Welcome to Toronto’s best kept secret: The Scarborough Bluffs!
This tranquil and beautiful park has a lot more than beautiful beaches and nature trails, it also has the only float home community in Ontario. Towering over 20-stories, these sand and clay cliffs were formed over the last 70,000 years and stretch over 20-kilometres of Toronto’s eastern waterfront. The contrast of the bluffs to the beautiful blue waters of Lake Ontario make this area spectacular all year long. These constantly changing bluffs erode about 1-meter per year. In fact, the sands from the Scarborough Bluffs helped to form the Toronto Islands.
The bluffs act as a natural buffer to block all the traffic and sirens of the city. They also provide a barrier for wildlife, keeping them separated from the concrete jungle above the cliffs. There are a number of migratory birds, resident Trumpeter swans, turtles, frogs, beavers, deer, possums and foxes, not to mention the many different types of fish from Northern Pike to Salmon at Bluffers Park.
There are many ways to enjoy the park and scenic vistas from one of the many walking paths and trails above and below the bluffs. There is also a number of beaches, one of which is considered to be the best white sand beach in Toronto. There is a full service marina, a number of yacht clubs, a sailing school, two restaurants right on the water and a snack bar.
Some of the many activities to enjoy are hiking trails, picnicking, biking, butterfly and bird watching, kiteboarding, paragliding, kayaking, sailing, stand up paddleboarding, surfing and beach volleyball.
The solitude and beauty of the Scarborough Bluffs are unrivalled by any other park in the Greater Toronto Area.