While the return to school is fast approaching, there’s an easy way to plan your trip to Vaughan for the final long weekend of the summer.
EXPLORE NATURE AND CULTURE
GET OUTSIDE AT THE KORTRIGHT CENTRE FOR CONSERVATION
Start your weekend at the Kortright Centre for Conservation, where you can discover nature at its finest. Enjoy more than 16 kilometres of breathtaking hiking trails – it’s one of the best spots for bird watching in the Greater Toronto Area! You can also choose to join one of their education or family programs if you plan ahead. You’ll rediscover nature in a way you’ve never done before.
LISTEN WHILE YOU STROLL
On Saturdays and Sundays, you can explore the main streets of Kleinburg Village while listening to free live music! Check out fanciful boutique stores, enjoy delicious restaurants and bakeries, and wander along the beautiful William Granger Greenway to soak up the sun and relax in nature.
BUILD SOME MEMORIES
LEGOLAND Discovery Centre has just launched a brand new 4D movie in its Cinema! You can also explore MINILAND, featuring some of the greatest parts of the Greater Toronto Area made of LEGO bricks. Enjoy two rides, building classes and more!
MORE TIME FOR FAMILY
It seems crazy that school is already coming back, but we’re here to give you some fun ideas to finish the weekend strong. Check out the perfect two-day itinerary for families, featuring places to play and delicious delights to enjoy for you and your little ones!
GET YOUR FOODIE ON
LUNCH aLONG WOODBRIDGE AVENUE
Support small businesses in Vaughan with a visit to Woodbridge Avenue. Enjoy a bite to eat at one of the multiple eateries – such as Big Cannoli Lane – or spend some time outdoorsby heading over to Nort Johnson Park for an impromptu picnic.
FIND FRESH PRODUCE
Support local farmers and get your fresh produce from volunteer-run farmers markets. There are two to discover in Vaughan:
- Woodbridge Village Farmers’ Market: Open Saturdays until Oct. 7, 2023 | Located in Woodbridge
- Village Market: Open Saturdays until Dec. 23, 2023 | Located in Thornhill
Looking for a restaurant or patio to dine at? Check out our directory of great eateries throughtout the city.
On Sunday, Sept. 3, Canada’s Wonderland will present a spectacular fireworks display, starting at approximately 10 p.m. Spend your day enjoying their 200 attractions, including 18 roller coasters, before the night arrives. Their display has a unique, custom-design set to an original soundtrack that you won’t find anywhere else! It’s a great way to end a fun day at the park.
NEED A REASON TO RETURN?
The events don’t end after Labour Day! Check out classic cars for a good cause with the Raise Up Your Hood for Awareness Show and Shine, presented by Epilepsy York Region, happening on Sunday, Sept. 10. And don’t miss the fan favourite event – Canada’s Wonderland’s Oktoberfest – returning Sept. 8 to 10 and Sept. 15 to 17.
Are you getting ready for the spooky season? Screemers will take over Assembly Park starting in October. You won’t want to miss out.
STAY TO PLAY LONGER
Vaughan is a great one-day trip destination, but it makes for an even better weekend getaway! With so much family fun and places to explore outdoors, 24 hours simply isn’t enough – book your perfect stay now.
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