Oakville is just 30 minutes from downtown Toronto and only an hour’s drive from Niagara Falls and the United States border.
There is something for everyone to do in Oakville all year round. Immerse yourself in the Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival and Oakville Children's Festival during the summer, Bronte Provincial Park's Maple Syrup Festival in March, or one of the wide range of activities organized each season by Oakville's three Business Improvement Associations.
Culture and recreation
Have your pick of theatre, dance, music or comedy at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. If art is your passion, enjoy walking from gallery to gallery along historic downtown streets or visiting the new Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre. If you're a history buff, visit the Oakville Museum or take a guided walking tour of our heritage districts. Oakville is also home to several golf courses including Glen Abby Golf Course.
Parks, gardens and harbours
With an abundance of parklands, trails, creeks, golf courses, a beautiful waterfront and award-winning gardens, make sure you experience Oakville’s natural wonders. A complete list of parks and trails can be found on Oakville’s Parks, Trails & Gardens web page.
Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ontario is very close by and is one of Canada’s largest botanical gardens, a fantastic place to visit!
Shopping and dining
Oakville is renowned for its beautiful shopping and dining districts, which include the historic and sophisticated Downtown Oakville — one of the foremost shopping and dining destinations in Ontario with architecturally preserved storefronts. With the old-world charm of the waterfront Village of Bronte, and the eclectic and multicultural Kerr Village, there is something for everyone. Each district offers an assortment of spas, galleries, cafes and restaurants, where a variety of world cuisines including Mexican, Italian, French, Greek, Thai, Pacific Rim and Southwestern are prepared.
Accommodations and spas
No matter what inspires you, Oakville's hotels and bed and breakfasts offer plenty of options to indulge your pleasures and pastimes. A wide variety of day spas and salons offer a selection of services including therapeutic massage and restorative body and skin care treatments. Many spas offer services for both men and women and have a range of packages to suit every requirement.
As you can see, no matter what your tastes, Oakville has something for you & your family. Oakville is a wonderful place to visit, and an even better place to live!
Information courtesy of Oakville.ca