Home to Canada’s largest theme park, Vaughan is a hotspot for thrill seekers and families. Connect with nature at leafy parks with scenic trails, visit a reptile zoo and learn more about the city’s past at an open-air heritage museum.
Things to do in Vaughan
Visit Canada’s Wonderland, a 133-hectare theme park with over 200 attractions. The Leviathan is the fastest and tallest roller coaster in Canada with a drop of 93 meters, while Flight Deck is the country’s first inverted coaster. The little ones can enjoy kid-friendly carousels, mazes and character meet-and-greets.
Art enthusiasts can visit the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, which features notable paintings by Tom Thomson and a sculpture garden. Get up close to reptiles, arachnids and amphibians at Reptilia, an indoor reptile zoo home to a 3.4-metre-long crocodile and 6.1-metre-long python.
Hike through the Kortright Centre for Conservation, a 325-hectare conservation area nestled in a pine and maple forest where you can go horseback riding and hiking. Bird watchers should head to the Boyd Conservation Area to spot unique bird life and walk trails through the beautiful Humber River valley.
Step back in time at Black Creek Pioneer Village, an open-air heritage museum where you can learn what it was like to live in Ontario during the pioneer times. Watch as costumed actors demonstrate everyday activities and tour a village boasting a blacksmith, schoolhouse, church and general store.
Getting around Vaughan
You can access Vaughan by flying into Toronto Pearson International Airport, located 26 kilometers away. In town, the best way to get around is by car, while buses and taxis are also available.