Things You And Your Family Can Enjoy This Weekend!

This weekend is full of exciting activities you and your family can do to get out and enjoy the snowy weather! From visiting a delicious local coffee shop, winter activities, or planning for Valentine’s Day for next weekend. See below for our top picks for things to do this weekend in Simcoe County!

open air dunlop

Things are reopening this weekend, and what better way to get some fresh air than Downtown Barrie! This Saturday, a portion of Dunlop Street will be closed to vehicle traffic and open for people to explore by foot. Bundle up and bring the family to enjoy a hot drink, see the ice sculptures, and more!


Experience this snowy winter weather and try renting cross country ski equipment, and heading to Friday Harbour! Their outdoor adventure centre is now open, where you can explore their groomed cross-country ski trails or blaze your own path through the Nature Preserve trails! 

Make sure to check their website for booking details.


Time to finally get together with friends and family! This weekend, take the time to reunite with friends at this artisan chic place. Common Good Cafe is a space where you can enjoy quality food and beverages, from the early morning breakfast menu to unwinding with delicious coffee.

Click here to see their menu and make a reservation. 


Valentine’s Day is getting closer every day, so planning ahead of time is ideal for this popular holiday! Some of the most popular restaurants are taking reservations now, so make sure you check them out. The Keg Steakhouse + Bar, is offering a 3-course meal, perfect for those couples who are looking enjoy a steak dinner. This amazing experience is available for dine-in and takeout.

Or plan a romantic date night at home! Settle on your couch and enjoy the evening watching your favourite rom com! If you want to make this day even more special, make sure you check Homestead’s website to order from their Valentine’s menu. From sugar cookies, macarons, mimosas and more, this local coffee shop has everything you need to make your romantic movie date ideal!

Finally, you can visit J’adore in Barrie during these days and choose one of their Valentine’s Day Tasting Boxes! All these incredible boxes come with cheese from around the world, handcrafted chocolate, locally made products, and wines. Treat your loved one, your friends over or just yourself this Valentine’s Day!