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Centre Island

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #11 of 310 attractions in Toronto
Type: Islands
Activities: Sailing, Picnicking
Description: Get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto: ride a bike or take a turn on your blades on any of the many trails located on the island.
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Middletown, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Relaxing great escape from a busy city. Highly recommending renting a bike to explore the island with.

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North Carloina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We just had to visit the Toronto Islands because we could see them from our hotel window and we watched the ferries travel to and from them. The ferry ride is $7.00 round trip. The ferries will take you to all three islands. We chose the Centre Island for its location. We rented a bike with two seats and rode... More

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Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We all had a great time at centre island. We rented a 4-place bicycle and went around the island - it was the best way to visit, amongst others we found out that there's a marina where people live in their boats year long ( just across from Toronto)! You can pic nic or rent a canoe or paddle boat,... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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158 reviews 158 reviews
35 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Not really having an idea of what to expect on my self-guided walking tour of the island today, I was genuinely impressed with the landscaping and overall cleanliness of Centre Island. It was a beautiful day to be outside with a nice breeze and sunshine. I can see how this island would be swarmed with people trying to escape the... More

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Toronto
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

You take a ferry to one of 3 destinations, Hanlan's Point, Centre Island or Ward's island. There are resident living on Ward's island in a variety of cottages/homes. There is also a fabulous cafe on Ward's island, the Rectory Cafe, inside or outside seating, love sitting on the patio amongst the trees and it is open all year round. I... More

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Tehran, Iran
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

To go there just take the ferry at the southern end of Bay street. The price of a return ticket is 7$ . The island has a lot to offer to children as well as adults. The views of the downtown Toronto and CN tower is just amazing...

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Cute little amusement park with pint-size rides including water rides, sweet little zoo, big splash pad, acres of grass and beach to explore, plenty of picnic benches for lunches, large washroom facilities, option to take semi-private cruises or large ferry from the docks, option to explore all the connected island! Too big to fully do everything in one day! Warning:... More

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Barrie, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

we had little ones and older children and we all had a great time! there was so much to do and it was very clean! def worth the visit!!

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We rented some bikes on the island and biked around before eating lunch. It was super fun and easy to get to! I would imagine it would be a great place to go to with kids.

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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We probably chose the wrong day for this trip as we tried to do it on a Saturday and it was absolutely mobbed! The queue for the Ferry was over an hour and as a result we took a Water Taxi which was about ten dollars dearer. The amusement park was a huge disappointment for my kids as all the... More

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