Among one of the fastest growing cities in Ontario is Brampton. It is known as “Canada’s Flower City” with beautiful botanical displays along the main attractions of the city. In addition, Brampton is also “one of only 11 cities in North America, to be designated as an International Safe Community by the World Health Organization.” (Reference: http://brampton.ca – Official Brampton City Website).
With such a unique and outstanding reputation, Brampton is certainly one of those cities that you want to visit if you’re ever in the Toronto area. Most people know about Toronto because it is one of the main cities in Canada. However, just about thirty minutes from Toronto is this beautiful city called Brampton where you can find much tourism value.
To start, you can visit the Brampton Rose Theatre which is located in downtown Brampton. This theatre is opened all year round with various theatrical pieces. In fact, the final stop of the 2010-2011 Wizard of Oz national tour was performed in this particular theatre. The purpose of this theatre was to be “a cultural and tourist destination that will attract significant new business to surrounding restaurants, shops and services” (Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Theatre_Brampton). Being a theatre that was designed with tourist in mind, you can certainly find events and performances that will suit your preferences as you browse through their website.
If you are more of an adventurist and you’re visiting Brampton during the summer time, you definitely want to visit Treetop Trekking located in Heart Lake Conservation. You can push your own limits and stimulate all your senses on 8 treetop trekking courses, 10 zip lines and 75 aerial games. And believe me that is plenty! The likelihood is that you probably won’t have time to go through all of them.
If you decide to go, make sure you are at least a bit physically prepared. I still remember a few years ago when I went there on a bachelor party, I had much trouble finishing the course at the end of our stay. You may think it is easy, but after jumping through many hoops and obstacles on treetops and flying through zip lines, you’ll be amazed how unfit your body can be if you do not regularly train your body like me! Don’t get me wrong, I am a traveler and I love the outdoors and normally I’d have no problems with most outdoor activities. But this treetop trekking is something that you want to be physically and mentally prepared for! Hopefully, I haven’t scared you away from trying this exciting and fun adventure. While it can be physically demanding, it is also a boat load of fun!
To keep this blog post from being too long, I’ll just leave you with these two attractions that you can check out in Brampton. However, do stay tune to my blog because I will continue to write about other cities in Ontario that is travel-worthy for you and your family. Until next time, stay safe traveling!
If you’re a fan of a larger city like Toronto, you can take a look at an overview of the Toronto entertainment and tourism industry here.