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Barrie Centennial Park

65 Lakeshore Drive, Barrie, Ontario L4N 2M6, Canada
705-726-4242
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Barrie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Type: Parks, Outdoors

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Barrie, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The city of Barrie has done much to create and maintain this waterfront area. What you see now used to be water. The lake used to come all the way up to the train tracks. Now we have a lovely walking area, marina, playground, roadways, and a few condo buildings. This place can become quite crowded during the summer, but... More 

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Ontario
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Excellent running trail around the lake front. The best time of the day is first thing in the morning. You will meet several other runners on route but it isn't too busy.

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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Unlike many towns, Barrie has maintained access to the waterfront to the masses. You will see families, swimming, picnicking, playing and many more activities. There are so many activities and attractions at this location!

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Barrie, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The City of Barrie has a wonderful waterfront. Great time there for singles, couples, and families. Whether there is a special event or just an ordinary day...no visit to the waterfront is ever ordinary. Prepare to share the park with the ducks and geese. Enjoy the breezes from Kempenfelt Bay or in the winter dogsled rides on the Bay. Enjoy!!

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Aurora, Ontario
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

the idea of having a park just right on the beach for kids to have fun after swimming is a great idea that makes me prefer to go their each summer .

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Ontario
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is well planned and in a lovely spot on the beachfront. There is something there for all ages and the equipment is in good, safe condition.

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Sudbury, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
44 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

we walked the beach / waterfront area..but disappointed about paying $3.00 hr. for parking..very busy area,bicyclists,walkers..nice to see al boats docked and the sailboats out in the water..

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Chatham, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Enjoyed the sandy beach, kids playground, change room facilities and nice to see an on duty life guard as well. Only problem was the price of ice-cream at the booth - single scoop of hard ice cream was $4.00 - not sure I get why it was so costly but we skipped paying such an exorbitant price.

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Vaughan, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Nice size playground on artificial beach. Next to the lake. Plenty of parking (not too expensive) and overall a very good spot to bring your portable grill and spend the day having fun with the kids and friends. We had a great time.

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New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great walking trail along the water. There is a swimming platform also. The plants along the way attract lovely butterflies and the benches under the willows offer welcome respite from the sun. Just a lovely, enchanted place!

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