The city of Toronto sits along the coast of Lake Ontario and has 26 miles of coastline. Just south of the mainland off the coast are 15 small islands known as the Toronto Islands. Easily accessible by ferry, these islands provide the perfect escape for an afternoon away from city life. Beautiful nature trails and boardwalks wind through the islands, making it easy for hikers and bikers to explore. Canoes and kayaks are available for rent for anyone who wants to further explore the coastline with beautiful views of the city skyline across the water. For those who want a little extra challenge, you can even paddleboard around the lake in the summer. If you fall in, just pick a spot on the sandy beaches of Hanlan’s Point to dry off in the warm sun. A trip to the Toronto Islands is a great way to spend some time out of the city, stay active, and explore the Canadian coastline.