Richmond Hill is a lively town known for its vibrant community of artists and creatives. It's set in the York Region, a scenic slice of Ontario dotted with lush farmland and shimmering lakes. You can get lost in the historic downtown core or day trip to Toronto in just 30 minutes.
Things to do in Richmond Hill
Richmond Hill's historic district is anchored by Yonge Street, a lively thoroughfare lined with historic buildings that house cafes, gift stores and art galleries. Snap up tickets to a show at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts or take in an open-air concert in the Outdoor Piazza.
Over the years, Richmond Hill has emerged as a hotspot for artists, with a variety of studios and galleries. The Burr House Craft Gallery is filled with local handicrafts, while the Mill Pond Gallery showcases works from local Ontario artists.
Kids and adults alike will love taking on the Ropes Challenge Course Eyer Homestead, which features 10-metre-tall elements and a vertical climbing wall. You can also wander around the beautifully landscaped grounds and admire the original homestead built in 1828.
On a sunny day, join locals at Lake Wilcox, where you can stroll along the waterfront promenade, enjoy a picnic on the grassy foreshore or cool off in the splash playground. Wooden boardwalks wind through Mill Pond, which transforms into a skating and ice hockey rink during the winter.
Getting around Richmond Hill
Downtown Richmond Hill is easy to get around on foot, while rental cars are best for exploring the York Region and Greater Toronto Area. Richmond Hill is roughly 20 kilometres north of Downtown Toronto, with local buses making the trip down Yonge Street in around 30 minutes.