Fun For Free in Toronto and the GTA

Rouge National Urban Park

Rouge National Urban Park, Zoo Road Welcome Area, Zoo Road, Toronto, ON, Canada

Home to some of the last remaining working farms in the GTA, Toronto’s only campground, one of the region’s largest marshes, unspoiled beaches, hiking trails, and some of Canada's oldest known Indigenous sites.

A great way to cool down in summer or stay active year-round is to lace up your skates and hit the ice indoors! Centennial Recreation Centre offers a variety of drop-in leisure skate times at its indoor rink, for free. Bring the family and improve your skating skills. Free; Mon., Fri. and Sat. skating hours—check the schedule for times.

Check out vintage police cars, uniforms, artifacts, and memorabilia at the Toronto Police Museum and Discovery Centre. Offering a blend of new and old policing items and information, the museum also features interactive displays and a gift shop. Visits must be booked ahead of time by calling 416-808-7020 or e-mailing museum@torontopolice.on.ca. Please call for bookings - 3500 square feet. By donation; open weekdays 8:30 am–4 pm.

Centre Island Beach

Centre Island Beach, Toronto, ON, Canada

This beach is by the changing rooms and lockers, near the pier. There's a fast food outlet nearby, lockers, bike rental, beautiful gardens, picnic areas, and plenty of room to sunbathe.

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