The Scarborough Bluffs park, stretching for about 15 km along the Lake Ontario shore, in the Scarborough district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Bluffs has nine parks in total and elongates from the Eastern Beaches of Toronto in the west, to East Point Park in the east. Forming the eastern portion of Toronto’s waterfront, the Scarborough Bluffs are located above the shoreline of Lake Ontario. The escarpment at the highest point is about 90 meters above the coastline and extends to a total length of 15 km.

The Scarborough Bluffs are geological escarpment, formed by the wind and water erosion from Lake Ontario. It has resulted from the buildup of sedimentary deposits over 12,000 years ago. The Bluffers Park is the only Bluff with a beach. 

Specialty Of  Scarborough Bluffs Park

With a wide sandy beach and beautiful white cliffs bordering Lake Ontario, Scarborough Bluffs Park is an ideal tourist place. The layers of sand and clay in the cliffs of the Scarborough Bluffs display incredible geological records of the last stages of the Great Ice Age. The first 46 meters of sediments are considered to be of the Wisconsinan glacier, more than 70,000 years ago. The remaining sediments are some 12,000 years old.

Things To Experience At This Park!

  • You can take pleasure in a nice walk along the bordering trails of the bluffs while enjoying the Lake Ontario view and wildflowers in the meadows. The trail joining the Brimley road to Bluffer’s Park is a great place to watch the evening sky and moonlit nights. 
  • The Bluffer’s beach, located under the foothills of Cathedral Bluffs, is a great place to swim and sail.
  • Adjacent to the Cathedral Bluffs and the Scarborough Bluffs, a beautifully maintained green park with benches make it a convenient place for family picnics and barbeque. You can also witness a large number of Geese which inhabit the shores of Lake Ontario. 
  • You can also enjoy hiking the 4.7 km Scarborough Bluffs Trail. There is hardly any elevation here unless you decide to climb the Bluffs. 


The French gave the name “Les Grands Scores”, to the cliffs. In the Plan of Toronto, designed by Alexander Aitken in 1788, the bluffs were called the High Lands. In 1973, the bluffs were named Scarborough Highlands after Scarborough, North Yorkshire. The name was given by Elizabeth Simcoe, the wife of the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada. 

Scarborough Bluffs is a Photographer’s ecstasy providing the perfect backdrop for photographs.