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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 garden and a pond as well as an individual female

Thornhill

4.5/5Wonderful!(4 area reviews)

Thornhill is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Uplands Golf Club or City Playhouse Theatre.

Thornhill

Top hotels in Markham

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Markham
Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Markham
3 out of 5
300 Commerce Valley Dr E, Markham, ON
The price is £73 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! (993 reviews)

"Spacious rooms (I had the Queens).. full ameneties"…"

Reviewed on 30 Jun 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Markham
Liberty Suites Hotel
Liberty Suites Hotel
3 out of 5
7191 Yonge Street, Markham, ON
The price is £83 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! (2,126 reviews)

"Good , clean all around ... TV didn't work... well located specially if you're Persian"…"

Reviewed on 29 Jun 2020

Liberty Suites Hotel
Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa
Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa
4 out of 5
8500 Warden Avenue, Markham, ON
Free cancellation
The price is £75 per night

Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of First Markham Place and Flato Markham Theatre. Markham Pan Am Centre and Frederick Horsman ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,487 reviews)

"The staff are the hotel are supper nice. I would recommend this hotel to everyone who like receiving excellent service."…"

Reviewed on 5 Jun 2020

Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa

Popular places to visit in Markham

CN Tower
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CN Tower

4.5/5(179 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(184 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(12 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(61 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(41 reviews)

Catch an event at Scotiabank Arena during your trip to Old Toronto.Experience the acclaimed theatre scene and entertainment choices in this vibrant area.

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

4.5/5(93 reviews)

Make time to visit the sea creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, and learn why this is a favourite attraction in Old Toronto. Visit the shops and top-notch restaurants in this vibrant area.

Top things to do in Markham

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

£58
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

£140
Per adult
Toronto Aerial Tour with a Niagara Falls Winery visit
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Toronto Aerial Tour with a Niagara Falls Winery visit

£128
Per adult
Toronto Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Toronto Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

£33
Per adult
84% 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

£72
Per adult
96% 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

£84
Per adult

Reviews of Markham

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

8 Oct 2019

Good commuting distance to Toronto and plenty of facilities, however, less western food options than other neighbourhoods which wasn't an issue for us and could be an advantage if you are looking for authentic Chinese/Asian food.

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

28 Jun 2019

Allergies, poor health, an older oriental uncle is very rude

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

25 Jun 2019

Markham is developing. The Marriott hotel and dining around the area is excellent for travellers.

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