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Winter in the city

The City of Mississauga continues to offer a variety of safe outdoor activities that you can enjoy with those within your household or essential supports.

Mental health impacts of isolation can be serious, so it’s important for residents to find safe opportunities to exercise and get outdoors. Remember to only socialize with individuals in your household and take precautions like physical distancing and proper hygiene. Here are a few safety measures to keep in mind:

  • Enjoy activities with people in your household or essential supports
  • Masks and face coverings are strongly encouraged when taking part in outdoor activities
  • Skaters are required to maintain physical distancing of 2 metres from other groups; masks or face coverings are required when unable to maintain a 2 metre distance
  • Changerooms are closed. Benches and chairs are set up for skaters to change their skates
  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms or have traveled within the last 14 days, stay isolated at home, and please get tested for COVID-19
  • If it is crowded, please choose to come back at another time or choose a different activity/location. Reservations 7 days in advance are required for Outdoor Rink drop-in fun skates, including Mississauga Celebration Square
  • Bring hand sanitizer to clean hands frequently, especially after contact with commonly touched surfaces and before/after eating




Mississauga Celebration Square (MCS) has transformed into the Great Bright North with vibrant and festive lighting, including 18,000 twinkling lights adorning the Alectra Christmas Tree.

Take in the 7,000 square foot light display Chimes, immerse yourself under the Aurora Borealis in the TD Northern Lightbox, or snap a selfie in the Bell Freeze Frame.

The City’s largest outdoor ice rink at Celebration Square will open daily from December 11-March 21; book your skate time today at Guests planning to walk-through the Square must keep within their household groups and maintain a safe physical distance of two meters at all times.

Find out more here: Events Outdoor skating




There’s no better way to enjoy some old-fashioned, winter fun than sliding down one of Mississauga’s toboggan hills! There are six public toboggan hills you can enjoy this season (weather dependent):

• Birchwood Park, 1547 Lakeshore Road West
• Castlegreen Meadows, 2829 Castlebridge Drive
• Danville Park, 6525 Danville Drive
• Erindale Park, 1695 Dundas Street West
• Jack Darling Memorial Park, 1180 Lakeshore Road West
• Union Park, 6627 Tenth Line West

Map your park experience!



Even your favourite furry friend needs some time for fresh-air fun! Mississauga’s eight leash-free zones are the perfect place for them to enjoy some time to run and play.

• Etobicoke Valley Park, 1810 Mattawa Avenue
• Garnetwood Park, 1996 Rathburn Road East
• Jack Darling Memorial Park, 1180 Lakeshore Road West
• Lakeside Park, 2268 Lakeshore Road West
• Parkway Belt, 715 Matheson Boulevard East (parking lot accessible via Indian Summer Trail)
• Quenippenon Meadows, 5220 Erin Mills Parkway
• Totoredaca Park, 2715 Meadowvale Boulevard
• Union Park Dog Walk Area, 6627 Tenth Line West

Map your park here.



Enjoy skating outdoors on natural ice rinks in neighborhood parks this winter.
Resident volunteers donate their time to maintain these rinks and help us provide these amenities where conditions allow.

Find a rink near you.



Enjoy the crisp winter air and our free fun skate drop-in program. The outdoor rinks will offer free fun skate programs from Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 8 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm. Reservations are required.

Reservation details:

  • Reservations can be processed on ActiveMississauga and are required to attend drop-in fun skate programs.
  • Outdoor fun skate programs are offered at no cost (Admission is free).
  • Reservations can be made up to 7 days in advance of the program date.
  • Registered participants must check-in at the gate 15 minutes prior to start time.
  • Reservations will only be held for 5 minutes past the start time before being cancelled.
  • WAITLIST is disabled and not monitored, when a program is full no further online registration will be considered.
  • Program times allow for physical distancing and current safety protocols.
  • Changerooms are not available.
  • Skate rentals are available at Celebration Square only, from 4 pm to 9 pm on weekdays, 10 am to 9 pm on weekends.
  • Outdoor rinks may need to close temporarily during periods of heavy snow or warmer temperatures.

Please note the following health & safety measures, prior to visiting the rink:

  • Please do not attend if you feel sick or have traveled within the last 14 days.
  • All skaters are required to maintain physical distancing of 2 meters from other groups; masks or face coverings are required when unable to maintain a 2 meter distance.
  • Skating is only permitted in one direction.
  • Benches and chairs are set up for skaters to change into their skates.
  • Signage is present throughout the facility to educate and improve awareness of our safety requirements and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Each location has a maximum capacity.

Outdoor rink locations:

Burnhamthorpe Community Centre

Woodhurst Outdoor Rink

Skate The Square



The majority of the City’s trails receive regular winter maintenance and can be safely used and explored by outdoor enthusiasts. However, trails that do not receive winter maintenance are still used in the snowy months by residents who enjoy activities including snowshoeing and deep-snow hiking.

This year, the City will be adding additional woodchips to the woodlot trails to help with traction. The trails will also be marked for winter use.

For information about some of Mississauga’s popular multi-use trails, visit



Enjoy a 2km loop on the grounds of Lakeview Golf Course. This trail is perfect for snowshoeing*, walking, and will open daily from 10 am-4 pm. The trail is clearly marked but does not receive winter maintenance. Reservations are not required, admission and parking is free and public restrooms are available.

Please note *snowshoe equipment rentals are not available.

More info: Winter Trail


Park washrooms designed for year-round use will remain open this season with enhanced cleaning practices. Also, many of the parks and trails connect into local community centres and/or arenas that are normally open for washroom access. Local food establishments normally available within community centres and arenas will remain closed at this time.

Year-round washrooms can be found at the below locations:

• Lakeside Park
• Jack Darling Memorial Park (adjacent to the leash-free area)
• Marina Park (inside the lighthouse)
• R.K. McMillan Park
• Erindale Park
• Father Angelos Saad Community Park (formerly known as Fallingbrook Park)
• Garnetwood Park
• Mount Charles Park
• Community Common Park
• Mississauga Celebration Square
• The Riverwood Conservancy (inside the Visual Arts Mississauga building)

In addition to the year-round washrooms mentioned above, portable washrooms will also be placed later this month in high-demand locations and key trail areas. These washrooms will be in place until indoor amenities open for public access. The washrooms will be winterized and accessible and will be located in areas that receive winter maintenance. Portable washroom locations can be found in the list below.

• Nine Creeks Trail (Lorne Park Library parking lot and Westfield Dr. trail entrance)
• Courtney Park Community Centre
• Frank McKechnie Community Centre
• Huron Park Community Centre
• Iceland Mississauga
• Malton Community Centre
• Meadowvale Community Centre
• Meadowvale Conservation Park
• Mississauga Valley Community Centre
• Paul Coffey (parking lot at castle playground)
• Port Credit Memorial Arena
• River Grove Community Centre
• South Common Community Centre
• Union Park (this washroom will be in place for the full winter season)




We are all here is an outdoor public art installation in Erindale Park, featuring flags of watercolor paintings of various animals found in Credit River Watershed.

Find out more.