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February 17th-20th


Things To Do in the Barrie and Surrounding Areas This Weekend

Friday Night Flick

Family movie night anyone? Come out this Friday 6:30pm to our Painswick Branch Public Library in Barrie and enjoy this week’s Friday Flick, Iron Man 2 (2hr 4m).

Barrie Colts vs. North Bay Battalion

Wanna check out a hockey game? Our Barrie Colts are taking on the North Bay Battalion this Saturday February 18th at the Sadlon Arena starting at 7:30. Get your tickets here. 

Torchlit Self-Guided Snowshoe Hike 

Come out this Saturday February 18th to Snow Valley Tube Park for a self-guided torchlight snowshoe hike through the 2.6km looped trail. A crackling campfire in the middle of nature will greet you halfway through your adventure, where you can enjoy some complementary treats and drinks. The adventure takes approximately 1-1.5 hours to complete, depending on your walking pace. It includes your trail pass, snowshoe rentals and head lamp. Check their website out to register. 

Barrie's Farmers Market

Interested in some live music, fresh local produce, baked goods and free activities for the kids? Check out Barrie’s Farmers Market on Saturdays 8:00am to noon until April 29th.

Outdoor Fields, Courts & Rinks

Looking for an outdoor activity to do with your friends and family? Why not come out to one of the eight City operated arena ice pads or one of the seven outdoor ice rinks in and around the Barrie Area this weekend?

The Skate Escape

Embrace the best of the winter season with ice skating in the Piazza, an array of sweet and savoury treats, handcrafted beverages, live entertainment and more. Running every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 3:00-8:00pm until March 4th. (weather permitting)

Hot Cocoa Trail 

Follow the Hot Cocoa Trail for the tastiest way to warm up February. This Downtown Barrie winter tradition showcases some deliciously unique and creative hot chocolate inspired beverages and dishes by our local coffee shops, cafés, and restaurants. Every Saturday and Sunday in February, head downtown, venture along the Hot Cocoa Trail and indulge in signature cups of hot chocolate while sipping, shopping and supporting local! Check out the Downtown Barrie website for more information on the chance to win a $250 prize pack & which stores will be participating.

Family Day Winter Adventure

The 8th annual family day winter adventure is perfect for families to get active outdoors with horse-drawn sleigh rides, skating on an outdoor rink, snowshoeing, broomball, kicksledding, and axe throwing (ages 10+). You can also bring your own sled to go tobogganing. Then warm up by the bonfire and try your hand at a craft!

The February Blues Festival

Shake off cabin fever at the annual February Blues Festival, featuring Blues and Jazz music performed by some of Canada's most brilliant artists in venues throughout Barrie and the area. Various times, check the schedule out if you're interested. 

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