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Winter Pleasures

Mississauga offers a variety of winter activities for the whole family to enjoy.  Whether you are cross country skiing, snow shoeing, tobogganing, skating or hiking, it's all free for everyone to experience.

Cross Country Skiing/Snowshoeing
There are many unplowed park trails that are ideal for cross country skiing or snowshoeing in the City.  Visit River Grove Community Centre and join the snowshoe club.

The City offers many places to go tobogganing. Its top three destinations are:
1. Brookmede Park
2. Birchwood Park
3. Erindale Park


Enjoy one of many indoor and outdoor ice rinks offered in Mississauga or build a natural rink right in your own neighbourhood park.

The Civic Centre also provides an ice rink surrounded by decorative trees with lights, which is accompanied by top 40 music hits to warm you up.

Rinks are open daily from 10:00 am - 9:00 pm (weather permitting)
Amenities include:
Heated change rooms

Tree Chipping Festival
Mississauga is hosting its first annual tree chipping festival in January. Residents and visitors are encouraged to bring their old Christmas tree and watch it go through the chipper. After it has gone through the chipper, wood chips can be taken home and sprinkled in the garden as mulch or mixed in your backyard composter.


Discover Bradley House, and see how an early settler family would prepare for and celebrate the Christmas season. Step back in time and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of an early 19th century home including cooking on the open hearth. 

Visit the Log Cabin and have your photo taken with Santa Claus, sample some Christmas goodies in the volunteer-operated tea room and listen to live traditional music in the historic buildings.

Stop by Benares Historic House to experience the revelry of an early 20th century Christmas in this elegantly restored house decorated in all its seasonal finery. This free family event includes the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of Christmas past - supported by corporate sponsors. Contributions to the local food bank are welcomed.

Friends of the Museum's Holiday Events
Friends of the Museums of Mississauga presents its annual evening of outdoor seasonal music called 'On the Verandah' at Benares Historic House.  Residents and visitors are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets, jingle bells, and best sing-along voices.

Maple Magic

The sweet smell of maple syrup, mingled with that of wood smoke, the sounds of jingling sleigh bells and the crackling of a fire will fill the air at Bradley Museum during the March Break.  This marks the return of the annual maple syrup season and Mississauga's own maple syrup festival Maple Magic!
Since 1993, the Bradley Museum has been conducting maple-themed school programs and public activities in and around the grounds of the historic 1830s farmhouse. Through the use of displays, demonstrations, interactive activities and ample opportunities to taste and buy, everyone can discover the magical process of transforming sap to maple syrup.  During the festival enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides and pancakes daily, along with guided tours, kids' crafts, free samples and more.