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York, Durham & Hills of Headwaters

Ontario's central counties offer everything from urban sophistication to rural charm, just north of Toronto.

Shop for bargains and treasures at antique stalls, farmer's markets or historic downtowns. Hike hills that lead you from valley river forks to lofty lookouts. Stroll through gorgeous gardens and historic estates. Treat the kids to a day of fun at an amusement park, zoo or conservation area. Be entertained at one the area's many theatres or admire the sunset on an evening fishing excursion.

Ontario's central counties are a golfer's paradise. The variety in landscape and courses offers a challenge to even the most seasoned golfer. Hike along the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail and the Bruce Trail, recently connected within the Ontario Greenbelt or make tracks through Vaughan's Kortright Centre for Conservation featuring walking trails through pristine woodlands and marshes, as well as captivating learning programs.

View one of the largest selections of paintings by Canada's famous Group of Seven at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg. Nestled among tall trees, the stunning setting of this gallery lends itself well to the subject matter of the art inside. There's theme park fun for everyone at Canada's Wonderland in Vaughan with over 60 rides, live entertainment and the world's greatest variety of roller coasters.

Vaughan Mills offers an exceptional mix of outlets and specialty concept stores for savvy shoppers. Blockbuster attractions like LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre, Hollywood's Lucky Strike Lanes and Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World are perfect for entertaining both young and old. Come face to face with some of the world's greatest predators at the Bowmanville Zoo, one of Canada's oldest private zoos, a short drive east of Toronto. Nearby, Mosport International Raceway is the largest motorsports complex in Canada.

There's something for everyone!