Ward's Island is on the east side of the islands, served by the Ward's Island ferry. Unlike Hanlan's Point and Centre Island that are full of picnic areas and BBQ sites, this is the residental part of the island where fewer tourists venture.
Directly across the ferry terminal is the Island Cafe, a soccer field and the Ward's Island Association Clubhouse. There are a few dozen beautiful residential buildings on the far east between the ferry dock and Eastern Channel and on most of Algonquin Island.
The Ward's Island beach is located at the start of the boardwalk, next to a small playground and washrooms behind the soccer field. It's the least busy of the three main beaches of the island.
To the right (west) of the ferry docks you will find the Queen City Yacht Club (QCYC) on Algoinquin Island. Mooring in this area is reserved for QCYC members and guests only.
Further down the road are the Island Canoe Club, a canoe-kayak summer day camp (ages 7-14), the Rectory Cafe, the Island Fire station and the disc golf course.
A popular part of Ward's Island is the boardwalk on the south side with a great view to Lake Ontario.
The Eastern Channel isn't a spectacular part of the island, don't bother the 5 minute walk, you'll be disappointed.