"Simcoe District" was established in 1843 by the Legislature of Upper Canada. In 1994 the Corporation of the County of Simcoe was restructured into sixteen local municipalities, including the Cities of Barrie and Orillia. Home to the longest freshwater beach in the world, the County of Simcoe offers live theatre, boating, fishing, sporting events, concerts, festivals and events, museums, hiking trails....the list goes on. A four season destination with something for everyone!
"All Aboard" for a scenic journey through the Beeton Creek Valley aboard South Simcoe Railway's historic excursion train.
You'll travel in restored 1920s coaches over the rails of a century-old branchline that once connected Hamilton with Barrie and Collingwood. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the vintage locomotive as you travel through the rolling countryside. The round trip from Tottenham to Beeton and back takes just under an hour, highlighted by the Conductor's friendly and informative commentary. Experience travel as our ancestors did, and learn about the history of the railways that made Canada what it is today!