Life in Aurora

The Town of Aurora is one of the Top 25 places to live in Canada according to MoneySense Magazine’s Best Places to Live 2016 report.

The Town of Aurora offers residents and visitors so much to see and do all year long. Aurora offers a wide variety of recreation programs for all ages, extensive parks and trails exciting cultural gems, museums, art galleries and heritage sites including the Aurora Cultural Centre, Library Square, Town Park and the Hilary House.

Recreation Opportunities . . . by the numbers

  • 700 acres of woodlots and open spaces
  • 45 parks including Sheppard’s Bush (50 acres of forest and trails)
  • 36 playgrounds
  • 33 soccer fields
  • 40 kilometers of trails, located across the full length of the Town of Aurora
  • 16 baseball diamonds
  • 16 basketball courts
  • 13 municipal tennis courts
  • 5 beautiful and challenging golf courses
  • 4 large outdoor skating rinks
  • 3 first-class recreation complexes
  • 3 splash pads
  • 1 skate park

Special Events

The town offers many special events for residents of all age groups and interests including:

  • Arctic Adventure
  • Aurora Art Show and Sale
  • Ribfest
  • Concerts in the Park
  • Theatre in the Park
  • Santa Under the Stars Parade
  • Aurora’s Borealis
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Haunted Forest
  • Aurora’s Teen Idol
  • Canada Day Parade and festivities
  • Movies in the Park
  • Colours of Fall Concert and Community Corn Roast