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Recreation Updates
& Cancellations

This page contains up-to-date information about closures impacting recreation services, as well as closures and cancellations unrelated to COVID-19.

The City regularly consults with, and follows advice from, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit​.​

Proof of Vaccine

The City of Barrie is complying with the provincial regulations for proof of vaccination (two doses) along with valid ID. For more information visit barrie.ca/ProofOfVaccine.

Three Main Recreation Centres Open

​​Drop-in activities and ​virtual programs ​are available for registration via play.barrie.ca at Holly Community Centre (HCC)​, East Bayfield Community Centre (EBCC) and Allandale Recreation Centre (ARC)​. Pre-registration and COVID-19 screening is required.

Registration for fall recreation program opens September 28

We’ve got something for everyone! Register to participate in your favourites like dance, fitness classes, Spanish lessons, and much more! Starting September 20th, you can also add fall programs to your “Wish List” so you can quickly find your desired classes when registration opens. Browse programs via play.barrie.ca​. ​

​Closures & Cancellations

The below closures or program cancellations may be due to weather, instructor availability, facility issue, or other reason.

There are no cancellations or updates at this time. Please check back soon.

About Unplanned Cancellations & Closures

Our priorities are safety and communication. Sometimes unexpected events necessitate that a program or service must be moved, postponed or cancelled outright. In those circumstances we will post the relevant information as soon as it is available. Every effort will be made to makeup the affected missed classes.

On inclement weather days, decisions about program cancellations and outdoor sports fields closures will be made by 3:00 p.m. and the information posted. We endeavor to list all current emergency or unexpected cancellations or closures for City of Barrie recreation programs, events, skating and public swimming times as well as recreation facility and outdoor sports field closures. However, we cannot guarantee that all cancellations and closures will be listed here. All City of Barrie programming may be subject to change. Please use your own best judgment to assess local road conditions before venturing out.

Contact information

For more information, please contact the Inclement Weather Hotline at (705) 739-4215 email at recreation.information@barrie.ca.


Reasons Explained

Weather
Programs: Activities may be cancelled, postponed or moved due to inclement weather. Outdoor Facilities/Sports Fields: In the event of heavy rains, the Department may close or restrict the use of outdoor facilities and sports fields if they are deemed to be unplayable.   

Instructor Availability
Instructors may have an unforeseen availability due to extenuating circumstances. Every effort will be made to reschedule any affected classes.

Facility Issue
Unforeseen circumstances may cause a facility to be unavailable or unusable. Every effort will be made to relocate and/or make up the affected classes.

Beach Closure
As a result of Health Unit orders.

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