Encompassing the Hills of Headwaters, York & Durham Regions, Central Counties is the place to Pursue your Passion! With both winter & summer activities, indoor & out, there is something for everyone! Food, attractions, outdoor fun, festivals & more!
Durham Region…Good Natured, Good Times:
Durham Region lies immediately to the east of the City of Toronto within the Greater Toronto Area and encompasses an area of approximately 2,590 square kilometres (1,000 square miles). The area is characterized by a variety of landscapes and communities. A series of major lakeshore urban communities contrast with a variety of small towns, villages, hamlets and farms. The relatively flat lakeshore area contrasts with the topography of the Oak Ridges Moraine to the north. This diverse landscape of woods, headwaters, ridges and hollows gives way to rolling farmlands and lakes to the north. Here the municipality spreads into the prime recreational lakelands of Simcoe, Scugog and the Kawarthas.
York Region…Eat, Play, Stay Local
Just minutes north of Toronto, York Region is a special place – it is uniquely characterized by its rich cultural diversity, vibrant community life, vast green spaces and Lake Simcoe waterfront. As a resident or visitor, you will find there is much for you to discover and experience.
The Hills of Headwaters …SO REAL‚ SO MUCH‚ SO CLOSE
This is where both arctic swans and hungry travelers stop on their way home. Where every creek, barn and chicken has a name. Where the evening brings out warm salamanders, cold craft beers and a billion stars. Where mayors bake pies, streams run under houses, and art lovers, hikers, cyclists and wanderers find heaven.
Some Central Counties attractions:
Canada’s Wonderland is the home to the most exhilarating collection of rides and roller coasters in all of Canada!
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Toronto – it’s like you’ve just jumped into the biggest box of LEGO® bricks ever! • Over 3 million LEGO bricks under one roof
Reptilia, located minutes from Canada’s Wonderland, is Canada’s largest Reptile Zoo.
Revisit the era when steam gave way to diesel. Our heritage train is ready to take you through the beautiful Moraine countryside from Uxbridge to Stouffville and back. Join us and celebrate the beauty of a train from an era gone by, but preserved for your present day enjoyment.
Enjoy yourself at the Wave Pool! Play in the waves, lounge on water mats, soak in the warm water of the swirl pool, ride the thrilling 160 ft. twisting water slide or simply relax in our on-deck sauna! All this at the only indoor wave pool within the Greater Toronto Area – a year round sun and surf destination. Plan a visit while you’re in the area. It’s an attraction not to be missed!
WEGZ Stadium Bar is elevating the traditional sports bar to a whole new level. With the combination of over 100 televisions, ten 10’x10′ high-definition projection screens, one massive 16’x22′ high definition theatre-style screen and a state-of-the-art audio system, WEGZ is the best place to be on game night, other than actually being at the game.
Explore the wonders of nature ! Discover some fascinating animals, including Lions, Tigers, Jaguars, Snow Leopards, Wolves, Bears, Monkeys, and many more. Meet the World’s rarest feline the Amur Leopard, from Russia’s Far East.
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) is the leading racing and automotive performance facility in Canada. And more than that, now it is a unique entertainment venue, suitable for most any occasion. In addition to our major international races, we have hosted events ranging from corporate needs to fashion shows, to weddings. Our state-of-the-art facilities offer the flexibility and capacity to accommodate any event.
Parkwood is one of Canada’s finest and last remaining grand estates, featuring architectural, landscape and interior designs of the 1920’s and 1930’s. Once home to auto baron R. Samuel McLaughlin (founder of General Motors of Canada), Parkwood is praised by Canada’s Historic Site and Monuments Board as ‘a rare surviving example of the type of estate developed in Canada during the inter-war years, and is rarer still by its essentially intact condition, furnished and run to illustrate as it was lived within.’
The Thomas Foster Memorial in the rural hills of Uxbridge Township was inspired by the Taj Mahal and is a magnificent building with solid copper three dome roof, solid bronze doors, the interior is solid marble in different colors complimented by 22k gold mosaics that shine all he way to the top dome.