As Simcoe County enters phase two of Ontario's reopening, we hope this list will give you a better understanding of what you can now enjoy in Simcoe County.
Please note: It's important to check what businesses, facilities and services are available before visiting, as every business or service may not be open.
Outdoor dine-in services at restaurants, bars and other establishments, including patios, curbside, parking lots and adjacent properties.
Check out our Restaurants page for details on restaurants that are open to serve you safely.
Balm Beach Go Karts: Open Saturdays and Sundays 11AM to 7PM, weather permitting for go-karting.
Elmvale Jungle Zoo: Now open (weather permitting), but visitors must reserve a timeslot from their website. Payments will be made at Admissions (Debit/Credit/Cash) and not online.
Huronia Museum: Now open, however the outdoor pre-contact Ouendat village remains closed. Visitor bubbles of up to 6 people will be allowed entry every 30 minutes. You can pre-book a timeslot or walk-ins can wait for the next available timeslot.
Rounds Ranch: Now open. Tickets can be purchased online or onsite by debit or credit. All patrons must stay one horse away from each other. Masks are encouraged but not required. To learn more about safety protocols, visit their website.
Skydive Wasaga Beach: Now open, with special safety protocols in place. Make your reservation online.
TreeTop Trekking at Horseshoe Resort: Open for reduced capacity. Visitors must reserve their timeslot online before arriving. Check their website for 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: Now open. Please respect one way trails at entry and exit points. Admission will be by donation in the parking lot. There is access to portable washrooms, but the Center remains closed to the public.
Shopping malls are able to open under existing restrictions, including food services reopening for take-out and outdoor dining only.
Georgian Mall: Regular operating hours. Retailers will reopen gradually over a transition period and have the flexibility to adjust their hours. We encourage you to contact retailers directly for up-to-date information on hours of operation.
Tanger Outlets Cookstown: Now open. Stores will begin to re-open gradually and store hours may temporarily vary. Please contact retailers directly for details.
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: Now accepting reservations for canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, forest therapy walks and wild edible walks. Must keep 6 feet between guide and guest at all times. Collingwood, Wasaga, Nottawasaga River, Georgian Bay.
OSM Adventure Travel: Now offering fishing charters and sunset cruises on Georgian Bay, based out of Collingwood. Reservations are required.
BigBluAir: Offering helicopter sightseeing tours, custom charters, wine tasting packages and more, based out of the Collingwood Regional Airport. Visit their website for safety protocols.
Humdinger Bicycle Tours: Offering small group cycling tours around Simcoe County and services to cyclists. Services disponibles en français, par demande.
Public beaches in Simcoe County are managed by individual municipalities. If you are planning on visiting a beach, please consult the municipality's website for details on restrictions.
Wasaga Beach - Please note that in response to the overcrowding on Canada Day, the Town of Wasaga Beach passed a motion to restrict the number of beachgoers by reducing available parking by 50% and closing Beach Drive from 3rd Street to Spruce Street. Council also passed a bylaw that would see fines of up to $750 for anyone caught in the closed areas of the beach. Visitors will still have access to beachfront businesses and the water, which is controlled by the province.
ONTARIO PARKS CAMPGROUNDS
Starting June 22, all other Ontario Parks campgrounds in regions entering Phase 2 will gradually open. 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 next several weeks.
Facilities such as showers, laundry, group camping, picnic shelter rentals and swimming pools will remain closed for the rest of the 2020 season.
Please contact private campgrounds prior to visiting. New booking and reservations may be required.
OUTDOOR SPLASH PADS & POOLS
Water recreational facilities such as outdoor splash pads and wading pools, and all swimming pools are able to open.
Drive-in and drive-through venues for theatres, concerts, animal attractions and cultural appreciation are able to open.
Sunset Barrie: Purchase your tickets online only. NO tickets will be sold at the box office.
As of May 16th, Simcoe County golf courses are able to open. Please contact your golf course of choice for details on safety protocols.