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COVID-19 Recreation
Updates & Cancellations

This page contains up-to-date information re COVID-19 impacts on Recreation & Culture Services. ​​​​The City regularly consults with, and follows advice from, the Simcoe Muskoka Dist​rict Health Unit​.​​

Recreation Facilities Closed, Virtual Programs Available

Due to the provincewide shutdown declared on April 1, Allandale Recreation Centre, Holly Community Centre, East Bayfield Community Centre, Eastview Arena and Sadlon Arena are closed to the public (other than the immunization clinic at Holly Community Centre, which is open by appointment only). The shutdown was effective and will remain in effect for at least four weeks across Ontario. There are no in-person programs/activity offerings, but virtual program offerings continue.

Holly Community Centre​
East Bayfield Community Centre 
Allandale Recreation Centre 
Open solely for use by high-performance athletes in accordance with the Provincial legislation
Sadlon Arena
All other community centres remain closed until further notice.​
2021 Summer Day Camps​

Registration for summer day camps is now open via

Virtual Recreation Programming

Virtual fitness classes and virtual recreation programs​ are open to all users with accounts (new users can create an account). For safety and security reasons, all participants are required to have a Zoom account to access virtual classes and programs. ​​See full details about virtual recreation progams.​ ​

Recreation Fees, Memberships and Accounts

recPASS membership payment plans are paused until further notice. Members can check their balance and payment plan via their account. ​RecPASS members can use their membership to access virtual fitness classes, free of charge. The City is also accepting new recreation accounts to access recreation programming. Sign up for an account at

Frequently Asked Questions

​How do I cancel my recPASS (membership)? 

Members can cancel their existing fitness memberships by emailing or by calling a local recreation centre.

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

Recreation Cancellations & Updates

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

Reasons Explained

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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