A swirling mix of quaint historic neighborhoods, vast modern shopping malls, and artsy scenes make Mississauga one of Toronto’s most appealing lakeside cities. Come here. Relax. Repeat. Sitting on the banks of Lake Ontario, Mississauga might appear to be a suburb of Toronto. But look closely and you’ll see a whopping 113 square-mile city in its own right – the sixth most populated city in Canada – and home of the country’s busiest international airport. You'll never want for things to do in Mississauga. Trust us: running out of entertainment options here is just not something that happens. There are historic attractions, multicultural festivals, tastebud-tingling restaurants and everything in between. Step back in time at lakeside Port Credit, where the nostalgic atmosphere is thanks to it being an impressive 300 years old. Wander around the heritage conservation district with its Instagram-ready historic buildings, maze of trails and walkways, and pretty parks. There's a sparkling new marina too, filled with glamorous yachts. The next stop should be Ontario’s largest mall, Square One Shopping Centre. Wear comfy shoes to get around the 2,200,000 square feet of retail space and 360 stores. While it may be the biggest, it isn’t the only mall: Mississauga is fast becoming a shopping hub of the Toronto area. You may need to bring an empty suitcase. From a burgeoning arts scene – the Living Arts Centre is at the core of it – to a 40,000 square-foot interactive games playground, Mississauga has all its bases covered. Take a trip out to the working lighthouse, walk the woodland trails, or test your balance on the winter outdoor ice-skating rink. Whatever you do, don’t miss a trip to Streetsville, a charming neighborhood with historic buildings, cozy cafés and funky festivals.