Things to Do in Mississauga

Enjoy the latest in contemporary art, historical architecture, and world-class shopping in the heart of Mississauga. Check out the art exhibits at the Art Gallery of Mississauga, then head to nearby Square One Shopping Centre to pick up something fun. 

Slow things down and take a walk in one of 350 parks and green spaces. Stroll along at a leisurely pace in historic neighborhoods, or simply sit down and enjoy the view of dazzling Lake Ontario. 

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Food and drink

Its long history and diverse population makes eating and drinking one of the best things to do in Mississauga. Most delectable global cuisines are well-represented, with fine dining and casual dining options available throughout the city. Mississauga also has a vibrant tea-drinking history. Have traditional English high tea at the Tea Room in historic Streetsville Village, or have traditional Russian-style tea in a sauna at the South-Western Bathhouse and Tea Room, or sit back and relax in the cozy Apricot Tree Café where you can watch your tea and pastry being prepared by professional chefs.  

Outdoor and recreation

There are several outdoor things to do in Mississauga. Take a walk in its many gorgeous parks, gardens, and trails, or traverse the Credit River in a kayak. Take a dip in Lake Ontario, spend a laid-back afternoon fishing for Rainbow Trout and Chinook Salmon, or simply watch yachts go by along the lakefront.  

If you find yourself in Mississauga in June, drop by Streetsville for its famous Bread and Honey Festival to enjoy a variety of events, carnival rides, and free, delicious local bread and honey.  

Family activities

Explore the heart of downtown with Mississauga’s many walking tours. Start from Celebration Square, a popular gathering spot for residents and visitors alike with its year-round events and festivals. Other nearby Mississauga attractions are the Civic Centre and Square One. You can also get to know Mississauga’s colourful history by participating in the guided Streetsville Historic Walking Tours in the summer. 

Jump right off your flight and straight into a day of fun at the Fantasy Fair, Ontario’s largest indoor amusement park, which is also conveniently located in the Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) area. 

Nature and relaxation

Sports fans will be thrilled to know Mississauga houses the Paramount Fine Foods Centre, the city’s go-to place for sporting events. It is home to the Mississauga Steelheads of the Ontario Ice Hockey League, the Raptors 905, and Toronto’s newest NBA G-League team. Avid golfers can also play a round or two in Mississauga’s BraeBen Golf Course and Lakeview Golf Course

Arts and cultural experiences

Arts and culture lovers will find endless things to do in Mississauga’s thriving art community and at yearly cultural events. There is no shortage of acclaimed art galleries in Mississauga, starting with the Art Gallery of Mississauga in the Civic Centre, and the Living Arts Centre—which is also home to Mississauga’s vibrant performance and theatre arts community— across the street. There are also several smaller galleries located in several Mississauga villages, such as the Harbour Gallery in Port Credit, the Visual Arts Mississauga at Riverwood, and the Blackwood Gallery in the University of Toronto Mississauga campus. 

Cultural diversity is highly valued in Mississauga. Visitors can learn more about Buddhism and Buddhist art in the Fo Guang Shan Temple Cultural Museum, and the history of Sikhism in the Sikh Heritage Museum of Canada

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