Heritage Park

Situated on the banks of Kempenfelt Bay, this waterfront park contains polychromatic vegetation and plenty of green spots for a picnic. Visitors can dock their boats, walk the trails or enjoy the sandy beach. A short walk away are interesting shops and restaurants. Attractions by the park include the Serendipity Princess cruise boat and the Spirit Catcher statue. Heritage Park hosts many special events such as Theatre By the Bay, Winterfest and the Snowbirds. The Government Dock is available for day boaters. The 265-passenger Serendipity Princess paddle-wheeler operates both daily sightseeing cruises and Dinner/Entertainment cruises leaving from the Barrie Town Dock, by 'The Spirit Catcher', Barrie's signature waterfront sculpture. Along Barrie's west shore, the City Marina offers full-service facilities and is located next to Centennial Park. Centennial Beach is monitored by lifeguards daily during the summer and provides a food concession and washroom facilities. Two parking lots and on-street parking service the park. Mini Golf and the Tiffin Boat Launch are available to the public. Features include waterfront setting, gazebo, the Splash Pad water play area, walkway/paths, change rooms, washrooms, duck pond, gardens and transient boat docking.