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MarkhamCanada

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 featuring a park and a pond as well as an individual female

Thornhill

4/5Very Good!(461 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 CA $115 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! (2,100 reviews)

"The rooms were very clean and tidy and the front desk staff were very friendly and efficient during the check-in/check-out process."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 28, 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 CA $93 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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (988 reviews)

"I enjoyed my stay, the room was clean, quiet and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 3, 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 CA $107 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! (1,712 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(2,239 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(3,177 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(790 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(1,156 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.

Royal Ontario Museum
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Royal Ontario Museum

4.5/5(897 reviews)

Canada’s biggest dinosaur, Egyptian mummies and ice-age mammals make this museum one of Toronto’s most popular attractions for the whole family.

Toronto Zoo
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Toronto Zoo

4/5(648 reviews)

A zoological wonderland with animals from all over the globe.

Top things to do in Markham

Exhilirating 120km Air Tour of Toronto
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Exhilirating 120km Air Tour of Toronto

CA $99
Per adult
One Hour Aerial Tour of Toronto and Niagara with iflyTOTO
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One Hour Aerial Tour of Toronto and Niagara with iflyTOTO

CA $240
Per adult
Toronto Aerial Tour with a Niagara Falls Winery visit
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Toronto Aerial Tour with a Niagara Falls Winery visit

CA $219
Per adult
Niagara Falls Tour with Lunch from Toronto
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Niagara Falls Tour with Lunch from Toronto

CA $125
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Royal Ontario Museum Admission Tickets
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Royal Ontario Museum Admission Tickets

CA $23
Per adult
86% 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

CA $142
Per adult

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