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A Local’s Guide to the Top Things to Do in Brampton

A Local’s Guide to the Top Things to Do in Brampton

Did you know that Brampton was named The Flower Town of Canada and is still lovingly called the Flower City today? This is largely thanks to the huge greenhouse industry in the area, but the city offers so much more than that. 

Yes, Brampton is rich in places where you can be one with nature, but it also has great spots for history buffs or if you’re looking to add a little more fun and excitement to your visit. 

Strap in for an insider’s journey through the best activities and experiences Brampton has to offer. 

Unleash Your Inner Competitiveness at Active

Address: 25 Peel Centre Dr Unit 01A, Brampton, ON L6T 3R5, Canada

Phone Number: +1 289 298 1158



  • Open from Sunday to Thursday from 9:30 am to 10 pm 
  • Open from Friday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 11:30 pm

You might be surprised to know that there are high tech gaming centers in quiet Brampton. Active allows you to have a thrilling and new experience with the virtual world. There’s a reason it has become a TikTok sensation among locals and tourists. 

You can do everything from playing individual games while wearing a virtual reality helmet to competing in groups for team challenges in their manu rooms. You get to jump, climb, and make your way through interactive games with a dash of virtual reality. 

Pro Tip: 
You can book tickets in advance through their website. We suggest you do so 1 or 2 weeks in advance, especially if you’re and want to play together with friends. Only a certain amount of slots are available for every 75 minute play window. 

Let the Kids Bounce around at Aerosports Trampoline Park

Address: 100 Westcreek Blvd, Brampton, ON L6T 5V7, Canada

Phone Number: +1 905 796 2376



  • Open on Monday from 11 am to 8 pm 
  • Open on Tuesday from 4 pmt

Another exciting place to check out in Brampton is the Aerosports Trampoline Park. This is one of the most popular destinations for family outings. The kids will have a great time jumping and running around the space. 

More than just a trampoline facility, this spot offers a range of attractions. Toddlers can have fun on the slides in their area, while older kids have a wider pool of choices. 

They can jump on the many trampolines, go down giant slides, play dodgeball,  climb walls, jump into foam pits, climb ladders, or play bouncing basketball. 

Pro Tip: 
Don’t miss out on the arcade they have on site. They have the area stocked with lots of games from classic machines like Pac-man to more modern ones like shooting games. You can go here during lunch times to avoid longer waiting times for the kids. 

Pick out the Perfect Apples at the Big R’ Apple Farm

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Address:  8674 Heritage Rd, Brampton, ON L6Y 0E1, Canada

Phone Number: +1 647 929 5408



  • Open on Monday from 8 am to 12 pm 
  • Open from Saturday to Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm 

For those of you who want to take a break from city life and escape into nature, you can experience the rural charm of Brampton with a visit to Big R’ Apple Farm. This local institution with over 40 years of farming history is one of the must visits in the city. 

Once you’re there, you can venture into the orchards for an authentic picking experience, choosing from a variety of fruits and vegetables which you get to pick. 

Different types of apples are usually available in September, while pears and strawberries are ready in mid June. 

Pro Tip: 
Most of the vegetables they have are ready during the growing season, so if you’re going for those it’s better to time your visit during the months of July to October. To be sure, it’s always a good idea to call ahead of booking your visit to inquire. 

Check out the Local Goods at the Brampton Farmers Market

Address: 2 Wellington St W, Brampton, ON L6Y 4R2, Canada

Phone Number: +1 905 874 2000


Hours: Open every Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm

If you prefer shopping from local vendors rather than huge supermarkets like we do, then you’ll be glad to know that the city has its own weekly farmers market. 

The Brampton Farmers Market is a community gathering that brings the best of local produce and craftsmanship to Gage Park every Saturday from June to October. 

You can find everything from fruits and vegetables directly from the farm to freshly picked flowers. There are also different kinds of meats and proteins you’ll find there. 

Pro Tip: 
The list of vendors participating in the farmers market changes each year, with some coming from far areas in the country. So, if you don’t want to miss them, check out the complete list of vendors on the website to help you plan your visit too!

Explore Chinguacousy Park

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Address: 9050 Bramalea Rd, Brampton, ON L6S 6G7, Canada

Phone Number: +1 905 458 6555


Hours: Open everyday from 6 am to 11 pm

Chinguacousy Park, spanning over 40 hectares of land, is just about one of the most iconic places to visit in Brampton. If you’re a nature lover, you’ll be glad to know this park has a huge greenhouse with a variety of plants, a flower garden, and a petting zoo. 

