The City of Mississauga offers a wide range of recreational activities to suit your needs.
Come for a workout or swim at one of our Community Centres or take a walk through one of our
many beautiful parks.
There are 18 City-run swimming pools of which 11 are indoor facilities. The newest facility at
Erin Meadows Community Centre features the first aquatics climbing wall. The variety of aquatic
facilities ensures plenty of opportunities for fitness and fun.
The City has seven fitness centres with complete weight-training facilities equipped
with treadmills, life cycles, stair climbers, elliptical trainers and rowing machines. At each
of the facilities we offer a wide variety of aerobic classes, approximately 30 classes/week
depending on location. We offer other services like squash and racquetball courts with leagues
and lessons. Our qualified Personal Training and Aerobics instructors are there to assist
individuals in the training areas. The City has been offering fitness services for over 35
years at reasonable prices for the individual and families. We would like to encourage
corporate groups to contact us about our discount rates which are available to encourage health
and fitness among company employees.
While the City offers an attractive array of fitness facilities, the private sector provides
similar services for those who are seeking the full club atmosphere. These clubs range from
small specialized personal training studios to full fitness club services with a wide variety
of training equipment with pools, squash and indoor/outdoor tennis courts with full serviced
Skating & Hockey
Mississauga has 21 indoor ice-rink surfaces for public skating and hockey, including Iceland
Mississauga. This state-of-the-art recreational facility features a 1,000-seat arena with
Olympic-size ice surface, three 300 seat arenas with professional-size ice surfaces, pro shop,
skills arcade and restaurant. Little league hockey is a major winter activity in the City.
Mississauga has its own Ontario Junior Hockey League team - St. Michael's Majors.
The team plays in the 5,400-seat Hershey Centre arena, opposite Iceland Mississauga. The
Hershey Centre will also include another community rink, food and beverage concessions, meeting
rooms and viewing galleries.
Fishing in Mississauga
Many people are surprised and delighted to learn that a major urban city can provide
interesting sports fishing opportunities. In fact, knowledgeable anglers who have fished in
various parts of the world claim that the salmon fishery off Port Credit is among the world's
best. As a result, Mississauga has one of Lake Ontario's largest fleet of charter boats. The
Lake Ontario sports fishery produces large catches of coho and chinook salmon and growing
numbers of Atlantic salmon. Rainbow, lake and brown trout are also found in abundance.
Mississauga is fortunate to have the beautiful Credit River flowing through the City. This
river and its tributaries contain speckled, rainbow and brown trout, smallmouth bass and in the
mouth of the river, carp, pickerel and pike. This sports fishery now attracts anglers from all
over Ontario, the border states and even from countries as far away as Japan, Germany and Great
Mississauga has over 350 parks of various sizes. Many small parkettes with trees and park
benches form a welcome green space in busy neighbourhoods. Other large sports parks feature
baseball diamonds, tennis courts, soccer and football fields. Not only are these located in
residential areas but many are in industrial areas to serve the industrial leagues that
flourish throughout the city. There is also an authentic Japanese park right in the City Centre
as well as 9 picnic parks, many of them offering barbeque facilities.
Mississauga's parks are well used by people of all ages. The miles of trails along stream
valleys and through woodlots within the City promote walking, hiking and cycling. The newest
trail, the recently completed Waterfront Trail, provides 15 km of continuous pedestrian,
cycling and in-line skating routes that meander through parks, scenic streets and green spaces
along Lake Ontario from the Oakville to the Etobicoke borders.
Mississauga's Community Services Department offers an extensive variety of recreational
programs for people of all ages. Fitness programs range from those tailored to adults' and
seniors' needs to programs that use swimming pools or gymnasia. As well, there are such diverse
group programs as instruction in golf, racquet sports, line dancing, martial arts, downhill
skiing and gymnastics. There are even special programs for pre-schoolers involving art, music,
swimming and basic gymnastics.
Augmenting this are the various sports leagues for hockey, soccer, football and racquet
sports. The City of Mississauga plays a major role in providing facilities for a fulfilling
lifestyle. This challenge has been taken seriously; our excellent facilities and beautiful
parks reflect this dedication.