Lake Aquitaine is located in the community of Meadowvale in the city of Mississauga. It is maintained to preserve the beauty and wildlife and offers a lot for those enjoying the outdoors.
For novice or professional anglers the Aquitaine Lake is a good place to find sunfish, rock bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, pumpkinseed, brown bullhead, yellow perch, black crappie and rainbow trout. It is also home to an urban fishing festival every year. As a storm water management pond with water fed from storm sewers in the surrounding urban area, the edibility of the fish is questionable. It is designed to improve water quality before entering the Credit River however.
The surrounding trail is a good place to cycle, jog, walk, inline skate and cross-country ski (in the winter months), connecting to many other trails found in Meadowvale (Winston Churchill and Lisgar).
With respect to the lake, there is no swimming (there is a splash pond for children, however), wading, or sailboarding for the reason mentioned earlier. Canoes, paddleboats, and small sailboats are allowed (gas-powered boats are not allowed).
Maintenance measures have been introduced to the ecosystem to help in food supply for wildlife, water quality, shelter and reproduction. These include the planting of trees and shrubs on the land, which provide food and shelter for wildlife, as well as erosion prevention. Aquatic plants have also been introduced for cover, food supply, algae control and water quality.
To get to this beautiful spot from Toronto, take the 401 to Winston Churchill Blvd, take a left on Derry Rd. and follow it to Aquitaine Ave. Then look for Aquitaine Park.