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.