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Why Visit the York Region?

York Region is everything between Toronto's Steeles Avenue north to Barrie & Lake Simcoe. It encompasses vibrant bedroom communities and shopping, Canadian art history at the McMichael Gallery, youthful recreation at Canada's Wonderland, farming around the Holland Marsh, and lakefront recreation around Georgina.

The York Region is strategically located just north of Canada's major consumer and industrial market, the "Golden Horseshoe" of Ontario. It sits on the northern edge of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), only an hour from the U.S. border. The York Region is that area directly north of Toronto's Steeles Avenue north to Lake Simcoe.

Soccer players in Maple The Indian portage route from Lake Ontario to Lake Huron via the Humber and the Holland Rivers became known as the Toronto Carrying-Place Trail. During the War on 1812 a Settlement Road was built to help with the defence of the Upper Great Lakes from American attack, and Richmond Hill grew as a stagecoach stop on Yonge Street between Toronto and Holland Landing.

By the 1850s, the railways connected the area's farmers, resources and factories with markets in Toronto and beyond. In teh 1900s, the Automobile made the region a vacation destination for now-mobile Torontonians, and later made it a bedroom community for the ever expanding Toronto.

Formed in 1974, The York Region includes a number of cities and towns and has a population of 850,000 residents (2003) from various countries and cultures from around the world.

Approximately half the regions's 25,000 businesses are in the manufacturing, product distribution or corporate sectors. York Region ranks as the fourth largest head office centre in the country. The strongest business sectors in York Region are pharmaceuticals, electronics, computer, chemical and transportation (automotive) parts and equipment.

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York Region Accommodation & Attractions

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York Region AccommodationsArdoch Falls Wilderness Trailer Park

The park has 800' of unspoiled water frontage on the Mississippi river and has a further 2000' of water frontage on crown land and an accessible 2 KM Lake adjacent to the park for the adventurous to explore

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York Region AccommodationsCampInn On Duck Lake

Stay our our wonderful campground, and enjoy the great outdoors… see our website for details

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York Region AccommodationsPark Inn by Radisson Toronto-Markham

AAA 3 diamonds. Corporate or Standard Guest Rooms & Suites. Fitness room, pool, whirlpool or sauna. Free high speed internet, centre, parking, daily. Conference and catering services for up to 120 people. Restaurant and room service to 2 am.

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York Region AccommodationsEgan's Campground Inc

We are a family oriented campground striving to make your stay an enjoyable experience for your entire family. Large seasonal sites with 30 amp or 50 amp hydro, water hookup and holding tanks

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York Region AccommodationsVlahos Trailer Park

Seasonal Camping Sites, Fully Serviced Lots, Water, 30 amp Hydro, Sewer and Phone Lines, 30 and 40 by 100 foot lots, Clean Public Washrooms and Showers, Clean Coin Laundry, Restaurant on premises, Large open space play areas, Pet Friendly

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York Region Travel & AttractionsRolling Hills Golf Club

The 54 hole Rolling Hills has three 18-hole courses that provide enjoyment to the beginner or the avid player. The 6,340 yard Championship Course offers offers a mix of short par fours, and long par threes. The 4,884-yard Challenge Course h

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York Region Travel & AttractionsHudson's Bay Company

Canada's oldest department store, with a great selection of fashions, furnishings, houseware, toys, and cosmetics at great prices.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsEaglequest Golf at Vaughan

Eaglequest has CPGA Professionals who are some of the finest golf teachers anywhere, with great golf practice facilities and a well-maintained course.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsKing's Riding Golf Club

This 18 hole course has the features of a classic Scottish heathlands course (think King's Course at Gleneagles) and takes advantage of the undulating topography.

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York Region Travel & AttractionsBayview Country Club

This exclusive private family country club was established in 1960 and renovated in 2000-2001. The 18 hole championship course has gently rolling, wooded terrain and water features, and has hosted many championships.

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