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Markham
Travel Guide

Markham which includes street scenes and flowers as well as a small group of people

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

Liberty Suites Hotel
Liberty Suites Hotel
3 out of 5
7191 Yonge Street, Markham, ON
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $115 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
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! (1,958 reviews)
"It’s our 5th time staying at this hotel and we never had any issues with anything staff is always friendly and helpful for everything"

Reviewed on Apr. 20, 2021

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 $89 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
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! (984 reviews)
"Everything was good and pleased with the service. However, house keeping was knocking our door around 11 am where as we were going to check-out shortly. I dont understand why they are rushing when the room will be checked out shortly."

Reviewed on Apr. 20, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Markham
Park Inn By Radisson Toronto - Markham
Park Inn By Radisson Toronto - Markham
3.5 out of 5
555 Cochrane Dr, Markham, ON
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $74 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Situated in the business district, this eco-friendly hotel is 1.3 mi (2 km) from First Markham Place and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Flato Markham Theatre. Frederick ...
3.8/5Good! (1,231 reviews)
"Depends on the room. All rooms are nice and clean. I just prefer the downstairs rooms because it’s a glass shower as opposed to a bath. Plus the shower head was newer and detachable."

Reviewed on Mar. 20, 2021

Park Inn By Radisson Toronto - Markham
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.
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 CA $96 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
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! (650 reviews)
"excellent as always!my favorite place to stay in the area"

Reviewed on Mar. 4, 2021

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Toronto Northeast/Markham
Sonesta ES Suites Toronto Markham
Sonesta ES Suites Toronto Markham
3 out of 5
355 South Park Rd, Markham, ON
The price is CA $119 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
Located in Thornhill, this aparthotel is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from First Markham Place and within 6 mi (10 km) of Flato Markham Theatre and Markham Pan Am Centre. ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,015 reviews)
"Really enjoyed our stay. Great staff and clean rooms."

Reviewed on Apr. 19, 2021

Sonesta ES Suites Toronto Markham
Entire Bungalow 5 Bedrooms
Entire Bungalow 5 Bedrooms
4 out of 5
65 Sciberras Rd, Markham, ON
Situated in the historical district, this vacation home is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Flato Markham Theatre and within 9 mi (15 km) of Pacific Mall and Seneca College. ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
"The place was nice and clean"

Reviewed on Jun. 9, 2019

Entire Bungalow 5 Bedrooms
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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Reviews of Markham

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4/5 - Good

Kristina

May 29, 2020

Markham is very beautiful. A lot of business and housing developments underway. The public transportation isnt very efficient but it seems most people drive so that may be why. I loved mainstreet markham it has a homey, small town feel, beautiful.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

May 25, 2020

Very nice Main Street in Markham and Unionville.

3/5 - Okay

TY

Apr 23, 2020

Typical Chinese community

1/5 - Terrible

Ty

Apr 16, 2020

There was 6 police cruisers at the hotel the first night dealing with issues. Was unable to get out of hotel parking lot due to police. Very loud hotel, woken up quite often by other rooms. Police dealing with hotel resident not respecting others

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 17, 2020

If you are looking for a quiet and relaxing spot, with a restaurant that serves good food. Go to Monte Carlo Markham. My family and i stay here often when we want a staycation

4/5 - Good

Peter

Mar 11, 2020

Good

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