Before we give you a few useful tips on what there is to do and what you will see once you move to our gorgeous little town of Oakville, we would like to give you a big, big welcome!
You’ve probably done some research and found that our stunning lakeside town of Oakville is located in the Greater Toronto Area and that the community is divided into several neighborhoods. You’ve also come to know that the town features scenic harbors, historic and cultural attractions, fantastic shopping opportunities and plenty of choices to have fun and relax. All in all, you’re good to go, but we hope to provide you with a few specific items for your “must see and do” list that you really should not miss out on. Without further ado, here we go.
Oakville Downtown Jazz Festival & Midnight Madness Street Festival
Since 1992, the annual Jazz Festival is held near the Lakeshore Road East. Oakville residents’ favorite festival is not only free, but it offers a chance to shop, dine and enjoy the great outdoors while listening to popular music surrounded by your family and friends. While you get the awesome opportunity to shop during Oakville’s Jazz Fest, nothing beats the annual street fest held a month earlier. Oakville’s Midnight Madness Festival supports local sellers and artists by giving them an opportunity to present their offers on a larger scale. It is the biggest event of this type in the town. Everyone enjoys great music, food, and fantastic prices even past midnight! If you are a shopper, you are fortunate to be moving here.
Canadian Golf Hall of Fame & Museum of Oakville
While the ladies are doing the shopping, gentlemen might decide to visit the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum for a deeper look into the game of golf and all of its aspects. Anyone involved in the increasing popularity of the sport in Canada is honored here, from players, to builders, promoters and so on. The hall of fame also features a “golf” library. Anyone interested in the game of golf will not leave disappointed. Additionally, the town of Oakville offers one of the most beautiful playing grounds in Ontario, the Glen Abbey Golf Course, where professionals have a chance to compete in several Canadian Open tournaments providing great satisfaction for all golf enthusiasts.
The Oakville Waterfront Festival
This annual town festival attracts more than 100,000 visitors from Oakville and the surrounding areas and features a plethora of different ways to have fun. Whether you’re interested in music, food, crafts or interactive games, there is something for you! If you have children they will certainly enjoy playing in the village and amusement park designed specifically for them. When the night comes, an array of firework shows provide everyone with an unforgettable experience before calling it a day.
Bronte Creek Provincial Park in Oakville
Interestingly, Bronte Creek area shows evidence of people’s presence in as early as 5000BCE. It should go without mention that it has evolved very much since then due to it’s stunning valley location which was once used by loggers, farmers, and was even home to saw and gristmills. Its 1690 acres are now open to all Oakville nature enthusiasts, hikers, fishermen, bird watchers, and swimmers. Bronte Creek Provincial Park also features hands-on-training support for anyone interested in camping. During wintertime, the fun doesn’t stop, the park adds a skating rink, 5km long cross-country ski trail and a toboggan hill to its list of amenities. So no matter the season, you won’t even have to leave Oakville to enjoy some quality time with your family and friends.
Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
Featuring international and local artists, the one and only professional level Centre for the Preforming Arts in the town of Oakville provides amazing entertainment for its residents and everyone visiting from out of town since 1977. A number of famous performers have given the audience in Oakville an unforgettable show. Some of the artists include Bill Cosby, Arlo Guthrie, Blind Boys of Alabama, Rita Macneil, Anne Murray, Bob Stewart, Don Rickles, Lily Tomlin and many more. The Centre places much effort into providing the highest level of service at all times. In addition to performances by international artists, the Centre for the Performing Arts features shows by Oakville Ballet Company, Oakville Drama Series, Burl-Oak Theatre Group, Oakville Symphony and Wind Orchestra. The venue hosts over 50 professional level shows annually and about 200 by community artists. Chances are you’ll most likely find at least one to match your taste.
Oakville Recreational Hockey League
If you wish to take your recreational hockey game to the next level or take up a healthy hobby, the town of Oakville gives you the opportunity to join a hockey league and compete with all the best amateurs in one place. Depending on your age, gender and skill you will certainly find a league that best suits you. From the development league set up for beginners to the intermediate league for fit individuals with competitive experience, there is a hockey stick for everyone. Just make sure to warm up first!
By no means is our list all there is to do and see in our stunning little town, but it’s a start, and what a start! We are certain that one of our suggestions must have sparked interest and pointed you in the right direction to enjoying life in Oakville, Ontario. If you are new to the town of Oakville, don’t worry because with all the fun things to see and do we are sure you’ll quickly make many new friends. Surely these friends will help you extend this small list and show you other ways to take advantage of Oakville’s lovely attractions.