"Be careful on Highway 400" Top 5 Page for this destination Barrie Warnings Or Dangers Tip by Faiza-Ifrah
Barrie Warnings and Dangers: 5 reviews and 2 photos
Although this may sound like a warning or danger tip, for fun lovers this can also be part of enjoyment.
Barrie is the capital of touristic Simcoe county. In late spring, summers and fall, the urban dwellers of Toronto and Southwestern regions head north for various destinations around Barrie, especially to Wasaga Beach and lakefronts. Highway 400 from Toronto to Barrie becomes very crowded in the morning and then later in the day.
We saw a major traffic jam on this Highway during summer when we were going to Sudbury in 2005. What we later found is that people start early for going to the region. On a typical weekend, they may start as early as at noon on Fridays (i.e. taking the 2nd half off work and schools).
In late fall and winters, driving conditions are treacherous. Snow squalls are common and roads become very slippery. We had our first taste of heavy snow fall while driving back from Lagoon City to Orillia to Barrie in late October 2006. Lake effect snow can make driving difficult for people having not much experience of snowy conditions.
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