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Mississauga is the 6th largest city in Canada. It lies on the northern shore of Lake Ontario and is a fast growing city. This city has been voted as one of the safest cities in Canada. Mississauga is a diverse and beautiful city that is the preferred location for migration. There are many activities that an adventurous visitor can participate in Mississauga. This city offers a relaxing get away for those who would like to unwind. Mississauga enjoys a moderate climate. The summers are hot with high temperatures that could rise as high as 30 C. The average temperate is between 20 C- 30 C during July and August. Humidity could be high too. Winters are cold and the temperatures can go below the freezing point. The average temperature in January and February is -6 C to -15 C. Mississauga has less rainfall compared to the rest of the country. The currency used here is the Canadian Dollar.
Points of interests / things to see
Playdium in Mississauga offers the ultimate adventure activity for the physically active family. It is a 40,000 square foot indoor complex that has 200 and more rides, simulators and high-tech attractions. At playdium, enjoy the 11 acre outdoor park that has one of the longest Go-Kart tracks in the country. The adventurous can indulge in activities like the bungee trampoline, mini golf and water wars. The baseball dome is open throughout the year and has a 9 variable-speed batting cage. The Maxflight roller coaster and the Laser Maze simulators are fun! Spend an entire day with the whole family, playing on these games and activities. Playdium has an amazing dining area. Sit down to a meal to refresh your energy levels before hitting the attractions again. You can indulge in a full menu of scrumptious entrees, snacks, beverages and pizzas. Address: 99 Rathburn road West Mississauga ON L5B 4C1 Special offers on Tuesday and Thursday on: Go-Karts $2/Lap Mini-golf $2/Round Water wars $2/ Bucket Bungee Trampoline $6 Rock Climbing $4 Specials on Video Games: Wednesday: 4 Hours unlimited play @ $22 Specials on Simulators: Saturday 4 Hours unlimited play @ $25 The rates are higher for all activities on other days.
The Living Arts Center is a cultural center that was inaugurated in 1997. The Center has over 5 million people visiting it, to experience the different programs that it has to offer. The Center serves as a resource for education, businesses and the arts. There are two main performing arts venue, the Hammerson Hall and the RBC Theater. They showcase a range of arts, entertainment events and cultural programs. The Center is home to professional resident artists with it's seven arts studio and they organize recreational classes for all age groups. At the Laidlaw Hall, the visitor can see art exhibitions that are changed periodically. The community of Mississauga can utilize the conference rooms for a different events. They host the Mississauga International Children's Festival, the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra and the Mississauga Choral Society. This Center presents national and upcoming local talents and contribute towards cultural development of the community. They have classes for metal art, glass art, pottery, photography and textile art. There are interesting workshops for children in the age groups of 3-9 years and 11-17 years old. Reception 905.306.6100Monday to Friday - 8:30 am to 4:30 pmSaturdays & Sundays – Closed Theatre Tickets: $20 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Benaras Historical House is a marvelous estate that stands on a serene property. It belonged to four generations of the Harris and Sayers families, before passing on to the city of Mississauga. This house has over 160 years of history and showcases the carpentry and masonry of that period. Elegantly crafted and artistically decorated rooms, takes the visitor back in time to the early 20th century. Start the tour from the Visitor Center and explore the galleries and see classic artwork. A Georgian style home, it is filled with over 90,000 original family artifacts. There are weapons, costumes and accessories from that period, clocks and communicative devices. The Ontario Heritage Foundation had an excavation on the site and found many artifacts from the late 18th century and surprising found an ancient Egyptian Shawabti. This figurine was used in Egyptian burials and dates back to 1800 BC. It is a mystery how it reached Mississauga, view it at the Benares Visitor Center. A great day to spend with the family, there are organized nature trails and walks in the garden. The picnic tables and benches are a perfect way to have a meal in the summer. Address: 1507 Clarkson Rd. N.Mississauga, OntarioL5J 2W8 Telephone: 905-615-4860 There is an entrance fee. Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Port Credit has been described as a little town inside a thriving metropolis. It is on the lake with many shops selling a variety of wares. A good selection of restaurants and pubs that have live music entertainment for their clients during the months of July and August. Take a stroll along the lake shore, a calm and serene atmosphere awaits you. You will enjoy the greenery and birds around you. There is a Waterfront trail that encourages biking and the path can take you all the way to Toronto! The adventurous can try the water sport, Kayaking on the Credit river. The annual Port Credit In-Water Boat Show is normally held in the summer. It is one of the premier in-water events in Ontario. The show will highlight used and new boats many brands. The lighthouse near the harbor at Port Credit was first constructed in 1863 by Frederick Capreol. It was rebuilt after it was burned down in a fire in 1936, the present lighthouse is not a historical site, it was built in 1991, but it represents Port Credits marine heritage. Walk up to the deck and get a panoramic view of the Credit River and Port Credit Harbor.
Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park is the destination for fun. They will make sure that you have fun, while you will be working out! The park is open to all age groups, physical fitness or size. The ultimate park for 3D experience of the world's first all-trampoline walled playing court. The Saturday Night Sky Jam is exclusively for Adults above 16 years. Freestyle your moves vertically, zip across horizontally in the fun 3D Dodge ball, it's wall to wall action! You get a free pizza and drink after jumping for one and a half hours! Costs:$20 They have created a Toddler time for the little ones. Parents can watch over their child and join them on the courts. Ages 6 and below. Cost $8 and $5 for the sibling. It is on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 am to 11:00 pm. They have package offers for birthday parties and other events. Open on : Tuesday to Thursday 4:00pm to 9:00pm Friday: 12:00 pm to 11:00pm Saturday: 10:00am to 9:00pm Sunday: 10:00 am to 8:00pm Monday: Closed Address: 3636 Hawkestone Rd.Mississauga, OntarioPhone: 905-306-9898
Mississauga is a paradise for the visitor who would like to see the city on the bike. There are over 400 km of on road bike lanes, boulevard multi-use trail and off road trails. Bikers can find many bike route signs along the path. Take the Mississauga section of Waterfront Trail, you will be passing 22 scenic parks with landscaped fields. Stop for a break at the Bradley Museum and proceed onwards to the Rattray Marsh. This marsh is one of the last remaining wetlands along the Lake of Ontario, but cycling is prohibited through the marsh. Cycle on the paved asphalt and whiz past St. Lawrence Park. This is a scenic addition to the waterfront and features artifacts from the industrial days.
Streetville Memorial Park is close to the Culham Trail along the Credit River. The parks has an interesting playground with an outdoor pool. There are old trees that create the boulevard along the river banks, a beautiful scenery that calms the mind and body. Crossing the bridge, you will get to see ancient tree trunks that look like different things. Can you spot the tree truck that looks like a hooded boy sitting by the trunk? The entrance to the Timothy Street Memorial Park is on the north east of this park and you will have hours of peach and quiet , strolling under the shade of the trees with the sound of water beside you.
A world of fun and imagination, Putting Edge adds an exciting twist on the traditional game of miniature golf. The Blacklit courses transport you to lush rain forests, ocean depths and Aztec jungles! The glow in the dark colors, images and sounds are realistic. Play your natural game on the 18 hole mini golf course. A great entertainement for the whole family. Address: Putting Edge Mississauga90 Courtneypark Dr., MississaugaOntario Canada, L5T 2Y3 Phone: (905) 564-1888 Timings: Monday to Thursday: 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm Friday: 12:00 pm to 12:00 am Saturday: 10:00 am to 12:00 am Sunday: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm GREEN FEES: 13 years & over - $10.50Below 13 years- $8.50
The city of Mississauga encourages open air farmer market. There are a number of markets during the year. They believe that buying local produce, empowers their city and creates job and increases the standard of living. The Mississauga Central Lion's Club Square One Farmers Markets has over 100 tables of produce. You will find homemade preserves, baked goods, cheese, cured meats, mushrooms, honey, eggs, cider and a fine selection of organic vegetables and fruits. There are places that you can seat and enjoy a drink with a sandwich. A lovely setting to absorb the cultures and traditions of a city. Timings: 8:00 am to 4:00pm every Friday and Sunday. Address: 309 Rathburn Road West, Mississauga, Ont. L5B 4C1
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How to get there ?
The closest major airport to the city of Mississauga is the Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ/CYYZ) It is 18 km from the center of Mississauga, Canada. This airport handles international and national flights. The other major airport is Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ/CYTZ) This is 27 km from Mississauga. Express Bus Service: A quick and cheap way to get into downtown from the airport is the Express Bus service. It runs regularly, so you will find one that suits your time. Contact: Pacific Western Airport Express Out of Town Shuttle and Bus services: Information counters are located on the Ground Level of Termianl 1 and 3. Tel: (519) 756-1944 or 1-877-405-8278 Car Rental: The car rental counter are on Level 1 of the parking lot near both the terminals. To rent a car of your choice. Contact: AvisTel: 1-800-TRY-AVIS (1-800-879-2847)Terminal 1 – (905) 676-1032/33Terminal 3 – (905) 676-1034/35BudgetTel: 1-800-268-8900Terminal 1 – (905) 676-1500Terminal 3 – (905) 676-0522 Taxi and Limousines: There are many operating at Terminal 1 and 3. They guarantee fair rates and meet safety requirements. Getting around the city: Mississauga has wide and organized roads. Taxis are the preferred transport around the city. Public buses are regular and cheaper. Biking is another novel way to travel in this city without a lisence.
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