Some areas of the city have more than doubled in population.
Thinking about buying one of the many Brampton homes for sale? The city has been growing quickly in recent years, with the latest census revealing some areas of the city have more than doubled in population from 2011 to 2016, according to The Star. Whether you move here or visit, you’ll find a wealth of opportunities when it comes to fun things to see and do.
Enjoy Recreational Activities at the Heart Lake Conservation Area.
The 418-acre Heart Lake Conservation Area is not only home to a lake that’s popular for fishing, it’s an especially lush and scenic space with a wide range of activities available, including hiking and biking. There are zip lines and aerial games, nearly 7 miles of trails to hike and 31 miles of mountain biking tracks as well as a golf course. If you want to camp, you can enjoy sleeping under the stars at the Indian Line Campground.
Explore the Great War Flying Museum.
One of the city’s most popular attractions is a must for war and aviation history buffs as well as all types of aircraft enthusiasts. The Great War Flying Museum showcases replicas of airplanes from the First World War, artifacts that reveal the stories of some of the pilots and a rare collection of uniforms from the period.
On a hot summer’s day, you’ll have lots of opportunities for cooling off, in natural areas, pools and at a water park. Professor Lake Beach is located in the heart of the city, a spring-fed lake that’s ideal for swimming or kayaking. Brampton also hosts Wet ‘n’ Wild which has two swimming pools and more than a dozen water slides, including Canada’s longest bowl slide and “The Big Tipper,” a double tipping bucket attraction that’s the only one of its kind in the world. If you want to take a day trip, Innerkip Quarry is just over an hour from Brampton, located at Trout Lake. Here you can not only go swimming but scuba diving. There’s an underwater playground that’s 30-feet deep and it even has a number of sunken wrecks to explore.
Attend Carabram, Brampton’s Multicultural Festival.
It’s worth planning a visit around Carabram, a festival held over three days in mid-July that allows attendees to “experience the world,” with a line-up of more than 40 different countries. E experience the rich culture, foods, drinks and crafts, along with lively entertainment of various ethnic groups from across the globe thanks to the city’s diversity. Major cultures with pavilions include China, India, Portugal, Punjab, Philippines, Eelam, the Caribbean and Canada. Artistic and traditional items can be browsed and purchased from artisans across the city that reflect diverse cultural items at the International Market Bazaar. There’s an art challenge for kids and performances every hour of every day of the festival, like belly dancers, international bands, singers, drummers, fashion shows and much more.
Learn More About Brampton’s History.
If you want to learn more about the city and its history, there are some great ways to do just that, including visiting the Peel Art Gallery, which is also a museum and archives, allowing visitors to experience the history and art of the region through exhibits, games and activities. The mid-19th-century Historic Bovaird House offers a glimpse of Brampton’s pioneer past with the 1852 Georgian-style farmhouse set among park-like lands that also feature an earlier, 1845 log building.