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Just minutes north of Toronto, York Region – comprised of the towns of Georgina, East Gwillimbury, Newmarket, Aurora, Richmond Hill and Whitchurch-Stouffville, King Township and the cities of Vaughan and Markham – is a special place, uniquely characterized by its rich cultural diversity, vibrant community life, vast green space and access to the Lake Simcoe waterfront.
Residents and visitors alike have a daily invitation to discover and experience everything York Region has to offer. Bookmark ExperienceYorkRegion.com so you can return often to learn about local events, activities, venues and places that cater to your individual interests and tastes. Discover a York Region for every occasion – arts and entertainment, sports and recreation, dining, outdoor adventure, shopping and world-class accommodation.
The Town of Aurora is a fast-growing community with urban amenities, a diverse economy, a skilled workforce and excellent transportation connections. Aurora is a strong supporter of healthy and active lifestyles. The Town has a variety of multi-use recreational facilities and playing fields. There are more than 46 parks that span over 700 acres and an extensive trail system with approximately 57 kilometers. Don’t miss the many special events throughout the year. Discover Aurora’s beautiful scenery and picturesque community today!
The Town of East Gwillimbury welcomes visitors with its picturesque landscape and charming heritage buildings. As part of the Oak Ridges Moraine, East Gwillimbury has more than 30 parks and 24 kms of hiking trails. East Gwillimbury is also home to the Sharon Burying Ground and the Sharon Temple, a designated National Historic Site where guests can enjoy concerts, educational programs and the annual Weaving Words Literary Festival. With beautiful golf courses, farmers’ market and a free summer concert series, there is always something to do in East Gwillimbury.
Located along the south-east shore of Lake Simcoe, Georgina provides the opportunity to enjoy a day on the beach at Sibbald Point Provincial Park, De La Salle Park or Willow Beach Park, fishing, boating and snowmobiling. Georgina has earned the title “Ice Fishing Capital of Canada”. Georgina’s many festivals and events, parks, public beaches, and our newest facility, a multi-season recreation campus, known as “The ROC” provide opportunities for all ages to enjoy the outdoors.
The country is right on your doorstep!
Nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine, King Township has exceptional hiking, wonderful cycling, and fantastic activities including golf, high ropes and waterskiing. You can visit the Holland Marsh Winery, and enjoy dining at delightful restaurants like the Blossom Café at Pathways to Perennials, or Pine Farms Orchard. No matter what activity you choose, you will come home feeling refreshed from your day in the country.
Destination Markham: a perfect blend of charming villages, state-of-the art facilities and our Pan Am Centre. Experience a refreshing mix of culture, beautiful public spaces, commerce, international cuisine, sports, education and natural beauty in our community parks and trails. Stroll through our award-winning Markham, Thornhill and Unionville heritage districts or enjoy our vibrant activities and multi-cultural festivals. Whether you’re looking for a celebration or a place to unwind, your whole family will love spending time in Markham. Experience the world in our backyard!
Newmarket is the regional centre of northern York Region. The town’s historic Main Street is home to boutiques, patio eateries, live theatre, community events and the Elman W. Campbell Museum. A seasonal farmers’ market is located in the award winning Riverwalk Commons while Upper Canada Mall on Yonge Street provides another great shopping experience with over 250 stores. Whatever your interests, Newmarket’s many attractions and friendly atmosphere are sure to make your visit memorable.
Richmond Hill is a vibrant community, rich in culture, entertainment and natural beauty. From the Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts to the trails of the Oak Ridges Moraine, from Lake Wilcox to our numerous sport facilities and ethnic restaurants, there is so much to explore! Enjoy York Region’s only indoor Wave Pool, a day of golfing, shopping or attending local festivals and events. Come experience Richmond Hill!
Vaughan’s diverse arts, culture, entertainment and hospitality options will meet the needs of every visitor and traveller. Enjoy some of Canada’s finest works of art at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and visit the city’s four historic village cores and the annual heritage celebrations of Kleinburg’s Binder Twine Festival and the Woodbridge Fall Fair. Vaughan is home to a wide selection of exciting entertainment venues, nightlife and hospitality establishments that can cater to the most discerning guest.
Discover the wonders and surprises of our scenic community with its extensive trail systems, great golf, pick-your-own/farm-gate markets and wineries. Visit the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre and Latcham Gallery. Ride the York Durham Heritage Railway, tour our outdoor sculptures or take in a performance at the Lebovic Centre for Arts & Entertainment – Nineteen on the Park. Enjoy shopping in Downtown Stouffville along our historic Main Street. Don’t miss events such as the annual Strawberry Festival, Car Show or Stouffville Country Ribfest just to name a few!
Central Counties Tourism was established as a regional tourism organization in 2010 under a framework developed by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, following the completion of the Ontario Tourism Competitiveness Study. Our mandate is to identify sustainable best product and practices that will build a stronger and more competitive tourism industry within the region. We are funded by the Ontario Government and managed as a not-for-profit organization by a voluntary tourism industry board.