10 Interesting Facts About Barrie, Ontario

Facts About Barrie

Facts About Barrie

  • Barrie is a city and manifesting regional centre in Central Ontario, Canada, located on the shores of Kempenfelt Bay, the western arm of Lake Simcoe.
  • The Barrie area was first settled during the War of 1812 as a key supply depot for British forces.
  • Barrie has a total land area of 898.02 square kilometres in its metropolitan area, with a significant portion of the precinct being farmland or grassland.
  • The Estimated Population of Barrie is 153,356.
  • 20 years after being first settled, Barrie received its name, after Sir Robert Barrie, who frequently commanded forces through the region.
  • On the 1st of January 2010, Barrie successfully annexed 2,293 acres of land from the neighbouring Town of Innisfil to the south and southeast.
  • The highest temperature ever recorded in Barrie was 38.9 °C (102 °F) on 5 July 1911. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −38.9 °C (−38 °F) on 8 January 1866.
  • Barrie’s average commute time is the third highest in Ontario
  • Barrie is known not just for its tourism, but also as the ‘Gateway to Cottage Country’.
  • Barrie experiences cold, snowy winters with an average January minimum temperature of −12.4 °C (9.7 °F). Summers are hot and humid, with an average July maximum temperature of 26.3 °C (79.3 °F).
Facts About Barrie
Facts About Barrie