Things To Do This Month
Dreaming of beautiful days ahead? Step into reality, because May is officially here-we’re on our way to warmer temperatures and a relaxed summer ahead!
Family friendly fun!
We are mostly looking forward to spending our time eating and drinking on our local Main Streets, and visiting the various festivals and fairs coming up. Do you have your summer calendar ready? Here are some important festival dates to keep in mind:
June 6 & 7: Unionville Festival
June 7: Aurora Chamber Street Festival
June 13: King City Craft Beer & Food Truck Festival
June 27 & 28: South Asian & Caribbean Showcase
What we love about York Region in the summer:
We have one of the most unique set of attractions and things to do within our boundaries. If you’re looking for some R&R we’ve got that, looking to shop till you drop? We’ve got that too. It just depends on your mood.
Art & Culture:
Visit the McMichael Gallery:
Canadian art and stories – through a distinctly Canadian art experience.
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection offers its visitors a unique experience. From the art on its walls to the surrounding landscape, the McMichael provides an introduction to Canada’s art, art making and artists.
Renowned for collecting only Canadian art, the McMichael permanent collection consists of almost 6,000 artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, and First Nations, Métis, Inuit and other artists who have made a contribution to the development of Canadian art.
The gallery welcomes on average 100,000 visitors annually. On average, 30,000 students and educators from more than 40 school boards and private schools visit the McMichael during the school year. In addition, the McMichael welcomes adults, families, and youth to programs and activities from lecture and film series to studio classes and summer art camps.
The Varley Art Gallery:
Opened in 1997 as a tribute to Group of Seven artist Frederick Horsman Varley – and expanded in 2012 – the gallery features historical and contemporary exhibitions of Canadian and international art, studio courses, family activities and camps.
The Latcham Gallery:
The Latcham Gallery is the public art gallery located in Stouffville, Ontario, 45 minutes north-east of Toronto. It is dedicated to providing opportunities for members of the community to view art and the ideas that artists express through contemporary art.
The Latcham Gallery was started in 1979 by a group of local artists and visionaries who saw the need for an arts facility in Whitchurch- Stouffville. The Gallery was named after local philathropist Arthur Latcham who donated money to a number of local buildings including the building that was to house the Gallery at 6240 Main Street.
Thrills and Adventure:
It’s really no wonder that Canada’s Wonderland is Canada’s premiere amusement park. It’s where families come to spend quality time with each other and their good friends, g-forces. Only Canada’s premiere amusement park has Leviathan, a new roller coaster in 2012 that boasts speeds of 125 km/h with an 80-degree drop. Canada’s premiere amusement park also features such thrilling rides as Vortex, Shockwave, Behemoth and the 301-foot WindSeeker. And for the kids, there’s Planet Snoopy and the new Dinosaurs Alive! Seven acres of Jurassic fun with over 40 life-sized dinos. And if you like water park thrills, Canada’s premiere amusement park features Splash Works, a 20-acre water park featuring The Plunge, Super Soaker, the Lazy River and enough thrill rides to leave you and your family closer and prunier than ever. It’s what happens here every day at Canada’s premiere amusement park. Canada’s Wonderland. Thrills Connect.
Treetop Trekking is proud to be on the forefront of treetop challenge park innovation, always developing new and exciting activities. We have a family of 100’s of happy and passionate employees, hundreds of thousands of satisfied visitors a year, and above all else are an environmentally conscious company that is harmonious with nature.
During a visit to Treetop Trekking our you will push your limits, stimulate all of your senses and have a deep connection with nature. Make lasting memories with those close to you, while experiencing the physical and spiritual benefits that are evoked from our activities. Our activities develop balance, strength and above all else, self-confidence, in a safe and controlled environment. We walk a fine line between ZEN and EXCITEMENT!
Railyard Wake Park:
Rail Yard Wake Park has plenty to offer beginners and intermediate riders of all ages. No need to head to cottage country to experience the thrill of wakeboarding, wake skating or kneeboarding. Located on a 24-acre privately owned lake only 45 minutes north of Toronto you can learn, practice and improve your skills at Rail Yard Wake Park. Upon arrival head on down the path to the waterfront… if it’s your first time at a cable park… no worries, we will guide you through the process. It’s really simple – let our staff know what you want to do (or ask for suggestions) and we’ll hook you up with everything you need. PFDs, helmets and boards are all available to rent, if you don’t have your own. We have two (2) straight-line cable systems. The east track allows a rider to learn the mechanics of cable wakeboarding. This track is dedicated to beginners, summer camps, private lessons, and birthday party groups. The west track, which is the longer of the two, has a set up for more advanced riders. It has various water features including, kickers, inclines, flat boxes, and of course rails. Both tracks have dedicated drivers who are certified instructors through Water Ski Wakeboard Ontario (WSWO) and our staff has current CPR/First Aid Training. The overhead cable (operated by a driver) tows the rider until the end and brings you right back to the start. If you fall the driver stops the cable and once you’re back in position starts it up again. You ride until your session time is up.
Spray Lake Watersports and Activity Centre:
Spray Lake Watersports and Activity Centre is situated on a one-of-a-kind, private freshwater lake, in King Township, Ontario. It was created with the vision of providing customers a unique watersport experience, just a step outside Toronto! Core services include waterskiing and wakeboarding behind our top-of-the-line Nautique boats and riding on our industry leading straight-line cable park (“The Ranch”). We cater to all ages and abilities. Whether you are trying to run your personal best pass at 38 off, land some big air on your wakeboard, or just want to get up for the first time, we are confident we can make it happen. Our team of professional coaches has decades of combined experience and is committed to providing the best training in a safe environment. Oh, we also guarantee you will have a ton of fun, and probably not want to leave!