City of Vaughan
City of Vaughan
Vaughan’s diverse arts, culture, entertainment and hospitality options will meet the needs of every visitor and traveller. Enjoy some of Canada’s finest works of art at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and visit the city’s four historic village cores and the annual heritage celebrations of Kleinburg’s Binder Twine Festival, MapleFest, Thornhill Village Festival and the Woodbridge Fair. Vaughan is home to a wide selection of exciting entertainment venues, nightlife and hospitality establishments that can cater to the most discerning guest.
Check out our Top 10 Things to do in Vaughan:
- For a taste of Italy, take a stroll in Woodbridge’s Market Lane.
Market Lane Shopping Centre in downtown Woodbridge remains the commercial hub of the area. Stroll along Woodbridge Avenue and enjoy shopping the wide variety of retail establishments to be found there.
2. Enjoy live performances at the City Playhouse Theatre.
In partnership with the City of Vaughan, the City Playhouse is committed to showcasing professional and community-based theatre, dance and music. Theatre Education and Outreach Programs are also part of the City Playhouse mandate.
3. Be amazed and hold some of the largest reptiles at Reptilia Zoo.
Reptilia is a state-of-the-art 25,000 square foot facility complete with 53 large reptile exhibits, venomous and non-venomous nurseries and a theatre for live shows.
4. Get together and play a game of outdoor beach volleyball at The Sports Village.
The Sports Village is a state of the art multi-faceted recreational facility that provides the right environment to play ice hockey, basketball, beach volleyball and more. You can book time for a special community or corporate event.
The City of Vaughan has over 630 hectares of parks and green spaces, as well as several trail systems. The Kortright Centre is Ontario’s premier environmental and renewable energy education and demonstration centre. Hike their trails or explore the trails that wind through the beautiful Humber River valley at Boyd Conservation Area.
6. Take in a show at Colossus – AMC Theatres.
Colossus has 18 screens and one six story IMAX screen. Now a Vaughan landmark, the building has a giant UFO on the roof with flashing lights that light up the night sky. The second floor is a fully licensed lounge. Nearby restaurants and shops abound. Go large then go home.
Both Doug Carrick designed courses, Score Golf 2009 voted Eagle’s Nest among the 10 Best Public Courses in Ontario, 3rd in all of Ontario, 1st in the GTA, 2nd in Southern Ontario, and it also won the Toughest Challenge. Copper Creek was recently voted the best public golf course in the GTA and is also currently ranked the 36th best course in Canada. Need we say more?
8. Shop at Woodbridge Village Farmer’s Market.
Buy locally-created artisan products and locally-grown produce every Saturday from June to October. You are invited to purchase delicious, fresh fruits, vegetables, and baked goods. There are plenty of children’s activities to ensure everyone has a fun-filled day.
9. Visit the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. The McMichael, nestled in 100 acres of stunning woodland, is renowned for showcasing 20th-century Canadian art. The gallery features works by Group of Seven, First Nations, Inuit and contemporary Canadian artists as well as special exhibitions. The McMichael is the perfect destination to enjoy an authentic Canadian experience!
10. Visit Magnotta Winery.
Magnotta is Ontario’s third largest winery and with over 3500 awards to-date for product excellence, making it Canada’s most award-winning winery. Magnotta offers an exceptional winery experience with over 180 VQA wines, gourmet food, tours of the winemaking facilities and tasting bars.