The ferry ride to Centre is 10-15 minutes from the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal. The first thing you'll notice as you get off the ferry is the ugly concrete building - just walk past that and you'll be fine.There are lockers on the left and an information booth where you can pick up a map of the islands.These trees surround Washington’s Tidal Basin, and the beautiful blooms set against the backdrop of the national monuments bring more than 1.5 million visitors to the area every year during the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Boats go more often to Centre than the other islands because it's the most popular.
You will find fountains, formal gardens, Centerville Amusement Park, a pier that extends into Lake Ontario, a sandy beach, picnic areas, Franklin's Children's Garden and many other attractions.
It is rumoured that the ghost of JP Rademueller, the first lighthouse keeper who was murdered by two soldiers at Fort York, comes back every summer to haunt the lighthouse,.
On the night of a full moon, his screams can be heard from one end of the Island to the other.
What to do if you missed the cherry blossoms in Kyoto Maruyama Park next to Yasaka Shrine is Kyoto's most popular public park for cherry blossom parties.
Its centerpiece is a large weeping cherry tree that gets lit up in the evenings.
The peak bloom date is defined as the day when 70 percent of the blossoms are in full bloom.
Figure 1 shows how the peak bloom date of the Yoshino cherry trees has changed since 1921.
Many people who visit Centre Island go there to cook something on the barbie, have a family picnic on the island, have fun at Centreville Park, visit the petting zoo, go the beach or just walk around and enjoy some quiet time away from the city.