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The Weekender: Jan. 14th

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The Weekender: Jan. 14th

The midpoint of January beckons, and with it a plethora of winter activities to enjoy. Shake off the blahs, get out of the house and dive into all that winter can throw at you!

Tubing and Tobogganing

The ski slopes around town are wide open and full of the white stuff. Snow Valley is running almost their full slate of programming, including tubing, evening walks and lift operations.

If the ski shelves are a bit too steep for you and the famjam, consider an afternoon of sledding down the hills around Hillcrest Public School or Sunnidale. Hurst park is another option, although the abundance of trees warrant caution for you and your Krazy Karpet.

Beers And Boards

Dry January is a thing. And for those enduring the alcohol free month, we salute you.


If you are, say, taking a break for a weekend, or decided to swerve the no-booze 30-day test of wills this year, we recommend ordering a can or two from one of the sumptuous Barrie beer providers.

Flying Monkey’s, Redline and Barnstormers are all open for pickup, with their terrific lineup of lagers at the LCBO.

Redline is also offering early tickets for their Valentine’s day event featuring beers and charcuterie boards, provided by Always On Board. And anyone with a special someone knows it’s never too early to start planning for that day.


Another vigorous way to spend a weekend afternoon at this time of year is on the snowshoe trails. In Barrie you can find a wealth of paths at Sunnidale park (perfectly paired with a hot chocolate from one of downtown’s cafes)

Outside of the city by the lake, there are trails to be trekked at Blue Mountain, Wasaga Beach and Midland, to name just a few. Hit up our blog on snowshoe trails around Barrie for more!

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