The Durham District School Board, Durham Catholic District School Board, and Conseil scolaire district catholique centre-sud operate primary and secondary schools in the city. Schools in Whitby include Fallingbrook Public School, Whitby Shores Public School, Pringle Creek Public School, Brooklin Village Public School, Jack Miner Public School, Brooklin High School, Henry Street High School, St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic School, St. Paul Catholic School, All Saints Catholic Secondary School, and École élémentaire catholique Jean-Paul II. Private school options are also available.
Academy of Learning College, Liaison College (Durham Region), and Durham College (Whitby campus) are all post-secondary options in Whitby. Residents can also travel just outside of the city to access Herzing College, triOS College, Trillium College, Trent University, and CDI College.
Heber Down Conservation Area is a 284-hectare nature preserve that offers hiking trails for people of all abilities, fishing at Lynde Creek or Devil’s Den Pond, picnicking at one of many sheltered sites, and wildlife viewing / birdwatching. Events are sometimes held at the conservation area, such as the Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival.
Station Gallery is a public art gallery featuring a variety of exhibitions showcasing work by numerous local artists. Works include prints, paintings, sculpture, and mixed-media, and the gallery has a permanent collection, as well as travelling exhibitions. The gallery also offers art classes for people of all ages, as well as school programs. Admission is free.