Destination guide

Discover the culturally diverse town of Richmond Hill

An affluent and culturally diverse town within a 40-minute drive of Toronto, Richmond Hill delights visitors with its fragrant floral displays and family-friendly vibe. Get your culture fix at the likes of the Richmond Heritage Center, indulge in a spot of retail therapy at Times Square, or tantalize your taste buds with cuisines from around the world in the town’s trendy downtown. Richmond Hill vacation rentals range from smart condos in the downtown district to elegant 3-bedroom pool homes on the outskirts of town so whether you’re looking for a cozy spot for a romantic break or space for the whole family, this town has you covered.


Make time for family in Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill has plenty to keep you entertained. If you’re traveling with kids, the skateboard park, baseball diamonds, and inline skating trail at Richmond Green Sports Center are guaranteed to bring a smile. Keep the fun factor at maximum pace by paying a visit to Canada’s largest public pool, the Wave Pool on Hopkins Street, where features include a thrilling water slide with translucent sections and rainbow effects. One of the most eye-catching landmarks in the area is the David Dunlap Observatory, home to one of the biggest telescopes in the world.


Enjoy a mild climate in Richmond Hill

Temperatures here start to pick up from around May and tend to hover around the high 70s throughout July and August. These sunny days coincide with the lowest rainfall of the year and offer the perfect backdrop to enjoy the town’s numerous parks and natural areas. Winter naturally means a fall in temperature, although it very rarely falls below zero and the town’s annual Winter Carnival and Santa Claus Parade makes having to wrap up warm worth the effort. The shoulder seasons of spring and fall have their own appeal, boasting blooming flowers and changing foliage together with a wider choice of Richmond Hill vacation rentals.

Natural features

Explore Richmond Hill’s local lakes

Ontario is home to some of the world’s most iconic natural attractions, among them Lake Ontario and Niagara Falls, the latter being within a 2-hour drive of Richmond Hill. Closer to home, Mill Pond is a lovely place to kick back and enjoy some downtime as you admire the surrounding heritage homes and watch out for local wildlife such as swans and raccoons. Similar scenic spots can be found at the kettle lakes within the Oak Ridges Moraine on the northern fringes of the town. The largest of these, Wilcox Lake, features a pedestrian promenade, mature white pines, and a forest-themed playground for younger visitors.


Traveling to and around Richmond Hill

The nearest airport is in Toronto, ON (YYZ-Pearson Intl.), located 17.8 mi (28.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Toronto, ON (YTZ-Billy Bishop Toronto City), which is 18.7 mi (30.2 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Richmond Hill Station or Richmond Hill Langstaff Station and explore the city from there.

Where to stay around Richmond Hill?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,411 vacation rentals near Richmond Hill. From 520 Houses to 795 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Richmond Hill for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Richmond Hill?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Richmond Hill:

  • Yorkville: 236 vacation rentals
  • Entertainment District: 373 vacation rentals
  • Keswick: 17 vacation rentals
  • Upper Beaches: 51 vacation rentals
  • Yonge and Eglinton: 22 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Richmond Hill?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Richmond Hill. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lake Wilcox Park: 480 vacation rentals
  • Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts: 1,494 vacation rentals
  • Richmond Hill Langstaff Station: 1,517 vacation rentals
  • David Dunlap Observatory: 1,501 vacation rentals
  • Richmond Hill Heritage Centre: 1,487 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Richmond Hill listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Richmond Hill?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 520 Houses in Richmond Hill. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Richmond Hill include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 795 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 16 rentals available
  • Villas: 3 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Richmond Hill?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 324 vacation rentals with pool available in Richmond Hill. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.