Brampton is one of Canada’s cities that is growing the most quickly. It is a city in the suburbs west of Toronto that has become a major economic hub. In the past, greenhouses were Brampton’s main business, so it was called “The Flower Town of Canada.”
Brampton is a thriving city, but it is not known as a place for tourists to visit. Still, there is a lot to see and do in and around the city, so it shouldn’t be ignored.
Let’s look at what’s best to do in Brampton:
1. Visit a park
Gage Park is the oldest park in Brampton. It has been open all year since 1903. The park is known for its circular path, which turns into a skating rink in the winter.
Gage Park is a beautiful place with flower gardens, gazebos, a fountain, and big trees. During the summer, it has a wading pool and a play area for kids. There are also free concerts in the evening.
During the winter, you can skate along the trail. During the rest of the year, you can jog, bike, or in-line skate along it. You can rent ice skates there if you didn’t bring your own.
2. Look at planes
The Great War Flying Museum is an aviation museum that makes replicas of World War I planes and keeps them in good shape. The planes are taken care of by members and volunteers, since the museum is not for profit.
At the museum, you can see copies of planes like the Fokker Dr.I, the Nieuport 28, the Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a, and the Sopwith 112 Strutter. Along with the planes, the museum has a rare collection of uniforms from that time.
There is also a collection of things at the Great War Flying Museum that tell the story of the men who flew during World War I. There are also rare instruments and maps of battles on display.
3. Gaze at stars
That is, stars on the Arts Walk of Fame in Brampton. The walk of fame is near the Rose Theater in Downtown Brampton.
People from Brampton who have done great things in the entertainment world are honored on the show. Actor Alan Thicke, singer Lee Aaron, artist Andy Denato, singer Keshia Chanté, and comedian Russell Peters are among the people being inducted.
Along the Brampton Arts Walk of Fame in Garden Square, there are red plaques with a star and the name of the person who was honored. There is a banner at the start of the walk to show where to go.
4. Have fun in a water park
Wet’n’Wild Toronto is a water park next to the Clairville Conservation Area. The 40-hectare water park opened in 1986, and it has 15 water slides and two pools.
One of the best things about the park is “The Big Tipper,” which is the only Double Tipping Bucket ride in the world. At the theme park, there are also things to do that don’t involve water, like a zip line, a mini-golf course, and a rock climbing wall.
Wet’n’Wild Toronto has also been the site of many concerts, music festivals, and fitness camps.
5. Visit a museum of art
The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is a gallery, a museum, and an archives center. It is in a building that used to be a government office. It is a pretty big center, and each part is in a different part.
One part of the art gallery is for the permanent collection, and the other is for temporary shows. Some of the more than 4,000 works of art in the permanent collection were made by people who live in Brampton.
In the museum part of the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives, there are about 12,000 items that date from 4,000 BC to today. The municipal records for the whole Region of Peel are kept in the archives section.
6. Look at birds
The Claireville Conservation Area is a favorite place for people who like to watch birds. It is home to many different kinds of birds, such as the red-winged blackbird, blue jay, northern oriole, and hairy woodpecker. Some of the birds come here to visit, while others live here year-round.
The Claireville Conservation Area is a 343-hectare area that is home to both the rare white deer and a lot of different kinds of birds. On some of the trails in the area, you might see one of these.
There is a great place to camp if you want to spend the night. There is also a ranch where you can ride a horse.
7. Visit a beach
Yes, Brampton does have a beach. Even though it was built by humans, the beach is on the east side of Professor’s Lake.
Professor’s Lake is a man-made lake that is 26 hectares in size. It was made in 1973. Before that, it had been a quarry and a gravel pit.
Today, people go fishing, windsurfing, sailing, and canoeing on the lake, among other things. Its beach is a popular place to go during the summer because it has a dock and a recreation center.
8. Take a look around an old house
Bovaird House is the only old house in Brampton that is open to the public. Peter Chisholm Sr., a farmer and banker from New York, built this beautiful house in 1852.
Mr. James Bovaird, who gave the house its name, bought it in 1929. He used the land to raise world-class thoroughbred horses. It is now run by the city, which has made it open to everyone.
You can look at artifacts and furniture from the 1800s as you walk through Bovaird House. You can also walk around the grounds to see the beautiful orchards and herb garden, as well as the milk house from the 1850s.
9. Shop until you pass out
Brampton has a lot of indoor shopping malls, so anyone who likes to shop won’t be bored. The largest of these is Bramalea City Centre, which is also Canada’s seventh largest mall.
Every year, more than 16 million people visit Bramalea City Centre. Another big mall with more than 190 stores is Shoppers World Brampton.
The 79,000-square-meter Trinity Common Mall is also a must-visit for shoppers, since it has stores for everyone.
10. Spend a day in the open air
Heart Lake Conservation Area, which is 169 hectares, is known for its diverse ecosystem. Heart Lake, a wetland, a spring creek, and a big forest are all inside it.
There are about 11 km of hiking trails in the area, spread out over five trails. There are also seven zip-line courses and six aerial rope courses.
There are many water-based things to do at the Heart Lake Conservation Area, like canoeing, boating, and fishing. A heated outdoor pool and 30 water park activities are also available.