Looking for great places to stand up paddleboard in Toronto? Look no further. I’ve discovered some of the best places to stand up paddle in the Toronto area from the City’s West end to the East end. Each place is a little different and they’re all located nearby.
WEST: Humber Bay
Humber Bay is one of my favorite places to SUP. Located in Etobicoke, it’s a little further from downtown Toronto but the fantastic views of the CN Tower and city skyline make the trip absolutely worth it. Humber Bay consists of two parks – Humber Bay East and Humber Bay West separated by Mimico Creek. I prefer Humber Bay West as there is usually plenty of parking (pay parking) and many places to drop your board in. The water in Humber Bay always crystal clear – so clear that you’ll often come across scuba divers while you’re out paddling.
Lagoon City, Ontario is a boater’s paradise on Lake Simcoe comprised of – you guessed it – a series of lagoons. But chances are, you haven’t heard of it. This place keeps a low profile and probably for good reason – the people who live here want to keep it their little secret.
Lagoon City is an urban planning marvel and the 1960s brainchild of Hungarian engineer Andrew Zsolt. It’s a canal-side community with a mix of single-family homes and condos complete with a marina, sailing club and easy access to Lake Simcoe. I would describe it as a modern Venice, Italy or an alligator-less Fort Lauderdale.
My friend and fellow paddler, Alison, and I had seen a few pictures of this mysterious place and couldn’t let another summer go by without checking it out by paddle board. In late September this year, we made the hour and a half trek from Toronto to Lagoon City.