If you haven’t seen the Toronto skyline from Lake Ontario, especially in the evening, then you haven’t completely seen Toronto. The sight is both magical and just plain awesome. Every year thousands of tourists and residents alike take ferries and water taxis to the Toronto islands for a day at the beach, picnics, bike rides, kayaking, canoeing and all kinds of boating.
This Canada Day weekend will be one of the most busy weekends of the summer for visitors to the Toronto islands. Some will head to Ward’s Island, the popular Centre Island and to the other end to Hanlan’s Point. An nice alternative is to take a day or night cruise and see all of the islands and especially that stunning Toronto skyline.
In fact, this weekend the Mariposa cruise line is offering 3 hour cruises that explore the Toronto Harbour and Toronto Islands waterways. The cruises include a delicious market fresh buffet dinner with fully licensed cash bar serving a great variety of wine, beer and specialty cocktails. For this Canada Day weekend Mariposa has thrown in some Canadiana extras like a DJ playing the best of Canadian artists, a costume contest for those dressed in their most Canadian attire, and Canadian themed photo booth. Want to impress your date, partner or just surprise someone special? This is the activity that has it all to take in the Canadian experience in Toronto.
If you’re in Toronto, consider treating yourself and friends to an amazing Mariposa day or night time cruise. But whatever you decide to do, find time to get to the waterfront and enjoy every activity and view you can to celebrate this Canada Day weekend.