Things to do in Mississauga

Mississauga “pronounced: mɪ.sɪˈsɑ.ɡə”, from the word Anishinaabe Misi-zaagiing meaning “[Those at the] Great River-mouth.” It was established in 1968, as a town, and received city status in 1974. 

Mississauga has a population of 721,599 (2016 census), It is the 6th most crowded region in Canada, third-most in Ontario, and second-most in the Greater Toronto Area. It is additionally one of the most crowded neighborhoods in the world outside of Asia

Developed as a suburb of Toronto, Mississauga has experienced growth due to extensive job opportunities. The city has tried to create a distinctive image for itself, over the past few years, through urban modernization and the creation of new iconic buildings. 

It is home to major international companies, including Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Pepsi, General Electric, Siemens, Fujitsu, Walmart

The city is at the center of an important highway junction, 403 and QEW. Thus offering quick access to the main markets of Canada and those of the Northeast and Midwest of the United States; and there is also the Toronto Pearson International Airport, the busiest in the country.

Places to visit

1. Square One

Square One shopping centre
Square One

Square One Shopping Center is Ontario’s largest shopping mall and the second largest in Canada. It has over 160,000 square meters of commercial space and over 360 shops and services.

The large shopping mall is located in downtown Mississauga and is home to the city’s main bus terminal. It is also accessible from the highway.

There are five anchor stores within the mall and 13 bars, two supermarkets and around 65 places to eat. 

2. Playdium


Playdium is one of the popular family entertainment centers. It is the largest indoor/outdoor family playground in the city center to meet the gaming needs of all ages. It is also one of the few GTA playgrounds with a go-kart track, indoor video games, outdoor climbing, go-karts, single trampolines, etc. 

3. Hanes Escape Room


It is one of the best spots for people seeking thrill. It features two 60-minute escape themes which include prison break and the sheriff’s office. It is a game like entertainment spot where you have to escape from the prison or the sheriff’s office, depending on the theme you chose.

It is a simple yet puzzling game. Ages over 12 are allowed and with a group of 3-6 people.

4. Bad Axe Throwing

Ever thought of unleashing your inner Viking? Bad Axe Throwing as the name suggests it is an Axe throwing entertainment spot where you can master the art of Axe throwing.

The on-site coach will teach you everything there is to master the throwing. It even hosts tournaments. It can hold over 120 people. It also allows birthday parties, corporate events, bachelor & bachelorette parties, any special occasions.

5. Sky Zone

Sky Zone
Sky Zone

Sky Zone is the ultimate indoor trampoline park. The park was originally opened in November 2011.

 It offers Jump, Glow, SkySlam, SkyFit classes, Ultimate Dodgeball (when available), Toddler Time, Foam Zone, Warped Wall, and their newest attraction Warrior Course.

There is no age restriction anyone can visit the park and start jumping with friends or family.

6. Air Riderz Trampoline Park

Air Riderz
Air Riderz

An entertainment spot for those seeking indoor adventures. A whopping 26,000 square foot indoor recreation, which provides jumping and climbing with no worries of hitting the roof.

It boasts over 45 trampolines, a dodge ball court, a separate area for wall-to-wall climbing and more. It is one of the best indoor entertainment spots in Mississauga to visit with friends.

You can either jump along with friends, or challenge each other on a wall climbing race, play the basketball dunk.

7. Explore A Historic Village

Port Credit Village
Port Credit Village

Port Credit is a village located right along the shores of Lake Ontario. It is a pretty village dating back to 1720, with its central core of heritage conservation.

Often referred to as the “Village on the Lake”, Port Credit offers an old town atmosphere full of beautiful architecture, lovely parks and a marina on the lake. It also has over 25 kilometers of walking and hiking trails.

There is a high-class marina that can dock ships up to 45 feet long. They also host the Port Credit in-Water Boat Show and the Waterfront Festival.

8. Waterfront Trails

Waterfront Trail
Waterfront Trail

The Waterfront Trail extends from Cornwall all the way to Niagara-on-the-lake, passing through Mississauga along the way. In total, the trail is over 740 kilometers long.

The part of the trail that runs through Mississauga and crosses along the lakefront in Port Credit. It passes through both residential and commercial areas.

A trail is a great place for walking, cycling, skateboarding, and inline skating. If you want to wander around, you can head east along the trail into Toronto, else go west to Oakville.

9. Art Gallery of Mississauga

Art Gallery of Mississauga
Art Gallery of Mississauga

If you are an art lover, be sure to check out the Mississauga Art Gallery (AGM). The gallery was opened in 1987 and is divided into four gallery spaces.

There are exhibitions that take place all year round at the art gallery, as well as having a permanent collection displaying works of art by national and regional artists. There are over 500 works of art in his collection.

This public interest art museum located in the city hall is open to the public every day without tickets, and there are explanations to take you an in-depth understanding of art exhibits. 

10. Explore Streetsville


Streetsville is a one of a kind little spot where the benefits of living in an old town community consolidate with the advantages of living encompassed by a major city.

Its appeal is in its historical 19th century Queen Street – buildings that date back to the 1820s – it’s a walkable charm for people.

Streetsville is one of the most recommended places by Canadians as it showcases the old town with a touch of modern style.

You can also find many wide variety shops from Bitcoin ATM‘s, to tattoo shops and many more.

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