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Directions to The Briars Getaway Ontario

The Briars is located on the south shore of beautiful Lake Simcoe, approximately 45 miles/72 kilometres north of Toronto, Canada.

Here are routes for guests travelling from Greater Toronto, Mississauga and Pearson International Airport.

 GPS Coordinates N44° 19.367';  W079° 21.771'

From Toronto there are two easy accessible routes:

In the summertime, enjoy a pleasant 1 hour drive north on Highway 404-Woodbine.  In winter the trip takes a little more than a hour.

1. Highway 404/Ravenshoe Rd./Woodbine Avenue

  • Hwy 404 is the northern extension of the Don Valley Parkway (DVP) starting at Hwy 401.
  • Take Hwy 404 north to its end on Woodbine Ave., just south of Keswick
  • Turn left (north) and follow Woodbine Ave., through Keswick
  • Follow curve to the right (east) road changes name to Baseline
  • Turn left (north) on Dalton Rd. 2.1 klm to Jackson's Point
  • At the second stop sign, Lake Drive, Turn Right
  • At the next stop sign, Hedge Road, turn right.
  • Drive 200m to the Briars gates on right side of road.

2. Travel Markham Rd (Hwy 48) north to Sutton.

  • Turn left onto High St. (north) and travel 1.2km to Dalton Road
  • Turn right and follow Dalton Road 2.1 km to Jackson's Point
  • At the second stop sign, Lake Drive, turn right
  • At the stop sign, Hedge Rd. turn right
  • Drive 200m to the Briars gates.

From Mississauga:

In the summertime, it is a pleasant 75-minute drive going north from Mississauga on Highway 407/Highway 404. In winter, it is an equally scenic trip, taking just a little longer.

Using toll route: Hwy. 407 ETR* east to Hwy. 404 North.
No toll route: follow QEW east to Hwy. 403 East, to Hwy. 401 east, to Hwy. 404 north.

  • Take Hwy. 404 north to its end on Woodbine, just south of Keswick.
  • Turn left (north) 850m to the first road, Ravenshoe Rd.
  • Turn right (east) on Ravenshoe Rd and drive 8.6 km to Markham Rd (Hwy 48).
  • Turn left and travel north 8.8 km to Sutton.
  • Turn left onto High St. (north) and travel 1.2 km to Dalton Rd.
  • Turn right and follow Dalton Rd. 2.1 km to Jackson's Point.
  • At the second stop sign, Lake Drive, turn right.
  • At the stop sign, Hedge Rd., turn right.
  • Drive 200m to The Briars gates.

* ETR - Express Toll Route - No stopping and no coins required. Your license plate is recorded on entry to the highway and you receive an invoice in the mail; all charges are in Canadian funds.


From Pearson International YYZ:

In the summertime, it is a pleasant 75-minute drive from the airport using major highways. In winter, it is an equally scenic trip that may take a little longer with good roads.

As you leave the airport, follow the signs to Highway 407 ETR east. Follow the instructions given above for Mississauga.


From Billy Bishop Toronto City (Island) Airport YTZ:

  • It is a 65 to 75 - minute drive, but may be longer in rush hour.
  • Follow the signs to Gardener Expressway East (or Lakeshore Road East) and follow to the Don Valley Parkway (DVP) North.
  • Continue north and follow the signs as the DVP turns into Hwy 404 North.
  • Follow the directions 'From Toronto (1) ' above.