June 20, 2022
The Scarborough Bluffs is the perfect location for engagement and wedding photography in Toronto, especially if you are looking for those beach vibes! This photo location is just outside the city, making it the perfect scenic getaway without having to drive too far if you live downtown.
It is also close to numerous places to eat and drink as well as other city attractions. If you are looking to have Scarborough Bluffs Engagement Photos taken here, feel free to reach out and inquire about availability!
A permit is required to photograph at the Scarborough Bluffs. You can obtain the photography permit by calling the Client Services Call Centre – Park Bookings (416) 396-7378, option 2. They are open Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on the weekend. Permits are only available for weekdays.
Permits are $150.76 (June 2022) and are only available Monday – Friday. To book, call the Client Services Call Centre – Park Bookings (416) 396-7378, option 2. They are open Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on the weekend.
The best time for Scarborough Bluffs Engagement Photos is during the week to avoid the crowds. If you are looking to take golden hour photos at the Bluffs, plan to arrive at least 2 hours before sunset. This will give you enough time to arrive at the location and photograph the sun peeking out from behind the rock. If you are looking for sunset times, visit TimeAndDate.com.
There are two parking lots at Bluffers Park and one parking lot at Bluffer’s Beach. It costs $1.50/half hour to park at any of the parking lots. Source: Ontario Hiking
Do not park in the marina parking spots (extra long) as you may get ticketed.
If you are walking from Bluffers Park Parking, you’re going to want to take one of the highlighted channels below (see picture) to the beach. At times some of these paths are closed off and so arrive early so that you can safely navigate your way to the site. If there has been significant rainfall, you may notice flooding in different areas and so it’s best to scout the location in advance if possible.
As a designated Blue Flag Beach, Bluffer’s Beach meets the strict standards for water quality, safety, services, and environmental management. You’ll be perfectly safe going for a dip in the waters here at Lake Ontario.
Yes, there is a washroom by Bluffers Park Parking that opens at 9 am. To ensure it is open, connect with Toronto Parks or Recreation or by calling 311.
Yes, as long as they are leashed. (June 2022)
Feeling hungry after your session? No worries, there are lots of places to eat that are close by!
Bluffers Restaurant is located in Bluffers Park Marina and is within walking distance from the Scarborough Bluffs, making it a perfect addition to your day! Serving delicious seafood, pasta, and steaks, as well as some gorgeous views.
Located on Kinston Road, Duckworth’s Fish & Chips is a worthwhile stop on your way to or from Scarborough Bluffs. They are a popular fish and chip joint and will satisfy your cravings.
ViPei Bistro is a bistro nearby that specializes in European dishes. On top of their regular menu, they offer small group menus if you’re travelling with others, as well as a breakfast menu.
Along Kingston Road, you can find many other restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisine.
If you still have questions about having Scarborough Bluffs Engagement Photos taken, feel free to reach out!
©2022 Amanda Soriano | Site Credit Karima Creative
Amanda Soriano Photography is located within the traditional and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit. Known as Adoobiigok [A-doe-bee-goke], the “Place of the Alders” in Michi Saagiig [Mi-Chee Saw-Geeg] language."