Barrie introduces self-guided, QR-based walking trail through Sunnidale Park

On-site signage expected soon for those without a device

Here’s an ideal way to take in the fall colours and learn a thing or two about the local ecosystem at the same time.

The City of Barrie has unveiled a new guided tree walk at Sunnidale Park, that starts with folks scanning a QR code. The tree walk will then take users on an interactive tour of the forests within the park, including insight on the unique and diverse ecosystems in Barrie, how to identify different tree species and the importance of forests to wildlife.

The walk features twelve different native tree species.

“Sunnidale Park is home to a number of tree species that are vital to Barrie’s ecosystem, pollinators and local wildlife,” says Kevin Rankin, Manager of Parks & Forestry Operations. “Through the tree walk, we invite residents and visitors to engage with nature, learn about the importance of trees, and discover how to identify them.”

A QR code is available to be scanned at the park, while visitors can also use the Discover Barrie website. On-site signage is expected to be installed in the coming weeks for those without a device.