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 features

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 near Pickering?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 108 house rentals near Pickering. From 59 Houses to 8 Bungalows, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Pickering for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Pickering:

  • Keswick: 17 vacation rentals
  • Beach: 43 vacation rentals
  • Leslieville: 215 vacation rentals
  • Yorkville: 236 vacation rentals
  • Thornhill: 16 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Pickering?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 59 Houses in Pickering. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Pickering include:

  • Bungalows: 8 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 8 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 8 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Pickering?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 20 vacation homes with pool available in Pickering.