Sun, water, sand, sports, and fun . . . or calm water, fishing and beautiful scenery - find it all and more at Brampton’s beautiful lakes and beaches!

One of Brampton’s best-kept secrets is its picturesque lakes and rivers. Behind the thousands of homes and busy roads both visitors and residents will find a wonderful oasis of natural peaceful lakes and flowing rivers to escape to and relax by.

Brampton offers you the chance to enjoy the outdoors and natural beauty through our various self-guided tours.

Professor's Lake

​Find a peaceful oasis behind Brampton’s busy roads and residential areas: a landscape of picturesque lakes and rivers is one of our city’s best-kept secrets. At Professor’s Lake you’ll find sandy beaches, a lakeside park and trails and 65 acres of open water to sail, paddle and splash in, June to September. Call for beach hours and boating information.
1660 North Park Drive / 905.791.7751 or 905.874.2300

Loafer's Lake

Along the Etobicoke Creek you will find picturesque Loafer’s Lake. This is a popular place for relaxing, taking photographs and a great spot to start your walk along the Etobicoke Creek Trail. Loafer’s Lake Recreation Centre, just beside the lake, offers parking and public washrooms.

30 Loafer’s Lake Lane / 905.846.2370

Heart Lake

Heart Lake, located in the Heartlake Conservation Park, is a sparkling lake set against the backdrop of beautiful scenery and lively wildlife. Here you can escape the city life and breathe the fresh air of delicate nature. At Heart Lake, you can choose from a wide variety of activities including fishing, swimming and canoeing. Be sure to take your children to the Wetland Pool and Splashpad!
10818 Heart Lake Road / 416.667.6295

Credit River, Etobicoke Creek, Humber and West Humber Rivers

Many rivers flow through Brampton, all heading south towards Lake Ontario. The Credit River and Etobicoke Creek flow through the west side of Brampton with the Humber and West Humber rivers flowing through the east. Although the Etobicoke Creek is not officially a river, it is significant in the development of Brampton. It attracted early European settlement, and has environmental significance. Thousands of years ago, Palaeolithic peoples used Brampton's rivers as transportation routes. Today, they are a tremendous asset to the landscape of Brampton. Brampton’s trail system follows our rivers, providing a wonderful environment for running, walking, or just taking in the calming sounds and scenery.​