Want a budget-friendly way to visit a few great spots this season? If you haven’t been yet, check out the waterfront along Ontario Place’s East Island. This unique green space evokes the province’s natural landscapes and offers stunning views of Lake Ontario and the Toronto cityscape. The greatest vacation spots are not always far away destinations.
The new Trillium Park and William G. Davis Trail was created to reflect Ontario’s identity. It celebrates First Nations’ culture and our province’s rich diversity. Both an educational opportunity and a must-see attraction, the park helps visitors reconnect with the city’s scenic waterfront and learn more about local diversity, ecology and geology.
Here are some key features to look out for as you walk along the waterfront trail that brings beautiful vistas to the heart of downtown Toronto.
Ravine with moccasin identifier. Serving as the gateway to the Trillium Park and William G. Davis Trail, the moccasins engraved into the rock of the ravine wall pay tribute to First Nations’ heritage and culture. Visitors are encouraged to “walk gently on the land,” a First Nations’ way of life that inspires community and appreciation for nature.
The pavilion. Inspired by the silhouette of pine tree tops in a forest, this open-air pavilion is surrounded by greenery and features an amphitheater with benches crafted out of rock from the Canadian shield. Located in the middle of the park, the pavilion provides a space for gatherings.
Romantic garden. An open space for rest or play, the concert lawn accommodates large gatherings and recreational activities, creating an inviting community gathering spot.
Also, check out these family-friendly events and activities happening this year at Ontario Place.
Ride along the waterfront. If you are riding your bike or walking along the Martin Goodman Trail, take a break through Ontario Place and discover the new Trillium Park and William G. Davis Trail.
See if you can find the marker trees that lead to the lake.
Bring a picnic, get cozy and enjoy the views. Visit the Trillium Park and William G. Davis Trail with your family and be sure to bring your own food With sweeping views of the city and Lake Ontario, there are multiple vantage points for perfect sunsets.
Active Ontario festival. This Labour Day weekend, experience a variety of sports and lifestyle activities that encourage families to spend time outdoors exploring natural landscapes. Online info at ontarioplace.com/en/park-trail.
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