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Barrie Centennial Park

65 Lakeshore Drive, Barrie, Ontario L4N 2M6, Canada
+1 705-726-4242
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Beautiful scenery of the lovely boats at dock, pathway around the lake with beautiful shrubbery... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brenda R
Oro Station, Canada
Great day at the beach

The beach is a Barrie landmark and a great place to spend the day. I like to swim and get some... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
618debbie A
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65 Lakeshore Drive, Barrie, Ontario L4N 2M6, Canada
+1 705-726-4242
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful scenery of the lovely boats at dock, pathway around the lake with beautiful shrubbery, and benches as well as some exercise equipment .Very large well known craft & artisan sale known as Kempenfest, open concerts. Lovely supervised beach, park for kids. Offers something for...More

Thank Brenda R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beach is a Barrie landmark and a great place to spend the day. I like to swim and get some exercise, but the beach is great for children as well. There are a couple of restaurants close by for take out - Kensington Burger...More

Thank 618debbie A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The City of Barrie has done an amazing job on the total revamp of the waterfront and the park benefits big time. This is easily one of the great city waterfronts in the province if not the country. There’s something for everyone. Well worth a...More

Thank H2050ITgregk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Barrie has done a amazing job on their water front. It is one of the nicest I have seen. It is a great walk along the stretch of the whole bay. The views are amazing all year round. It's clean and has a large play...More

Thank atemldr
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is very pretty and not crowded ever. Walk. Bike or take your dog. Waterfront so you can soak your toes on a hot day as kempenfelt bay is shallow clean and warm in summer. Wed. nights is classic car show too so lots to...More

Thank Organic Body Sh... F
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

This park has a nice stretch of water where people can enjoy a quiet time. Others can walk with their dogs, others just sit back and relax on the benches. Will keep coming back here when in the area.

Thank 24Ceecee
Reviewed 7 October 2017

During the Spring, Summer or fall seasons. Centennial is a fantastic spot for a nice stroll, bike ride, swim or relaxing on a park bench. The Kenzington burger is open during the Summer, as is the Kawartha dairies Ice cream stand. It's kept clean, minus...More

Thank The H
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Nothing better than a brisk walk along the foreshore, made even better by the well landscaped gardens and pathways that make up Barrie's Centennial Park.Lovely views across the Lake can be taken in by a leisurely stop on a Park Bench,or on the grass,or for...More

Thank Iain S
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Great park going thru a major makeover (most of it completed) should be all done next spring 2018. All the improvements include boardwalk by beach walking paths & bike trails from east end (north shore)of the bay by Barrie Yacht Club in BARRIE around Kempenfelt...More

Thank James K
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Beautiful park especially since renovations. Sandy beach and lots of grass and shade on hot days.Parking nearby. Restaurants nearby. Great for young families. Lifeguards on duty during summer months. Boat ramps on site.

Thank Cdntour
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12 August 2017|
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Response from 933Sue | Reviewed this property |
Yes so sorry for the delay
1 July 2017|
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Response from boon D | Reviewed this property |
Parking is by the hour and there are multiple parking lots available. There are shaded areas in the park for hot days.
23 August 2016|
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Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
No there is no cost- but you have to pay for parking