Don’t be fooled by the featured image, it is not a photo of the White Cliffs of Dover. This picture was not taken in England but in Scarborough, a neighborhood of Toronto. If you are a tourist, you may not find Scarborough Bluffs listed in your Toronto sightseeing guide. It’s one of Toronto’s best kept secret and a local favourite.

Where To View Scarborough Bluffs?

Scarborough Bluffs are located in the Eastern part of Toronto. These white cliffs were not even a part of Toronto city till 1998 when Scarborough amalgamated with Toronto. Until recently, the name “Scarborough Bluffs” caused a lot of confusion when you looked it up in Google Maps. I have written a complete guide on how to avoid this confusion here: where to view Scarborough Bluffs.

5 Things to do at Scarborough Bluffs

1. Family Picnic/Barbeque

Picture shows a family enjoying a walk at the Bluffs Park
Bluffs Walk" (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) by Viv Lynch

Bluffers Park is an ideal staycation spot during the summer. Summer is barbecue season and it is no different in the Park either. You can see many families enjoying picnics and barbeques with kids. You can laze around on the beach or take an easy hike around the Scarborough Bluffs Trail after the food. The choice is yours! However, avoid hiking up to the top of the cliffs as the cliffs, which are prone to erosion, are unsteady and may cause accidents. Better safe than sorry!

2. Enjoy A Day At The Beach

The picture shows a man/woman sitting under a sun shade at a beach
The Sandy Beach At Bluffs Park (CC BY-ND 2.0) by Gunnshots

There are two sandy beaches at your disposal. One, is a small stretch of sandy beach at the base of Scarborough Bluffs also known as Bluffers beach. The other one, which is bigger in comparison, is a short distance away at the base of Cathedral Bluffs.

3. Boating/Paddling

The picture shows a man paddling on a green kayak on Lake Ontario
The Green Kayak (CC BY-ND 2.0) by Gunnshots

Get out your canoes and paddles and enjoy the cool waves of Lake Ontario. The Bluffers Park also has a boat launch area making it easy for you to transfer your boats into the water. Unfortunately, you can’t rent a boat here.

4. Take a Sailing Lesson

The picture shows boats docked at a Marina
Marina by (CC BY-ND 2.0) by Gunnshots

Learn to sail at the Scarborough Bluffs Sailing club. Even if sailing is not your thing, you can enjoy a snack at Bluffer’s Park Restaurant while taking in the view of these beautiful sail boats.

5. Photography

Picture show a man looking at White Cliffs of Scarborough. This article informs you about where to view scarborough bluffs
Scarborough Bluffs. Photo Credit: (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) by Viv Lynch

Bring your mirrorless and DSLR cameras along with your wide-angle lens. The views, as you can see in these photos, are breath-taking! If you want to capture spectacular views of Bluffers Park from the top of Scarborough Bluffs, visit the Scarboro Crescent Park. The top of the Bluffs is not accessible from Bluffer’s Park.

Featured Image Attribution:Scarborough Bluffs – (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) by Viv Lynch

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24 Comments

    • Pari Reply

      I definitely recommend visiting Scarborough Bluffs if you come to Toronto. I hope you do 🙂

    • Pari Reply

      I agree. It’s a beautiful place and one of my favourite hangouts.

    • Pari Reply

      Thanks Angela. I agree, its so pretty in the summer. I waiting for summer so that I can visit again!

    • Pari Reply

      Thank You Tiffany :). I appreciate that you took the time to read the post. Cheers!

  1. What a beautiful place to visit! I never heard of it but looks interesting. Pictures look awesome!

    • Pari Reply

      Thank you Anissa. Not many people outside Toronto actually know about this place. Even some who have lived in Toronto also don’t know about it 😀

  2. I love finding out about places that aren’t in sightseeing guides! They always tend to give a bit more of an authentic experience. And that water in the last photo looks so turquoise, it should be in the tropics! What a gorgeous spot.

    • Pari Reply

      I was frankly surprised to find this place existed after living in Toronto for a year! I am sure tourists are totally unaware of what lies out of downtown. I have made a how to get there page as well. If you visit, make sure you visit!

    • Pari Reply

      Thank you Sayanti. It is a great idea boating on Lake Ontario for sure. Unfortunately, you can’t boat in Scarborough Bluffs if you have no boat of your own. There is no rental company there. You can take a sailing lesson through the Sailing school. Other option to boat on the lake would be to do at the Beaches (Woodbine beach). There are some canoe rentals there.

  3. Wow, I think some of the mist beautiful places are in Canada. I’ve never been to Toronto but I’m definitely thinking of visiting now. Beautiful pictures and the list of things to do was full of fun, not to mention, picturesque ideas!

    • Pari Reply

      Thank You Leighann 🙂 I agree, Canada is one of the most beautiful places on this planet! Even in busy concrete jungles like Toronto, you find such beautiful places.

    • Pari Reply

      Thank you Katie. I hope you visit Toronto some time. I will put up more posts to inspire you 😀

  4. I would LOVE to visit Canada in the near future, particularly Toronto. I’ve heard of Scarborough, so this is a place that will definitely be on my list! It seems like there are a lot of things to do there too! Thanks for sharing!

    • Pari Reply

      You should definitely go if you visit in the summer. In the spring, it may be a bit chilly.

  5. Wow looks amazing! Alot different to the Scarborough in the UK, but it’s not really hard to beat! Haha 🌹

    • Pari Reply

      Thank you :). Did you know that Lady Simcoe actually named these bluffs after the Limestone cliffs in Scarborough UK?

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