Hop a ferry to the Toronto Is­lands for a fun­filled day of fam­ily-friendly ex­plo­ration.

It only takes about 15 min­utes to ferry across to the Toronto Is­lands—a chain of small is­lands that in­cludes han­lan’s Point, Ward’s Is­land, and the main at­trac­tion, Cen­tre Is­land.

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9 A.M.

Be­fore board­ing the ferry at the Jack Lay­ton Ferry Ter­mi­nal (9 Queens Quay W., toronto.ca), grab a latte at Box­car So­cial, which comes with scenic views of the Na­trel Pond. 235

Queens Quay W., box­car­so­cial.ca

12:30 P.M.

Grab a bite at The Carousel Café, a fam­ily-friendly restau­rant with kitschy dé­cor while tak­ing in the spec­tac­u­lar views of Long Pond. There’s a sta­ple menu of burg­ers, sand­wiches, chicken fin­gers, and fish and chips, plus a kids menu. cen­treis­land.ca

5 P.M.

Get lost—lit­er­ally—in the Wil­liam Meany Maze, a hedge labyrinth com­prised of more than 1,200 cedars that was cre­ated in 2015 and mod­elled af­ter a 1967 land­mark that hon­oured Canada’s cen­ten­nial. Or, visit the Gi­bral­tar Point Light­house, Toronto’s old­est land­mark. The light­house dates back to 1808 and is ru­moured to be haunted by its first light keeper, John Paul Radelmüller, who was mur­dered by sol­diers, ac­cord­ing to lo­cal leg­end. toronto.ca

10:30 A.M.

Cen­tre­ville Amuse­ment Park is a must for fam­i­lies with young kids. There are more than 30 rides and at­trac­tions, in­clud­ing bumper boats, a log flume, a Fer­ris wheel, and a vin­tage carousel that dates back to 1907. There’s also the Far Enough Farm, a pet­ting farm with dif­fer­ent species of barn an­i­mals and birds that guests can in­ter­act with. cen­treis­land.ca

2 P.M.

Named for the chil­dren’s sto­ry­book char­ac­ter Franklin the Tur­tle, the Franklin Chil­dren’s Gar­den has a hide-and-seek gar­den with a tree­house, a sto­ry­telling am­phithe­atre, and a pond. Then, pedal your way around the is­lands on a sin­gle bike, tan­dem, or two- or four-seater quadri­cy­cle from Toronto Is­land Bi­cy­cle Rental. toron­tois­land­bi­cy­clerental.com

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