As Simcoe County enters phase three 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.
Check out our Restaurants page for a listing of restaurants that are open to serve you safely.
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 for go-karting only, weather permitting.
Discovery Harbour: Open Thursday to Sunday with safety protocols in place. All visitors over the age of 5 are required to wear a face covering. Details can be found on their website. Reduced admission rates and complimentary admission to
frontline workers on Fridays until September 6, 2020 !
Elmvale Jungle Zoo: Open daily, weather permitting. Visitors must book a timeslot from their website.
Huronia Museum: Open daily, however 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.
Orillia Museum of Art & History: Open Thursday to Saturday, featuring the exhibition "Hunter Games" by Sadko Hadzihasanovic. Email email@example.com to book a timeslot.
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, 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 by appointment, with limited access to accommodate physical distancing. Book your time slot from their website up to 5 days in advance.
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons: Open Thursday to Sunday with safety protocols in place. All visitors over the age of 5 are required to wear a face covering. Details can be found on their website. Reduced admission rates and complimentary admission to frontline workers on Fridays until September 6, 2020 !
Skydive Wasaga Beach: Open, with special safety protocols in place. Make your reservation online.
TreeTop Trekking at Horseshoe Resort: Open daily with 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: Open 7 days a week with safety protocols in place. Admission is by donation in the parking lot. There is access to portable washrooms, but the main building 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: Open daily for 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: Open daily for regular operating hours. Store hours may 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: 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: 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. Reservations are required.
Glen Oro Farm: Open for horseback trail rides. Reservations are required and available from their website.
Ontario Parks: 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.
For privately owned campgrounds, please contact them prior to visiting. New 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.
Stevenson Farms: This B&B is now offering drive-in movies on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings! All tickets must be purchased online. Same day ticket sales only. For Covid 19 regulations, show times and ticket links, please visit: https://www.circletheatre.ca/
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.