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International Viewbook April 2015

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ENJOY THE LIFESTYLE OF BARRIE AND REGION The City of Barrie, located on the shores of Lake Simcoe, is surrounded by rich natural scenery, including sandy beaches, scenic hills and ecological parks. The Barrie area is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the province of Ontario. Within 45 minutes driving distance of Toronto, and with a considerably lower cost of living, Barrie is the perfect place for international students to experience cultural immersion and to find opportunities for professional career development in a friendly Canadian community. Barrie is Toronto's playground, where getaway weekends and great shopping are just the beginning. It offers everything the big city has to offer but in a smaller, greener, safer, and more peaceful environment. International students have the opportunity to live in a truly Canadian setting, with the opportunity for the best integration possible with Canadian students. Barrie has a vibrant nightlife with numerous dining options, bars, restaurants and discos. The city also offers art festivals, music, world cuisine, parks, museums, art galleries, ecotourism, sports and various waterfront activities. ADDITIONAL CAMPUS LOCATIONS Barrie is one of seven Georgian College campuses – others are located in Midland, Muskoka, Orangeville, Orillia, Owen Sound and South Georgian Bay. Every Georgian College campus offers an educational experience in a uniquely Canadian setting. The Owen Sound Campus, for instance, provides a range of full- time programs and is especially renowned for its world-class marine engineering and technology programs. The Orillia Campus is home to human service and community safety programs, among others. 4 AVERAGE TEMPERATURES JAN -8º FEB -7º MAR -2º APR 8º MAY 14º JUN 18º JUL 22º AUG 21º SEP 18º OCT 10º NOV 6º DEC -4º DRIVING DISTANCES 45 MIN from Toronto 10 MIN Snow Valley Ski Resort 45 MIN Blue Mountain Resort 30 MIN Wasaga Beach 40 MIN Wonderland theme park 60 MIN Algonquin Park 2 HRS Niagara Falls SEASONS LIFESTYLE

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