Getting away from it all in High Park

One of the best ways to spend a sunny day in Toronto is exploring one of the many parks and green spaces.  A favourite of many Torontonians, High Park lies in the city’s west end directly next to High Park subway station for easy access.  The park is jam packed with activities including a swimming pool, tennis courts, hiking trails, several playgrounds, a zoo, and a trolley to get around the whole thing.  The park is fantastic any time of year.  In the summer it hosts the ever popular Shakespeare in High Park at 8pm Tuesday’s through Sunday’s – don’t forget your picnic basket.  In the fall, the tree colours are lovely and the weather is perfect. The winter brings with it snowshoeing, tobogganing and cross country skiing.  And don’t forget about the stunning cherry blossoms in the spring.   A great place to get away from it all without going very far at all!

Gaze at ducks and swans or fish in the pond

Gaze at ducks and swans or go fishing in the pond

Lots of greenery

Lots of greenery and wetlands

The ice cream truck is a very popular spot on a sunny day

The ice cream truck is a very popular spot on a sunny day

On the walking trails you may come across bird feeders

On the walking trails you may come across some quirky things like bird feeders

Zoomed in blossoms on tree

Blooming tree next to pond

The famous maple leaf

The famous huge flower maple leaf

Two baby goats and a big ram

Visiting the baby goats at the zoo

Alpaca, bison and yaks can be visited too

Alpaca, bison and yaks can be visited too

Stopping by one of the many water features is a nice way to end the day

Stopping by one of the many water features is a nice way to end the day

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8 thoughts on “Getting away from it all in High Park

  1. I finally visited High Park’s Grenadier Pond and small zoo for the first time earlier this spring. Shameful that I’ve lived in Toronto for so many years without going earlier. I can see why the park is so popular.

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    • Woo hoo, you are making your way over to the west side Joanne! I went to the Danforth and Evergreen Brickworks last weekend, so look at us bridging the Toronto East/West divide 😉

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      • LOL!! We are single-handedly uniting Toronto 😉

        It is so true though that we tend to stay in our own areas of the city and rarely venture out. Glad we are mixing it up 🙂

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  2. I used to have an apartment overlooking High Park, but I never saw it as up close and personal as your lovely photos. I think I should have explored…thanks for sharing!

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