Vaughan, ON, Canada

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Vaughan, ON, Canada

Vaughan vacation rentals

Discover Toronto’s trendy neighbor

Well within striking distance of Toronto, Vaughan is a fantastic base for your Ontario vacation. It offers easy access to the provincial capital, but is far enough away to feel local and laid back. While the city is just 16 miles from the CBD, it doesn’t lurk in Toronto’s shadow. Instead, it serves up plenty of arts, entertainment, and culture. Find most of the urban action along Yonge Street, in the trendy Richmond Hill neighborhood. Vaughan vacation rentals take you beyond hotels, with a huge selection of polished properties in the heart of Richmond Hill.

A vibrant cultural calendar

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or a family friendly vacation, Vaughan has it all. Plan your visit accordingly and you could be in town for a colorful calendar of annual heritage celebrations. Highlights include Kleinburg's Binder Twine Festival and Thornhill Village Festival in September, Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival in early spring, and the Woodbridge Fair over the Thanksgiving weekend. If you want to live like a local why not stock up on fresh produce at the Woodbridge Village Farmers Market, then cook up a tasty meal in your Vaughan vacation rental?

Thrills, spills, and splashes

Covering a 330 acre footprint, Canada’s Wonderland is the nation’s premier theme park. Get big thrills on its exhilarating rollercoasters, or keep things family friendly at KidZville and Planet Snoopy. During the summer, the park opens a splash happy water park, complete with slides, wave pools, a lazy river, and more. For a history fix, Black Creek Pioneer Village is one of Ontario’s top cultural attractions. The living museum is a beautiful recreation of an 1800s village, featuring period buildings, costumed guides, and educational talks. And, when it comes to shopping near Vaughan vacation rentals, you can make a beeline for Vaughan Mills, one of Canada’s premier outlet malls.

Summer by the lake

Vaughan shares Toronto’s semi-continental climate, with warm summers that are perfect for sightseeing. It can get humid, so if you want to beat the heat why not spend an afternoon splashing around on the shores of Lake Ontario? Summer is also a great time to soak up Toronto’s cultural scene, with a myriad of festivals to attend. From jazz and film to beer and Pride, there’s always something on. The city can get bitterly cold during the winter, with snow generally falling from mid-December onwards.

From the city to the cedar trees

Vaughan may be close to Toronto, but there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. The Kortright Centre for Conservation offers fantastic hiking trails, while nearby Boyd Conservation Area is a favorite with picnickers. A handful of grassy rec sites line the Humber River, shaded by towering cedar and hemlock trees. Love art? Don’t miss the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, a gallery set amid acres of woodland. If you’re heading to downtown Toronto, Vaughan vacation rentals serve as a great base. Choose from a great selection of properties, just steps from bus stops and subway stations.