Itching to do something fun this Summer but can’t get out of the city? There are tons of amazing adventures you can have right here, in Toronto.
While Summer is in full bloom, it’ll be over before you can say “Labour Day.” This means it is vitally important to get outside and experience everything you can in the great outdoors before the winter chill returns you to the hibernating life of your heated condo.
Here are 10 great ways to spend the rest of your summer days, staying active or trying something new:
Finally take that trip to Scarborough you’ve been putting off for years and see the beauty of the Scarborough Bluffs in person for once, instead of through your friends Instagram feeds.
If you’ve always wanted to know what it feels to free fall from the sky, you can experience it for yourself in Toronto at the Parachute School of Toronto. They offer both solo jumps, or if you’re a little intimidated to go alone, tandem jumps with a veteran instructor.
CN Tower EdgeWalk
There’s probably nothing more adventurous you can do in Toronto than walk outside on the ledge of the CN Tower.
Fly A Plane
If you’ve always wanted to learn how to fly, visit Island Air Flight School this summer, where you can train with experienced professionals at the Billy Bishop airport.
If rollercoasters are your thing, you’ll want to spend at least a day at Canada’s Wonderland before the summer is over – but if they are your thing, you probably already have a season pass.
Park and Ropes Challenge
Head to Richmond Hill to take part in the Eyer Homestead Ropes Challenge Course. The high and low ropes challenge course and climbing wall will test your endurance and strength, and you can challenge your friends to see who completes the course fastest.
Rent a Boat
Do some aquatic exploration around the Toronto Islands! Power boats can be rented by the hour from the Harborfront Centre – no experience necessary. Views from Toronto’s waterfront can’t be beat and rentals are almost always available for cheap on Groupon.
Check out the Urban Capers Scavenger Hunt opportunities for the chance to explore the city on foot, based on your area of interest. Similar to the very popular escape games of late, these allow you to bring your team of 2 to 6 people on an adventure, solving riddles around the city instead of being locked in a room.
Learn to Kayak
The Complete Paddler offers a variety of lessons right on Lake Ontario if you’re up for an adventure that will ensure your arms are sore for days.
Disc Golf on the Island
Also known to newbies as Frisbee golf, this sport is free to play at Ward’s Island, so grab your friends and make a day of it. While you’re there you could also head to Centre Island and get lost in the William Meany Maze.
Is there any outdoor adventure more part of Toronto summer DNA then going to The Ex? I don’t think so. Greasy food, great music, impossible to win games, midway rides – how else would you end another perfect summer in the city?
What outdoor adventures will you try with your friends this Summe? Let Vv Magazine know in the comments below, or tweet us @ViewtheVibe.