Like Stanley Park in Vancouver, Toronto’s high park offers its citizens and tourists an escape from the city, right in the city. Sprawled over four hundred acres, High Park has sporting facilities, cultural spaces, educational institutes, gardens, playgrounds, and even a zoo. Located just west of the downtown core, you can head to the Colborne Lodge, spend time in the hillside gardens, enjoy a bite to eat at the Grenadier Café, and watch Shakespeare in High Park. For a more nature-oriented experience, visit the High Park Nature Centre and pet llamas at the park zoo.
Location: Toronto, ON
Known for: Being a beautiful green space away from the downtown hustle
How to reach: By air, by road and by public transport
Operating hours: 24 hours
Approximate Cost: Free
Tips: Do not forget to bring enough drinking water, a hat, a camera and a comfortable pair of shoes to explore to your heart’s content.