In the winter, there are areas for skiing, tubing, and snowboarding. In summer months,  they open up the splash pad and wading pool. There are also hiking and biking trails open all year round, with a playground for the little ones to enjoy.

Pro Tip: 
The park is a great place to play sports. They have courts for beach volleyball and tennis, areas for skateboarding and curling, and fields for soccer, football, and track. There are even exercise stations scattered along the park that are just as fun. 

Have Fun at the Claireville Conservation Area

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Address: 8180 Hwy 50, Brampton, ON L6T 0A6, Canada

Phone Number: +1 416-661-6600


Hours: Open everyday 24/7

Another place to escape the urban hustle without venturing far is the Claireville Conservation Area. This 540-hectare natural haven is home to diverse ecosystems, including forests, grasslands, valleys, and wetlands.  

The tranquil Humber River flows right by the area as well. Because of the diversity of habitats inside, you can see different wildlife from birds to woodland creatures. There are also lots of great areas for avid hikers, horseback riders, and mountain bikers.

Pro Tip: 
The Claireville Conservation Area takes its goal of preserving natural habitats seriously. There are no washrooms and waste bins on site, but they’re very strict on keeping the area clean. Make sure you clean as you go and leave the place as it was. 

Visit Bramptons’ Oldest Park with a Trip to Gage Park

Address: 45 Main St S, Brampton, ON L6Y 1M9, Canada

Phone Number: +1 905 874 2820


Hours: Open everyday 24/7

Gage Park might be one of the first parks in Brampton, but it hasn’t allowed itself to be left in the past. Its many vibrant flower gardens are testaments to the city’s history and contribute to its nickname as the Flower City. 

More than those, there are multiple walking paths running through the park that will take you to its other amenities. There is a playground and wading pool for kids, as well as a splash pad that they open up during the summer. In winter, there’s a skating rink. 

Pro Tip: 
The park is a great place to visit in the mornings and afternoons if you’re going for the flowers or the activities, but Gage Park is also worth visiting in the evening. They put tons of lights across the park that light up its entirety at night that look great in photos. 

Travel Back in Time at the Historic Bovaird House

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Address: 563 Bovaird Dr E, Brampton, ON L6V 3V6, Canada

Phone Number: +1 905 874 2804


Hours: Open on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm 

History lovers will be ecstatic over a visit to the Historic Bovaird House, a remarkable mid-19th century farmhouse. This building is the oldest in Brampton and was made with  elements from Georgian architecture. 

This historical gem showcases the style of architecture both in its symmetry and proportion of the exterior and in the decorative elements of the inside. On your visit, you get to wander through rooms with period furnishings, fireplaces, and antique windows.

Pro Tip: 
If you’re exploring the house and grounds by yourself, don’t be afraid to strike up conversations with the staff for neat tips on what to check out. You can also choose to sign up for a guided tour instead to make sure you don’t miss anything important. 

Unleash Your Inner Lumberjack at Far Shot Brampton

Address: 255 Queen St E #1B, Brampton, ON L6W 2B8, Canada

Phone Number: +1 844 750 0118



  • Open from Monday to Thursday from 3 pm to 9 pm 
  • Open on Friday from 3 pm to 11 pm 
  • Open on Saturday from 1 pm to 11 pm

For something a little more thrilling and unconventional to try in Brampton, ace throwing at Far Shot might just be the new exciting experience you’re looking for. It’s a great place whether you’re going alone to let off some steam or taking a date there. 

There are expert handlers and coaches there to guide you if it’s your first time. They’ll show you how to do it and stay with you until you get the hang of throwing the ax and making it stick onto the target boards. 

Pro Tip: 
This is also a great place to have fun with your friends. It also makes the experience cheaper if you book the couple or group deals that shave off a few extra dollars compared to if you paid for individual sessions. 

Enjoy a Game of Laser Tag at GlowZone 360

Address: 9446 McLaughlin Rd N #7, Brampton, ON L6X 4H9, Canada

Phone Number: +1 905 497 4569



  • Open from Monday to Thursday from 12 pm to 9 pm 
  • Open on Friday from 12 pm to 12:30 am 
  • Open on Saturday from 10 am to 12:30 am 
  • Open on Sunday from 10 am to 11 pm

GlowZone 360 is one of the many places to go when Brampton experiences weather that isn’t ideal for outdoor fun. This place is the ultimate destination for some great indoor fun. Aside from the neon interior, these activities also brighten up any rainy day. 

