Summer isn’t officially here yet, but it’s already shaping up to be a good one, and while there are lots of beaches to escape to close to Brampton, none are quite as convenient as the city’s very own man-made beach at Professor’s Lake.

The 65-acre spring-fed lake right in the middle of the city offers paddle boats, canoeing, kayaking and standup paddle boarding, with rentals available starting at $6.

The beach, complete with a swimming area, water slide, and beach volleyball courts, is slated to open June 30, 2018, weather and water permitting. The water quality at Professor’s Lake is tested daily by the Region of Peel and test results from the previous day will result in the lake either opening open or closed until the quality becomes acceptable.

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The city posts water quality results daily by 2 p.m. so anyone interested in enjoying the beach can check prior to going to the lake.

Aside from the beach, there’s also a patio overlooking the lake, a pathway for walking, biking and inline skating, as well as playgrounds and fishing spots around the lake’s perimeter.

This summer the city is offering a bunch of summer and other outdoor programming for children age 6 to 17 during July and August. To find out more, call the city at 905-791-7751.

Admission to the beach area is $4.10 for adults and $2.65 for children under 13. Prices drop for entry after 5 p.m. Check out the city’s website here for more information.