Toronto Islands & Ferries

Activities & Park Facilities

Happy people on the water in red floating tubes

The Toronto Islands have lots of activities to offer to the whole family. See below what's offered at the island's parks and download the map (JPG) to plan your own adventure.

ExpandHanlan's Point

Park Facilities

  • 3 fully accessible washrooms
  • 1 washroom-changeroom
  • 1 changeroom
  • 8 drinking fountains
  • 11 water taps
  • 12 picnic areas with 4 fire pits
  • First Aid station

Food, Recreation and Fun

  • 2 snack bars (seasonal operation)
  • Toronto Islands Natural Science School
  • Bicycle rental
  • Historic Gibraltar Point Lighthouse
  • Serviced public boat moorings (48-hour limit)
  • 2 wading pools
  • 6 illuminated tennis courts
  • 2 softball diamonds
  • 3 volleyball courts
  • 2 supervised beaches (July and August)
  • Island Yacht Club on Mugg's Island (private)
  • Public phones
  • 2.48 kilometres from Hanlan's Point Ferry Dock to the Island Filtration Plant

ExpandWard's Island

Park Facilities

  • 4 drinking fountains
  • 4 water taps

Food, Recreation and Fun

  • Queen City Yacht Club (private)
  • Ward's Island Beach (with washroom) and playground

Highlights

Pedestrian/Bicycle Trails

  • 2.48 km from Hanlan’s Point Ferry Dock to the Island Filtration Plant
  • 1.11 km from the boardwalk to Ward’s Island Ferry Dock
  • 0.76 km from Centre Island Ferry Dock to Lookout Pier
  • bicycle rental

Volleyball

  • 3 volleyball courts on Hanlan’s Island
  • 2 volleyball courts on Centre Island and Olympic Island

Softball

  • 2 softball diamonds on Hanlan’s Island
  • 2 softball diamonds on Centre Island and Olympic Island

Swimming and Waterplay

  • beaches with lifeguard duty from July to August
  • 5 wading pools

Boating

  • serviced public boat moorings (48 hour limit)
  • boat rental
  • yacht clubs

Disc golf

  • two 18 hole disc golf courses (PDGA approved)

Dining

  • Iroquois Restaurant
  • Paradise Restaurant
  • Ward’s Island Café

Toronto Island Challenge Course (TICC)

At the Toronto Island Challenge Course (TICC) we practice the principle of Challenge By Choice; elements are completely voluntary, and participants are encouraged to set their own personal and team goals and step outside of their comfort zone with the support of our staff and their peers. We focus our program around the needs of your group, whether that is teamwork, communication, leadership, or just having fun. Our programming is tailored towards team building, leadership development, and conflict resolution for school groups, staff training, youth organizations, corporate events, and camp retreats. We also offer recreational programming for events such as birthday parties and bucket-list parties.

TICC offers low elements which are geared towards team building, problem solving, and conflict resolution. Participants must work together to complete a team challenge by utilizing communication, planning, and leadership skills. The Toronto Island High Ropes Challenge Course consists of both team and individual elements which are 25-30 feet in the air. The high elements provide participants with an opportunity to meet a unique challenge and work on teamwork skills.

TICC is open from April to December.

Please contact us for up to date pricing and additional course information.

* Participants must be 6 years of age or older.

Toronto Island Tree Tour

The Toronto Island Tree Tour includes 58 trees situated along the road that runs for 5 km from one end of Toronto Island to the other. It will help you learn more about trees, plus provide a fun and inspiring reason for you to get outdoors and enjoy your city, in all seasons.