Toronto Islands Info, Ferry Schedule, & Attractions
Toronto Islands, also known as Toronto Island, Toronto Island Park, or just “the island” to residents is one of Toronto’s most popular parks, recreation areas, and tourist attractions. You’ll need to take a ferry to get to the island, and once you’re there a variety of activities await you. You can bike around the island, visit an amusement park, sun yourself on the beach (including Toronto’s only nude beach!), eat delicious food, take some amazing pictures of the Toronto skyline, explore beautiful gardens, get married, and more.
View the seasonal ferry schedule for Centre Island, Ward’s Island, and Hanlan’s Point, and buy ferry tickets online
Learn about the four beaches, including Toronto’s only clothing optional beach / nude beach
Bring your own food for a picnic or BBQ, or dine at one of the Toronto Islands’ many restaurants, cafes, and kiosks
How to get to the Toronto Islands
Toronto Islands are a cluster of 15 individual islands in Lake Ontario, just off the shores of downtown Toronto. It’s also the largest urban car-free environment in North America! A 15-minute ferry ride from the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal will take you there year round, although summer is when the Islands truly shine. Most of the 15 islands are connected to each other via paths and bridges, making it easy to walk or bike the 5 km (3 mi) from Ward’s Island in the east all the way to Hanlan’s Point in the west.
As a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, the Toronto Islands have seen crowds of 32,000+ people in a single day!
What to do on the Toronto Islands
The Toronto Islands have something for everyone, including sporting facilities (a huge disc golf course!), great swimming in Lake Ontario (we have some of the cleanest beaches in the world), canoeing and kayaking, a historic 200-year old lighthouse, large grassy fields for any activity you can imagine, a secluded retreat for artists, occasional concerts and festivals, and a quaint village of over 600 people who live on the island year-round.
Visit the Toronto Islands today!