The Toronto Islands boast a plethora of activities during the summer months, but did you know that you could visit the islands all year round? Just a quick ferry ride and you can escape from your bustling city life and step into a world unique only to Toronto. Explore the many different activities that come with each season just steps from your front door! Check out the round up of fun things to do on the island no matter the season!

 
Winter
 
 
There are many activities to be done in the winter on the islands. With small inlets and lagoons, the islands make for the perfect surface to skate on. View and explore the islands from a whole new vantage point as you wander through different spots! Or if you prefer to keep your feet on the solid ground you can try snowshoeing or cross-country skiing as there is plenty of parkland to be covered! Don’t miss your chance to see the Toronto skyline in the winter and be sure to warm up with a cup of coffee after at the Rectory Café open year-round! Small children will love exploring the island in all the snow as you walk over to Far Enough Farm near Centre Island where you can interact and play with cute animals all year round!
 
 
Spring & Summer
 
 
There are many parks, beaches and gardens to explore once the snow begins to melt! Probably one of the less busy times of year, Toronto Islands in the spring boast all the same activities and services they do during the summer months! Pack a picnic and catch the ferry to Centre Island, Wards Island, or Hanlan’s Point and take the day to explore all there is at the Toronto Islands!
 
The best way to view the island is to rent a bike! Located at Centre Island, these quadricycle and tandem bikes make for a truly unforgettable way to explore. See places like Franklin Gardens, Toronto Island Park and William Meany Maze! O if you would like to see the islands from a new perspective try renting a canoe or kayak and explore the shorelines and canals around the island. As you paddle around you will see some of the best beaches on the island including Hanlan’s Point Beach and Ward’s Island Beach, both which received the Blue Flag designation making it a safe place to swim!
 
 
Fall
 
 
Fall in general has to be one of the most picturesque times of the year. Step onto Toronto Islands and experience fall foliage like you’ve never seen before. Hike or rent a bike and stroll along the paths from Ward’s Island all the way to Hanlan’s Point. Be sure to pack your camera and capture the leaves as you paddle around the inlets of the island in a canoe or kayak. After a day exploring, be sure to get yourself a fire pit permit where you can relax and roast some marshmallows as you gaze at the stars and Toronto skyline. If you’re looking for a little more activity, play your friends in the disc golf course spread through Ward’s Island, or face them in a tennis or beach volleyball match with six courts located just south of Hanlan’s Point! There are many activities that can be done all year round, don’t miss your chance to escape the city on a budget!
 
Plus…if you have ever wondered what it would be like to stay the night on the island you can stay in one of the many B&B’s on the island. See the full list of accommodations here

 

The Toronto Islands boast a plethora of activities during the summer months, but did you know that you could visit the islands all year round? Just a quick ferry ride and you can escape from your bustling city life and step into a world unique only to Toronto. Explore the many different activities that come with each season just steps from your front door! Check out the round up of fun things to do on the island no matter the season!

 
Winter
 
 
There are many activities to be done in the winter on the islands. With small inlets and lagoons, the islands make for the perfect surface to skate on. View and explore the islands from a whole new vantage point as you wander through different spots! Or if you prefer to keep your feet on the solid ground you can try snowshoeing or cross-country skiing as there is plenty of parkland to be covered! Don’t miss your chance to see the Toronto skyline in the winter and be sure to warm up with a cup of coffee after at the Rectory Café open year-round! Small children will love exploring the island in all the snow as you walk over to Far Enough Farm near Centre Island where you can interact and play with cute animals all year round!
 
 
Spring & Summer
 
 
There are many parks, beaches and gardens to explore once the snow begins to melt! Probably one of the less busy times of year, Toronto Islands in the spring boast all the same activities and services they do during the summer months! Pack a picnic and catch the ferry to Centre Island, Wards Island, or Hanlan’s Point and take the day to explore all there is at the Toronto Islands!
 
The best way to view the island is to rent a bike! Located at Centre Island, these quadricycle and tandem bikes make for a truly unforgettable way to explore. See places like Franklin Gardens, Toronto Island Park and William Meany Maze! O if you would like to see the islands from a new perspective try renting a canoe or kayak and explore the shorelines and canals around the island. As you paddle around you will see some of the best beaches on the island including Hanlan’s Point Beach and Ward’s Island Beach, both which received the Blue Flag designation making it a safe place to swim!
 
 
Fall
 
 
Fall in general has to be one of the most picturesque times of the year. Step onto Toronto Islands and experience fall foliage like you’ve never seen before. Hike or rent a bike and stroll along the paths from Ward’s Island all the way to Hanlan’s Point. Be sure to pack your camera and capture the leaves as you paddle around the inlets of the island in a canoe or kayak. After a day exploring, be sure to get yourself a fire pit permit where you can relax and roast some marshmallows as you gaze at the stars and Toronto skyline. If you’re looking for a little more activity, play your friends in the disc golf course spread through Ward’s Island, or face them in a tennis or beach volleyball match with six courts located just south of Hanlan’s Point! There are many activities that can be done all year round, don’t miss your chance to escape the city on a budget!
 
Plus…if you have ever wondered what it would be like to stay the night on the island you can stay in one of the many B&B’s on the island. See the full list of accommodations here

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