Stay and Play in Markham


People are eager to get outside and explore all the great things to do in YDH. But don't forget, it's still important to stay close to home while taking the opportunity to explore all the wonderful things to do in your own backyard. Don't know what's in your own backyard? Visit to re-discover some pretty cool activities all over the province while supporting your local businesses and communities.

If you are lucky enough to live in YDH (we are biased), we've got some great ideas for you to get active outside, explore your inner artist, learn something new and celebrate this awesome season...virtually or in-person. Please note that many conservation parks and trails are over capacity, so ensure you pre-book your visit or even better...step off the beaten path and find discover a new terrain to enjoy.

Remember safety is a choice you make and we look forward to seeing all visitors again soon.

Please check with all businesses for updated hours of operation, programming, COVID-19 policies, and restrictions.

York is home to a plethora of golf courses, both public and private, so if golf is your game, come and explore!

This mini getaway will start at Angus Glen Golf Club, recognized as one Canada’s premier golf courses, with two challenging 18-hole championship golf courses – each of which has hosted a Canadian Open event! When your game is done, head to the clubhouse and sit back and relax on the patio, overlooking the 18th green. Then grab a bite to eat at The Silo Grill Restaurant, located right inside Angus Glen, and enjoy your meal on the patio or seated indoors.

Angus GlenNext, make your way to the new Toronto Marriott Markham, located in the heart of downtown Markham, and check-in to your spectacular accommodations for the night. Relax with a swim in the Infinity Pool, or with a signature drink at Draco, located on the main floor. Then freshen up for dinner – but you won’t need to go very far! A number of terrific restaurants are conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel – from steak at Ruth’s Chris, to French-inspired at Terre Rouge, to Italian at Costa Sorrento, just to name a few.

Terre Rouge Food PrepIf you want to venture a little further, jump in the car and make your way to Main Street Unionville, for their diverse selection of restaurants. After dinner, be sure to check out the Pride of Canada Carousel, a signature piece of Downtown Markham, featuring 44 sculpted Canadian characters that pay tribute to some of Canada’s most celebrated wonders and icons.

Spend the next day exploring Markham. Head back to Unionville and take a leisurely stroll along Main Street, stopping in at the unique shops and sites that line this historic street.  The Old Firehall Confectionery, located within a historic firehouse, and serving up old-fashioned handmade treats, from fudge to candy apples, to sponge toffee and truffles, is definitely not to be missed. Sweetie Pie, one of Unionville’s newest additions, has just made visiting Main Street a whole lot sweeter, pun intended!  Yummy offerings include assorted cookies, fresh baked sweetiepies (savoury ones too) or their Crazy Good Cake served in a jar. Sharing is optionalThe Old Firehall Confectionary Unionville York Regioncaramel apples