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About Barrie and Area

Our Barrie and Area region covers Simcoe, Dufferin and Bruce Counties.

  • This area is located about 100 - 275 km northwest of Toronto.
  • There are many towns and townships in this area and the City of Barrie is the largest.
  • About 135,800 people live in this area.
  • Between 2006 - 2011, the population in this area grew by 5.7%.

The area north of Barrie, between Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay, is known as "cottage country." Tourism a large part of the local economy. Some of the common touristic activities include skiing, boating, camping and cottaging.