Stretching for kilometres across marinas, beaches, parks and trails, Mississauga’s waterfront is woven into the fabric and culture of the city.
With sandy beaches, scenic views and exciting water activities, it’s a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a wealth of attractions for residents and visitors alike.
This summer, dive into the best ways to enjoy lakeside fun in Mississauga.
Mississauga boasts several beautiful beaches where you can unwind, soak up the sun, and feel the refreshing lake breeze.
For an action-packed beach day, head to Lakefront Promenade Park, where you can play some beach volleyball before heading out for a swim. As the city’s largest beach, this is a popular spot, but you’ll find it plenty spacious.
Jack Darling Memorial Park is another bustling beach day spot, perfect for staying busy for a long day outdoors. Here, sandy shores meet picturesque trails and top-notch park amenities. If you prefer a sand-free snack, you can enjoy lunch at the picnic tables. Switch up the water fun by heading over to the spray pad. Finish off with a leisurely walk to explore Rattray Marsh Conservation Area, a natural oasis with trails fronting a shale beach and a wetland.
Richard’s Memorial Park has fewer park facilities, but is a great choice for those who prefer to lounge and relax – the sand is soft here, and the view is scenic.
Fun on the Water
Mississauga’s waterfront is a treasure trove of fun, offering an array of activities perfect for all ages and interests.
If you’re looking for a thrill, consider jet skiing or wakeboarding on Lake Ontario. Kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding are perfect for those looking to explore at a more relaxed pace and admire the scenic shoreline. Credit River, with its expanse of natural beauty, is a favourite for these more leisurely activities.
If you’re looking for the perfect catch, both Lake Ontario and the Credit River offer some nice spots to cast your line. While you can find trout and salmon in both waters, the river is best for catch and release.
If you need to rent some watercraft, check out Mississauga’s charter boats or Port Credit Adventure Rentals. Want to learn to paddle? Register for the Mississauga Canoe Club’s outdoor canoe and kayak program to learn key skills and water safety, offered in partnership with the City of Mississauga.
Where to Launch
For sports boaters looking to launch a canoe or kayak, you can access the boat ramps at either marina, or the harbour at Port Credit.
Even if you’re not a boater yourself, Mississauga’s marinas are a popular place to enjoy water views, especially if you’re an enthusiast who likes to watch the boats take off and return.
Bonus: Both of these spots are perfect for making a getaway out of your waterfront excursion. After your outing, head back to shore and you’re steps away from some of the city’s best restaurants.