Mississauga Hosts the Ontario Parasport and Ontario Summer Games
This Spring and Summer in Mississauga, it’s ALL fun and games! Now more than ever, local sports fans and out of town visitors will find lots of exciting sports action throughout the city as Mississauga hosts the Ontario Parasport and Ontario Summer Games.
- Ontario Parapost Games being held from May 13 – 15, 2022 hosts over 500 participants competing in 10 sports including, wheelchair tennis, wheelchair basketball, boccia and sledge hockey
- Ontario Sumer Games is coming July 21 – 24, 2022 and welcomes over 3500 athletes from across the province competing in 19 sports at various venues across the city
Beyond the official events, visiting athletes and fans alike will find lots of athletics and gaming to enjoy during their stay in Mississauga. Check out our tips for making the most of your games-cation.
GOING BEYOND THE GAMES
With top-ranked junior league teams, tons of athletic facilities, indoor gaming attractions and natural wonders to explore, Mississauga is a city that loves its sports. If you’re looking to add some active fun to your stay during the Games, here is some of what Mississauga has to offer.
- ENJOY A WATERFRONT VIEW: The best view of the water? It’s ON the water! With access to both Lake Ontario and the Credit River through Mississauga’s parks, water sports are a must-try activity during your stay. Reserve a canoe, kayak or even a paddle board and choose an exciting adventure or a relaxing tour through some of Mississauga’s most beautiful sights. Of course, if you’d rather keep your feet firmly planted, the beach view isn’t so bad either.
- GET OUT ON THE GREEN: Tee off at one of our two famed golf courses, or enjoy a family-friendly game of mini putt. Both Braeben and Lakeview Golf Courses have stunning greens, perfect for anyone looking for a challenge, or beginners looking to learn the sport. BONUS: For a limited time until May 31st, junior golfers (ages 17 and under) play free when accompanied by a playing adult! For a more casual game, check out GlowZone Mississauga for glow in the dark mini golf beloved by kids, teens and adults alike.
- BRING A BIKE OR GO FOR A HIKE: You may be surprised to learn that beyond its urban cityscape, Mississauga is home to more than 500 parks, many of which connect to picturesque trails that are perfect for cycling or trekking and enjoying the views. Mississauga also has four BMX parks that are perfect for working on your tricks.
- BATTLE IT OUT IN YOUR GAME OF CHOICE: Indoor gaming is a fun way to stay active while enjoying some friendly competition. You’ll have blast a Mississauga’s newest gaming attraction, NERF Challenge, the ultimate NERF playground or the GYGO (Get Your Game On) go-kart track. Keep the fun going by visiting the nearby Rec Room afterward for some classic arcade and video gaming, plus bowling and axe throwing. Or, transport yourself to a new reality at Virtual Galaxies and battle zombies, sci-fi creatures or robots.
- REACH NEW HIGHTS AT AN INDOOR CLIMBING GYM: From bouldering and ninja courses to AR climbing challenges, Mississauga’s climbing walls, including Hub Climbing, Cave Rock Climbing and Up The Bloc, have challenging and innovative climbing options for every age and experience level.
The best way to get in on the action during the games is to root on Ontario’s amazing athletes, so between your own sporting fun, make sure you don’t miss out on watching the Games!
TIPS FOR YOUR TRIP
Make sure to take advantage of Mississauga’s special offers! Book a two (or more) night stay in Mississauga with any of the participating hotels and you’ll receive bonus gift cards to spend during your trip, including:
- A $100 VISA prepaid gift card from Tourism Mississauga
- A $20 Square One gift card, courtesy of Square One Shopping Centre
If you want to do some local sightseeing during your stay, the best way to hit all the highlights is by getting your free and easy Local Gems Pass, a passport to curated destinations including attractions, restaurants and more. Not only will you get to experience the best of Mississauga, you’ll also get access to exclusive deals and discounts.