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Spirit Catcher

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Address: 24 Maple Ave, Barrie, Ontario L4N 7W4, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 705-739-9444
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Great spot for a photo

Interesting piece and with correct lighting makes a fabulous phot. Barrie's waterfront is so clean and accessible make sure you visit this sculpture

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This piece is iconic. The 'wings' of the Spirit Catcher move gently with the winds as the majestic arms reach towards the sky... I would think this is one of the most photographed pieces in Barrie - certainly the most attention drawing! Be sure to read the story at the base. Very heart warming tale.

Thank Barb A
Barrie, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The freedom and spiritual feeling is part of every visit tthat I make to the Spirit Catcher! Whether I climb the steps to the top or just gaze at it gives me joy. It looks great against Kempenfelt Bay and makes an amazing photo opportunity!

Thank marinice2016
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100 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice addition to the ever sterile landscape known as Barrie, Ontario. I like the natural rust the sculpture is getting as it adds character. Great design and well placed.

Thank bfarrellBaysville
Markham, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting piece and with correct lighting makes a fabulous phot. Barrie's waterfront is so clean and accessible make sure you visit this sculpture

Thank SalesGuy_12
Toronto, Ontaro
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is a great place to sit and enjoy the view! Eye catching!!! Easy to find along the lakeshore. Just a really neat and impressive piece of artwork!

Thank Trish A
Barrie, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

If you visit the Spirit Catcher on a windy day you will notice each of the wings move making a creaking noise.

Thank RobertMacKinnon52
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I absolutely love taking walks by the Spirit Catcher. It embodies Barrie's festive spirit, sense of community, beauty, nature, and lifestyle. Also, it is conveniently located across from Barrie's downtown core - which allows for tourists to take in beautiful scenic views and indulge in a little bit of shopping. Definitely worth the trip!

Thank Nise L
Barrie, Canada
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12 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The walk around Barrie's waterfront is always a nice outing. Shady areas to rest, some seating along the way (more seating would be nice). Ice cream stand near centennial beach is also a nice stop. The gardens are lovely closer to heritage park, the end closest to mulcaster.

Thank Sarah O
Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Wonderful relaxing spot on Lake Simcoe. Great view of the City of Barrie. Lots of walking trails and benches to relax on.

Thank Denise E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

The Barrie Spirit Catcher is an amazing place to stop. Not only does it have a very spiritual meaning but everyone seems drawn to it. It is most interesting if it is windy, to see the arms moving so effortlessly considering each arm weighs hundreds of pounds. I always get a sense of peace and serenity when I'm there.

Thank michy13

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