Skip to content

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Bus Station
“Our best and largest shopping Mall. Offers shopping and dining options in a beautiful setting. Loads of parking. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Beach
“This is all part of Centennial Beach. Great kids park and grassy areas to bbq or to toss a football. Lovely sandy beach. Clean crisp water. Amazing sunrises here. There is a paved walking & biking trail all around the lake. Also a place to rent paddleboards.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Store
“An absolutely beautiful building and a perfect place to view some local art. The cost of admission is a suggested donation of $5. After you check out the art you should be sure to make a stop at the cafe downstairs for some delicious baked goods.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Great Irish Pub. Excellent spot to grab a drink with some mates for an evening. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Fountain
“Similar to the Orillia waterfront. Beaches, playground, walking biking trail etc. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
$$
“Homey eatery with multiple rooms offering Canadian cuisine & patios overlooking the bay. 4.2 out of 388 reviews.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Store
“With a walking distance, there is the nice market with wines and more, also LCBO, TD BANK, SHOPPERS DRUG MART. CHINESE FOOD, HAKIM OPTICAL AND MANY MORE IN THE SAME PLAZA”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“Never disappointed here! Always beautiful to see lots and lots of flowers! Beautiful trails.”
  • 10 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Restaurant
“Flying Monkeys is a craft brewery that will not disappoint - both the beer & the atmosphere. Sit inside or outside on the patio (weather permitting). The building itself is very eclectic & located in an old fire hall. Sign up for a brewery tour, play games such as crokinole while you drink a pint/flight or sit & enjoy live music (most nights). The food is great - mostly pub-style & apps.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Galaxy is the closest movie house to 118. Money saving tip (Costco sell great ticket deals for 2 adults or 2 kids!).”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
$$
  • 7 locals recommend
Pizza Place
$$
“Enjoy delicious pizza on Barrie's beautiful waterfront. A great night out with the family!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Buses run from one end of Barrie to the other. Great way t get downtown and back. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Brand new, state of the art seating and abundance of fun and surrounding dining too! Right here at the North Barrie Crossing Cundles Road East. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Bistro with a patio serving elevated farm-to-table cuisine in an intimate, rustic-chic interior. 4.6 out of 145 reviews.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“It has great prices, $6.00, also Lazy Boy chairs. Is the home for the Film Festival in Barrie.”
  • 3 locals recommend