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Vaughan

Known by the locals as “the city above Toronto,” this modern city has attractions, culture and nightlife to rival its larger neighbor. 

Shop for the latest clothes, sports equipment and computer gadgets, admire the work of Canada’s greatest and most influential artists or get the thrill of your life on gravity-defying rides and rushing roller coasters during a visit to Vaughan.

Set in the heart of town, Vaughan Mills Mall has over 250 stores to satisfy every kind of shopper. Find labels such as Calvin Klein and Gucci or stock up on equipment for your next sports match or fishing adventure. The food court here is also appealing, offering Asian, European and traditional American dining.

Enjoy a relaxing yet riveting afternoon at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, a short drive west of the mall. Proudly displaying only pieces from artists of native descent, the 13 exhibition spaces pay homage to the individuals and movements that have pushed the country’s art to become some of the world’s finest. Marvel at displays of Inuit and First Nations paintings along with works by Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. Step outside into a majestic 100-acre (40-hectare) forest and wander through a sculpture garden of exquisite carvings and mesmerizing figures.

Finally, no trip to Vaughan is complete without a stop at Canada’s Wonderland on the northwestern side of town. Discover a great variety of heart-pounding roller coasters, including Behemoth and Leviathan. Slide and dive in the splash park. If you prefer something a little slower, check out a show at the Playhouse Theater and see the amazing life-size dinosaurs that move and roar with incredible realism.

Vaughan is a 40-minute drive north of central Toronto. Find many of the town’s best food outlets in the mall and along nearby Rutherford Road. You’ll find plenty of hotels available with luxurious rooms as well as simpler options for budget-minded travelers.

Where to stay in Vaughan

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 Vaughan

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Novotel Toronto Vaughan Centre
Novotel Toronto Vaughan Centre
3 out of 5
200 Bass Pro Mills Dr, Vaughan, ON
The price is $78 per night

This family-friendly Vaughan hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Legoland Discovery Centre Toronto and Vaughan Mills Mall. Canada's Wonderland is 2.1 mi (3.4 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (977 reviews)

"good stay. large open rooms. ................................"…"

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

Novotel Toronto Vaughan Centre
Aloft Vaughan Mills
Aloft Vaughan Mills
3 out of 5
151 Bass Pro Mills Dr, Vaughan, ON
The price is $79 per night

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Vaughan Mills Mall and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Canada's Wonderland. York University and Downsview ...

4.3/5Excellent! (988 reviews)

"Clean & modern and would definitely return! and recommend it to others!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2020

Aloft Vaughan Mills
Monte Carlo Inn Vaughan Suites
Monte Carlo Inn Vaughan Suites
3 out of 5
705 Applewood Cresent, Vaughan, ON
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $82 per night

This family-friendly Vaughan hotel is located in the entertainment district, within 3 mi (5 km) of Legoland Discovery Centre Toronto, Black Creek Pioneer Village ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,454 reviews)

"It was excellent experience. The room had pretty much everything from fridge to microwave. They provided extra towels and soaps. The parking location was nice and the check in was quick and welcoming."…"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Monte Carlo Inn Vaughan Suites

Popular places to visit in Vaughan

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.

Vaughan Mills Mall
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Vaughan Mills Mall

4.5/5(178 reviews)

Come to shop for the latest clothes and products from a huge variety of brands or enjoy the fantastic in-house entertainment and dining. 

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.

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.

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 Vaughan

"Shop-Till-You-Drop" Toronto Shopping Tour
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"Shop-Till-You-Drop" Toronto Shopping Tour

$59
Per adult
Royal Ontario Museum Admission Tickets
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Royal Ontario Museum Admission Tickets

$17
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Niagara Falls Tour from Toronto with Wine tasting & Hornblower Cruise
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Niagara Falls Tour from Toronto with Wine tasting & Hornblower Cruise

$90
Per adult
96% 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
Niagara Falls Day & Night Tour - Cruise & Dinner (Optional)
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Niagara Falls Day & Night Tour - Cruise & Dinner (Optional)

$131
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Outlet Collection at Niagara Shopping from Toronto
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Outlet Collection at Niagara Shopping from Toronto

$34
Per adult

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