Remember that when you enter into a public indoor space in Simcoe County, you are required to wear a face covering. Physical distancing also remains a requirement.
Please note: When in doubt, check with the business before visiting, as hours or services may have changed.
Thank you for supporting your local businesses during these trying times. Stay safe and stay healthy.
Remember that when entering into any indoor public space in Simcoe County, you are required to wear a face covering.
Balm Beach Go Karts: Open Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting.
Discovery Harbour: Open Thursday to Sunday. Reduced admission rates and complimentary admission to frontline workers on Fridays until September 6, 2020! All visitors over the age of 5 are required to wear a face covering. Check their website for added safety protocols and what to expect.
Elmvale Jungle Zoo: Open daily, weather permitting. Visitors must book a timeslot from their website.
The Gibson Centre: Scheduled to re-open on September 1st, featuring the exhibit "Art in Isolation" by the Artists at the Gibson. The cafe will be open Tuesday to Thursday during lunch hours only.
- Hardwood Ski and Bike: Open daily for trail use and repairs. Some amenities unavailable due to covid-19.
Huronia Museum: Open daily. The outdoor pre-contact Ouendat village remains closed. Visitor bubbles of up to 6 people will be allowed entry every 30 minutes. Book a timeslot or walk-ins can wait for the next available timeslot. Reduced admission prices.
Leacock Museum: Open weekdays by appointment only. Visitors must book a timeslot from their website.
MacLaren Art Centre: Open Tuesday to Saturday. The cafe will remain closed. Camps and classes are also suspended.
Museum on the Boyne: Open
by appointment only, Monday to Friday 10:00AM to 3:00PM.
Orillia Museum of Art & History: Open Thursday to Sunday 12:00 to 3:00PM. Email email@example.com to book a timeslot.
Orillia Opera House: Performances are scheduled to begin on October 3rd. Please visit their website for event details and safety measures.
Rounds Ranch: Open daily. Tickets can be purchased online or onsite (no cash). All patrons must stay one horse away from each other. Masks are encouraged but not required.
Penetanguishene Centennial Museum & Archives: Open Tuesday to Sunday 9:30AM to 3:30PM, with 30-minute visitation blocks for a maximum of 6 visitors at a time. Access to the research room will be limited to appointments only.
Simcoe County Museum: Open Monday to Sunday with limited access. Visitors must book a timeslot online, up to 5 days in advance.
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons: Open Thursday to Sunday. Reduced admission rates and complimentary admission to frontline workers on Fridays until September 6, 2020! All visitors over the age of 5 are required to wear a face covering. Check their website for added safety protocols and what to expect.
- Sunset Barrie Drive-In: Purchase your tickets online only. NO tickets will be sold at the box office.
TreeTop Trekking at Horseshoe Resort: Open daily with reduced capacity. Visitors must reserve a timeslot online before arriving. Check their website for added safety protocols and what to expect.
Wasaga Beach Adventure Park: Open Wednesday to Saturday for axe throwing, laser tag, archery tag, paintball and airsoft. All activities are outdoors. No spectators permitted at this time. Online booking available on their website.
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre: Open daily. Admission is by donation in the parking lot. There is access to portable washrooms, but the main building remains closed to the public.
Some attractions have chosen to remain closed for the 2020 season for the safety of their staff and visitors. These include:
Martyrs' Shrine, S.S. Keewatin, Casino Rama Resort, Banting Homestead Heritage Park, the Collingwood Museum, Midland Cultural Centre, King's Wharf Theatre, Nancy Island Historic Site, Ontario Provincial Police Museum.
TOUR & GUIDE SERVICES
Tour and guide services, such as bike and walking, bus and boat tours, as well as tasting and tours for wineries, breweries and distilleries are able to open.
Free Spirit Tours: Accepting reservations for canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding excursions. Limited to groups of 4 or less. Reservations are required.
OSM Adventure Travel: Accepting reservations for fishing charters and sunset cruises on Georgian Bay, based out of Collingwood. Reservations are required.
BigBluAir: Accepting reservations for helicopter sightseeing tours, wine tasting packages and more, based out of the Collingwood Regional Airport. Reservations are required.
Humdinger Bicycle Tours: Accepting reservations for small group cycling tours around Simcoe County and support services to cyclists. Services disponibles en français, par demande. Reservations are required.
Glen Oro Farm: Accepting reservations for horseback trail rides. Reservations are required and available from their website.
Skydive Wasaga Beach: Accepting reservations for tandem skydiving. Reservations are required and available from their website.
BEACHES & WATER ACCESS
Beaches in Simcoe County are managed at the municipal level. In order to ensure resident safety, some municipalities have opted to limit water access to residents only. Please consult with the municipality concerned before making travel plans.
- Ontario Parks: Please consult the Ontario Parks website to see which parks are open and what amenities are available. Roofed accommodations (e.g., yurts, cabins and lodges, where available), park store and rental operations, visitor centers, and sports fields will be phased in over the summer.
Note: Facilities such as showers, laundry, group camping, picnic shelter rentals and swimming pools will remain closed for the rest of the 2020 season.
- Georgian Bay Islands National Park is open to visitors, however the Daytripper shuttle will remain closed until at least July 31st and all roofed accommodations will remain closed for the duration of the 2020 operational season. All seasonal mooring permits and passes can only be purchased online until further notice. A mask is required in all indoor spaces in the park. For more information, please contact reservation services at 1-877-737-3783.
- Glen Oro Eco-Retreat is accepting reservations for glamping experiences on a scenic horse farm. Make reservations from their website.
For privately owned campgrounds, please contact them directly prior to visiting. New reservations may be required.
Shopping malls are able to open under existing restrictions, including food services reopening for take-out and outdoor dining only.
Georgian Mall: Open daily for regular operating hours. Retailers have the ability to adjust their hours.
Tanger Outlets Cookstown: Open daily for regular operating hours. Retailers have the ability to adjust their hours.
As of May 16th, Simcoe County golf courses are able to open. Please contact your golf course of choice for details on safety protocols.
For a listing of all Simcoe County golf courses, check our Golf page.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
As part of Phase 3 of re-opening, Simcoe County food and beverage providers are able to open for indoor and outdoor dining, with safety protocols in place.
Check out our Restaurants page for a listing of restaurants that are open to serve you safely.
Check out our Breweries & Distilleries page for a listing of #MadeinSimcoeCounty beverage providers that are open to serve you safely.