Humber Bay Park consists of two man-made peninsulas, that jut out at the mouth of Mimico Creek just before it joins Lake Ontario. Humber Bay Park East is a great place to go animal watching, as a large number of cormorants, geese, herons, swans and ducks congregate here. Also frequently seen are Great Egrets and Red-Tailed Hawks, and you might even spot a turtle basking in the sun on a nice day. Most people combine this with a walk on the many trails that either lead along the shore of the lake or through the greenery of the park. Along the shore, you will find two sandy beaches and if you are a photographer, Humber Bay Park is also a great spot to see the spectacular Toronto Skyline with the CN Tower rising up in the midst of the skyscrapers.
The two peninsulas are connected by a small pedestrian bridge and on the other side at Humber Bay Park East, visitors can find a parking lot and the big marina. This side of the park is a bit less wild and nature oriented than the other peninsula, but still offers plenty of beautiful views of the water, the city skyline and is still the home to a number of water and land birds. People like to take their dogs to this side of the park though, as there aren’t as many animals to disturb and coincidentally, it’s also a great place for biking.
Humber Bay Park can be found along Lake Shore Boulevard West at Mimico Creek. It is easy to get there on foot or by bicycle via the Waterfront Trail and if you arrive by car, you will find plenty of parking at Humber Bay Park East. If you prefer public transport, take the 501 Queen Streetcar or the 66D Prince Edward Bus to Park Lawn Road, a station which is right at the entrance to the park.