The Regional Municipality Of York


There's no place like York Region

This World Tourism Day pack your camera … but forget your passport

Newmarket – Today marks World Tourism Day and to celebrate The Regional Municipality of York is inviting residents to explore their own backyard.

You don't need to leave York Region to experience a variety of activities. York Region has it all, from premier amusement parks, art galleries and museums, restaurants, lush golf courses, family farms and markets, spectacular York Regional Forest trails, shopping destinations, waterfront activities and much more.

In recognition of World Tourism Day York Region joined with friends of the community and embarked on a fun-filled day trip to Tree Top Trekking in the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville. Participants were chosen based on a contest they entered where they shared their favourite York Region destination on Instagram using the hashtag #loveyr.

Watch to see how the day unfolded and get inspired to head out on your next amazing experience in York Region.

The GG Sisters Children on York Region Transit

For everyone that calls York Region home or is a visitor, the story is different. We heard genuine reactions from participants in discovering a new experience and insight into why they #loveyr.

"I grew up in York Region, but then moved to Innisfil. Now I find myself travelling back and forth. Today has been so exciting because I had no idea just how big York Region is and how much it has to offer. I can’t wait to learn more.”

- Sonia Di Minco, Mother of three and entrepreneur together with Josie, one of The GG Sisters

“My favourite thing to do in York Region is visit Canada’s Wonderland and going to fun parks. Today was my first time on a York Region Transit bus and I had so much fun!”

- Luca Crimi, 8-years-old pictured with new friends; Gabriella and Ella

Today on World Tourism Day and all year round, why not take a day-trip and explore all York Region has to offer? For a list of things to do visit

Be sure to post a photo of your adventure in the Region using #loveyr.

York Region is one of Canada’s largest municipalities. It offers small town charm, memorable rural villages, family-friendly suburban neighbourhoods and cosmopolitan city centres – all within nine unique cities and towns.

The Regional Municipality of York provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 51,000 businesses with 620,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at

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Media Contact:
Nancy La Neve, Corporate Communications,
The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 71207 or
Cell: 289-716-9605

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