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Wards Island, Toronto

(4.7/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Venture off the beaten track to Wards Island, an untouristed neighbor of the other Toronto islands. You'll see charming residential cottages, secluded beaches, and an attractive waterfront. Bring a camera for the opportunity to capture some of Toronto's skyline from afar. The island cafe makes an ideal rest stop for weary feet, and serves a variety of meals, snacks, and refreshments. Make Wards Island part of your personalized Toronto itinerary using our Toronto travel itinerary maker.
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  • Not sure what to do at Wards Island in the winter - I have never been. The best time to go is in July/August when you can enjoy the sunshine, beaches and other attractions such as a great view of the ...  more »
  • Visit in winter, in December, when 3 tours of this ferry was the only one who operated frequently. The views of the Toronto Skyline in front from the ferry to reach the island without beautiful. Saving the distance they resemble the experience of seeing the DOWNTOWN Manhattan in Nyc from the ferry that goes to Staten Island or Ellis Island. On the island itself in winter there is nothing. Although is very quiet. Walking around half km I found a cute bar (I don't remember the name but it was the only haha unless I vi) for a coffee. Very warm there. Moreover, the views offered travel pay every penny of just 7.5 CAD which is the round ticket
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  • Saw a sign in front of one home that it was transferred there from another location. Beautiful island... must fo there doing day time.... worth the walk! 
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  • Beautiful beach, worth going during the week if you can...a lot quieter
  • Calm, relaxing and quiet. A great place to have a good time with friends (or with your partner), a great beach to walk, and a nice place to take photos.
  • Pretty busy on the later days and it's not very big. Nice sand and water though.
  • Relax and enjoy it. It's a playa and it's in Toronto. Forget all about downtowns and uptowns.
  • Nice little beach on the islands. I like to paddle to the Islands and take a break here.