Welcome to winter!
Winter comes but once a year, and there’s no better place to celebrate the season than in Vaughan. Whether you’re anxious to hit the slopes, trails or rinks, seeking out holiday festivities, or just looking to relax by the fire and celebrate the warmth of the season with friends and family, there’s always something to tingle the senses in Vaughan. Looking for fun? We got it! Looking for adventure? Look no further! Looking for great cuisine and drink? Get ready for a lip-smacking good time. The variety of indoor and outdoor winter activities in Vaughan gets better every year. Once you dive in and explore all we have to offer, you’ll be setting yourself up for the most exciting and enjoyable winter you ever imagined. Just minutes north of Toronto — come for the day, the weekend, or a week. We’ve got you covered, and we guarantee you’ll never be bored.
SHOP UNTIL YOU DROP
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 that will elevate the gifting experience during the holidays or any time of year.
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!
GET OUTSIDE – SNOW OR NO SNOW
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.
TIS THE EVENTS OF THE SEASON
The fun never stops in Vaughan! There are always festivals, events, or fan-favourite activities here to do in the city. Our Event Calendar is always being updated with the latest and greatest to make you smile.
SKATE! SKATE! SKATE!
To enjoy the winter season, why not strap on the blades, summon your inner Gretzky, and give yourself a whirl around one of Vaughan’s 5 indoor arenas or 5 outdoor ice rinks. Whether you enjoy a friendly hockey game with friends, some light shinny or a leisurely skate around the rink with the kids, Vaughan offers convenient drop-in activities and ice-skating options for all ages. Days like this is what hot chocolate was made for! Visit vaughan.ca/skate for all the details.
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!
STAY TO PLAY LONGER
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!
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!