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Vaughan
Travel Guide

Vaughan Mills Mall featuring a square or plaza and signage as well as a small group of people

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

Novotel Toronto Vaughan Centre
Novotel Toronto Vaughan Centre
3 out of 5
200 Bass Pro Mills Dr, Vaughan, ON
The price is Rs5,989 per night from 14 May to 14 May
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! (978 reviews)
"Easy to access"

Reviewed on 5 May 2021

Novotel Toronto Vaughan Centre
Aloft Vaughan Mills
Aloft Vaughan Mills
3 out of 5
151 Bass Pro Mills Dr, Vaughan, ON
The price is Rs5,274 per night from 14 May to 14 May
Situated in the business district, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Vaughan Mills Mall and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Canada's Wonderland. York University ...
4.3/5Excellent! (986 reviews)
"Nice room friendly staff"

Reviewed on 3 May 2021

Aloft Vaughan Mills
Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Vaughan
Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Vaughan
3 out of 5
150 Interchange Way, Vaughan, ON
The price is Rs5,092 per night from 21 May to 21 May
Situated in Vaughan, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Black Creek Pioneer Village, John Booth Memorial Arena and Canlan Ice Sports. Legoland Discovery Centre ...
4.2/5Excellent! (981 reviews)
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Reviewed on 9 May 2021

Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Vaughan
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Extended Stay Canada Toronto Vaughan
Extended Stay Canada Toronto Vaughan
3 out of 5
3600 Steeles Ave W, Vaughan, ON
Located in North York, this aparthotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Black Creek Pioneer Village and 2 mi (3.3 km) from York University. Canlan Ice Sports is 1.7 mi ...
Extended Stay Canada Toronto Vaughan
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Toronto Northeast/Markham
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Toronto Northeast/Markham
3 out of 5
7095 Woodbine Avenue, Markham, ON
The price is Rs5,600 per night from 15 May to 15 May
Situated in Markham, this spa aparthotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Fairview Mall, Ontario Science Centre and Scarborough Town Centre. Sunnybrook Hospital and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (652 reviews)
"Love the layout of their desk with cubbies above and beside for storage. Room seems a little too small with 2 queen beds. No space to move around with 2 person occupies the room. Staff were great, very polite."

Reviewed on 27 Apr 2021

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Toronto Northeast/Markham
PlanURstay - Mississauga Downtown Square One
PlanURstay - Mississauga Downtown Square One
4 out of 5
3888 Duke of York Blvd, Mississauga, ON
Located in Downtown Mississauga, this aparthotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Paramount Fine Foods Centre, University of Toronto Mississauga and Mississauga Convention ...
3.8/5Good! (6 reviews)
"The floor was not cleaned properly The dishes in the cupboard were not cleaned properly and we had to re-wash them The towels were still in the dryer and not finished yet. We had to wash the bed covers before using them For 6 nights there were just one toilet paper roll in each washroom"

Reviewed on 2 Nov 2020

PlanURstay - Mississauga Downtown Square One
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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19 Aug 2019

Vaughan seems to be a large residential suburb of Toronto. We never really found the city centre (300,000 residents). However it's an excellent base to explore from. Good motorway and metro access. It also has Canada's Wonderland in the town.

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