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What’s on and what’s open and what’s closed this Victoria Day


By Shelly Khushal

Victoria Day long-weekend marks the ‘un-official’ beginning of summer and is usually marked with parades, outdoor events and fireworks.

This year, Victoria Day will be celebrated on Monday May 23, 2022.

Victoria Day Fun in York Region 2022

Nobleton Victoria Day Celebration

Monday, May 23 – Fair 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.; Fireworks at dusk.

Dr. William Laceby Community Center and Arena, 15 Old King Rd, Nobleton.

The annual Nobleton Victoria Day celebration is an event you do not want to miss. The event features a fair, live entertainment, a dog show, mid-way and rides (fees apply), games, inflatables, a variety of food and retail vendors and more! It is guaranteed fun for the whole family! Free of charge.

Picnic in a Park

York Region has many beautiful parks. The top-rated ones include:

Lake Wilcox (Oak Ridges)

Bond Lake (Oak Ridges)

Aurora Town Park (Aurora)

Fairy Lake (Newmarket)

Milne Dam Conservation Park (Markham)

Sugarbush Heritage Park (Thornhill)

Please check each park’s website as some require paid parking permits.

Walking Trails

If you’re looking for a refreshing nature walk with a picturesque landscape, York Region has it all.

Interactive Trail Map:

Printable Trail Maps:

Fireworks at Canada’s Wonderland

Enjoy spectacular Fireworks:

What’s Open and Closed

Canada’s Wonderland will be OPEN from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Vaughan Mills will be OPEN 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Canada Post: No collection or delivery of mail.

Banks: Most banks will be closed.

LCBO: Closed.

Beer Store: Most stores will be closed but there will be 73 Beer Stores open, with varied hours, and some drive-thrus will be available to shoppers too.

The following Shopping Malls are CLOSED for in-store shopping on Victoria Monday. (Some offer curb-side pickup).

Upper Canada (Newmarket):

Hillcrest Mall (Richmond Hill):

Markville Mall: visit for updates:

York Region Libraries and Museums are also closed.

Shelly Khushal is a busy mother of two and an active member of the York Region community, always keeping abreast of the social scene, latest trends and products; highlighting fun events in and around York Region.

Main photo: Fireworks will be held in various locations around York Region, including Canada’s Wonderland.

Photo row: LCBO will be closed, some Beer Stores will open, Canada Post won’t be delivering and Vaughan Mills is open on Victoria Day.

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