Nestled on the shores of Lake Ontario lies the idyllic town of Oakville. With over 1,400 hectares of parkland and open spaces, visitors can enjoy camping, swimming, hiking and more outdoor activities. Additionally, the harbour offers spectacular views of Lake Ontario and water sports for all to enjoy.

Historic sites, museums and gardens across the town pay homage to the original inhabitants, the Indigenous Mississaugas and subsequent European settlers.

From scenic waterfront parks to award-winning golf courses and a thriving arts scene, Oakville is a vibrant town providing a variety of activities for all to enjoy.

Map of Oakville

Where is Oakville?

Located between Toronto and Niagara Falls, Oakville is easily accessible by road via the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW). Whether you are driving west from Toronto or east from Niagara Falls, you’ll reach the town in about an hour.

Travelling by GO Transit or VIA Rail is also a viable option. Those travelling from the US can cross the border via the Rainbow Bridge and reach the town within an hour's drive on the QEW.

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Things to do in Oakville

Spend time in nature

Bronte Creek Provincial Park is the perfect destination for some memorable family time with cycling, hiking and camping opportunities.

Relax by the waterfront

Coronation Park is a great place by the waterfront to host a family picnic. The park includes splash pads, washrooms and playgrounds.

Tee off at Glen Abbey Golf Club

Known as the “Home of the Canadian Open,” Oakville has multiple amazing golf courses. The most notable is the Glen Abbey Golf Club which has hosted tournaments for over 40 years.

Watch a live show

Open since 1977, the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts regularly hosts live shows in several genres of music and dance.

Attend art and education programs

Oakville Galleries hosts art exhibitions and education programs for kids, adults and families.

Attend an art show in the park

Immerse yourself in the stunning paintings, potteries, sculptures and photographs on sale at Art in the Park Oakville.

Points of interest

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Last updated: June 27, 2024

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