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The large and small lakes, quiet wooded areas, sophisticated dining and great festivals of these two Ontario cities provide excellent vacation opportunities.

Just a short drive apart, the two cities of the Barrie-Orillia region on Lake Simcoe offer your choice of exciting or relaxing vacation activities. Visit pretty parks with miles of walking trails throughout Ontario’s Lake Country. Enjoy varied watersports on the lakes.

Find a small lake or a quiet bay on Lake Simcoe or Lake Couchiching to kayak, canoe, learn how to stand-up paddleboard or simply relax on a beach. Jet Ski or rent a motorboat to explore the open waters. Fish for perch, bass and lake trout by boat, from shore or inside a winter ice-fishing shack.

For a great multiday walk, follow roughly 60 miles (100 kilometers) of the Trans Canada Trail between Barrie and Orillia by way of Midland. Hike the region to see spring wildflowers and fall foliage. Cross-country ski, snowshoe and even dogsled in winter.

Both cities have preserved historic buildings. In Orillia, see dinner and a show at the Opera House, built in 1895. Learn about Ontario history from early First Nations people through the War of 1812 to modern times on one of several self-guided Heritage Barrie Walking Tours. After your tour, have a meal at one of the more than 500 restaurants of Barrie-Orillia, from casual to fine dining and ethnic food.

While Barrie is significantly larger than Orillia, both cities have extensive festival schedules throughout the year. Come for Orillia’s winter carnival, spring perch festival or autumn jazz festival. Wander through downtown all summer to see the Streets Alive! artwork by local artists, featuring a common structural foundation and amazingly diverse execution. Barrie’s summer Kempenfest offers arts and crafts, music, antiques and kids’ events. Winter brings a tree-lighting celebration and Santa Claus parade.

Drive north from Toronto for about 1 hour to reach Barrie and another 30 minutes northeast to arrive in Orillia. Build your vacation around one or more of the popular festivals and travel between the cities to fully appreciate this beautiful part of the province.

Top hotels in Barrie - Orillia

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Collingwood
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Collingwood
2.5 out of 5
15 Cambridge Street, Collingwood, ON
The price is Rs5,569 per night from 17 Dec to 18 Dec

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Georgian Bay and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain. Lake Huron and Collingwood ...

4.3/5Excellent! (980 reviews)

"From the staff to the Quality was amazing !! Looking forward to staying again."…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2020

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Collingwood
Monte Carlo Inn Barrie Suites
Monte Carlo Inn Barrie Suites
3 out of 5
81 Hart Dr, Barrie, ON
The price is Rs4,058 per night from 17 Dec to 18 Dec

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Barrie Farmers Market, MacLaren Art Centre and Barrie Arboretum at Sunnidale Park. ...

3.9/5Very Good! (983 reviews)

"The staff...Sammi was amazing! The hotel was immaculate....the room was large and accomodating. Sparkling clean. Soaker tub. Very enjoyable!!"…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2020

Monte Carlo Inn Barrie Suites
Georgian Bay Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Georgian Bay Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
3 out of 5
10 Vacation Inn, Collingwood, ON
The price is Rs5,785 per night from 13 Dec to 14 Dec

Located in the heart of Collingwood, this spa resort is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Collingwood Golf Course and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain. Collingwood ...

4/5Very Good! (989 reviews)

"Perfect location! Close to the village and down town and all the trails"…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2020

Georgian Bay Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
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Top Holiday Rentals in Barrie - Orillia

Parkside House
Parkside House
3.5 out of 5
15 Parkside Dr, Barrie, ON
The price is Rs4,464 per night from 13 Dec to 14 Dec

Located in the heart of Barrie, this apartment building is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Barrie Farmers Market, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Georgian Mall and Georgian College. ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (94 reviews)

"Needed a place to stay for a course at Georgian College, and this spot was perfect. Close to downtown and walking distance to many restaurants to enjoy in the evening, but cosy and quiet for a good night's sleep. I appreciated the fridge, coffee maker & kettle in the room as it was a cold weekend. ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

Parkside House
Friday Harbour Resort
Friday Harbour Resort
4 out of 5
391 Big Bay Point Rd, Innisfil, ON

Located in Innisfil, this beachfront condominium resort is on the boardwalk and within 9 mi (15 km) of Wilkin's Walk Trailhead, Big Cedar Golf Club and Barrie ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Great layout with three bedrooms, each with their own bathrooms, plus a guest bathroom on the main floor. The kitchen/dinning area was great and well equipped."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2019

Friday Harbour Resort
Riverfront Cottages
Riverfront Cottages
3 out of 5
28 River Avenue Crescent, Wasaga Beach, ON

Located in the heart of Wasaga Beach, this holiday home is within a 5-minute walk of Skull Island Adventure Golf and Wasaga Beach Provincial Park. Georgian Bay ...

Riverfront Cottages
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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