Set amidst the pristine green landscape of the Canadian wild are numerous hidden lotus swamps in the midst of various lakes and rivers that run through this country. Most of them can only be enjoyed from a distance but what if I tell you about a hidden and relatively unknown lotus swamp in the middle of Toronto where you can actually kayak/canoe your way to.
When one plans a travel itinerary of Toronto, it mostly ends at the CN tower or the Distillery District or the Toronto islands or even a trip to Niagara Falls. However, this bustling city has hidden gems and scenic corners tucked away from the dominant skyline and glamorous limelight.
One such well-preserved and hidden gem is the lotus marsh situated on Humber River, very close to Downtown Toronto. And the reason that it is hidden is because neither is it visible from the Humber Park that surrounds it, nor is it set on the main course of the river as it flows through Toronto. In fact, many people who live in this city have never even heard of kayaking or canoeing on this river, let alone this lotus swamp. Harbourfront Toronto being the widely popular option for water activities. And even those that do go kayaking and canoeing on this river miss out on the small diversion that this river has to offer. Personally, I was about to do the same. It was only when I followed that one kayak which turned towards this small inlet.