted strictly to ice fishing.  The 2-day, open-to-public consumer show will be packed with fantastic features that our guests will not want to miss! Including – 50 Exhibitors under one roof – Seminars and tips from industry leading professionals – New product demonstrations – Prizes and Giveaways – Buy the latest tech and gear. Great deals just in time for Christmas and right before another ice fishing season. Whether you are looking for a few new accessories, in need of an upgrade, or totally new to the ice fishing scene, you will find what you are looking for at the Canadian Ice Fishing Expo! *** FREE PARKING fishingexpo #georgiancollege #icefishing2019 #barrieontario #barrie #experience #lures #experts #seminars #vip #coldweather #snow #fishingrod #spinner #bobber #400 #ice #vendors

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Santa Skate @ Horseshoe Resort

Horseshoe’s outdoor rink is open and on Saturday the big man from the North Pole will be in attendance. Bring a SANTA HAT and enjoy live holiday entertainment.

Stay warm with complimentary Hot Chocolate and Marshmallow Roasting on the Apres Patio from 1:00-4:00pm.

Art Show Hosted by Artishock

Happening at City Hall, this exhibition includes portraits completed by Artishock’s hard working students. The artworks included have been created by young children to adults.


Movies & Music

Georgian Theatre continues their Friday Xmas movie series with the Griswald clan’s Christmas Vacation on Friday.

And as per usual, there is a ton of live music in Barrie, including a benefit concert for the David Busby Centre at Unity Market.

Christmas Cheer karaoke @ Barnstormer Brewing

Barnstormer Brewing & Distilling Co. are hosting Christmas Cheer Karaoke, in support of Barrie & District Christmas Cheer.

With every donation of a new, unwrapped toy, you’ll receive a FREE beer koozie. 10% of all food sales during the event will go directly to Christmas Cheer.


Have an event coming up in Barrie? Tell us about it! Email [email protected] with the deets! 

Yin Yoga, Hilltop Yoga And…Non Yoga Nightclub Stuff: 5 Things To Do in Barrie This Weekend

TGIF: Apparently Blondes DO Have More Fun


See, that wasn’t so painful.

Summer ended and we got through the first week of back to school with a minimum of incident. And vodka.

And if you are in need of some out of the house activity to liven up Saturday and Sunday, you are in luck!

As per usual, the weekend is awash in fun in the city by the lake. Read on for more…



We’ve mentioned before how many terrific options there are in Barrie to get your yoga on. This weekend there’s a chance to do it on a hill!

Horseshoe Resort continues their summer yoga program at the top of the ski hill. Ride the chairlift to the top of the ski hill, take in the view and then enjoy a complimentary yoga class. All ages, levels and abilities welcome. Just be sure to meet the instructor at the bottom of the hill.


If something closer to sea level is more your speed, there’s also an introductory class to Yin yoga from Yoga By Kim on Sunday. And the best part…it’s followed by PIZZA. Pre registration is needed. Hit up this FB link to connect with them.



If you were to compile a list of things that students in 2019 excel at, creating videos on their phone and consuming adult beverages would be near the top.  And tonight both skills could win them money!


– Attend both Queens Nightclub & ALLEY to receive a fortune cookie upon entrance.
– Open your cookies to reveal your initiation tasks.
– Film yourself completing the tasks.
– DM the vids to the venue you filmed at (@queensbarrie or @alleydtbarrie)


(In related news, I wish I was 21 again for this exact reason)



Speaking of students, another thing they excel at is not having money.

So the monthly two dollar sale from Dress To Success at Bayfield mall comes at just the right time. Find quality used clothing for less than the price of a coffee! They’re located upstairs at the end of the food court right next to the elevators.




BONUS EVENT! Hurricane Dorian Relief Donations

Unfortunately, it’s not going to be much of a weekend for the many thousands who are getting whacked by Hurricane Dorian. Particularly hard hit is the Bahamas, and the crew at Expedia Cruise Ships in Barrie are trying to help.

They are running a donation drive all weekend, and are personally driving the collected goods to Florida.

You can drop off what you can at 181 Livingstone St E., Unit #11.

Check out their FB page for more.

Have an event coming up in the Barrie area? We want to know about it! Send the deets to us right here.