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Markham

Known for its extensive and varied retail opportunities, York’s large municipality also has sprawling parkland and great golf courses. 

Shop for digital devices or explore streets of quirky, historic stores to find antique gems in Markham. Cycle through leafy passageways and past serene ponds. Play golf at one of the country’s most renowned courses.

Markham’s shopping draws visitors from across Ontario. Amble around the various districts to get to know the town. Markham has been labeled the high-tech capital of Canada. Markville Shopping Center certainly has an impressive selection of gadgets. More than 200 shops have the latest phones, tablets and televisions along with clothing and accessories.

For a more old-town atmosphere, head to Unionville, a 5-minute drive west. The narrow streets here are lined with preserved storefronts that will transport you back to the late 19th and early 20th century. The mystique continues as you step inside to find boutique products including gorgeous antique furniture, jewelry and handmade confectionary. Attend the farmers market that takes place at Markham Village every Saturday between May and September.

After a morning among the crowds, find peace and quiet at Toogood Park, a 10-minute walk north from Unionville. Lie in the sun in front of tall pine trees or gaze into the pond to spot darting fish. Crosby and Carlton Park nearby have space to play soccer and baseball or hop on a bike and go for a ride. The council has opened more than 12 miles (18 kilometers) of trails, many slipping away from urban areas into delightful valleys of flowers and gently running streams.

Golfers should check out Angus Glen Golf Club, the site of the 2002 Canadian Open. Play a few holes here or try out Crest Haven Golf Club down the road.

Markham is part of Greater Toronto, 30 minutes north of the city center. Find hotels in both the middle and outskirts of town and plenty of restaurants in the shopping areas. Come for the Markham fair on the weekend before Thanksgiving. See rodeo riding and monster truck racing as well as music and livestock exhibitions.

Where to stay in Markham

Thornhill which includes a pond and a garden as well as an individual femail

Thornhill

4.5/5Wonderful!(186 area reviews)

Thornhill is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by Uplands Golf Club and City Playhouse Theatre while in the area.

Thornhill

Top Hotels in Markham

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Liberty Suites Hotel
Liberty Suites Hotel
3 out of 5
7191 Yonge Street, Markham, ON
The price is $86 per night

Located in Thornhill, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from North York City Centre and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Toronto Centre for the Arts. York University and Seneca ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,089 reviews)

"Always a great stay. Everything overall is good every time i come, which is why i only stay here when visiting toronto."…"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2020

Liberty Suites Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Markham
Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Markham
3 out of 5
300 Commerce Valley Dr E, Markham, ON
The price is $70 per night

Located in Thornhill, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from First Markham Place and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Flato Markham Theatre. Seneca College and Fairview Mall ...

4.4/5Excellent! (982 reviews)

"Room was very clean specially during this time of the year. And the rule were respected. The hotel wasn’t very crowded and common area where well maintained. Will definitely stay at this hotel again."…"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Markham
Monte Carlo Inn & Suites Downtown Markham
Monte Carlo Inn & Suites Downtown Markham
3 out of 5
7255 Warden Ave, Markham, ON
The price is $81 per night

Located in the heart of Markham, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Pacific Mall and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Flato Markham Theatre. First Markham Place and Markham ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,706 reviews)

"Understandably due to COVID-19 free breakfast was not to my expectation"…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Monte Carlo Inn & Suites Downtown Markham

Popular places to visit in Markham

CN Tower
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CN Tower

4.5/5(1,736 reviews)

Take the glass elevator to the lookout points on Toronto’s iconic landmark to enjoy views as far as Niagara Falls or have dinner in high style.

Toronto Eaton Centre
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Toronto Eaton Centre

4.5/5(1,319 reviews)

Treat yourself to a shopping trip in the stores and boutiques of Toronto’s largest mall, which is housed under a striking glass ceiling.

Canada's Wonderland
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Canada's Wonderland

4/5(280 reviews)

The highlight at this amusement park is the super-fast Leviathan ride, but there are 15 other roller coasters and more than 200 attractions to explore.

Rogers Centre
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Rogers Centre

4.5/5(661 reviews)

Come to this multipurpose stadium to watch baseball matches and football games, listen to concerts of famous bands, see family shows or simply tour this central entertainment complex.

Scotiabank Arena
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Scotiabank Arena

4.5/5(564 reviews)

Catch an event at Scotiabank Arena during your trip to Old Toronto. Experience the fascinating museums and acclaimed theater scene in this vibrant area.

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
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Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

4.5/5(880 reviews)

Make time to visit the sea animals who live at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada and learn why this is a favorite attraction in Old Toronto. Check out the shops and top-notch restaurants in this vibrant area.

Top things to do in Markham

Royal Ontario Museum Admission Tickets
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Royal Ontario Museum Admission Tickets

$17
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Toronto Hockey Hall of Fame Tickets
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Toronto Hockey Hall of Fame Tickets

$15
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Toronto: Small-Group Kensington Market & Chinatown Tour
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Toronto: Small-Group Kensington Market & Chinatown Tour

$39
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Distillery District Segway Spin
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Distillery District Segway Spin

$33
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Heart of Downtown Bike Tour
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Heart of Downtown Bike Tour

$62
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Niagara Falls Full-Day Tour from Markham and Richmond Hill
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Niagara Falls Full-Day Tour from Markham and Richmond Hill

$105
Per adult

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