Fit Travel Guide: Toronto
Toronto is not only the largest city in Canada, it is one of the largest (number four to be exact) cities in North America! There are more than 300 days a year of sunshine, over 8,000 restaurants and is home to the largest single day parade in North America. But a trip to Toronto doesn’t mean your fitness plans need to go on hiatus!
Here at Girl on the Move I am passionate about combining two of my loves…fitness and travel. I am a firm believer that traveling doesn’t need to make it difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It’s a matter of making healthy, balanced food choices (I still eat cupcakes when I travel!) and finding ways to explore your destination that get you up and moving around. And so the Fit Travel Guide series was born…join me as we explore cities around the world and I share ways to stay fit and active when you’re traveling.
*Take a free walking tour when you’re downtown
*Stop by Fresh for a bite to eat where you can try modern vegetarian food or place a juice order and watch it be made right before your eyes
*Stop by the Toronto Climbing Academy for an afternoon of rock climbing
*Combine your workout with fabulous views of the city with these top 5 places to climb stairs
*The city has more than 1,500 parks with numerous open spaces and 600 km of trails. The parks system covers 8,000 hectares, or roughly 13% of the city’s land area! Which means there is a lot of space to stay active…or go for a run! You can take a ferry over to Toronto Islands for not only gorgeous views but also, beach volleyball, Toronto Island Challenge Course, stand-up paddle boarding, swimming, kayaking and more!
*Plan to spend some time at Ashbridges Bay Park where you can bike, hike, swim and more
*Head over to Centennial Park where you can go skiing…right in the city! The ski hill sits atop what was once a municipal dump. It was closed and covered over to provide visitors with a snowboard slope, a beginning slope and an intermediate slope.
*Grab a bike and hit the trails with this Toronto Cycling Map…a great way to explore the city while getting exercise
What else would you suggest doing in Toronto?
What a wonderful way to start the year.
May you have more travels this year.
Ooh, what other cities are coming up? Or can we request cities to be added to this guide?
I love your breakdown of the different healthy and active things to do! pinned!!
I love when cities create biking guides. We try to bike whenever we’re traveling and sometimes standard phone GPS doesn’t cut it. One more reason Toronto is cool.
Love Toronto! I grew up about an hour away and always enjoyed visiting. Fresh on Spadina is one of my favs. Whenever we head to the Islands, we rent bikes and ride all over. Hyde Park is also great for hiking, biking and there is even a small petting zoo for kids.
Looks like a great way to stay in shape and see some great places 🙂
The EdgeWalk sounds like a lot of fun – have you tried it? Such a cool (and slightly crazy) way to see the city.
I love the whole concept of a Fit Travel Guide. Fitness is important to me while I’m traveling – so this is awesome. Great tips!
I love the idea of doing stairs so you end of somewhere with a great view – a great way to be active AND probably get some awesome photos in the end!
I am so going to bookmark this . I love the stuff suggested. And would definitely like to try them all.
Nice and informative post, felt like I was in Toronto, tucking in to some veggies at ‘Fresh’, and then indulging in some rock climbing!
Ok, thanks to this post, I learned some new things about Toronto. I had no idea it was the largest city of Canada nor that it has 300 days of sunshine. For the rest, I have never been there, so I cannot suggest what to do. But I would love to visit Toronto. Looks amazing there!
Well those are a enough options to stay fit and healthy in Toronto…great that you made this list =) Now there are no excuses not to do sport when visiting the city 😉
Love this post! I was born in Canada…raised in Vancouver..never been to Toronto..hope to some day!
Do you still do travel link ups? I used to get your email about them..
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I am re-launching the travel link ups next week!
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Ooh this really makes me want to visit Toronto! Well, once the weather is manageable 🙂