Mississauga, the sixth largest city in Canada, has plenty to offer in the realm of sports, shopping, arts and culture, and entertainment. Right on the shores of Lake Ontario, this area is also known for its beautiful scenery and natural atmosphere, making it ideal to connect with the winter season outdoors.
Here are 15 things to do this winter in Mississauga.
1. Go tobogganing at one of the city’s most loved parks
Head to one of Mississauga’s most loved parks for tobogganing this winter season – Brookmede Park for short steep hills, Birchwood Park for long and gentle hills, or Erindale Park for long and sloping hills.
- Birchwood Park, 1075 Clarkson Rd. N
- Brookmede Park, 2254 Council Ring Rd.
- Castlegreen Meadows, 2829 Castlebridge Dr.
- Erindale Park, 1695 Dundas St. W
- Jack Darling Memorial Park, 1180 Lakeshore Rd. W
2. Experience Maple Magic at the Bradley Museum
Mississauga’s sole Maple festival happens yearly at the Bradley Museum during March Break. Gather friends and family and enjoy all things maple syrup such as pancake pairings, guided tours, crafts, and wagon rides.
3. Go skating at Celebration Square
Go for a skate in the heart of Mississauga at the Celebration Square ice rink. Open 10:00am-10:30pm to the public, there is plenty of opportunity to get your skate in before the winter season is over!
4. Have 80,000 square feet of pure fun at Kids Fest Toronto
Take your kids to Kids Fest Toronto held during Family Day weekend at International Centre. Children can slide, ride and bounce all day. Inflatables range from large slides to toddler appropriate rides. On top of the fabulous inflatables, KidsfestTO offers shows, interactive activities, games, crafts and more.Come be a part of North America’s largest indoor inflatables and bouncers.
5. See Canadian Tire National Skating Championships
The pre-eminent all-Canadian competition will see athletes vie for spots on the Skate Canada National Team and the Canadian teams that will compete at the 2020 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, the 2020 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships and the 2020 ISU World Figure Skating Championships.
6. Go on a winter nature hike
Head on a free nature hike around Riverwood, and view the flora, fauna, and especially the beautiful winter birds along the trail.
7. Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Lunarfest
With celebrations in both Markham and Mississauga, head over to the Living Arts Centre and indulge in artistic and creative events to welcome the 2020 Year of the Rat.
8. Contribute to the Eden Food for Change at the Coldest Night of the Year
Bundle up and make a change this winter season for those who struggle with food insecurity – join the Eden Food for Change’s walk on February 22nd.
9. Watch a Live Theatre at Meadowvale Theatre
This year watch The Wedding Singer – come to life in this live rendition of this enchanting musical. Memorable visuals and unforgettable songs will be sure to warm up your winter season.
10. Go Winter Walking at Rattray Marsh Conservation Area
Home to the last remaining lakefront marsh between Toronto and Burlington, Rattray Marsh Conservation Area is an excellent place to enjoy the crisp winter air. Take pictures of winter scenery or embrace the cold breeze from Lake Ontario as you hike the boardwalk and Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail.
11. Participate in the Programs at The Small Arms Inspection Building
As the only cultural hub of its kind in Mississauga, The Small Arms Inspection Building is a historic, multi-purpose building that presents a wide range of arts and cultural programs. Join for beading workshops, enjoy thought provoking films and more at this brand new centre.
12. Cheer Mississauga Home Teams at Paramount Centre
Cheer NBA G League team Raptors 905, enjoy indoor soccer and root for Mississauga Metro Stars, and have a hockey night as Mississauga Steelheads takes the ice at Paramount Fine Foods Centre.
13. Enjoy a Performance at Living Arts Centre
From Shen Yun performance that showcases ancient legends, heavenly realms, and modern tales of courage spring to life through classical Chinese dance to sweet sounds of Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, you will find some to your taste at this Arts Centre.
14. Eat out at Mississauga Restaurants
Warm up the winter nights by eating out at the hottest restaurants in Mississauga. From casual dining at Union Social Eatery to fine dining at Cagneys, you have plenty of options to enjoy the world’s finest foods in Mississauga.
15. Getaway from the cold and indoor fun activities
Wondering what to do as a family when you want to get out of the cold? Within City of Mississauga limits, there are 30+ indoor family attractions and amusements centres including indoor playgrounds, laser tags, ball grounds, escape rooms and museums for a day of family fun.