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Oakville
Travel Guide

Oakville featuring sailing, a marina and boating

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.

Where to stay in Oakville

Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Oakville
Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Oakville
3 out of 5
2774 South Sheridan Way, Oakville, ON
The price is £55 per night from 13 May to 13 May
Located in Clearview, this hotel is 3.9 mi (6.2 km) from Sheridan College.
4.2/5Excellent! (980 reviews)
"great"

Reviewed on 5 May 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Oakville
Sandman Hotel Oakville
Sandman Hotel Oakville
3 out of 5
3451 South Service Road West, Oakville, ON
The price is £58 per night from 13 May to 13 May
Situated in Oakville, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Bronte Creek Provincial Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Amazing Adventures Playland and Logging Trail ...
4.4/5Excellent! (980 reviews)
"Very clean, rooms feel very comfortable but still a little luxurious! 10/10"

Reviewed on 7 May 2021

Sandman Hotel Oakville
Holiday Inn Oakville Centre, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Oakville Centre, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
590 Argus Rd, Oakville, ON
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £49 per night from 15 May to 15 May
Situated in the business district, this eco-friendly hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Sheridan College, Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts and Kerr Village. ...
4/5Very Good! (623 reviews)
"Friendly staff"

Reviewed on 3 May 2021

Holiday Inn Oakville Centre, an IHG Hotel
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.
Residence & Conference Centre - Oakville
Residence & Conference Centre - Oakville
1.5 out of 5
1410 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON
Situated in Oakville, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Sheridan College, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Kerr Village and Oakville Centre for the Performing ...
3.8/5Good! (253 reviews)
"Friendly staff and atmosphere! Loved the stay absolutely"

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2019

Residence & Conference Centre - Oakville
Oakville-31 Kaitting
Oakville-31 Kaitting
31 Kaitting Trail, Oakville, ON
Situated in Oakville, this holiday 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
PlanURstay - Mississauga Downtown Square One
PlanURstay - Mississauga Downtown Square One
4 out of 5
3888 Duke of York Blvd, Mississauga, ON
Located in Downtown Mississauga, this aparthotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Paramount Fine Foods Centre, University of Toronto Mississauga and Mississauga Convention ...
3.8/5Good! (6 reviews)
"The floor was not cleaned properly The dishes in the cupboard were not cleaned properly and we had to re-wash them The towels were still in the dryer and not finished yet. We had to wash the bed covers before using them For 6 nights there were just one toilet paper roll in each washroom"

Reviewed on 2 Nov 2020

PlanURstay - Mississauga Downtown Square One
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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