You can challenge yourself to complete the 18-hole mini golf course that glows in the dark or you can get together with friends and family and try to win against another team at the Laser Tag Area.

The Laser Tag area isn’t your typical one either. You can choose from 40 game modes that control the sensors inside the arena depending on your preferences. 

Pro Tip: 
The area spans 4000 square feet, so you won’t run out of things to do. Their arcade is underrated but also has loads of games and machines that you can try. Try to visit during Tuesdays where the credits for the games are slashed in half. 

Immerse Yourself at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum & Archives

Address: 9 Wellington St E, Brampton, ON L6W 1Y1, Canada

Phone Number: +1 905 791 4055



  • Open from Monday to Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 4:30 pm 
  • Open on Thursday from 10 am to 9 pm 
  • Open on Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm 
  • Open on Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm

Art fanatics are also catered to in Brampton at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum & Archives (PAMA). Here, you can see over 5,700 art pieces from historical pieces up to more modern and contemporary ones. 

The PAMA holds the Region of Peel Archives which is perfect for those interested in records of the history and heritage of the area. Art lovers will love the gallery collection with pieces from mostly Canadian artists, but some from international artists. 

There are also collectibles and antiques included in the museum collection of over 14,000 objects from all over the Region of Peel. 

Pro Tip: 
The PAMA hosts a rotating list of exhibitions. You can check the complete list before visiting their website. While you’re there, check out their calendar of events too and drop by their DIY classes, studio sessions, or artists one on one’s. 

Have Fun Cooling Off at Professor’s Lake Recreation Centre

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Address: 1660 N Park Dr, Brampton, ON L6S 5S8, Canada

Phone Number: +1 905 791 7751


Hours: Open everyday from 10 am to 7 pm 

The Professor’s Lake Recreation Centre is a popular summertime in Brampton. There’s a beach complete with a boathouse where you can relax and bask in the warmth of the sun. For some water fun, you do SUP, kayaking, or canoeing in the waters. 

There are rental shops scattered on the shore, so you won’t have to travel far or deal with bringing in your own equipment. There’s also a huge inflatable water park set up in the middle of the lake to play on. 

But, our favorite part of visiting this center is just sitting among the trees and watching the water for a day of rest and relaxation. 

Pro Tip: 
They implement a strict wristband system before you enter the area for the safety of all visitors. You’re given a band depending on age and swimming abilities (for swimming in the deep end). Make sure you keep yours on you the entire time. 

Go  Treetop Trekking at Heart Lake Conservation Area

Address: 10818 Heart Lake Rd, Brampton, ON L6Z 0B3, Canada

Phone Number: +1 416 661 6600


Hours: Open everyday 24/7

If you want a brush with nature that’s more exciting than going to your local park, then a trip to the Heart Lake Conservation Area is just the thing to do while in Brampton. Here, you can experience the thrill of Treetop Trekking. 

You can try going on the aerial game where you climb and make your way across the obstacle course built right among the trees. Animal lovers can go on the red-tailed hawk observation course to try and spot the elusive animal. 

There are 2 ziplines, one going over the forest while the other goes over the body of water in the park.

Pro Tip: 
Don’t miss out on the sunset canopy walk. Waking up early is worth it when you stand above the tall trees as you watch the sun come up and shine on their canopies. 

Have Fun Splashing Around at Wet’n’Wild Toronto

Address: 7855 Finch Ave W, Brampton, ON L6T 0B2, Canada

Phone Number: +1 416 369 0123


Hours: Open everyday from 10:30 am to 7 pm

If you thought Brampton only offered nature walks and some indoor fun here and here, then you haven’t been to Wet’n’Wild Toronto. This 45-acre water park was opened as the new and improved Wild Water Kingdom, with $25 million worth of renovations. 

This is a great place to visit during the summer. Kids will have a blast at the water playground that comes complete with slides, sprayers,and buckets. There are also bigger slides for adults (or brave kiddos), tube rides, and more. 

The Big Surf simulates real ocean waves with half a million gallons of water. It gives you a feel of playing in the current of the ocean without having to make a trip to the beach. 

Pro Tip: 
The crowds can get pretty huge here especially if you visit during the peak months in the summer. To avoid waiting in lines for too long, try to visit during the weekdays. Plus, you get an extra $10 off of your tickets.