A city of deep contrasts, Toronto’s eastern neighbor rises from the plunging lakeside cliffs of the Bluffs to the heights of the Rouge Park ridge. Scarborough’s natural beauty is only enhanced by its unassuming character. With most of its charms almost hidden from view in unassuming strip malls or behind walls of trees and valleys, you are encouraged to slow down and look for secrets that can be found around every corner.
Start your adventure at Scarborough Bluffs, a stunning series of giant clay cliffs that span 15 km of waterfront. If you’re ready for a dip, the beaches around the Bluffs offer swimming and boating. To continue the adventure, visit Rouge Park, Canada’s first National Urban Park. Explore the winding trails and rivers by yourself, or take advantage of a guided walk. At the top of Rouge Park is the famous Toronto Zoo. Set aside a full day to explore the 500 different species, interactive exhibits, and in summer, the wetland-themed splash pad.
Hungry after all that activity? Head to any of the numerous authentic restaurants, featuring Lebanese, South Indian, and Hakka Chinese cuisine, or join the line-up and see what all the fuss is about at Jollibee, the famous Filipino fast-food chain.