Destination guide

Explore unique market towns from a North York cottage

In North York, you'll find a variety of different attractions and adventures. Numerous market towns dot the area, such as Knaresborough, while the Peak District holiday cottages can put you close to the preserved grassland of the park. You may also want to stop by Dob Park, where you can find extensive natural areas and remnants from the past, such as the ancient hunting lodge. With numerous castles and ruins of abbeys, you'll have no shortage of things to do from your North York cottage rental.


Activities and attractions in North York

Do you want to discover things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that North York has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Canada's Wonderland (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • CN Tower (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Toronto Zoo (13.9 mi / 22.3 km)
  • Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard Centre (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Uplands Golf Club (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Weston Arena (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in North York

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in North York. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Gibson Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Ledbury Park (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Downsview Park (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • G Ross Lord Park (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Edward Gardens (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Cedarvale Park (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around North York

Fly into Toronto, ON (YTZ-Billy Bishop Toronto City), the closest airport, located 8.7 mi (13.9 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Toronto, ON (YYZ-Pearson Intl.), which is 9.8 mi (15.8 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Toronto York University Station, Toronto Oriole Station and Toronto North York Old Cummer Station are the main stations in the city. It's easy to get around North York by jumping on the metro at Downsview Station, Wilson Station or Sheppard-Yonge Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around North York?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,035 holiday lettings around North York. From 1,212 flats & apartments to 695 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to North York?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in North York:

  • Downtown: 1,456 holiday homes
  • Trinity - Bellwoods: 359 holiday homes
  • The Beach: 51 holiday homes
  • Entertainment District: 866 holiday homes
  • Cabbagetown: 148 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to North York? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in North York. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Sunnybrook Hospital: 2,350 holiday lettings
  • Yorkdale Shopping Centre: 2,423 holiday lettings
  • Yorkdale Station: 2,504 holiday lettings
  • Ledbury Park: 2,391 holiday lettings
  • Columbus Centre: 2,429 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around North York listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in North York?

Yes, of course. offers 1,212 Flats in North York. Our other popular types of North York holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 695 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 436 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 35 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in North York?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 559 holiday homes with pool available in North York. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.