Brampton is one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada. Brampton is a suburban city to the west of Toronto and a major economic center. The greenhouse industry flourished in the city due to the favorable Brampton weather. It also earned the name of “the flower town of Canada.”
Amid the city’s rise as a significant economic spot, you can not miss the tourist attractions in and around it. This article highlights a few of these attractions that you should not miss while planning your Brampton trip.
Visit Gage Park
The oldest park in Brampton’s Gage Park opened in 1903. You can enjoy the park’s circular walkway in the summer, which becomes a skating rink in the winter. The park features a fountain, gazebos, a floral garden, and large trees.
There are free evening concerts in the summer, and children have access to the wading pool. You can cycle, jog, or skate in line during the year and enjoy a full-fledged skating trail during the winter months. An on-site renting facility for ice skates is also available.
With the Planes
You can spend time with lines by visiting the Great War Flying Museum. The place has World War I aircraft replicas. The members and volunteers maintained happenings as it is a non-profit museum.
The museum also houses a collection of rare period uniforms apart from aircraft replicas. You can check the popular ones like Sopwith 1½ Strutter, Fokker Dr.I, Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a, and Nieuport 28.
The museum’s artifacts collection will tell you the stories of people involved in World War I. You can also refer to the battle maps and many rare instruments on display.
Cool Off at Wet’n’Wild
If you want to cool off during your visit to Brampton, you can head to the water-based entertainment center or Wet’n’Wild Toronto. The center has 15 water slides and two pools in a 40-hectare area. The park has the world’s only double tipping bucket or ‘The Big Tipper.’
If you are looking to enjoy a few non-water-based activities at this theme park, you have plenty of options too. You can go for the rock-climbing wall, mini-golf course, or the zip line for entertainment. Numerous events happen in Wet’n’Wild Toronto, like music festivals, fitness training camps, and concerts.
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is a place that houses the work of the Group of Seven. These Canadian artists are well-known for their landscape paintings of Ontario from 1922 to 1930. The collection center is at Kleinberg, to the northwest of Brampton.
The exhibition center is also symbolic of the Group of Seven as it houses the burial ground of six of its members. The gallery has an extensive collection of their work relating to aboriginal art. You will also find many paintings by Tom Thomson, who inspired the Group of Seven.
Outside Brampton, you will find Cheltenham Badlands in Caledon. The stunning landscape of small badlands results from soil erosion due to the poor farming practices of the 1930s.
The eroded Queenston shale is a major attraction feature of the Badlands. You can see the wonderful red and grey color. You will find streaks of green running through it, helping add extraordinary features to its beauty.
It is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and part of the Niagara Escarpment.
Bird Watching at Claireville
The Claireville Conservation Area is popular among birdwatchers and houses dozens of species. You can find red-winged blackbirds, hairy woodpeckers, northern orioles, and blue jays. Many birds migrate to other places while the rest breed here.
Apart from the numerous bird species, the Claireville Conservation Area has rare white deers. If you love hiking and go for a trail in the area, you will be able to spot a few of them. There are camping facilities available if you have plans to stay overnight. A ranch also offers horseback riding to complete your quota of adventure.
A Visit to the Professor’s Lake
Most people know the places mentioned above, but they often miss the beach in Brampton. Yes, a beach exists in Brampton. Although artificial, it attracts many people for its beautiful scenic view.
The beach is on the east side of Professor’s Lake, having a 26-hectare area. Before the lake came into existence in 1973, the place had a quarry and a gravel pit.
Therefore, you should not miss this spot during your Brampton trip. Once you tick all the locations mentioned above, you can visit this lake to relax. You can opt for sailing, fishing, canoeing, or windsurfing during this time.