10 Fun Things To Do in Oakville, Ontario

September 17, 2019

Oakville Canada is a lovely town located on the North Shore of Lake Ontario. It features a mix of metropolitan and small-town feel making it one of the most ideal places for most people to live in. Oakville’s geography and location make it a great summer destination for those living in Toronto and nearby. Not only does it have a vivid cultural atmosphere, it also features a vibrant art scene plus lots of green spaces just waiting to be explored and enjoyed. If you're planning to visit Toronto or Oakville, below are some up the best places to go to and things to do.

Bronte Creek Provincial Park Exploration

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At the edge of Oakville is a 6.4 square kilometre provincial park called Bronte Creek Provincial Park. The park has plenty of trails for biking, skiing, and hiking. It also has an outdoor pool for swimming. Those who love to camp will be delighted to know that the park has campsites with electrical hookups plus there's a Nature Centre, a children's farm, and a historic farmhouse to see.

Watch Burloak Canoe Club Canoe Regatta

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Do you love the water? If so, you may want to head to the Burloak Canoe Club to watch a canoe regatta on the banks of Sixteen-Mile Creek. If there is no race going on, you can go kayaking or canoeing yourself or simply visit the club.

Feast on Oakville Festivals

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Oakville hosts a lot of amazing annual events. No matter what time of the year you visit, there might be an event or festival right around the corner. Be sure to ask locals or visit the official Oakville website to stay updated.

Hike the Trans Canada Trail

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Do you know the part of the Trans Canada Trail runs along the entire length of Oakville? If you love to hike or cycle, you’ll surely want this to be a part of your route. Note that there are no toilets or rest areas in this part of the route so be sure to be prepared.

Visit Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

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There are regular performances at the Oakville Center for the Performing Arts. If you're lucky, the Oakville ballet company and the Oakville Symphony Orchestra might have a scheduled special performance on the day of your visit.

See the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame

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If you love golf, you'd certainly love to visit the Canadian Hall of Fame where you can find out more about Canadian golf history. They have information on coaches, players, courses, and anything else that is related to golf plus a golf museum.

Shop and Dine at Bronte Harbour

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At the West End of Oakville is the Bronte Harbour where there are a lot of local boutiques, specialty stores, home decor shops, antique shops, and more. When you get hungry from shopping, you can always visit some of the award-winning restaurants at Bronte Harbour too.

Tour the Erchless Estate Museum

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Make sure that you have a camera when you visit this historical waterfront estate turned museum. They have guided tours and special exhibitions for those who do not want to wander around the museum on their own.

See the Jack Nicklaus Designed Glen Abbey Golf Course

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You will not want to miss a visit at the Glen Abbey Golf Club where the Jack Nicklaus golf course is situated. The Glen Abbey Golf Club hosted a total of 25 Canadian Open championships.

Visit Old Downtown Oakville

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Old Oakville is in South Central Oakville along Lake Ontario. It is also known as downtown and features a quaint village feel complete with bars, restaurants, and shops. There are a few high-end boutiques as well as galleries. Also worth a visit is Oakville Harbour nearby.

Feel that you’re already falling in love with Oakville? Why not make Oakville your home? See our updated listing for available Oakville luxury homes and you might just find one that you’d want to make your own. Contact us to schedule a viewing!

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