- Barrie Weekend GO Train Service
Barrie Weekend GO Train Service
All aboard to Barrie! Our GO Train and Bus service between Toronto and Barrie operates seven days a week.
Don't stress about those gas prices, either. With GO Transit, you will be able to relax and enjoy those cost savings before hitting those hiking or cycling trails. Barrie is your destination for a day or weekend of outdoor fun!
Grab a weekend pass, plan your trip to Barrie today, and get GOing!
More weekday and weekend service on the Barrie line between Union Station and Aurora GO continues into the Winter with GO Bus connections to Allandale Waterfront GO.
Explore a Winter Wonderland in Barrie with GO Transit!
Visit a winter wonderland nestled along the shores of Kempenfelt Bay! Embrace the magic of the season as you explore the myriad of enchanting activities that this vibrant city has to offer. From scenic waterfront trails to the bustling charm of downtown Barrie, the possibilities for winter adventures are endless.
Friday Harbour Resort
The tradition continues! The Promenade will transform into the Christmas Market, styled after the traditional European markets. The event will include our 40’ Christmas tree, chalet cabins with holiday items, and gifts from local and community retailers. Shop and dine on special offers from our collection of Restaurants and Retail on the Promenade.
- When: Friday - Sunday in December; December 2 – 30
- Where: 3999 Friday Drive, Innisfil, ON L9S 0J7
Barrie Downtown Countdown
Downtown Barrie is the place to be to ring in the New Year! Since 1998, the Downtown Countdown has brought thousands together from near and far to celebrate the new year's arrival.
This free evening of fun and celebration is one of Central Ontario’s largest celebrations, featuring family activities, skating, live music, and fireworks, all set under the twinkling lights of the arch of old City Hall. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!
- When: December 31st, 2023 – from 6PM – 12:15AM
Winterfest & Hello Winter
Grab your mittens & celebrate winter with us! The City of Barrie proudly presents Barrie Winterfest, a community tradition and one of the top winter festivals in Ontario. Enjoy spectacular ice & snow sculptures, lumberjack shows, polar bear dip, family entertainment, drop-in activities, skating & much more winter fun.
- When: February 3 – 4, 2024
Not seeing anything on your list of events to attend this winter? Don’t worry, Barrie has plenty of things to do for everyone!
Explore Barrie's historic Downtown Core, where a vibrant food scene awaits. Indulge in locally-owned restaurants, offering diverse culinary experiences. Enjoy live music at Downtown Barrie's many restaurants and bars on weekends.
Dive into the heart of Downtown Barrie's shopping district, featuring an array of shops and boutiques. Find unique treasures and support local businesses during your visit.
Don't forget to visit Heritage Park in the evening for a holiday lights display and a photo opportunity by the Love Barrie Sign. Bring your skates and head over to the Circle in the Centre to showcase your skating skills amidst a festive atmosphere. (Opens mid-December, weather permitting)
Barrie’s Waterfront and Trails
Discover the magic of Barrie's winter by strolling along the Barrie Waterfront Trail, a 6.7 km paved path offering breathtaking views of Kempenfelt Bay. The Allandale Waterfront Station serves as your gateway to this beautiful experience.
Barrie Farmers Market
Check out the Barrie Farmers Market inside City Hall from 9 am to 1 pm if you're in Barrie on a Saturday. Established in 1846, it's a historic market where you can pick up locally grown produce and delightful homemade treats. Experience the warmth of the community as you peruse stalls filled with fresh produce, artisanal crafts, and delectable treats. Engage with local farmers and artisans, and take home a piece of Barrie's culinary and artistic spirit.
Five Points Theatre
Cultural enthusiasts will find solace in the rich offerings of the Five Points Theatre, where captivating performances unfold against the backdrop of a historic venue. Whether it's a play, concert, or dance performance, the Five Points Theatre promises to be a cultural haven that will leave you inspired and entertained.
Let GO Transit be your guide to a winter wonderland filled with memorable experiences and seasonal delights! Check out all of the other Winter Events GO Transit can take you to this winter!
Unlimited weekend travel to and from Barrie!
Going to the lake? Hitting the trails? Just taking in the scenery? Barrie’s got a little bit of everything that the whole family can enjoy! And with GO Transit a day trip or even a whole weekend away doesn’t have to put a dent in your wallet.
The GO Transit Weekend Passes are a game changer and will give you the most cost-efficient way to explore Barrie with your family or friends. Sit back, unwind, and let us do the driving. Whether you're planning a day trip or a weekend getaway, our affordable and convenient service is here to make your journey stress-free.
- Weekend Passes are only available for purchase online. Buy them HERE!
- $10 One-Day Passes are valid for unlimited travel on a Saturday, or Sunday, or Holiday.
- Use your smartphone to access your e-ticket.
- Remember to activate your ticket 5 minutes before your trip.
- Special flat-fare tickets, including the Weekend Pass and Weekend Day Pass for unlimited travel, are not eligible for Service Guarantee refunds.
- Make the most of your weekend travel plans!
GO with Turo!
Discover the perfect combination of convenience and adventure by completing your GO Transit trip with Turo, Canada’s favourite car-sharing marketplace and our official carsharing partner.
We’ve teamed up with Turo to provide customers with new possibilities to extend their trips beyond GO’s network. As of July 17, 2023, you can seamlessly complement your GO journey with a convenient travel option with Turo by requesting vehicles to be delivered to GO stations across the network. This makes it easy for you to connect to your next destination after your train or bus trip.
Are you ready to discover more of Ontario? There are unlimited possibilities with GO and Turo from visiting Hamilton, Barrie, Niagara Falls, a myriad of exciting events across the Greater Golden Horseshoe, and so much more!
Save with PRESTO Perks
Find out how and where you can show your PRESTO card to get discounts on some of Ontario's top attractions, through the PRESTO Perks program.
Visit Downtown Toronto from Barrie
With the Barrie Weekend GO Train and Bus Service, you can easily explore the vibrant city of Toronto. Hop on a train or bus, kick back and relax, you'll find yourself in the heart of downtown Toronto, where you can enjoy world-class shopping, entertainment, and cultural experiences in no time.
The Barrie GO Train Service operates throughout the week, and on weekends. When planning your trip make sure you check our most up-to-date schedules, and service updates for any potential changes to service.