Accommodations & Location

Workshops will take place at one of two locations in Barrie, please see Workshop Descriptions for details.

The Monte Carlo Inn - Barrie Suites is pleased to offer preferred rates for Ananda Mental Health Workshop participants. Rooms start at $94.90 + taxes.

A block of rooms has been reserved for this event; for reservations, please contact (705) 734-0070 and quote “Ananda Workshops Block”. The Monte Carlo Inn is a full service hotel situated at 81 Hart Drive, at the corner of Dunlop and Highway 400. The hotel features an indoor saltwater pool, restaurant and patio. For other options for accommodations, visit

The Barrie Country Club is located at 635 St. Vincent Street, Barrie, 705-728-4802

Whether you're looking to add family fun, outdoor adventures or a romantic getaway for two to your workshop, Barrie & Area offers a wide range of things to do all year round.


Spring & Summer

Barrie’s Waterfront offers a variety of activities from relaxing by the water to enjoying the hiking and walking trails along Kempenfelt Bay or the Ardagh Bluffs. Check out the many options for golf or mini-putt, or charter a boat and go catch some fish! If you’re joining us in March, check out the Traditional Pow Wow at Georgian College to learn more about indigenous culture and tradition.

For more about these options or other things to do while you’re learning in Barrie, check out Tourism Barrie’s website.


Fall & Winter

There’s lots to do in Barrie in the fall/winter – take a walk along Barrie’s waterfront or go Treetop Trekking at Horseshow Valley and admire the turning of the leaves. If you’re a winter person, the ski hills are just a stones’ throw away or go snow-shoeing in the scenic caves of Collingwood. Or if indoors is more your thing, how about a brewery tour, museum or art gallery? If you’re joining us in September, spend the weekend in Barrie and catch the city’s “Culture Days” – this multi-venue festival is part of Canada-wide celebration that catalyzes and inspires public participation in arts and culture. Try your hand at conducting an orchestra, check out street performers, historic walking tours and performances on city buses and more. You can also catch a show at Theatre By the Bay.