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5 Best Things to Do in Vaughan

5 Best Things to Do in Vaughan

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I grew up going to Vaughan specifically for Canada’s Wonderland and Vaughan Mills, and the city’s changed a lot since then!

Vaughan is the 5th largest city in the GTA, and it’s only going to get bigger and better with all the condos being built around the new TTC subway stations.

And what does that mean? More cool activities, more fun things to do, and more great food spots!

Without further ado, here are some of the most fun activities and things to do in Vaughan, Ontario!

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Canada's Wonderland in Vaughan, Ontario

Go on rides at Canada’s Wonderland

Canada’s Wonderland is definitely the number one reason why people visit Vaughan, so of course we have to include it!

They’ve got all kinds of different rides for adventure seekers and more chill peeps, and I’m definitely more of a thrill-seeking gal.

My favourite rides are the Behemoth, Drop Tower, and Sledge Hammer!

They’ve also got the Splash Works water park, perfect for if you’re visiting Wonderland on a super hot day.

Red velvet funnel cake at Canada's Wonderland
Funnel cakes are a must at Wonderland.

If you can brave it out, definitely check out Halloween Haunt, which takes over Wonderland every October.

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I’ve gone to Halloween Haunt twice in my life, and it definitely ain’t for me (though I do love watching horror movies).

Halloween Haunt at Canada's Wonderland in Vaughan, Ontario

They also now have WinterFest every holiday season, which turns Wonderland into a magical winter wonderland!

Like a lot of kids in the GTA, I grew up going to Wonderland, and I have so many fond memories with my friends and family!

LOCATION: 1 Canada’s Wonderland Dr, Vaughan, ON


Go axe throwing at BATL

If you’re looking for even more exciting things to do in Vaughan, axe throwing should be on your list.

I did it for the first time at their North York location years ago, and it was so much more fun than I thought it would be!

BATL has different axe throwing packages you can choose from depending on your group size and whether you’d like to throw casually or get competitive.

They’ve also got a fully-licensed bar with local craft beers and wines, and you can bring your own food – perfect excuse to order pizza delivery!

BATL has multiple locations across the GTA, and their Vaughan location is at Steeles & Dufferin.

LOCATION: 1600 Steeles Ave W Unit 12, Concord, ON


Vaughan Mills

Shop at Vaughan Mills

Vaughan Mills is one of Toronto’s best shopping destinations, and they actually have a shuttle bus to and from Union Station during the summer and holiday months.

It’s an outlet mall, though they do have a lot of regular stores like Aritzia and UNIQLO.

They’ve also got a ton of great food and dessert spots within the mall, including Blaze Pizza (an American fast-casual pizza chain) and iHalo Krunch (one of Toronto’s best ice cream spots).

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Soft serve cones from iHalo Krunch in Toronto
Soft serve ice cream from iHalo Krunch.

Just outside of the mall, there are also plenty of awesome restaurants and takeout spots you can eat at!

One of my fave things about Vaughan Mills is that the whole mall is a loop, so it’s easy to walk through and shop the whole mall.

LOCATION: 1 Bass Pro Mills Dr, Vaughan, ON


Visit the Woodbridge Village Farmers’ Market

If you’re into farmers’ markets, definitely check out the Woodbridge Village Farmers’ Market.

You’ll find everything from locally-poured candles, to locally-cured meats, to freshly-baked pastries.

They also have special themed days, like Strawberry Day, Italian Day, and Craft Market days featuring local artisans!

You can check out the market at the Woodbridge Memorial Arena in Vaughan, and it happens every Saturday from mid-June through early October.

LOCATION: 5020 Hwy 7, Vaughan, ON


Watch a film at the Vaughan Film Festival

Enjoy live music, shop local goods, and watch a film under the stars at the Vaughan Film Festival happening September 30th to October 1st.

Outside food/drink isn’t allowed, but there’ll be a food truck and beer tent on-site for you to order from!

Admission to the event is free, but they’re accepting pay-what-you-can donations that go towards the Vaughan Film Festival’s educational initiatives, as well as a local charity.

It’s happening at Assembly Park, which is right across from Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station!

LOCATION: 80 Interchange Way, Vaughan, ON


Fun things to do in Vaughan:

  1. Go on rides at Canada’s Wonderland
  2. Go axe throwing at BATL
  3. Shop at Vaughan Mills
  4. Visit the Woodbridge Village Farmers’ Market
  5. Watch a film at the Vaughan Film Festival
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These were some of the best and most fun things to do in Vaughan!

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