Everything you Need to Know about Barrie Winterfest 2020
Get bundled up with family and friends and beat the winter blues at Barrie Winterfest 2020. Keep reading for more information on this fun-filled community event.
This coming February 1st & 2nd Barrie will hold their annual event, Barrie Winterfest, named one of the Top 100 Festivals in Ontario. Winterfest offers plenty of fun activities for the entire family and is an event you don’t want to miss out on!
Some outdoor activities that will take place are:
- Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
- Snow Valley Mini Tube
- Bonfire Warming Zone
- Dog Cart Rides
- Winter Play Nature Exploration Zone
- Inflatable Slide
- Ice Sculptures
- Lumberjack Shows
- Historic Walking Tours
- Winter Kites
That’s not all – visit here for more activities that will take place at this event.
“How am I going to get there? Parking is going to be agonizing!”
Don’t worry, Winterfest is hooking the community of Barrie up with some shuttle & parking options.
Getting Around – Shuttle & Downtown Parking
Winterfest Park and Ride Shuttle: Saturday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm & Sunday 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Park at the Bayfield Mall, easily accessed off of Highway 400, and take a warm and comfortable FREE ride to Barrie Winterfest! The shuttle will pick-up and drop-off at Coulter Street behind the Bayfield Mall at Barrie Transit stop #203 and the Downtown Transit Terminal along Maple Avenue, where you can cross the street to Heritage Park and enjoy all of the festivities.
If you’re driving to the event, there’s plenty of downtown and waterfront parking available within close walking distance, including the Collier Street Parkade. It is a fully accessible, 7-level parking facility with over 300 parking spots located on Collier Street between Owen and Clapperton Streets, just a short walk from Heritage Park & Meridian Place.
When making your way around downtown, Simcoe Street will be closed from Maple Avenue to Dunlop Street from 6:00 am on February 1st to 6:00 pm on February 2nd.
Are you considering Barrie as the next city to settle down with your family? The community has a lot to offer. Barrie is well-known for its events, trails, parks, cultural festivals, the stunning waterfront, the list goes on. It’s the central escape between the hustle and bustle of Toronto and the mix of the tranquillity of cottage country in Muskoka. You can enjoy the best of both worlds without missing out on the city lifestyle.
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