It’s that time of year again: March Break. The one week where school is out, and you are too! There’s no need to look further than Vaughan – we’ve got attractions, events, outdoor trails, shopping, golf, and everything else to keep you and your family entertained.
ALL THE FUN, ALL THE TIME
There are many attractions right here in the city, that even the pickiest of planners will find something to love.
- Meet a new friend at Reptilia
- Build an imaginary world at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre
- Discover art and history at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection
- Be one with nature at the Kortright Centre for Conservation
- Go back in time at Black Creek Pioneer Village
- Golf at Copper Creek or Eagles Nest to get that hole in one
ART IN THE DOWNTOWN
Step into ArtWalk: a world-class art installation featuring 30,000 square feet of four bold, colourful statement murals. Native Torontonians birdO and Ben Johnston, Montreal artist Jeremy Shantz, and Madrid-based Ricardo Cavolo brought creativity to Vaughan’s downtown core.
While you’re there, be sure to check out Canada’s largest low-resolution art installation: PXL Gallery. This 10,000 square feet luminous art wall is a stunning addition and will serve as a rotating gallery for years to come.
EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS
Enjoy nature’s colours of fall and explore the Great Walks of Vaughan, featuring a variety of trail options, weaving throughout several of Vaughan’s scenic neighbourhoods. Burn off that excess energy, and take a break from being seated at a computer all day. Whether you’re looking for an easy stroll – or something a little more adventurous – you’ll find your favourite trail here.
- North Maple Regional Park
- Riverwalk Neighbourhood Walk
- Maple Nature Reserve
- Marita Payne Neighbourhood Walk
Want all the options? Let’s pick your perfect place.
Boutique Shopping Areas
Find curated boutiques in Kleinburg, Maple and Woodbridge villages. You’ll discover one-of-a-kind items for loved ones or yourself that are a perfect find all winter long! The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) and Vaughan Mills Village are home to an expansive list of retailers. You can also explore a vibrant selection of custom items in Vaughan’s Thornhill neighbourhood or check out the shop along Woodbridge Avenue.
Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre
Vaughan Mills is a shopping and entertainment destination like no other. As one of the largest enclosed shopping centres in Canada, it features over 250 premium fashion and outlet stores from around the world, with 19 anchor shops including Uniqlo, Nike Factory Store, Nordstrom Rack, Tommy Hilfiger and Kate Spade. It also is the home of LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre!
Don’t miss our Event Calendar, which showcases a ton of nearby activities that you’ll want to add to that ever-growing list of things you want to do in Vaughan!
MAKE IT A STAYCATION
Plan your staycation now. Vaughan is a great one-day trip, but it’s an even better weekend getaway! With so much family fun and places to explore outdoors, 24 hours simply isn’t enough. There are fifteen wonderful accommodations in Vaughan – many of which are located so close to the very places you want to explore. Find your stay now!
FIND YOUR WAY HERE
No wheels? No worries! Use any of the three public transit systems that connect Vaughan with surrounding regions to get here and get around.
- Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
- York Region Transit (YRT)/Viva
- GO Transit
There are frequent connections through the TTC’s Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) subway station and YRT’s Smart VMC Bus Terminal. You can even plan your trip using the YRT Trip Planner!
As you explore all that Vaughan has to offer this winter, don’t forget to tag us at #VisitVaughan for a chance to be featured on Vaughan’s social media pages! Stay warm, stay healthy, and come out and have some fun in Vaughan this winter!