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9 Parks In & Around Toronto Perfect For Picnicking With Your Friends

The city is full of stunning, grassy spaces to unwind and reconnect.

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9 Parks In & Around Toronto Perfect For Picnicking With Your Friends

Spring is the reset button everyone needs, especially after enduring a long Canadian winter. One of the best ways to celebrate the season is by venturing outside and enjoying the beautiful weather.

With restrictions still in place, it's important to find fun and safe things to do out there. Thankfully, Toronto is home to many scenic parks filled with nature's beauty. Sure, winter isn't ideal, but spring makes it all worthwhile!

A great way to take advantage of the city's most popular parks is by gathering your friends for a picture-perfect picnic. So, dust off your picnic basket, grab a cozy blanket, and don't forget your favourite snacks and refreshments.

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There are tons of parks to add to your bucket list this spring and summer.

High Park

Address: 1873 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Welcome to Toronto's very own Central Park. As the biggest park in the city, High Park has tons of awesome sights to see. Cherry blossom trees, hiking trails, lakefront views, a dog park, playgrounds, and a mini zoo. Yes, a mini zoo. This is the place to be this spring.

And since staying hydrated is just as vital as being active, don't forget to pack some fluids like Greens juice to replace lost electrolytes and fill your body with rich minerals that help it eliminate toxins.


Trinity Bellwoods

Address: 790 Queen St. W., Toronto, O

Why You Need To Go: If you live in the heart of downtown, this one is super easy to get to. Hop on the TTC and you'll arrive in no time. This park is a great midday break from the hustle and bustle. You can even get your daily workout in after your picnic. Perhaps a little yoga class with your friends to wind down.


Kew Gardens

Address: 2075 Queen St. E., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Located in The Beaches, this park has been a go-to for many years. It has a tennis court, baseball diamond, and wading pool in the summer. There's usually some sort of event going on, like movie nights. Enjoy your picnic and a show. Sounds like the ultimate date! Don't forget to pack some bevvies.


Edward Gardens

Address: 755 Lawrence Ave. E., North York, ON

Why You Need To Go: This former estate garden is right across from the Toronto Botanical Gardens. Edwards Gardens is filled with fountains and beautiful wildflowers that'll just make your day! If you're looking for an aesthetically pleasing picnic site, this is your place.


Don Valley Brick Works Park

Address: 550 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Located in Don Valley, Brick Works is one of the biggest natural environment parks in the city. If you have a huge appreciation for the outdoors, park your picnic basket here. You'll find everything from wetlands and wildflower meadows, to forest habitats and steep cliff faces.

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Toronto Island Park

Address: Toronto Island, next to the Centre Island Ferry Dock

Why You Need To Go: One ferry ride is all you need to feel like you're miles away from the city. If it weren't for the impressive view of Toronto's skyline, you'd never know you were so close. The serenity of this island park is unmatched, plus there's so much to do, from renting a boat or tandem bicycle to bringing your own charcoal barbecue for a real feast. If you and your pals are in need of a mini-vacation, this is your best bet!


Sunnybrook Park

Address: 1132 Leslie St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This lovely place is home to many bike trails and dog parks. Bring your pup to your picnic and enjoy some quality time together. There's even an area to take your dog off-leash and let them run free.

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Bluffer's Park

Address: 1 Brimley Rd S., Scarborough, ON

Why You Need To Go: Bluffer's Park is the most popular of 11 parks that stretch along 15 kilometres of the Scarborough Bluffs. It boasts a gorgeous beach view that you can admire with friends. A sandy beach, good company, and refreshing drinks sound like a killer picnic combo!


Dufferin Grove Park

Address: 875 Dufferin St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Dufferin Grove is the type of park to bring your art projects to. Well known by locals, it's the ideal place to chill out and explore your creativity. Bring a good book, some music, a canvas, and treats to munch on.


Picnics can be a fun way to unwind, reconnect with nature, and catch up with friends — which is much needed every once in a while. Fueling up on organic drinks can help you keep up with outdoor activities, and you can stay hydrated with delicious options like Well's Nutrient-Infused Lemonades.

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