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Barrie, Ontario (City)

Canada is a country in the northern half of North America. It is the 2nd largest country in the world in area, after Russia, and has the longest coastline of any country in the world, being next to the Pacific, Arctic, and Atlantic Oceans. Canada has the highest mountain range in the whole world. Around 30 million people live in Canada's ten provinces and three territories. Ottawa is the capital of Canada.
Barrie, Ontario is located on Kempenfelt Bay, an arm of Lake Simcoe in Central Ontario, Canada. It is the county seat of Simcoe County. In 2006, the population of the city was 175,000. The city's north and south ends are separated by a deep valley which contains the downtown area along Kempenfelt Bay. The city also boasts several beaches including Minet's Point Beach, The Gables, and Centennial Beach. At the north end of Barrie is the Highway 11 and Highway 400 interchange.
Barrie is also home to the MacLaren Art Centre, an innovative art gallery that supports the visual arts in Simcoe County. Several manufacturers are currently located in Barrie. In recent years Barrie has become a bedroom community for people who commute to Toronto, which is approximately 100 kilometers south of Barrie. Barrie is located in Ontario's snowbelt region. Also there are numerous winter recreation activities and facilities in the surrounding area, including skiing and snowboarding resorts, snowmobile trails and ice fishing.
Barrie is the kind of town you daydream about. It is a city with endless recreational opportunities, rich history, and modern day luxuries.

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