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Oakville

Travel Guide
Oakville showing sailing, boating and a marina

Along with its fascinating heritage and stunning location, this waterside city has superb shopping opportunities and a wealth of outdoor activities. 

Descend forest trails on foot or by bike and amble through pretty gardens in Oakville. Swim and play golf or pass luxurious days on the beach and in fashionable cafés.

Start your trip with a look into the town’s past at Oakville Museum. Once home to the Chisholm family, this grand manor now holds exhibits of precious artifacts and rare 19th-century photographs.

Wander through the bright museum gardens or continue south along the water’s edge to Bronte Harbour. Established in 1834 for commercial use, it now moors mostly yachts and motorboats. Nap in the sun on the secluded beach nearby or enjoy coffee and a pastry at one of the modern bistros in the area.

Bronte Village is known for its selection of intriguing one-off shops. Find a greater selection of stores in Downtown Oakville between the main harbor and Alan Street to the north. Have your soul and body cleansed with the help of a health and wellbeing expert or purchase unique handmade rugs and wood furniture at boutique home décor outlets.

Explore some of the 3,510 acres (1,420 hectares) of parkland and 190 miles (300 kilometers) of public trails in Oakville. Ride past dusty rock gardens and along leafy causeways on a mountain bike or set off on foot in search of hidden waterways and vivid flowerbeds.

During the summer, cool off at one of six outdoor swimming pools around the town and dodge the spray from spouting splash pads. Golfers meanwhile are in for a treat with a number of courses, including Glen Abbey Golf Course set along tranquil Sixteen Mile Creek not far from the middle of town. The Canadian Masters has been held here on multiple occasions. After a round on this special course, investigate the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame, where great players and course builders are celebrated.

Oakville is on the western tip of Lake Ontario, a 30-minute drive southwest of Toronto. Find plenty of hotels and houses to rent and restaurants to suit all palates and budgets.

Holiday Inn Oakville Centre, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Oakville Centre, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
590 Argus Rd, Oakville, ON
Fully refundable
The price is CA $84 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
Situated in the business district, this eco-friendly hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Sheridan College, Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, and Kerr Village. ...
4/5Very Good! (661 reviews)
"All good.. friendly reception"

Reviewed on Aug. 1, 2021

Holiday Inn Oakville Centre, an IHG Hotel
Sandman Hotel Oakville
Sandman Hotel Oakville
3 out of 5
3451 South Service Road West, Oakville, ON
The price is CA $96 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 15
Situated in Oakville, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Bronte Creek Provincial Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Amazing Adventures Playland and Logging Trail ...
4.4/5Excellent! (987 reviews)
"Clean, quiet"

Reviewed on Aug. 4, 2021

Sandman Hotel Oakville
Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Oakville
Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Oakville
3 out of 5
2774 South Sheridan Way, Oakville, ON
The price is CA $107 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
Located in Clearview, this hotel is 3.9 mi (6.2 km) from Sheridan College.
4.2/5Excellent! (990 reviews)
"Hotel was very clean. Floors and carpets look like new. Room was excellent. Modern light fixtures. Amazingly comfortable sleep. Loved the shower. Very reasonable price for the quality at this hotel. Will be back again!"

Reviewed on Aug. 4, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Oakville
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Toronto/Oakville
Homewood Suites by Hilton Toronto/Oakville
3 out of 5
2095 Winston Park Dr, Oakville, ON
The price is CA $159 per night from Aug 6 to Aug 6
Situated in the entertainment district, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Oakville Entertainment Centrum and within 6 mi (10 km) of Sheridan College and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (385 reviews)
"Staff was amazing! King 1 bedroom suite was a bit small for a family of four - just pay attention to what you are booking!"

Reviewed on Jul. 13, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Toronto/Oakville
Luxury White House in Oakville
Luxury White House in Oakville
Oakville, ON
Located in West Oakville, this villa is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Kerr Village and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Sheridan College. Lake Ontario and Oakville Centre for the ...
Luxury White House in Oakville
Oakville-31 Kaitting
Oakville-31 Kaitting
Oakville, ON
Situated in Oakville, this vacation home is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Sheridan College and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre. Canadian Golf Hall ...
Oakville-31 Kaitting
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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