Kerith Waters, Ontario

Kerith Waters, our Ontario Kerith Retreats location, is only one hour away from Toronto and provides an oasis for those seeking restoration. This lovely estate offers year-round natural splendor and immediately makes you feel as though you’ve entered another world. Relax in the luxury of 96 secluded acres surrounded by mature forests and overlooking a spring-fed pond.

In 2022 the previous owners, who used this property as an inn and wedding destination, approached Focus on the Family Canada about purchasing the property in order to operate their retreat programs for those living in Ontario and Eastern Canada. After much prayer and discernment, Focus on the Family Canada took possession in March 2023, making this the third retreat centre for couples and ministry leaders to experience rest and renewal.

Things to do:

While there are lots of things to see and do in the surrounding area, we do encourage you not to fill up your time being busy but rather take advantage of the stillness and natural beauty of Kerith Waters.



“We had a trauma to process . . . Being at Kerith, I didn’t have to distract myself with everyday tasks but could focus on the issues and work through them. Thank you to our wonderful staff and friends who gave us room and space and practical support to do our processing work! God blessed us with . . . a truly restful Sabbath and his renewing Holy Spirit. My husband and I are grateful for the spiritual blessings and the physical provisions on this journey.”

Upcoming retreats

Kerith Retreats will be held at this location starting in fall of 2023.

Stay tuned for details!