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This Weekend in Barrie: 3 Things To Try


A sure sign that winter has fully arrived is the kick off to the ski season. This weekend, the slopes will be open at Blue Mountain. Of course, it’s a little different in 2020.

For opening weekend, mountain access is restricted to Resort guests and passholders.  

After you’ve hit the hills, take a walk though Enchanted Mountain. The entire Village is decked out in garlands and bows, ideal for a family trip full of festive sights and sounds.

Aside from the festive décor, there will are fire pits to warm by, holiday music and carolers and horse drawn carriage with Santa this Saturday. There’s also a one kilometer pedestrian pathway through the Village and around the Mill Pond with interactive Christmas light displays.


Did you miss Mayor Jeff’s red zone challenge? The Challenge is simple!

Red zone restrictions will last 4 weeks (or more). So, for the next four weeks, the challenge is to do these 4 things each week (4 x 4): 1. Donate to a Barrie Charity 2. Order take out for pickup from a Barrie restaurant 3. Buy something from a Barrie shop/service 4. Reach out to someone in Barrie. Post the 4 things you did with the hashtag #Barrie4x4Challenge

Need some inspiration to get started? How about Christmas Cheer to donate to, Skewers for take out and one of the great local businesses from the Chamber of Commerce to buy from!

Check out Shak’s World

Speaking of great local causes to support, Shak’s World is a fully accessible community centre that is brand new to downtown Barrie. They offer a variety of recreational programs for all ages. Specifically, their focus is on providing youth with a safe space that promotes physical and mental wellness.

In addition to the in person programs, they have a range of virtual offerings. Give them a follow on Insta to learn more!

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