With everything you’re looking for, from urban sophistication to countryside explorations, Durham Region invites you to join us on a day trip – a weekend getaway – or even longer! You’ll have no problem filling your days with the attractions, events and year round fun you’ll find in Durham.
Spend a relaxing morning meandering through quaint shops and boutiques then stop for lunch in a sidewalk café. For some real excitement, try your hand at the gaming tables and slots or sit back and watch cars race the track. Pick up some of our farm fresh produce and locally produced wines, sure to add flavour to your meals. That something special is just waiting to be discovered here in Durham Region!
With four seasons of fun and relaxation, Durham Region offers a variety of ways for you to spend your family adventures, relaxing weekends, romantic getaways or spur of the moment daytrips. Take part in one of our festivals and events, visit our many attractions, or stroll the shops of our Victorian villages - you’re sure to find something to interest the entire family.
Take a leisurely trip back in time on the on a steam engine train where riders are treated to a nostalgic ride through some of the most beautiful country in the province. Experience theatrical entertainment set in a 100 year-old dairy barn. Feed lions. Ride elephants. From winery tours to waterslides, we’re all about adventure.
The sweet smell of maple syrup fills the air as spring arrives in Durham. Baby animals join the zoo population and flowers start to bloom. Fireworks light up the sky marking the start of summer, a time for wildflowers, fishing, car shows and the great outdoors. The leaves turn all shades of orange, yellow and red and swirl around as you enjoy fall fairs, farm fresh produce and Halloween adventures. The crisp winter air adds to the enjoyment of Santa Claus parades and spectacular light displays.
Produce is best when handled the least. That’s why the farms of Durham Region welcome you to buy directly from the source. From “pick your own” to “roadside markets”, Durham offers everything from apples to zucchini, including bedding plants and bulbs.
Victorian Villages, unique boutiques and shops, malls, chain stores and big box shopping.
Experience a bit of sophistication and a whole lot of country charm in the historic downtowns of Port Perry, Whitby, Bowmanville, Cannington and Sunderland. Stroll through the picturesque streets of downtown, where shops are brimming with a wonderful array of traditional and imaginative goods. With an extensive collection of gifts, crafts, furniture, fashions, country and casual accessories imported from around the world.
Come browse through our stores and shops. That something special is just waiting to be discovered.
Treat yourself to a winery tour with all the indulgences. Tantalize your taste buds with an afternoon sampler from an extensive selection of fruit wines, and then top it off with fresh baked pie. Archibald Orchards and Estate Winery and Ocala Farm Winery offer sipping and shopping for a delectable afternoon.