Head to Barrie this Valentine’s Day if you’re looking for a fun adventure to have with your significant other. Barrie has plenty of accommodation options to suit every want and need so put your comfort in our hands to make sure you enjoy your special weekend. From active adventures like skiing and snowshoeing to more the more relaxing like painting or the spa, Barrie & Area has something for everyone.
There’s no time like this weekend to take advantage of our Stay & Play Package deals. The hotels in Barrie have partnered up with our amazing ski resorts to bring you packages that include a one night stay an Alpine, Nordic or tubing voucher per adult (varies per hotel), and often a hot breakfast, too! Check out the different options and book yours today by clicking here. Prices vary.
Just north of Barrie, Rolling Sands Percherons owns some beautiful wooded lands and gorgeous horses. See some of the picturesque countryside and enjoy relaxing while listening to only the snow crunch under the horses’ hooves. Make your Valentine’s Day extra special by heading out on a “cutter” or carriage for two. Each sleigh ride lasts about 45 minutes and they’ll provide you with a cozy blanket and some of the best hot chocolate afterwards to warm you up. Call 705-726-5968 to book your romantic sleigh ride today.
Take snowshoeing to a new level and try it at night! Scenic Caves Nature Adventures in Collingwood offers guided night snowshoeing tours. Each tour lasts 1 ½ – 2 hours (about 4km). The moonlight and stars reflecting off the snow make for a spectacular setting for an adventure (although a headlamp is also provided for you). See animal nightlight, the beautiful wooded trails, and the breathtaking lookouts from a whole new perspective. Click here for more information.
One of Barrie’s newer locations, Canvas & Cabernet brings to us a new concept for a fun and interesting date night. While enjoying wine, cocktails, vinyl records, and of course your wonderful company, try a paint class! Canvas and Cabernet is fully licensed with many choices from liquors, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages as well as a European style menu of charcuterie and specialty cheeses and chocolate. The best part is, you can enjoy these yummy drinks and treats while painting! Make your own masterpiece in a beautiful atmosphere. Both afternoon and evening classes are available. Click here for more information.
The Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain
Head further north for a beautiful retreat at the Scandinave Spa in Blue Mountain, Collingwood. The award-winning Ontario Spa offers the Scandinavian Baths experience with a Finnish Sauna, Eucalyptus Steam Room, Thermal & Nordic Waterfalls, Hot Baths, Cold Plunges, and relaxation areas. Come in the morning and relax all day or come just in time to watch the sunset with your s/o and relax into the night. Registered Massage treatments, packages, and an on-site bistro are also available. Follow this old Finnish tradition this Valentine’s Day and head north to RELAX. Click here for more information.
Downtown Barrie has plenty of fun – and romance – to offer. Build a day full of fun but relaxing activities for you and your s/o. Check out Barrie’s free outdoor skating rink, the Circle in the Square (City Hall) at 70 Collier Street. The summer fountain that normally lies here is transformed into a circular skating rink in the winter months. Equipped with heated change rooms, a Zamboni, and nearby parking, skating is a great way to start your romantic day. One of Barrie’s favourite places for a cup of tea is english&miller. Warm up after your skate and enjoy afternoon tea and treats (for high tea, you must book in advance). Check out their gift shop and gallery too. The MacLaren Art Centre is just a few steps away. Here, you can continue your fun and relaxation by walking through the gallery and viewing the amazing exhibitions that they are currently showing (Carl Beam, Norval Morrisseau, Reading the Talk, Robert Houle, and more). Find what you love in Downtown Barrie.