Parenting By Nature Retail Store
Now OPEN in BARRIE! Visit us in our new location at 15 Cedar Pointe Drive.
Cottage Country's Premier Natural Parenting Store since 2004! Visit Parenting By Nature in Barrie, Ontario where we offer education, inspiration + support for green living + natural parenting.
Conveniently located to easily serve the Barrie community, Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka, Parenting By Nature is in the heart of Ontario's Lake Country, an hour North of the Greater Toronto Area. Parenting By Nature is home to the largest selection of cloth diapers, baby carriers, natural skin care, wooden toys, unique gifts and natural parenting products North of Toronto.
Driving through Barrie on the way to the cottage? Feel free to contact us prior to visiting our retail store to ensure the product you wish to see is available, or shop online and select "Local Pickup" at checkout, to have your order ready and waiting for you when to pop in.
There is ample free parking at the front of the building.
Location & Directions
- 15 Cedar Point Drive in Barrie (Ontario), seconds from the Highway and Dunlop Street West.
- Heading north on Highway 400 through Barrie, take the Dunlop Street WEST exit. Continue along Dunlop Street until the first set of lights. Turn right onto Cedar Pointe Drive and turn right, into the first driveway. Stay to the right hand side of the building (15 Cedar Pointe) and we are located between the Yarn Shop and the Flower Shop.
- Heading south into Barrie take the exit for Dunlop Street. Continue through the lights and turn right, into the first driveway. Stay to the right hand side of the building (15 Cedar Pointe) and we are located between the Yarn Shop and the Flower Shop.
- We are only minutes from Downtown Barrie and are pleased to be located along major bus routes.
Return/Exchange Policy (in store purchases)
A receipt is required for any exchange of merchandise. All new, unused, unwashed purchases made in store or picked up in person may be returned within 14 days for exchange (store credit) only. Some exceptions apply. Personal care products, bottles, pacifiers, breast pumps and accessories, bedding, diaper sprayers, seasonal and sale/clearance items are a final sale.
Purchases made in our Barrie, Ontario store are subject to an alternate return/exchage policy than orders placed online and shipped from our warehouse. We do not process refunds at store level.
In regards to manufacturer's defects and/or warranty issues we are happy to direct you to the appropriate company for warranty claims. Manufacturer's prefer to handle warranty issues directly for quality control.
Online Order Pick-Up
The bynature.ca boutique offers the same selection of products as our online catalogue. For your convenience, you may shop online at bynature.ca and our warehouse team would be happy to prepare your order for pickup at the boutique during business hours. When you place your order online, select "Local Pickup (Barrie, Ontario)" at checkout to save shipping fees. You will still be required to complete payment for your order before your order is processed, pulled and prepared for pickup, unless you wish to pay in store, at the time of pickup.
Local pickup is available during our general hours of operation (please see above). Orders placed online for in-store pickup will be held for 3 business days unless paid in full.
Cloth Diapering 101, Babywearing 101, new parent social hours, healthy living workshops and more! Stop by the store for a community lounge calendar.
Situated in one of the most beautiful locations in Southern Ontario, the Parenting By Nature Eco Boutique, as well as the shipping canter for our online service, is located at 15 Cedar Pointe Drive in Barrie just seconds off of Highway 400. Our convenient location allows us to easily serve the Barrie community, Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka. Barrie is in the heart of Ontario's Lake Country, and an hour North of the Greater Toronto Area.
Supporting our local community with our business is something we are very proud of. We are Simcoe County's original eco-lifestyle store that specializes in natural parenting and organic baby products. Our online store offers the largest selection of cloth diapers, baby carriers, natural toys, baby and children's goods north of Toronto. We have been serving and supporting parents in Canada since 2004, and opened our Orillia retail boutique in July 2011. Our store moved to Barrie in June 2016.
With the opening of our retail store our hope is to offer families from all over cottage country a place to learn, share ideas, socialize and shop. Our Wellness Lounge, as well as a large selection of eco-friendly, natural products for baby, kids and families can be found at the bynature.ca retail location. Families from Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Huntsville and Barrie, as well as those that visit from smaller townships of Severn, Ramara, Gamebridge and Sebright to visit can shop and learn with other families that share similar values.
We're pleased to serve the cottage country community. Conveniently, you do not need to venture into downtown Barrie to find us if you are traveling from Toronto, Orillia, Collingwood, or elsewhere in the Muskoka region. This makes us an easy drop-in for cottagers traveling to and from Toronto that need a few minutes to get out, stretch, nurse your baby in comfort or let the children have a (clean) washroom break during a long drive. We're located only seconds off the highway with easy access to get back on route.
For mom and baby we offer a cozy feeding area, a clean and comfortable place to change your baby, and all the environmentally-friendly products you need to live green and nurture your family. If there is anything we can do to make your visit more enjoyable, please let us know. We're a small, independent family business, and we exist with the help and support of parents, families and friends like you. Thank you!
What to do in and around Barrie, Ontario
Plan a trip to beautiful Barrie, Ontario and visit the Parenting By Nature boutique while you're here. The City of Barrie can be found nestled in the heart of Ontario's Lake Country. We are very fortunate to be located on the shores of Lake Simcoe. Enjoy waterfront trails, beaches, boating and boutique shopping and dining in and around the city. Experience a world class show and entertainment at Casino Rama, or take advantage of some of Ontario's best ski hills, biking trails and golf courses ... all only minutes away! In Barrie, nature and community come together for a lifestyle like no other. What a perfect setting for Parenting By Nature!
Local attractions include:
Tudhope Beach and Park: Tudhope Park contains 62 acres of lovely land, as well as Moose Beach, which boasts superb swimming in Lake Couchiching. There is a splash pad area, change rooms, as well as several walking/biking trails and flower gardens located at Tudhope Park.
Provincial Camping: Numerous local provincial parks are located in and around Barrie, Ontario including Mara Provincial Park, McRae Point Provincial Park and Bass Lake Provincial Park. One of Lake Simcoe's finest beaches is located in Mara Provincial Park. Swimmers, anglers and boaters congregate here during the warmer seasons. A campground with 108 sites is also in the park. McRae Point is a small peninsula on Lake Simcoe that is an ideal summer playground for swimming, boating and fishing. A drumlin on the south side is topped with hardwood forest and drains into swamp and wetlands. Bass Lake Provincial Park is known for fine fishing, hiking and swimming. Winter recreation includes cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Camping in the park is an option, as there are 182 campsites.
Hardwood Hills Bike and Ski Resort: Cross country skiing in the winter and mountain biking along groomed trails in the summer. An active families dream location!
Casino Rama: Heading to Orillia to enjoy a show, concert or weekend getaway at Casino Rama? Casino Rama has hosted exceptional guests such as Bill Cosby & Tim Allen. Stop at Parenting By Nature along the way.
The public spaces around the city of Barrie have been designed or have evolved to take advantage of the natural and tranquil splendor of the lakes. Boat launches, sandy beaches, clean parks, historic monuments and even a miniature train ride compliment the beauty of our waterfront spaces. For the active family, there is much to do in Barrie.
Getting to Parenting By Nature in Barrie:
- Driving distance from Toronto, Ontario - 1 hour North of the Greater Toronto Area (Newmarket/Vaughan)
- Driving distance from Collingwood - 1 hour
- Driving distance from Orillia - 20 minutes
- Driving distance from Gravenhurst - 1 hour
- Driving distance from Midland - 45 minutes
(times are approximate)
We look forward to your visit!