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As there are SO MANY visitors to High Park to see the Cherry Blossoms it is important to be prepared. Here are our biggest tips for visiting High Park to see the blossoms.

Vehicle-free: Walk, Bike or Take Transit!

We will have a vehicle-free blooming experience! There are thousands of visitors to High Park during our peak bloom days, and to maintain a safe experience for all, the park will be closed to vehicles during this time (day and night). Please walk, bike or take public transit, and enjoy! This will make your trip less stressful - as you won't have to fight traffic or to find a parking spot but it will also make your trip more environmentally friendly! A win-win! The seasonal Trackless Train will also be operational during this time.

If you are coming from outside of Toronto and have to drive, you can use a commuter parking lot followed by public transit to make the final leg of your journey to High Park. Alternatively, you can visit some of the other Cherry Blossom locations in Toronto, which can be found here.

Click here, to read more about the vehicle-free blooming experience.

Trackless Train

While you cannot access the park using your vehicle, you can use the park's seasonal Trackless Train. This 30-minute scenic ride weaves through the park, picking up other passengers along the way.

Tickets can be purchased from the train operator. A ticket allows for one stop-over, so you can take the train to your favourite spot, enjoy your stay in the park and hop back on.

  • Adults (age 12 to 65): $5/person
  • Children (age 11 or younger): $4/person
  • Older Adults: (age 66 or older) $4/person

Visit the City of Toronto's website for more information.

Be Litter Free

As there are so many people visiting the park it creates so much garbage. The bins can get filled right after they've just been emptied. Please do your part to keep the park clean and pack your garbage out with you. Or even better try to challenge yourself to go litter-less all together and use reusable containers to bring your snacks/picnic.

Take Only Photos and Memories

Every year there are a few people who spoil things for everyone else. Please do not climb on the Sakura trees, climbing the trees can cause them stress and even damage the tree. Let's all take great photos to remember our experience and leave no signs that we've been there.

Stay on the Trail

High Park is home to some really neat and rare plants and ecosystems. Please stay on the paths. If you venture into the natural areas, please stay on existing trails to avoid trampling sensitive vegetation and compacting the soil. The plants and animals will thank you for it!

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