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Unmissable Mississauga

Mississauga's proximity to Toronto Pearson International Airport ensures a steady stream of vacationers booking an overnight stay here before continuing on their travels. But stay a while longer and you’ll uncover a buzzing city with bags of character. From folk-music festivals to busking and blues, this city’s entertainment scene is second to none. Add a prestigious art gallery, a futuristic civic center, a pioneering network of downtown cycle trails, one of the busiest shopping malls in Canada, and a range of Mississauga vacation rentals, and you've got a destination that's sure to please a wide variety of visitors.

Footloose and fancy-free in Mississauga

If you book a downtown Mississauga vacation rental, you'll be within touching distance of the city's most notable sights. A walking tour of central Mississauga is probably the best way to familiarize yourself with the area once you're there—aided by an informative tour map, downloadable from the Discover Mississauga website, you can progress at your own pace through lively Celebration Square, the tranquil Japanese gardens in Kariya Park, and the award-winning urban green space of Sheridan Campus. Alternatively, follow the specialist heritage or public-art self-guided tours, or discover Mississauga’s historic Streetsville neighborhood in the company of a local guide (available in summer months only).

Art in Mississauga—a broad canvas

Mississauga is rightly proud of its eye-catching Civic Centre, which dominates Celebration Square. This striking postmodern landmark takes its design influence from the farmsteads that once characterized the region. The Art Gallery of Mississauga occupies the ground floor, and its permanent collection gives visitors the chance to discover the work of local and national artists. In addition, a stimulating program of talks, tours, and workshops is offered, along with frequently changing temporary exhibitions. The gallery is open daily, and there's no admission charge.

Shooting the breeze in Mississauga

Mississauga’s moderate climate brings hot, dry summers and cold winters, with temperatures regularly dropping below freezing, although this corner of southern Ontario generally has less snowfall than many other parts of Canada. Spring and fall are typically mild and pleasant, perfect for a relaxing city break; if you travel at this time, you'll also often find mid-season bargains on Mississauga vacation rentals. The summer months of July and August can be humid, so if you’re vacationing during this period, Mississauga vacation rentals near Lake Ontario offer the bonus of refreshing offshore breezes and shaded parklands.

Mississauga’s wonderful wetlands

Ontario’s extensive Waterfront Trail runs through Mississauga’s public parks, with one of the most scenic stretches passing through the Rattray Marsh Conservation Area. This protected wetland, one of the last natural ‘shingle bar’ marshes on Lake Ontario, is home to a wide range of plants and wildlife. From the carefully maintained network of trails and raised boardwalks you can watch a rich variety of native and migratory birds—look out for the common loon, the official bird of Ontario. You might also be lucky enough to spot toads, beavers, or deer as you explore. The marsh is open daily from sunrise to sunset.