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Barrie Centennial Park

Address: 65 Lakeshore Drive, Barrie, Ontario L4N 2M6, Canada
Phone Number: 705-726-4242
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Ranked #1 of 52 things to do in Barrie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Barrie
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I was new to Barrie and heard about this Beach. I took my family and they were thrilled. We had a great beach to lay on, the water was nice and we also had a great playground for the older kids. The grass was Very well kept and know I will be returning this summer to have more fun. Great... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

covered in snow and ice but what an experience - stood on the lake and took some amazing frosty photos

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Open beautiful clean lake. Deep waters so very cold until August for swimming but on hot days a refreshing experience. Started to charge for beach parking a BiT disappointing

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Barrie, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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