The Scarborough Bluffs are an escarpment, which is a steep slope or long cliff that occurs from faulting and resulting erosion and separates two relatively level areas of differing elevations. Yes, I googled that. So now you don’t have to anymore. You’re welcome.
Scarborough was named in 1793 by Elizabeth Simcoe, the wife of John Graves Simcoe, who was a person in Canada at some point in time. The cliffs, I’m sorry, escarpment, reminded her of the town Scarborough in North Yorkshire, England, so she decided to rename the place.
Due to erosion it can be a pretty dangerous place, so if you visit please be safe and stay away from the edge. I’m only caring for your safety. And also don’t want the view to be spoiled by fences they put up because people can’t control themselves. WILL SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK ABOUT THE PICTURES.
No but seriously, be careful.
Anyway, I visited Scarborough Bluffs Park and Bluffers Park on a relatively cold and windy saturday afternoon. I decided pretty late in the afternoon to go there (mainly because mother nature was all like “oh my god cloudy or sunny, or maybe even a dash of rain, I can’t decide!”) and so I didn’t have a whole lot of time to fully explore the area.
I first took a walk through SBP, from where you have a nice view over BP and Lake Ontario. The park itself was ok, I’m sure it’s prettier and nicer to be in during spring and/or summertime. Then I followed Brimley Road to Bluffers Park where I spent the rest of my time. A bit more to the East there’s also Cathedral Bluffs Park, which I will definitely check out next time I visit.
Bluffers Park was actually pretty nice. It’s not very big but it seems to be a popular destination in summer and I can totally see why. It’s surrounded by a few small beaches and 1 big one. It has some nice spots to chill, pick nick, swim, build some watercastles, arrange the ducks from ugly to gorgeous or whatever you might do in a day at the beach. The biggest downside is that it is quite a hassle to get to by public transport. It’s a bit of walk from the closest bus stop and not a very safe one at that because there are no sidewalks. I faced the danger though, because I’m just so adventurous. And also I needed to pee.
7,5/10 – Small and not public transport friendly but pretty and decent toilets.
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