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DIRECTIONS TO BARRIE

Click here to download a City of Barrie Map of main roads. For a detailed road map, call or visit Tourism Barrie.

If you would like to stay away from major highways and enjoy a scenic country drive to Barrie click here.

Common Routes From Toronto:
Hwy 400 North (Most Common. Approximate travel time: 1 Hour)
Hwy 27 North (Passing through Nobleton, Cookstown)
Yonge Street North (Passing through Newmarket, Bradford)

From Lester B. Pearson International Airport:
Take Hwy 409 out of the airport (heading East)
- Follow Hwy 409 to Hwy 401 East
- Follow Hwy 401 East to Hwy 400
- Take Hwy 400 North to Barrie

From North Bay
- Take Hwy 11 South out of North Bay
- Follow Hwy 11 through Sundridge, Huntsville, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, and Orillia
- Hwy 11 ends north of Barrie and merges with Hwy 400. 
- Follow Hwy 400 South into Barrie.
Total Est. Distance: 250 km. Total Est. Time:  3 hours, 33 minutes

From Sudbury
- Take Hwy 69 South out of Sudbury
- Follow Hwy 69 through Parry Sound to the Hwy 400 Extension
- Follow Hwy 400 south to Barrie
Total Est. Distance: 300 km. Total Est. Time:  4 hours, 20 minutes

From Peterborough
- Take Hwy 115 South from Peterborough
- Follow to Hwy 401 and take Hwy 401 West
- Follow Hwy 401 into Toronto and take Hwy 400 North to Barrie
Total Est. Distance: 160 km  Total Est. Time: 2.5 hrs

From Owen Sound
- Take Hwy 26 East out of Owen Sound
- Follow Hwy 26 through Collingwood and Stayner
- Hwy 26 ends at Hwy 27 near Barrie.  Turn right onto Hwy 27 and follow into Barrie
Total Est. Distance: 120 km Total Est. Time: 2 hrs and 20 mins

From Kitchener/ Waterloo
- Take Hwy 401 East out of Kitchener/ Waterloo
- Follow Hwy 401 East to Hwy 400 North
- Take Hwy 400 North to Barrie
Total Est. Distance: 155 km Total Est. Time: 2 hrs

DIRECTIONS TO TOURISM BARRIE      

How to reach Tourism Barrie's Visitor Information Centre
at 205 Lakeshore Drive in Barrie:

From Hwy 400 exit at Essa Rd (Exit 94):  Go north on Essa Rd. towards Kempenfelt Bay.  Turn right onto Tiffin St and right onto Lakeshore Dr.  You will see our office located at 205 Lakeshore Dr., on your left at the Southshore Community Centre.

From Hwy 27 (coming north from Toronto): Follow Hwy 27 (which becomes Essa Rd.) into Barrie. Follow to Tiffin St. Turn right on Tiffin St., and right onto Lakeshore Dr.  You will see our office located at 205 Lakeshore Dr., on your left at the Southshore Community Centre.

From Hwy 27 North (coming south from Elmvale): Follow Hwy 27 into Barrie (which becomes Bayfield St.). Follow until Bayfield St. ends at Lakeshore Dr. Turn right onto Lakeshore Dr. and follow around the bay.  You will see our office located at 205 Lakeshore Dr., on your left at the Southshore Community Centre.

From Yonge St (County Rd. 4): Follow Yonge St into Barrie.  Turn right onto Minet's Point Rd.  Follow Minet's Point Rd. to Lakeshore Dr.  Turn left onto Lakeshore Dr.  You will see our office at 205 Lakeshore Dr. on your right at the Southshore Community Centre.

From Hwy 11: Follow Hwy 11 South as it merges into Hwy 400 South. From Hwy 400 exit at Essa Rd (Exit 94).  Turn left on Essa Rd. and follow to Tiffin St.  Turn right onto Tiffin St and right onto Lakeshore Dr.  You will see our office located at 205 Lakeshore Dr., on your left at the Southshore Community Centre.