Recreation & Sports
Whether your passion is cheering on a sports team, or taking part in recreation activities, Barrie has you covered.
Barrie is an exciting playground for the outdoor enthusiast. With over 300 hectares of scenic park space and over 90 community parks, there is always a new area to explore for those who enjoy walking, hiking, running, blading, or biking. Residents and visitors enjoy year-round festivals & events, theatre productions, waterfront features, as well as other local cultural amenities such as the MacLaren Art Centre and the Simcoe County Museum. Barrie’s downtown also offers numerous recreational pursuits for all ages, and Tourism Barrie lists fun events taking place all over the city.
For outdoor winter fun, activities include skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, tubing, and ice fishing. As such, the Barrie region is home to more exhilarating downhill runs than anywhere else in Ontario. For some hockey action, watch future NHLers play for the Barrie Colts, as they compete in high-energy, action-packed games against teams in the Ontario Hockey League.
In the summertime, there are several golf courses to tee it up with friends, family, or colleagues. The Barrie area also has numerous beaches including Centennial Beach, Johnson’s Beach, Minet’s Point and Tyndale Park. Each location is equipped to keep everyone entertained with playgrounds, volleyball nets, trails, fishing and more. For live sports, check out the Barrie Baycats, a minor league baseball team in the semi-pro Inter-county baseball team. There’s no better spot than Barrie to enjoy it all!
The City of Barrie’s Recreation Department promotes activities for individuals and families to stay active and healthy. Choose from programs and activities in fitness, swimming, sports leagues, skating and more.