Happy Paddling builds environmental stewardship into daily operations

A great way to appreciate the natural beauty of Lake Simcoe is to get out on the water. Canoeing, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding are activities that leave no trace in the natural environment, and allow you… Read More

Sustainable Itineraries in Barrie and Area

All of the businesses listed in the itineraries below are adopting sustainable action plans! ITINERARY DISCLAIMER: We all love being out on the open roads for the joy of being able to ride from Point A to Point… Read More

Cycling Adventure in Barrie, ON

This blog was submitted to Tourism Barrie by blogger MD. I hadn’t seen my friend who lives in Barrie all summer, so she invited me to come up from Toronto to visit her. We decided I would take… Read More

Local Green Leaders

As the Explore Lake Simcoe (ELS) project moves forward, we continue to learn about the steps that local businesses are taking to increase energy efficiency, to divert waste, to conserve water, and to reduce the use of toxic… Read More

Barrie Boating, Fishing, and Ice Fishing

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Lake Simcoe is a world renowned boating, sailing, fishing and  ice fishing destination. Many marinas around Lake Simcoe are members of the Clean Marine Program. This environmental program audits and awards marinas based on their compliance to environmental practices. The Blue… Read More

Play, Eat, Sleep

Get Outside & Explore the ‘green’ places committed to protecting Lake Simcoe! Lake Simcoe offers loads of outdoor recreation for the whole family to enjoy. Explore activities with a low impact on the environment. Choose to know your… Read More