Getting to Orillia Campus

Campus tours of Lakehead University-Orillia Campus last about an hour in length where you will see a variety of classrooms, computer labs, the library, and student services. You will also have a general information session to discuss the programs available in Orillia and get all of your questions answered. 

Travelling to Orillia

Orillia has regular bus services coming from the North and South. Please check the below sites for specific routes and times.

To Orillia from...

  • Toronto -114 km (72 miles)
  • Oshawa -106 km (66 miles)
  • Peterborough- 124 km (77 miles) 
  • Cambridge -194 km (119 miles)
  • Hamilton -179 km (112 miles)
  • Ottawa -379 km (248 miles)
  • North Bay -215 km (134 miles)
  • Sudbury -272 km (169 miles)
  • Windsor -475 km (295 miles)


During the winter months, we recommend to check on the weather and road conditions in the area for your travels - Trans Canada Road Conditions

Directions to the Tour Starting Point

Your tour will begin in the Welcome Centre at 500 University Avenue. Click here for maps.

Directions from:

South (Barrie, Newmarket, Toronto) - take Highway 11 North to exit 131B. Merge into the left lane and turn left onto Old Barrie Road. Turn right at the second intersection onto University Avenue and we are on the left hand side.

North (Huntsville, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst) - take Highway 11 South to exit 131 (Highway 12 / Old Barrie Road). As you are coming off the off ramp, keep an eye out for Old Barrie Road on your right hand side - turn right. Turn right at the second intersection onto University Avenue and we are on the left hand side.

East (Beaverton, Whitby, Lindsay) - take Highway 12 West to Orillia, turning left onto the Highway 12 Trans Canada by-pass after you cross 'The Narrows'. Stay to the left; after you cross over top of Highway 11, turn left onto Old Barrie Road. Turn right at the second intersection onto University Avenue and we are on the left hand side.

West (Midland, Wasaga Beach, Collingwood) - take Highway 12 East to Orillia. Take the Highway 11 South (towards Barrie) exit. Take Highway 11 to exit 131 (Highway 12 / Old Barrie Road). As you are coming off the off ramp, keep an eye out for Old Barrie Road on your right hand side - turn right. Turn right at the second intersection onto University Avenue and we are on the left hand side.