The City of Barrie celebrates Family Day weekend

(Barrie, ON) – Barrie has plenty of events and activities happening this Family Day (Monday, February 19). Here’s what residents need to know:

Family Day events and programs: 

  • The City of Barrie is hosting a Family Day Winter Adventure from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Barrie Community Sports Complex (2100 Nursery Road, Midhurst). The event is free and offers an opportunity for families to be active together outdoors. Activities will include horse-drawn wagon rides, crafts, broomball, axe throwing, a bonfire warming zone, circus and fire performers at 11 a.m. 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Visit for more information. 
  • There is a drop-in schedule of activities taking place at the City’s recreation/community centres, including public skates and swims, available via All three centres will be open regular operating hours.
  • Residents are encouraged to get out and experience the beauty of Barrie as a winter city through self-guided activities for the “Nature in Winter” pop-up at Sunnidale Park on Saturday, February 17. More details on the self-guided activities are available via

Family Day affected services: 

  • City Hall will be closed Monday, February 19. 
  • Parking: Downtown parking (on-street and lots) is free on statutory holidays. Waterfront parking is enforced 24/7/365. View the Municipal Parking Map to see parking areas and rates, and for more parking information.
  • Barrie Transit will operate according to the regular Sunday service schedule. Riders are encouraged to visit to plan their trips. 
  • Curbside Collection: There will be no garbage, organics or recycling collection on Family Day in Barrie. Collection during the week of this holiday will occur one day later for the remainder of the week. Visit  for more information on curbside collection services.
Media Contact

Emma Sharpe
Communications Advisor