Founded in 1827, Oakville is a characterful town set on Lake Ontario and anchored by a historic downtown core and 19th-century harbour. Enjoy the beautiful lakeside scenery, boutique shopping and fantastic farm-to-table cuisine.
Things to do in Oakville
The Oakville Museum is housed in a historic estate set on Lake Ontario. Once home to Oakville’s founding family, the estate is now filled with gleaming antiques and exhibitions on life in the 1800s. In addition to touring the museum, you can stroll around the gardens and enjoy sweeping harbour views.
In Downtown Oakville, leafy streets are lined with historic buildings and beautifully preserved storefronts. It's one of Ontario's premier shopping and dining destinations, with chic cafes, boutique galleries and a variety of restaurants. Enjoy farm-to-fork dining at Oliver's Steakhouse, an upscale bistro serving local delicacies, such as Arctic caribou and buffalo tenderloin.
The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts is the beating heart of the town's cultural scene. It's located in Downtown Oakville and hosts a diverse line-up of performances, including dance recitals, film festivals, music concerts and comedy acts.
Explore Bronte Creek Provincial Park, where you'll find scenic hiking trails, tree-shaded campsites and a mini petting zoo. The park also offers a diverse calendar of events, including a spring Maple Syrup Festival, summer Ghost Walks programme and Homestead Christmas celebrations.
Getting around Oakville
Downtown Oakville is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. A rental car offers the freedom to explore Greater Toronto at your own pace. Oakville is a 30-minute drive from downtown Toronto and one hour from Niagara Falls.