Destination guide

Friendly Pickering will entice you

The lake and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Pickering. Well known for its zoo, hockey games and coffeehouses, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Toronto Zoo and Ontario Science Centre are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Pickering

Do you want to find attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Pickering has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Toronto Zoo (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Cedarena (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Skyloft Ski Resort (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Angus Glen Golf Club (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Toogood Pond Park (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Scarboro Golf and Country Club (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Pickering

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Pickering is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Rouge Park (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Milne Dam Conservation Park (8.5 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Morningside Park (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Toogood Pond Park (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Guild Inn Gardens (11.8 mi / 19 km)
  • Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens (12 mi / 19.4 km)

Transportation to and around Pickering

Fly into Toronto, ON (YTZ-Billy Bishop Toronto City), the closest airport, located 23.8 mi (38.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Toronto, ON (YYZ-Pearson Intl.), which is 29.4 mi (47.3 km) away.

You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Toronto Pickering Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

Where to stay around Pickering?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 121 holiday lettings near Pickering. From 67 Houses to 25 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Pickering is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Pickering?

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 Pickering:

  • Thornhill: 20 holiday homes
  • The Annex: 260 holiday homes
  • Greenwood - Coxwell: 31 holiday homes
  • Cabbagetown: 108 holiday homes
  • Church and Wellesley: 287 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 Pickering?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Pickering. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Casa Loma: 139 holiday lettings
  • Eglinton Grand Theatre: 1,727 holiday lettings
  • Toronto Danforth Station: 1,537 holiday lettings
  • Toronto Oriole Station: 1,753 holiday lettings
  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre: 1,787 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Pickering listed on HomeAway 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 Houses in Pickering?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 67 Houses in Pickering. Our other popular types of Pickering holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 25 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 3 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 5 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Pickering?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 24 holiday homes with pool available in Pickering. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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