There are three school boards operating public elementary and secondary schools in Vaughan. These are the York Region District School Board, the York Catholic District School Board, and the Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud (French schools). Some examples of public schools in the area include Charlton, Lorna Jackson, Maple Creek, Blue Willow, Fossil Hill, Yorkhill, Ventura Park, Emily Carr Secondary School, Vaughan Secondary School, and École élémentaire catholique Le-Petit-Prince. There are also a number of private schools in the city.
Post-secondary institutions in the city and surrounding areas include the RCC Institute of Technology, which offers programs in business, technology, and design; as well as Brooklyn College, Thompson Career College, Evergreen College, and Seneca College in Markham. Vaughan offers additional post-secondary options such as the University of Vaughan, Ryerson University, and Wilfrid Laurier University.
Vaughan is home to Canada’s Wonderland, a 130-hectare theme park that features a number of rides, waterslides, rollercoasters, and attractions. The park offers something for people of all ages, including live entertainment, special events, and kid-friendly activities. A number of stores in the park stock specialty merchandise like sports gear, memorabilia, toys, candy, clothing, and gifts.
Reptilia is a reptile zoo and education centre that offers visitors the opportunity to watch feeding sessions, educational shows, and zookeeper tours. The centre can be booked for parties, group events, and special occasions, and there is an onsite gift shop.
Vaughan is also home to manyparks, historic sites, and community and recreational centres.