Markham is such an amazing place to live and visit. There are jobs, transportation, recreation opportunities and fun things to do – everything you’d look for in a thriving city. But, what are the best spots to visit in the city? Because I live in the city that I service, I know quite a bit about Markham and the following are some of what I consider to be the Best of Markham.
Jakes on Main – Basically the local watering hole, Jakes on Main is the perfect pub to meet friends and have some great food and drink. Located in a Victorian mansion in the heart of Unionville, the food is affordable and the atmosphere is top-notch. You definitely have to try one of their ten poutines, especially the “triple oink poutine”. The lobster and crab grilled cheese is also a must-try at Jakes on Main.
Duchess of Markham – This great restaurant has been around for over 35 years and has the best wings in Markham. Check out their rib night and live music on the weekends. With 20 beers on tap, you can sit on the patio with a few friends and enjoy Markham’s best place to chill. They’ve got a great selection of wraps and the grilled steak wrap is delicious. With typical pub fare, the steak and kidney pie is also a bestseller.
Things to do
Joyride 150 indoor bike park – Visitors come from all over Ontario to experience this gem in Markham. With 102,000 square feet for biking – there is something for all levels of rider. Whether you are into traditional biking on the easy tracks, or into tricks and flips into the foam pit, you’ll have an amazing time here. The after-school program is also a huge hit with parents and kids.
Markham Bowl – Voted the best bowling centre 18 years in a row, you know that this spot has something to offer every Markham resident. With both five and ten pin bowling and low in the dark bowling, the entire family can enjoy Markham Bowl. Birthday parties and corporate events are also a favourite at Markham Bowl, which is opened every single day of the year besides Christmas.
Milne Dam Conservation Park – Gorgeous in every season, this park delights visitors and residents all year round. Walk the trails and take in the Rouge Valley scenery, right inside your own city. There are also bike paths, picnic spots and spots to view wildlife.
Toogood Pond Park – Another all-season favourite in Markham, you can hit the trails during the warmer seasons and lace up your skates to skate on the pond in the colder months. With 33 hectares, there is a lot to do and see at Toogood Pond Park.
This is just a small sampling of the best of Markham. If you need more information, feel free to contact me at anytime.