Toronto’s largest suburb, Mississauga, is Canada’s sixth most populated city and a center for arts and culture, sports, shopping and entertainment. Sitting on the shores of Lake Toronto, this bustling city is continuously growing into a tourist attraction and a business center. It’s only natural that days spent here are anything but boring, so let’s go explore the best things to do in Mississauga!
1. Always something to do at Port Credit
Known as the “Village on the Lake”, Port Credit is exactly this: a lovely village on the shores of Lake Ontario. It will surprise you with its old town vibe, beautiful architecture and friendly community. A stop by the lakefront marina is definitely a must, but you should also go explore its miles of trails. There are also many events and festivals going on here, but nothing beats the jazz festival during the summer days.
Address: Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga, Ontario L5H 1G3, Canada
Website: Port Credit
2. Explore Streetsville
The quaint little town of Streetsville is an oasis of relaxation, right in the heart of busy Mississauga. Its Main Street is full of lovely shops and coffeehouses with outdoor patios where you can just enjoy a good cup of coffee. It’s great for hanging out with friends or just wandering down the streets.
Address: 280 Queen St S, Mississauga, Ontario L5M 1M1, Canada
3. Admire art at the Art Gallery of Mississauga
For art enthusiasts who love discovering local artists, Mississauga’s non-profit Art Gallery is a must see. This small little gallery has some interesting art exhibitions that previous visitors have really enjoy and definitely recommend seeing.
Art Gallery of Mississauga
Address: 300 City Centre Dr, Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3C1, Canada
Website: Art Gallery of Mississauga
4. Play golf at BraeBen Golf Course
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Golfing is one of the favorite outdoor activities in Mississauga. Garbage dump turned golf course, BraeBen Golf Course, is proof of how much people in Mississauga love their city and how creative they are. One of the best things about BraeBen Golf Course, besides its challenging terrain, is the view from the course. You will get to admire the city from up above and even take some cool shots while waiting for your turn.
BraeBen Golf Course
Address: 5700 Terry Fox Way, Mississauga, ON L5V 2W2, Canada
Website: BraeBen Golf Course
5. Take a walk through Rattray Marsh Conservation Area
Rattray Marsh Conservation Area is one of Mississauga’s hidden gems, a piece of paradise in an urban setting, if you may. You can go on walks on one of its quiet, peaceful trails, admire the marsh and creek and even spot some birds on your way. If you’re lucky you might even get to see turtles and deer wandering around the park.
Rattray Marsh Conservation Area
Address: 50 Bexhill Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5H 3L1, Canada
Website: Rattray Marsh Conservation Area
6. Pamper yourself at the Square One Shopping Centre
If you want to take a break from sightseeing and pamper yourself a little bit, you should definitely check out the Square One Shopping Centre. It might get busy during the weekend, but only because it is one of Ontario’s best malls and has a very wide range of stores. The food court is also highly appreciated by visitors, featuring great coffee and food from many cuisines all over the world.
Square One Shopping Centre
Address: Square One 100 City Centre Dr, Mississauga, Ontario L5B 2C9, Canada
Website: Square One Shopping Centre
7. Reconnect with nature at Jack Darling Memorial Park
Probably one of the best kid-friendly spot in Mississauga, the Jack Darling Memorial Park is great for family fun. It has a splash pad, a small beach, picnic tables, and it is a terrific park for dogs. The Toronto skyline looks beautiful from here.
Jack Darling Memorial Park
Address: 1180 Lakeshore Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5H 1A1, Canada
Website: Jack Darling Memorial Park
8. Spend a day at the beach in Marie Curtis Park
With so many parks in the city, it’s hard to top it all off, but the Marie Curtis Park definitely does it, with opportunities for fishing, swimming, biking, wind surfing and more. During the day you will see people sunbathing on the beach or walking their dog on the waterfront trail, but come night, the park becomes a place where people meet to party and have fun.
Marie Curtis Park
Address: 2 Forty Second St, Etobicoke, ON M8W, Canada
Website: Marie Curtis Park
9. Learn how maple syrup is made at Bradley Museum
At the Bradley Museum kids and adults both can learn a great history lesson. Visit the historic house to see how people lived hundreds of years ago. It is also interesting to find out how maple syrup, one of the area’s trademarks, is made, not to mention you can later enjoy it with pancakes.
Address: 1620 Orr Rd, Mississauga, ON L5J 4T2, Canada
Website: Bradley Museum
10. Smell the flowers at Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens
The outdoors is a colorful place at the Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens, especially in the spring time, when the rhododendron flowers are in full bloom. People come here for walks or just to relax and enjoy the scenery on one of the park’s benches facing beautiful Lake Ontario. The park is great for walking, cycling or jogging, with trails galore.
Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens
Address: 660 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga, Ontario L5H 1H7, Canada
Website: Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens
There's something for everyone in Mississauga!
As big and lively the city of Mississauga is, is as filled with fun things to do and explore it is. There’s plenty to do indoors and outdoors, whether you like art, enjoy sports or you are just looking for lovely architecture or a quaint coffee shop. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and go!
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