All aboard to Barrie! We’ve got great news for everyone who is looking for a weekend trip north of Toronto before the summer ends. Weekend train service has resumed from Union to Allandale Waterfront GO Station!
Have you ever been to Barrie for a day trip? Barrie has beaches, walking and cycling trails, and a vibrant downtown - everything you need for a great getaway! You can enjoy all the activities of cottage life without owning a cottage or sitting in cottage traffic. Barrie is your destination for a weekend of outdoor fun in the sun!
Use our Weekend Passes to make your trip stress-free and budget-friendly! $10 One-Day passes or $15 Weekend passes are now available.Plan your trip to Barrie today, and buy your online weekend passes now!
Barrie Weekend GO Train Schedule
We’re bringing back our weekend GO train service to Barrie so that you can plan travel that’s safe and comfortable.
With five train trips each way between Union and Allandale Waterfront GO, you’re sure to find a train that fits your schedule for Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. You can sit back and relax and just focus on the fun! Forget about stressful weekend traffic on the 400! You’ll get there in half the time and still be refreshed for a hike on the trails.
Plan your trip to Barrie today!
Weekend Passes - Unlimited Travel For One Low Fare
A day trip or even a whole weekend away doesn’t have to put a big dent in your wallet. We’re offering One-Day and Weekend Passes to help you visit friends and family, or get out and enjoy some outdoor exploration, without breaking the bank.
- 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.
- $15 Weekend Passes are valid for unlimited travel all weekend - Saturday, Sunday, and any additional Holiday.
- Use your smartphone to access your e-ticket.
- Remember to activate your ticket 5 minutes before your trip.
- Make the most of your weekend travel plans!
Have Fun On The Waterfront
What better place to spend a weekend in the summer than by a lake? If you’re a fan of fishing, bring your rod and enjoy some relaxing shore fishing in Kempenfelt Bay.
Is your family more interested in sand and swimming? Plan for a day at one of Barrie’s fantastic beaches. Centennial Beach is a great choice for everyone. It features a children’s playground, Mobi Mats for accessibility, washrooms, and daily lifeguard supervision.
Other beaches you can explore along the waterfront include Johnson’s Beach, Minet’s Point Park & Beach, and Tyndale Park & Beach. Whichever one you choose, you’re guaranteed a day of relaxation and fun. Just remember to bring sunscreen!
Explore Barrie By Bike
Barrie boasts some of the best cycling trails in the GTA and has many bike rental shops if you feel like seeing the sights of the city while going for a ride!
Tourism Barrie has mapped out 4 bike routes to suit casual riders and advanced cyclists alike. Choose a route that highlights Barrie’s heritage buildings, or a tour of Barrie’s art galleries. If neither of those is quite your taste, you can always choose the route that has the best spots to stop for a drink or a bite to eat!
Take a Heritage Walking Tour
If you’ve had your fill of forest walks, consider taking a self-guided heritage walking tour through the city of Barrie. There are seven tours to choose from - find the one that fits your interests!
Barrie’s Best Hiking Trails
Barrie is home to beautiful hiking trails that your whole family will love exploring! Walk the Waterfront Trail along Kempenfelt Bay, enjoy the trails and the Barrie Arboretum in Sunnidale Park, or have an adventure at the Ardagh Bluffs.
If your family loves the outdoors, you need to visit Barrie this summer!
Enjoy Dining in Downtown Barrie
Whether you’re heading to Barrie just for the day, or you’re planning to stay for the weekend, you’re going to need to eat! Luckily, downtown Barrie has some fantastic restaurants that are waiting to welcome you!
It’s Time To Travel!
So, what are you waiting for? With so many fun things to do in Barrie, you might just want to visit more than once this summer - and our Weekend Passes can help make your getaway dreams a reality!
Don’t forget that you can take advantage of our weekend train service and plan a day trip to Toronto!
- See some sharks and jellyfish at Ripley’s Aquarium
- Check out the Andy Warhol exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario
- Take a stroll through the Distillery District or St. Lawrence Market
- Or, try our new GO bus to the Toronto Zoo!