Whitby and Oshawa

Whitby and Oshawa

Located in Ontario’s Durham Region, Whitby and Oshawa boasts beautiful Lake Ontario waterfronts.

Explore the world’s largest collection of Canadian-made automobiles, hike the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail or visit a historical mansion at Parkwood Estate National Historic Site. Both Whitby and Oshawa offer burgeoning food and drink scenes.

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Where are Whitby and Oshawa?

The neighbouring communities of Whitby and Oshawa are located on the north shore of Lake Ontario just under an hour's drive east of Toronto.

Both are most easily explored by car, although there are many options for public transit. These include regional services from GO Transit and VIA Rail, along with local options from Durham Region Transit. The nearest airport to Whitby and Oshawa is Toronto Pearson Airport.

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Things to do in Whitby and Oshawa

Hike or bike the trails

Hike or bike along Oshawa Creek Trail, a 10-kilometre trail stretches up from Oshawa Harbour and offers beautiful views of Oshawa Creek.

Visit a car museum

The Canadian Automotive Museum is home to the world’s most significant collection of Canadian-made cars.

Follow the Ontario Hockey League (OHL)

Watch Oshawa’s OHL team, the Oshawa Generals play hockey at their home  arena, theTribute Communities Centre in downtown Oshawa.

Explore a conservation area

Covering over 270 hectares, the Lynde Shores Conservation Area offers excellent walking trails and a chance to view migratory waterfowl. Parking is available.

Visit a historic estate

Tour Parkwood Estate National Historic Site and see what family life was like in the days of R.S. McLaughlin, the founder of General Motors Canada.

Play golf and stay overnight

Royal Ashburn Golf Course offers first class facilities in a picturesque countryside. Modern cabins are also available for overnight stays.

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Last updated: June 28, 2024

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