Top 10 Things to do in Vaughan
Canada’s Wonderland is the most visited attraction in the city. The 133 hectare amusement park is split into six different areas, one of which is an eight hectare
waterpark! If you are visiting with the kids, there is an area designated just for them, with rides to appeal to various ages.
There are over 200 attractions in the amusement park, including games, shows and rides. Park is open every day from May to September and weekends in April and
Located right next to Canada’s Wonderland is one of Canada’s largest malls; Vaughan Mills. Over 13 million people visit the shopping mall each year.
Vaughan Mills has over 200 retail shops with more than 35 places to eat in the 120,000 square metre mall.
Step into a land of Lego
Although it is named Legoland Discovery Centre Toronto, this world-known chain is actually in Vaughan. In fact, it is right inside Vaughan Mills.
There are a total of 14 attractions in Legoland Discovery Centre Toronto, including a 3D cinema, a Lego store and a play zone. The kids can even tour around a Lego
factory, learn how to be a ninja or be an apprentice to merlin.
Visit a nearby Casino
Be first out of the gate to soak in the excitement of slots at Casino Woodbine. With more than 3000 slots machines and virtual gaming tables for poker, baccarat,
roulette, sic bo and more – featuring leading-edge video and audio –you’ll be shaken, stirred and electrified. Drop by before or after the horse races and take a spin.
Bowl and Dine
Splitsville Entertainment is Canada’s premier Family Entertainment Center. Featuring 28 state-of-the-art bowling lanes, cosmic bowling, Playdium Lite Arcade, large
redemption prize store and 2nd level restaurant & Lounge, Splitsville is the place to be.
Visit an Art Gallery
If you are a fan of the famous Group of Seven, then you must visit the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. This small art gallery features an extensive collection of
paintings by Tom Thomson, as well as other works by other artists from this renowned group.
After strolling through the gallery and admiring the artwork, explore the grounds and go for a nice walk along one of its trails. The trails wind through some
picturesque forest of pine, maple and oak.
Interact with Reptiles
At Reptilia you can interact with reptiles from all over the globe. The 1,400 square metre indoor reptile zoo is the largest in the country and is home to over 250
reptiles, arachnids and amphibians.
One of the main attractions at the reptile zoo is Induna; the largest crocodile in Canada. Induna is 3.4 metres long and over 1,000 pounds. Other attractions at
Reptilia include a 4.3 metre long king cobra, a 6.1 metres long python and a 300 pound alligator.
Go back in time
Learn what it was like to live in Ontario during the pioneer times. Go back in time and visit Black Creek Pioneer Village; an open-air heritage museum.
The village recreates what life was like in the 19th-century, complete with heritage buildings, furniture and costumes. There is a blacksmith, a schoolhouse, a mill,
a general store and a church, as well as other buildings. Take a tour of the village and see the historical-enactments that are put on by the staff.
Enjoy bird watching
Although bird watching is not the only thing to do at the Boyd Conservation Area, it is one of its main draws. If bird watching is your thing, go on a nature hike
through the area to spot some unique bird life.
The trails within the area are not only for bird watchers. Anyone can enjoy them. And they are truly spectacular and are a great way to immerse yourself in Vaughan’s
Visit a nearby Village
Kleinburg is a trove of small eclectic boutiques, unique treasures and hard-to-find items. The main street is lined with small shops and restaurants that are accented
by luxury spas and European-inspired cafés.
Charming and picturesque, the Village is a great place to enjoy time away with family or friends. With the McMichael Gallery and the Kortright Center for Conservation
in the backyard, Kleinburg is a perfect daytrip from Vaughan if you are looking for small town charm, a boutique shopping experience, relaxation or inspiration.