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Barrie Centennial Park

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Address: 65 Lakeshore Drive, Barrie, Ontario L4N 2M6, Canada
Phone Number: 705-726-4242
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Visitors now pay to park

Busy walking trail - watch out for dog poop - very busy in summer lots of weekend festivals - there is a beach and childrens playground

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Barrie, Canada
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Barrie, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Busy walking trail - watch out for dog poop - very busy in summer lots of weekend festivals - there is a beach and childrens playground

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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I come here at least once a week to walk the waterfront in Barrie with my girl friend. Most people dont know how lucky they are to have this great waterfront area. It is great for walks, biking, rollerblading, and skateboarding. In the summer time it is also great for swimming and people watching.

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Barrie, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Nice place for hanging out with friends, chilling out, running and for family events. Nice all year around. Washrooms and other facilities and stores nearby!

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Bathrooms, secure family setting, food available. Good supervised swim area. Clean beach area. Great playland with numerous adventures for kids and liked the base of equipment preventing injuries from falls

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This beach is lovely! Lots of parking and beach-front. One of my go to places in Barrie. There is a nice pizza join across the street too called Pie. Grab some take out and hang out on the beach for a relaxing weekend!

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Welland, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Barrie's Centennial Park located on the shore of beautiful Kempenfelt Bay has it all. An absolutely fantastic location, on the bus route, with downtown and dozens of great restaurants and shops literally a three minute walk away. The park itself follows the curve of the bay, it is filled with beautiful gardens and fountains, has gorgeous sand beach areas with... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been here a few times over the years, there is a great play area for kids, a sand beach on a fresh water lake marked off with a safe swim area and in the summer there are the fountains too. A lot of this coming from experience of playing there myself when I was younger.

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Barrie
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Beautiful in-city Park - with loads of amenities and accessibility to so much. Lots of restaurants near by, for both kids and or couples, the playgrounds - walk along the beach. Lake Simcoe is right there!

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Barrie
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The park is alive during the summer but most popular is the Kempenfest Weekend where an aray of outdoor markets feature crafts and food items. good entertainment as well.

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Barrie, Ontario Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Our city attracts so many out of towners for our waterfront park that we now charge visitors for parking. Canada geese make walking hazardous because of poop.

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