A Day Trip to Markham: Fun for the Whole Family!

From exploring local history to thrilling adventures, Markham has something for everyone.

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Are you looking for a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of Toronto? Look no further! Markham is just a short 30-minute drive away! This vibrant city offers a plethora of activities that are perfect for a day out with your family. Let’s dive into an exciting itinerary for your day trip to Markham!


Markham Museum:

Start your day with a journey through time at the Markham Museum. Located on 25 acres, this museum offers a fascinating glimpse into the region’s rich history. Explore heritage buildings, including historic homes, a schoolhouse, and a blacksmith shop. Don’t miss the interactive exhibits that showcase the evolution of Markham from its agricultural roots to a modern-day city.


Head over to Chef 88 Elite Restaurant for lunch and taste some of the best Dim Sum in Markham. Ask to sit on their patio! It is the largest in our city, seating over 100 people.

After lunch, travel just 15 minutes up the road and get ready for an adrenaline-pumping adventure at Joyride 150, Canada’s largest indoor bike park. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider, there’s something for everyone here. Test your skills on various ramps, jumps, and obstacles spread across 100,000 square feet of indoor space. It’s the perfect place for kids and adults alike to unleash their inner daredevil!

Looking for a treat after all that fun? We have some of the best Ice Cream shops in the GTA.


As the day comes to a close, wind down with a relaxing dinner at one of Markham’s many dining establishments. Whether you’re craving Italian, Japanese, or Indian cuisine, you’ll find no shortage of options to satisfy your taste buds. Take this time to reflect on the day’s adventures and bond with your family over delicious food and shared memories. Click here to explore all food options in Markham.

After dinner, it’s time to put your wits to the test with an exciting escape room adventure. Markham boasts several escape room venues, including Trapped and Omventure, where you and your family can work together to solve puzzles, crack codes, and unravel mysteries. Choose from a variety of themed rooms, ranging from thrilling adventures to mind-bending challenges. Can you beat the clock and escape before time runs out?

A day trip to Markham offers the perfect blend of history, adventure, and culinary delights for the whole family to enjoy. With its proximity to Toronto and an array of attractions, Markham is a destination worth exploring. So pack your bags, gather your loved ones, and embark on an unforgettable journey to this dynamic city just a stone’s throw away from the bustling metropolis!

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