Toronto Island Park Tours
About Toronto Island Park, Toronto
The charming island neighborhoods of this park are Toronto’s favourite summer hangout. There are three main islands - Ward’s, Center, and Hanlans - and eight smaller named ones, and even more unnamed ones. The views of Toronto’s skyline, the many picnic spots and lots of outdoor sports amenities (Volleyball, Softball, Swimming, Boating, Disc Golf, Trails) are all standard, but there is more. Here’s a quick breakdown of what the island has to offer:
- Centreville Amusement Park: 30 rides and 14 eateries.
- Franklin Children's Garden: An engaging storytelling themed nature discovery garden for kids.
- Ward's Island: The cutest collection of English style island homes you ever saw, and you can rent them too.
- Far Enough Farm: A year round petting zoo that is a major hit with the kids for its ponies and rabbits and sheep and other cute animals.
- Hanlan's Point Beach: Clothing optional beach
- Gibraltar Point lighthouse: An apparently haunted lighthouse from 1808.
- There are 10 other swimming beaches, including a handful of Blue Flag certification.
Some outfits provide fun and themed tours of the islands that you might want to check out on the park websites.
Toronto Island Park Opening and Closing Hours
- Recommended timings are given based on the presumption that you’re at the island for a specific activity. To see everything will take you around three days.
How To Get To Toronto Island Park by Public Transport
- Take the ferry from Jack Layton Ferry Terminal on the Toronto waterfront to the docks at either Hanlan's Point, Centre Island Park or Ward's Island. Ferry hours change by seasons so remember to check the park or ferry provider website. You can buy return fare.
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Experience Toronto from the sky on a helicopter tour over the city! As you soar through the air, look down on the skyscrapers, CN Tower, the waterfront, Fort York and other city sights. This 7-minute ride follows a route of nearly 9 miles (15 km) and includes one souvenir photo. Five departure times are available.
Your Niagara Falls experience starts the moment you board the climate-controlled bus at your hotel. You'll be taken on a tour that is guaranteed to stimulate your senses and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. The tour includes free time to explore Niagara falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake and a local winery visit for wine tasting.
Enjoy a day trip from Toronto to Niagara Falls including personalized pickup and drop-off from your hotel. Stops include Niagara-on-the-Lake, Floral Clock, Smallest Chapel in the World, the hydro-power stations and a winery for wine tastings. Enjoy three hours free time in Niagara Falls. Tours are conducted by licensed Niagara Parks Commission Tour Guides and full commentary is given throughout the day. Return to Toronto around 6pm. Modern mini-coaches feature heating and air conditioning.
Share your experience - Rate Toronto Island Park, Toronto
Lovely place for a family outing. Beautiful view of Toronto. Good outdoors activities.. biking..walking and running.. has lockers to keep heavy stuff in. Fairly clean washrooms. Needs more drinking water fountains and washrooms. Would be nice to open more restaurants or coffee shops but I know that I can't ask too much !
Love Toronto Island. It's a must visit in summer time. Go for a walk at the beach, take the bike to ride around, get the family to picnic, go swimming, there's a nude beach for those who don't like tan lines or catch the sunset over the skyline lighting up. There's a ton of things to do, you won't feel bored. Wonderful spot to bring a date! Photography hot spot.
Excellent play for a day out for families, friends and couple alike. Beaches are nice. There is a beach volleyball net. Possible to hire bikes once on the island. Lovely small leisure park for children. Nice cafe with good coffee and good food plus other possibilities to eat on the island. Ferry journey is short and offers great views of downtown Toronto
One of top attraction locations in Toronto. A tranquil and peaceful park to enjoy away from the city madness. Yes it can be crowded with kids specially around Centerville Playground but there are literally endless areas to enjoy nature and a great beach if you willing to take a dip. Must visit this place if you haven't done so already.
I love the islands. My favourite place in Toronto. Even though parts of them are flooded this year (2017), it's still worth a ferry trip over. Fantastic views of Toronto, great park for kids, picnics, and events. Wonderful for biking or rollerblading or even just a stroll along the waterfront. Like getting away for the weekend, but without the 400 hwy traffic!
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