We may be known as an ice hockey nation, but what can you do in the summer when that isn’t really an option anymore? Fortunately, York Region has an abundance of premier destinations for all your summer sport needs. From water to land, from up high to down on the ground, there is something for everyone to get active, try out or practice past skills. So why not dust off those skills and make what is old, new again?
Below are a variety of different sport facilities that will help you do just that this summer. Get out and get active!
Georgina | 905-476-8834
A premier sports centre right by Lake Simcoe, The ROC (Recreational Outdoor Campus) offers a multitude of sports, activities, and events all year around. For the summer months, guests can try their hand at the rock climbing wall, low ropes, high ropes, and full challenge course. It also offers lush walking trails through the forest, a bike park, baseball diamonds, volleyball, and tennis courts. Heating up from all these fun activities and looking for a place to cool down? The ROC has a refreshing splash pad too. ROC your summer today!
Cardinal Golf Club
King City | 905-841-7378
The Cardinal Golf Club has always had a prestigious reputation throughout the GTA, but they have been able to broaden that reputation nationally by becoming the largest golf facility in Canada from 2009. There are a variety of courses to take part in for the both the avid and the casual golfer, including three 18-hole championship courses, an 18-hole executive course, an 18-hole mini putt course and a driving range. If classic golf isn’t your thing, Cardinal also offers footgolf! Combining soccer and golf, this sport has emerged onto the scene in the last few years and offers a fun new twist to two very different beloved sports!
Spray Lake Water Sports and Activity Centre
King City | 647-728-7935
Situated on a private freshwater lake, this activity centre provides a world-class watersport experience right in York Region’s backyard! Catering to all ages and abilities, their professional team of staff help run waterskiing and wakeboarding activities, as well as other experiences like stand-up paddle boarding, beach volleyball, nature hikes, kids summer camps, and much more. A perfect place this summer to get out, cool down, learn some new skills, or refine some old ones.
Of Rock and Chalk
Newmarket | 905-895-7625
Need a break from the outside heat, but still want to get some exercise in and have fun? York Region’s premier climbing gym, Of Rock and Chalk, is the perfect place for you to go! They offer over 46 routes, with heights ranging from 10 to 37 feet, as well as bouldering areas for those who are up for more of a challenge. With no age restrictions, there is plenty of fun to be had for the whole family at Of Rock and Chalk.
Thornhill Outdoor Pool
Thornhill | 905-881-2969
Just keep swimming! In the summer, we think everyone should get out to a local outdoor pool and seize the chance to swim outdoors before the cold weather approaches again. The Thornhill Outdoor Pool is a perfect place for to do just that. With recreational, aqua fitness, parent & tot, and length swim times, there is something for everyone. It is a great opportunity to spend some family time together, get some physical exercise, cool down, and just have fun all around.
The Wave Pool
Richmond Hill | 905-508-9283
It may be open all year around, but consider taking the time this summer to visit the only wave pool in the GTA. This is not just your regular pool; here you will be treated with thrilling waves providing a truly unique indoor swimming experience, as well as a 100 ft. water slide! Other features include an on-deck sauna, warm water swirl pool with a wheelchair lift right into the water, and water basketball nets. Be sure to “wave” all your friends over to come and experience it yourself.
Eyers Rope Challenge Course
Richmond Hill | 905-737-9210
This course is a great opportunity to for team building, to get some physical activity, and to have some fun! With a variety of low rope and high rope courses, as well as a rock-climbing wall, there is something for every skill level, along with the opportunity to test your limits. Whether you want a personal challenge or to bond with your team, this course provides a great summer adventure.
Joyride 150 Indoor Bike Park
Markham | 905-294-1313
Need to take another break from the outside sun and heat, but still want to be out and get active? Rent a bike or bring your own to the largest indoor bike park in Canada, with over 100,000 square feet of quarter and half pipes, rails, steps, resi jumps, skinnies, cross country style trails, a foam pit, and much more. This bike park lives up to its name with marked areas catering to different ages and abilities so that everyone gets to have a joyride.
Air Riderz Trampoline Park
Aurora | 905-695-8577
This 26,000 square foot facility will bring out the gymnast in anyone – and it is open to all ages too! Young and old can spend their time bouncing around their wall-to-wall trampolines, climb zone, slam-dunk trampoline lanes, dodge ball courts, and so much more! AirRiderz also accommodates birthday parties, and offers programs such as summer camps, day camps, toddler times, and fitness classes. So bounce on over and get some physical activity this summer.
Soccer Fields, Volleyball Courts, Basketball Courts, Tennis Courts, Baseball Diamonds
All scattered throughout the region are public soccer fields, volleyball courts, basketball courts, tennis courts, and baseball diamonds, available for your sport needs this summer. Whether you want to get together with family and friends for a friendly match, work on improving your own skills, get active, or just want to have some fun, York Region’s many sporting sites are available for your enjoyment. Visit your municipality’s website for information on those in your community!