Have you been craving a bike ride in Toronto? We know just where you’ve got to go. This city may be a concrete jungle, but we’ve also got some stellar bicycle paths and trails at the ready. From waterfront stretches to gorgeous parks, there’s no end to the outdoor exploration!

Here are 10 of the best places for a bike ride in Toronto this spring.


This massive trail spans the entire length of Toronto’s waterfront. It’s a whopping 22 KM long, with multiple entrances at city hotspots. Whether you’re coming in from the west at Humber Bridge or High Park or jumping on from the east at Ashbridge’s Bay, the whole city is at your fingertips! Or at your bike-tire-tips? You get the picture…

Where: Check out the map here


Speaking of water, there’s plenty to see on this beautiful trail. The Leslie Street Spit (aka Tommy Thompson Park) will take you through a gorgeous little pocket of nature hidden away in the city. Fun fact – there’s tons of amazing wildlife that calls this place home. So be sure to keep your eyes peeled while you peddle. You never know what you’ll spot in this natural habitat.

Where: 1 Leslie St



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What can we say? We love the water. Another great lakefront spot has got to be Trillium Park. Located on the site of Ontario Place, this landmark destination comes with all kinds of amazing perks. There are gorgeous views of the city skyline, a beautiful marina, and tons of outdoor art to spot while you cycle.

Where: 955 Lakeshore Blvd W


Explore under the rainbow and into the woods at this next bike ride destination. This North York trail hugs the DVP and is the site of that famous rainbow bridge you always pass when driving northbound on the highway. It’s home to tons of great sights like a massive pond, loads of forestry, and open green space.

Where: 55 Green Belt Dr


Scooting over from North York to Etobicoke, we’ve got this awesome bike ride destination. The Humber River Recreation Trail spans a whopping 8.2 KM and has tons of great sights to see along the way. We’re talking forestry, greenery, and, of course, a river. You know, all the good stuff.

Where: Check out the map here



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If you’re looking for a more city-centred outdoor ride, look no further. The West Toronto Rail Path is the urban destination you’ve been craving. It was built on an abandoned rail line in the heart of Toronto’s Junction Triangle. Along the way, you’ll pass loads of public art and graffiti. This 2.1 KM trail makes for an easy afternoon ride.

Where: Check out the map here


This massive park is home to so many awesome bike trails we don’t know where to start. All in all, the place takes up a whopping 154 hectares of land. Within that, you’ll find 25 total trails to choose from. As if that’s not enough, there’s loads of beautiful green space in case you want to take a break from cycling for a little afternoon picnic.

Where: 1132 Leslie St


This massive park is really six trails wrapped up in one. It encompasses the Beltline Trail, Bayview Multi-use Trail, Don Valley Brick Works Park, Riverdale Park East, Riverdale Park West, and the Corktown Common. The 200-hectare space runs from north to south along the DVP.

Where: Check out the map here


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Of course, who can pass up a little cycling on the famous Toronto Islands? We definitely recommend a ride along this spot’s beautiful boardwalk. It’s got gorgeous waterfront views and amazing sights of the city. In normal times, you could even rent a multi-person bike on-site, but for now, you’ll have to stick to bringing your own.

Important Note: Please double-check COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines before visiting the islands. Toronto ferry and park regulations can be found here.

Where: Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, 9 Queens Quay W


It’s not really spring in the city without a visit to High Park, is it? This place has everything you need for the season. Aside from their famous cherry blossoms, the spot has a dog off-leash area, gorgeous greenery, beautiful on-site bodies of water, and, of course, multiple trails for bikers.

Where: 1873 Bloor St W

So next time you’re in the mood for a bike ride in Toronto, be sure to check out these amazing spots! We know we’ll be hitting them up this spring.