Youngsters need to learn to appreciate the beauty of nature, and Scarborough Bluffs, along the shoreline of Lake Ontario, is just the place to teach them. With breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding area from the 90-meter (300-foot) high escarpment, it’s a magical place where the whole family can see just how beautiful Toronto can be. This geological wonder–named for similar-looking bluffs in Scarborough, England–is a site to behold year-round, so pack a picnic lunch and put on some good walking shoes on your next family day for an adventure in the great outdoors.
Start at Cathedral Bluffs Park. Located at the highest point of the bluffs, it’s a perfect spot to experiment with the panorama setting on your camera. Even if you’re an amateur photographer, you’re bound to come up with some shots you’ll be proud to tag #nofilter on Instagram. Then take a leisurely stroll around the grounds, letting your kids run wild to experience nature their way. If the weather’s nice, head down Brimley Road to the beach. There you can toss a frisbee with the kids while boats ply the gentle waters offshore, an idyllic setting for a family outing.