The Perfect Canadian Spring Staycation, Part 1

May 3, 2016 - Updated: May 3, 2016
Royal LePage Home Magazine
 
 
Looking for a tranquil retreat? It can be challenging to find the time or money for an extravagant trip.
 
 
But don’t despair! The word “staycation” was added to the Merriam- Webster Dictionary for a good reason. Why not visit local museums, botanical gardens, zoos, beaches, parks or other local attractions within driving distance and sleep in your own bed at night?
 
 
Canada provides plenty of places for rest, relaxation and romance during springtime in your own backyard.
 
 
TORONTO ISLANDS (Toronto, Ontario)
 
 
Stroll along the pier, grab a ferry and feel the gentle wind on your face. In only 10 minutes, you’ll escape the hustle and bustle of Toronto and arrive on an island paradise.
 
 
Enter Ward Island, a world of quiet streets without cars, with quaint old cottages and old-fashioned beachfront attractions. The Japanese cherry trees on Ward Island add even more charm to this enchanting getaway in the springtime, blooming in April or May, depending on the weather.
 
 
The islands are especially geared to families. Visit Centreville Amusement Park on Centre Island and ride the antique carousel or enjoy a fabulous view of the city from the top of the Ferris wheel. Play a game of miniature golf or hop on board the Centreville train.
 
 
Stroll, bike or rollerblade around the islands on one of the countless trails. Feed the ducks. Visit the Far Enough Farm and petting zoo, children’s garden, ride a picturesque swan boat or have a family picnic. Or simply soak up the spring sun on a quiet beach.
 
 
The view of the Toronto skyline alone, makes the trip across the harbour worthwhile.
 
 
 
 
[Continued in a future issue of Terrequity Realty Insider]

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