Brampton, Ontario, Canada, has a lot to offer tourists looking to explore the city and its surrounding area. Whether you’re in town on business or vacation, these 10 places are must-sees! See them all before you leave!
1. Claireville Conservation Area
Located on Kennedy Road south of Bovaird Drive and north of Rutherford Road, Claireville Conservation Area is set against a hill at Caledon’s boundary with Brampton. Visitors can roam around various walking trails through some woods and also participate in outdoor activities such as camping. The area is abundant with natural wildlife like squirrels, chipmunks and deer.
2. Gage Park
One of Brampton’s most popular public parks, Gage Park is home to a wide variety of entertainment options. On sunny summer days, children delight in splashing about on Little Lake Gage. The park has an excellent playground with various slides and climbing structures for both adults and children. And if you need to cool off after playing outside, there are two splash pads that keep little ones happily entertained. In wintertime, cross-country skiers use the ice rink to practice their skills; once it warms up again, inline skaters can be seen whizzing around its large expanse.
3. Heritage Rose Garden
Located at Four Corners on Main Street South and Wellington Street West (next to City Hall), you can visit The Heritage Rose Garden from June 1 until November 15 each year. Enjoy the beautiful aroma of over 100 different roses while strolling along five-hundred feet of rose-lined walkways. The garden also has picnic tables and a fountain where visitors can relax and unwind. Simply put, it’s a great place for a lunch date or romantic rendezvous under fragrant blossoms. Did we mention they’re free? So, what are you waiting for? here are Ways to Make the Most of Your Visit to Brampton
4. Chinguacousy Park
A major local attraction, Chinguacousy Park is a beautiful natural space in South-Central Brampton. Built around an old mill race and dam (hence Chin), it has over 350 acres of green space and is popular with bikers. It includes lots of trails and a small zoo, while also containing lots of picnic areas and facilities for hosting private events. During winter months, you can enjoy skiing at Kariya Park and skating at Gage Park—both of which are nearby.
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5. Sandalwood Heights
For an excellent view of Brampton, climb up Talbot Road and head over to Sandalwood Heights; from here you can see everything from Lake Ontario down to Lake Wilcox. When you’re done enjoying the views, head over to Massey Ferguson for a tour of Canada’s oldest tractor factory. It’s not too often that people get a chance to see how tractors are made! Take advantage while you can. Then stop at Pang Restaurant after your visit—they have authentic Thai food like nowhere else in town. Want something more local? The Old Spot Coffee House is always popular with locals and offers great sandwiches alongside locally roasted coffee. There’s a lot to love about a place with such historical significance. It really is one of Brampton’s best-kept secrets!
6. Downtown Brampton Farmers Market
The Downtown Brampton Farmers Market is one of my favourite places to visit. This open-air market sells delicious local produce and hosts a wide range of vendors with unique wares. On Saturday afternoons, I like to grab my shopping bag and walk around while listening to live music from local artists. You can also find a few food trucks nearby and if you’re lucky you might even get a table at Charlie’s Deli – an authentic Italian restaurant right across from the farmers market. Also within walking distance is Main Street Garden Park – which features an array of flowers throughout spring, summer and fall. Even though there are lots of must do places in brampton it’s hard not be impressed by anything downtown brampton has to offer!
7. Bramalea City Centre Mall
The biggest mall in Canada with over 300 stores and services. It also has an entertainment complex that includes a movie theatre and restaurants. This mall is located at 7575 Kennedy Road South and can be accessed via Vodden Street West or Rutherford Road. Open until 9:00 pm on weekdays and Saturdays, it is always open on Sundays from 12:00pm-6:00pm. They also offer free parking for cars on Level 3 from Monday to Saturday after 5:30 pm as well as plenty of electrical vehicle charging stations which are free for all visitors.
8. Mount Pleasant Cemetary & Mausoleum
We start our list with a place that’s on many people’s things to do in Brampton list. The Mount Pleasant Cemetary and Mausoleum is one of most visited places in Canada. The sprawling grounds include towering statues of angels and several prominent figures, including hockey star Wayne Gretzky. Do some research before you visit if you want to learn more about these individuals; no guidebooks are provided at Mount Pleasant Cemetary and Mausoleum.
9. Bovaird House
The Bovaird House was once home to Elijah and Jane Bovaird. Built in 1844 as a two-story brick farmhouse, it has been restored by The Royal Canadian Legion. Today it’s an impressive two-story building with five rooms of historical significance; located at 10 River Street West, visitors are welcome year round from Thursday through Sunday from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
10. Rose Theatre Brampton
The Rose Theatre is located in downtown Brampton, Ontario and it’s one of three facilities that make up Brampton Live, which are performing arts venues. The Rose Theatre opened September 6th of last year. It can seat 1,904 people and has been hailed as one of Canada’s most acoustically perfect concert halls. A show must-see if you’re ever nearby!
11. Professor’s Lake Recreation Centre
The East End of Brampton is one of those areas that people tend to stay away from. Maybe because it’s industrial and isn’t as scenic as some other parts of town. But if you like things a little different, head over to Professor’s Lake Recreation Centre. The atmosphere is awesome and you can be as active or passive as you want. It is home to sports fields, camping grounds, fishing spots and more! If there are too many people around for your liking then check out nearby Wanless Park which has beautiful trails (dog friendly) and lots of ponds (perfect for bird watching). Both places offer outdoor swimming at certain times so bring your bathing suit!
12. Eldorado Park
You can’t talk about places to visit in Brampton without talking about its jewel of a park: Eldorado Park. The largest park in Canada, Eldorado has played host to numerous world-class events. If you’re looking for things to do with kids when visiting Brampton, Eldorado is one of your best bets.
13. Peel Art Gallery Museum & Archive (PAMA)
Located in downtown Brampton on Central Park Drive, PAMA is a must-visit for those interested in arts and culture. From traveling exhibits to local history to art workshops for kids and adults alike, PAMA has something for everyone. Check out their upcoming events page for more information about all of their activities.
14. The Big’r Apple Farm
Big’r Apple Farm boasts a serene and peaceful atmosphere where residents of all ages can spend quality time with their family and friends. Kids can race around a playground while adults lounge on wooden benches overlooking an apple orchard. The farm also offers corn mazes during fall and winter months. During spring, summer and early fall, visitors can pick from a wide selection of fresh produce available for purchase at reasonable prices.
15. Pearson Convention Center
Located just north of Toronto on Highway 7 and Steeles Avenue, Pearson Convention Center is an excellent place for large meetings. The building contains about 130 meeting rooms and more than 595 guestrooms. There are also restaurants and a sports bar located on-site. Its event spaces include: two ballrooms that can be set up in several ways (U-shape, classroom or theater), three pre-function areas (one can be used as a breakout room) and its largest space—the Grand Hall with seating capacity of 1,500 people—can be transformed into any kind of configuration you need with movable walls! Overall, it’s a nice place for big events like conferences or banquets…and even weddings!
16. St. Paul’s United Church Brampton
St. Paul’s United Church was built in 1904 and has been serving Brampton ever since. Known for its beautiful stained glass windows, historic organ and collection of fine art and antiquities, St. Paul’s United Church is a hidden gem for tourists looking for places to visit brampton . It’s open every day from 10am-4pm so drop by if you have time!
17. Wet ‘n’ Wild Toronto
If you’re looking for a little thrills and chills, Wet ‘n’ Wild Toronto is your ticket. With attractions like The Canyon Cliffhanger and The Falls water ride, there are plenty of reasons why Wet ‘n’ Wild is Canada’s favorite water park. In fact, it has been ranked as one of North America’s most popular thrill parks.