The Toronto Islands

A short ferry ride from the Toronto harbour, the islands are beautiful. The views alone of the city skyline from so many different points and Lake Ontario (you really get a feel for how vast it is, more like an ocean!) are just one reason to go; lovely unspoilt beaches another. A giant stretch of parks, with very few vehicles, it's home to about 700 residents, a police and fire station. Beaches seem to stretch all along one side of the three interlinking islands, and with sand dunes, mini lakes and wildlife, it's a very scenic day out. Our personal highlight were the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse, the boardwalk and sandy beaches.