We have enjoyed every bit of Port Credit - hiking on Lakeshore Road window shopping, walking our dog, shopping at Farmers Market, dining in its restaurants, staying in Waterside Inn, sailing, visiting many of its festivals, so on and so forth.
Located at the foot of Mississauga and on the doorstep of Canada's largest city of Toronto, Port Credit is a small town with big charm. Alive with festivals and events, food and entertainment and a gorgeous marina, Port Credit offers an abundance of fun and excitement. On foot or by boat, day or night, Port Credit is a destination unlike any other.
As my son and daughter went to the breeders' booths a nice lady asked them whether they would be interested in getting photographed with her huge Leonbergers. The dogs looked intimidating, but were the most friendly souls out there. With Camera in my hand, I was taking pictures of my children and husband with different breeds.
So if England has Crufts and New York has Westminster, we have The Purina National®, a charity event for the Canadian Kennel Club Foundation.
It is Canada's most prestigious dog show, with top international judges on hand as hundreds of purebreds from around the world compete for their share of honour and prize money. It is perfect for dog enthusiasts and families looking for some March Break fun.
In this Purinal National event More than a thousand dogs had gathered at the beginning weekend of the March Break to put on a show for excited spectators.
Every year we have a festival here where you can visit the different pavilions of different nations.
Usually this takes place at the end of May.
Come sample the foods, see the dancing and generally have a great time! This year the countries that will have pavlions are:
Africa, Armenia, Canada, Caribbean, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Hawaii, India, Italy, Jamaica, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Pakistan,Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Scotland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States.
There is a fee to enter the pavilions.. advance tickets are $8.00 and at the door $10.00, children under 12 are free accompanied by an adult. But this one time fee will get you into all the pavilions for the entire weekend.
Come check out the future NHLers!
For a great night of hockey and beer, show your support to our local OHL team. The Icedogs play out of the Hershey centre, which is a fairly new arena located in Mississauga.
Tickets are very reasonable
Platinum Seating $19.95
Gold Seating $14.95
Red Seating $12.95
This beautiful is just a small piece of the recreation area that borders Lake Ontario through most of MIssissauga. It is well loved, well used, and well maintained. We wandered over with only a vague idea of it's location and facilities ... and were quite pleased!
The grounds are green and clean. There wasn't paved access from the lot, but once you make it over the grass, there are paved walkways that seem to follow the entire length of the park. A great thing for those who's mobility is on wheels. There were little creek like overflow areas, trees, and birdsong that followed us along our walk. Picnic tables were easy to find and not at all wobbly :)
I'm glad I harrassed my companions into this little journey down the road ... this was the highlight of my few days in town!
Come visit the "Villiage by the Lake" and see where I live. Port Credit is a part of Mississauga and basically we are south of the QEW to Lakeshore Road and from Dixie Road to the otherside of Mississauga Road.
Every year we have a great festival, with rides, music, and a lot of stuff for the kids to do!
This usuallly runs the Canada day long weekend.
What is better then a few drinks, some great food and music?? Port Credit turns into a rockin' place for a weekend.. well we rock all the time but in September we are jazzin' it up!
Ok I'll stop with the jokes.
THE SOUTHSIDE SHUFFLE
The bars in the area host great musicians from around the world. Last year after going to the Harp and seeing the Lincolns my friend and I realized that the bassist was from Led Zeppelin.. yes John Paul Jones was in Port Credit.
This year Jeff Healey will be preforming.
This is something to check out, the bars are all down the strip so everything is basically with in walking distance and it usually is still this time a year so there's no worry about freezing down by the lake.
The local branch of the Red Cross, the Red Cross Peel Branch, has many rewarding volunteer roles right here in our community. Their offices are on Matheson Blvd.
I know that we are all busy but just a small monthly commitment could make a big difference.