If you’re traveling to scenic Vaughan, Ontario, and love the outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. There is no shortage of activities — both breathtaking and serene — to seek out. The following is just the tip of the iceberg.
Uplands Golf & Ski
Whether you’re golfing or skiing, you’ll want to visit the slopes of Uplands Golf & Ski. GolfNorth, which operates 31 golf courses in Canada, recently took over operations of the club. Uplands Golf & Ski is ideal for beginning skiers and snowboarders. It’s a great place for children and adults alike to take lessons from knowledgeable staff members, and all ski instructors are certified. There is a drop of more than 100 feet, with slopes both big and small.
The nine holes of golf go back and forth over a valley. The course boasts a treasure of mature trees. Unique holes include No. 4 and No. 8. The fourth hole is a par-3, and you’re dealing with a ravine in front of the green, a sand trap to the left of the green, and trees behind. The eighth hole is narrow, with trees and a stream along the left side of the fairway. The green is 15 feet higher than the fairway. Good luck!
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Canada’s Wonderland, a popular amusement park, boasts two new rides for 2018, the thrilling Lumberjack and the family-friendly Flying Canoes. You can also enjoy all the usual exciting rides, including Night Mares, Drop Tower, and Riptide. It’s a great place to unwind while still seeking thrills. If you’d like to stay nearby for easy access, there are plenty of budget-friendly hotels from which to choose.
Looking for a saltwater adventure? Check out Epic Sportfishing on Lake Ontario. A 29-foot Trojan charter boat with top-of-the-line electronics and equipment will take you right to king salmon. And the best part? No experience necessary. It’s recommended you book your adventure well ahead of time, especially if you go in July or August. Captain Aaron is ready to serve you and teach you a few things. Guests also get to enter the Great Ontario Salmon Derby.
Bad Axe Throwing
Bad Axe Throwing is a facility where you get to hurl axes at a target. And if you’re going to hurl an ax at a target, you should learn how to do it properly. Before long, you’ll be slinging an ax between your legs and hitting the bullseye. OK, perhaps not, but there are tips and tricks to know about ax throwing, and the Bad Axe Throwing coaches will teach you everything. Book the place for a birthday or bachelor party or go as an individual (by appointment only).
Boyd Conservation Area
Do you want to check off some birds from your bird-watching life list? Visit Boyd Conservation Area along the Humber River Valley, where birds are plentiful. Enjoy about 4 miles of hiking trails and the access to Humber Trail and Bartley Smith Greenway. Bring food for a picnic, a ball to play soccer on the soccer field, and your bike for mountain biking. You can do it all at The Boyd Conservation Area.
You can find plenty of exciting activities in and near Vaughan, Ontario, from hitting the slopes to hitting a target with an ax. Check out these ideas and see if you can add any others during your visit to Vaughan.