Mississauga Ontario | Canada Pictures & information
Mississauga Ontario Canada is about 30 km (19 miles) west of Toronto Ontario downtown area. Visitors to Mississauga Ontario arrive by air at Pearson International Airport (see GTAA site at torontopearson.com; bus Mississauga to airport) or from Toronto Union Station by bus or train (see GO Transit) to Hamilton and Niagara Falls. Others arrive by car or boat on Lake Ontario. MORE Mississauga Ontario: Restaurants, Wildlife, Videos, Fall Colors, Mississauga Salmon fishing.
Mississauga Ontario Views of Toronto skyline
Toronto skyline as seen across Lake Ontario from Jack Darling Park, on the lake shore in Mississauga near the border with Oakville.
Toronto's CN Tower is just visible in the dusk.
Much of the shoreline is being redeveloped into park lands and walking trails.
Mississauga Ontario Views of Toronto Skyline
There are several narrow, sandy beaches in Jack Darling Park, and the water quality is monitored.
After heavy summer rains, no-swimming advisories are often posted.
[When I travel outside Canada, I usually tell people that I am from Toronto; they usually know 'Toronto', but don't know 'Mississauga'.]
Credit River at Erindale Park Mississauga Ontario
The Credit River bisects Mississauga from its northern border with Brampton to Lake Ontario.
The Credit river and watershed is under the aegis of the Credit Valley Conservation Authority.
The lower reaches of the river are popular with anglers. See Fishing page here.
For fishing license information, see the Ministry of Natural Resources. Erindale Park is used for barbecues, charity walks, and angling for salmon.
More pictures: see Streetsville.
Credit River at Burnhamthorpe Road Mississauga Ontario
This bridge on Burnhamthorpe Road crosses the Credit River near the northern boundary of Erindale Park.
Hidden in the trees in the top center of the photo is the new Mississauga Garden Park, now named the Riverwood Conservancy, accessed from Burnhamthorpe Road at the east end of the bridge.
The David Culham Trail follows the river from Erindale Park through Streetsville.
Riverwood Park (pictures on my blog) occupies the lands shown in the right side of the river.
Old Barber House Restaurant Streetsville Mississauga Ontario
The Old Barber House is a Mississauga Heritage building that has found new life as a restaurant.
In a city as young as Mississauga, these well-preserved sites are greatly appreciated.
The old Barber family home, which dates back to 1862, is located on the corner of Mississauga Road and Barbertown Road, north of Eglinton, in the Village of Streetsville.
St. Peter's Anglican Church Mississauga Ontario
Located at Mississauga Road and Dundas Street, just west of the Credit River and Erindale Park, St. Peter's Anglican Church is another treasured historic site.
The church dates back to 1887, this stone structure replacing the white frame church built in 1827.
The grave markers in the adjacent cemetery is a 'Who's Who' of Mississauga's founding families.
Mississauga Ontario St. Peter's Anglican Church Renovated
Recent and ongoing work at the church show new copper on the steeple and the roof line.
From the streets below this lofty perch, the new copper catches the sunlight and draws the eye upward.
To access the church parking area, drive north from Dundas on Mississauga Road, and turn right at the first road, and right again up the hill.
Mississauga Chinese Centre, Dundas Street Mississauga Ontario
At the Mississauga Chinese Centre, on Dundas east of Cawthra Road, this 9-Dragon Wall, exclusive to the Emperor of China, was one of just 4 in the world when it was built 20 years ago.
The site has a number of original 'Made by Craftsmen from China' features.
I love to shop at the stores that mimic those in China, with many of the same goods at the same prices.
There are many unique home decor items -- table linens, pillow covers, knick knacks -- and silk purses and sandals.
There are several good restaurants - see Mississauga restaurants page for details.
Mississauga Ontario Waterfront Parks and Trails
Lake Ontario backdrops waterfront parks that line its shores in Mississauga.
Paved paths swell with roller bladers, cyclists, babies in strollers and apartment dwellers looking for a day in the sun.
The Waterfront Trail runs along the lakeshore through Mississauga -- see photos on my blog at Waterfront Trail.
Active lifestyles are encouraged with events such as the Mississauga Marathon (May).
Lighthouse Port Credit on Credit River Mississauga Ontario
Port Credit is another of the original communities that make up Mississauga.
The landmark lighthouse is located on Lakeshore Road at the Credit River (more lighthouse photos at Port Credit on my blog).
At the marina beside this lighthouse, you can charter a boat for a day's fishing or try your luck at catching a big one for the Great Ontario Salmon Derbythat runs during July and August.
Port Credit Mississauga Ontario Boating, Water Sports
Canoes, kayaks and dragon boats are a familiar sight along the lower reaches of the Credit River, thanks in large part to the dedication of the Mississauga Canoe Club.
There are two large marinas in the area, and an annual Port Credit InWater Boat Show, making Port Credit a busy port of call for sail boats and motor boats. See my map of this area.
Credit Village Marina in Port Credit Mississauga Ontario
This is the view from the harbor promenade in Port Credit, past Snug Harbour restaurant along the Credit River towards the Lake.
The promenade has benches for sitting a while and enjoying the views across to J. C. Saddington Park, Lake Ontario and the replica lighthouse in Port Credit that is home to the local Business Improvement Association (BIA).
Cross the bridge to the opposite side of the lighthouse to find the Lakeshore Road underpass to the parkland area that is Memorial Park, with the Port Credit library and the Memorial Arena
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