Brampton is a bustling suburban city located to the northwest of Toronto. It is in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) therefore easily assessable to many highways and freeways. In 2011, Brampton’s population was 523,911. Brampton sits on 266.71 km² situated 218 metres above sea level. On the west side of Brampton the Credit River and Etobicoke Creek flow through with the Humber and West Humber Rivers flowing through the east. Although the Etobicoke Creek is not officially a river, it has historical significance in the development of Brampton.
A city of this size means there is no shortage of things to see and do. With such a colourful history the Heritage Outreach Services has great information for those who are interested in visiting heritage sights or learning more about the local history. A large arts and culture community provides a variety of places to explore. Many picturesque lakes and rivers are not far off the busy roads so you can enjoy a quiet place to relax or go for a hike. Some of the lakes offer canoe and kayak rentals for those who want to be on the water. Brampton offers a wide range of recreation activities that can help keep you active throughout your stay. There is no shortage of local businesses or shopping malls to peruse through and along with that a plethora of fine dining experiences await you as well as a vibrant nightlife.