Toronto Island Park Image by Intiaz RahimThere is plenty to do on Toronto’s picturesque Centre Island completely free-of-charge. The picnic park offers a beach, trails for walking or biking, two softball diamonds, three wading pools, two volleyball courts and a disc golf course. Visitors can check out the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse, Far Enough Farm, which offers a petting zoo full of barnyard animals to befriend, or Franklin’s Garden, a new attraction for children. Amenities on the island include water fountains, washrooms, snack bars, public phones, first-aid stations and fire pits. If you wish to spend money, Centreville Amusement Park is located on the island, and there are boat and bicycle rentals available. There is a nominal fee for the ferry to the island.

Admission: Free

More information: http://www.toronto.ca/parks/island/