Tourism Markham

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Markham Cultural and Heritage Attractions

Markham has attractions to fill the mind, soul and body and to uplift the spirit. There are charming and historic communities, delightful to stroll and explore, where you can shop to your heart’s content, and dine on our Canadian and international cuisine. Museums and art galleries provide a captivating view into our storied past and creative present. We’ll also tell you where history and fun come together, and about the outdoor markets that delight the eye and tease the taste buds.

Main Street Unionville
Main Street Unionville
Located in the heart of Markham, Unionville is a living link to our past and present. The conservation of its Main Street, of its tranquility, beauty and architectural heritage, are the legacy of the devotion of its citizens. Its gorgeous settings have provided the backdrops to TV series such as Suits and Gilmore Girls and to Hollywood movies. The works of Group of Seven artist, Frederick H. Varley, are on permanent display at the Varley Art Gallery. And nearby is the home where he did much of his work, now called the McKay Art Centre. You could even take a one-day course in arts and crafts. At the summer’s peak, the street provides an unforgettable sight: beautified by immense colourful hanging flower baskets and tropical flower-bedecked half barrels. Among this splendour, you can shop for that unique gift, nosh or dine on a wide variety of cuisines. Or just stop for ice cream or bonbons while you stroll. A few steps north and you’ll come to beautiful Toogood Pond and find yourself in an enchanted forest. Main Street Unionville will captivate you. For more information, visit

Main Street Markham
Main Street Markham
Markham Village, is one of the oldest settlements in the City of Markham. It has preserved its small-town charm and many of the original buildings and homes still adorn the Main Street. Well thought-out street design, shaded parkettes, and floral hangings and planters have created a pedestrian-friendly destination. One-of-a-kind shops and boutiques offer the latest in fashions, as well as arts and crafts, books, flowers, sporting goods and much more. You can savour a wide variety of cuisines in the many restaurants, grills, pubs, and bakeries. In addition to the spring to autumn weekly Farmers’ Market, Main Street Markham plays host to a number of highly anticipated annual events, including the Markham Village Music Festival, the Markham Auto Classic, the Festival of Lights, Science Rendezvous, and, yes, the Markham Santa Claus Parade. For more information, visit

The Pride of Canada Carousel
Pride of Carousel
The Remington Group invites you to come ride the Pride of Canada Carousel on its 44 iconic characters. Under the striking open glass pavilion, take round trips on an amphibious plane, a train engine. Hop a ride on a moose, an orca, a honey bee. A mermaid, too. Located in Downtown Markham, at 8080 Birchmount Rd., it also features an outdoor skating rink. It’s history and fun all around. For more information, visit

Markham Museum
Markham Museum
At the Markham Museum you can take a guided tour of over 30 buildings and structures on its 25-acre site. Learn about the city's history.

Markham Museum brings the present and past together. Learn about our city’s history and the tools we use today in our changing world.

 "What is Markham? Discover our Evolving Community" display shows you the changes that Markham has experienced over time. The Museum is receiving attention from around Canada for the way it connects with our community.

On until May 2021 the Markham Moves Exhibit showcases planes, trains and automobiles. Enjoy the many activities and play-spaces to learn more about transportation.

The "What is Markham? Discover our Evolving Community" Exhibit is a permanent display that explore the changes in our landscape, the way we worked, went to school and how we came together as a community over the past 100 years.

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Varley Art Gallery of Markham
Varley Art Gallery
The Varley Art Gallery of Markham has an art collection of F. H. Varley, a Canadian member of famous Group of Seven. Its programs include rotating art exhibitions, lectures, tours, workshops, art camps and classes. For more information, visit

Flato Markham Theatre
Flato Markham Theatre
The Flato Markham Theatre is a premier destination to take in exceptional performances by international and local artists. For more information visit


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