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High Park, Toronto

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web
Wander around the 161 hectare (400 acre) High Park, the largest park within the city limits. Amenities include an area consisting of a large pond, gardens, a zoo, and fields developed for games and picnicking, along with a rare example of unspoiled oak savanna. Take a ride around the park on the trackless train that circles the site for an overview of the different areas. A cafe here offers coffee and refreshments. If you're visiting on a weekend, you may be able to make a purchase from the organic produce market. Use our Toronto itinerary maker to add High Park and other attractions to your Toronto vacation plans.
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  • I love taking my dog for walks in this beautiful and large park. It is the best park in Toronto, with no close second. It has many walking trails in the treed forest part, a restaurant which is especi...  read more »
  • Located next to High Park subway station, this park is very interesting couple. There has to be a willingness to walk!
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  • The park is very large and divided into two sections of manicured/more open forest. The cherry blossom trees are beautiful in the spring time. Great place for walking, bike rides or a family outing/pi...  read more »
  • High park is one of my favorite places in Toronto. There is easily enough to fill up a whole day here especially with a family. Pool, splash pad, playgrounds, soccer, zoos, trails, train ride and restaurant...Loads of stuff to do. The zoo is a small area with some local animals but also includes emus and capybaras. The playground is near by and is unique in having designs supplied by kids and built by Mike Holmes of TV fame. Loads of green space to play sports and fun trails to walk your dog in. Main problem is definitely parking. The parking lot is very small for such a big attraction so you should definitely take the subway or bus. If you want to take the family out on a day trip, I highly recommend it. You really can't go wrong with a visit to High Park as there really is something for everyone.
  • A year round park.. With a mini zoo and famous Capybara's.. the restaurant is to expensive to purchase anything, do don't buy something on boot instead and take it there. But the park is great, lots to see and do and hike.. also has a dog park with lots of dog friendly trails.
  • Beautiful, relaxing, convenient. If you like nature and can't get away, High Park is perfect. There are plenty of multi-use trails for cycling, jogging, or walking, there is a large pool, tennis courts, a restaurant, a castle playground for kids, outdoor Shakespeare productions in the summer - basically, there is something in the park for everyone of all abilities and ages. I recommend using public transit (Keele or High Park subway stations, Queen or College streetcar) as parking can be nightmarish. If you aren't fond or dogs, stick to the West side of the park (near the pond), as even in the on leash areas, you'll find plenty of dogs running off leash. It can get really busy on weekends, but that's not so surprising considering how terrific this place is.
  • Just LOVE this park! Whether I'm visiting the fenced dog area with my pup Wilco, or exploring the park with my family, it is always an enjoyable time. Surround yourself in nature. What a gift this park is! Picnic areas, tennis courts, a pond, a swimming pool, a restaurant and the zoo. The cherry blossoms that bloom annually are really something you should check out! 😊👍
  • Pros: Lovely Landscape, Amazing place to walk, Plenty of places to explore, (in May) Lovely cherry blossoms. Cons: No place to park (Take the subway and bus), Easily getting lost in there (Get a map). Enjoy a great day with family in this location. I recommend to go there around 9 AM and then leave around 4 or 5 PM.
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