Top Attractions in Oakville
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- unfortunate that the park is not labelled on this side of the bridge. The parking lot is under construction and its very busy. but the park itself is huge and it spans all along Sixteen Mile creek. Tons of long trails for hiking, jogging and cycling. There are multiple playgrounds and covered areas for picnics. Even if the parking lot is packed, a short walk will get you away from the crowd. Some also fish in the creek from the bridge or down by the water. Last time I saw a family on a tube floating down the creek. very nice area full of nature... minutes away from a busy town.. but might as well be miles away.Written July 3, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Absolutely a beautiful place to visit or work within. As a Toronto Wedding Photographer I routinely take my Couples here to shoot their Wedding Engagement images.Written July 20, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- It is a lovely place to sit and have a picnic. There are tables and chairs or you can bring you own. There is also a lot of parking. It is lovely to watch the yachts sail pass.Written August 11, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We have camped at Bronte Creek twice now. It is divided into 4 sections: Ravine, Woodland, Savannah and Prairie. The first time, summer 2021, was in the Prairie section, and the second time was in the Ravine section. Note: if you want to camp near the ravine trails, book a spot in the Woodland area. The Ravine section is somewhat misnamed.
Both campsites were very nice, good sized for our 28 ft trailer. Privacy is varied throughout the campground, but mostly very good. The showers were great both times (hot water, great water pressure, clean). Lovely campground. Great for walks and hikes, and the ravine trails are beautiful. Signage was very good. The park office hours are really short and Ontario Parks people are supposed to patrol regularly but both summers, we didn’t see that. In fact the first year, we arrived after 6 pm and the park office was closed (gate was open though) so couldn’t get our ticket to post at the site, and even the next day we were unable to get it because we went too late and no one at the park noticed! One thing we were shocked by was that if you are camping and friends come for a visit, they have to pay! $10 each! So be forewarned.
What’s great about this location is that you are in the middle of Oakville, so if you need anything or forgot something, it’s 5-10 minutes to a store. If you are new at trailer camping, and something breaks down or you get a flat tire (happened to the people in the next campsite over from us), you are not far from help. It is a quick drive from anywhere in the GTA. However, being in the middle of Oakville has its drawbacks as you hear the distant drone of constant traffic.
So overall very very nice campground. We will probably return and try out the Woodland section next year!Written June 3, 2022
- Great place to take a stroll - having young kids this area is fun to get out and walk around - explore the harbour and the water. Lots to see and fresh cooler air.Written August 28, 2021
- Glen Abbey Li bray - Friendly and Helpful staff...New improved spaces ...always a joy to visit and browse and pick up holdsWritten December 22, 2021
- A place where I can escape the realities of life for a few moments. It's a sacred place for artists and artisans. A place where I my inner artist is completely satiated with the centre's overall spirit and it's beauty, it's setting in a natural habitat and the exciting art work and exhibits that it holds within it's walls. This place truly holds it's name to it's fame. It's just fantastic!Written November 25, 2019
- Downtown oakville is very beautiful and they put alot of work into it to make it look spectacular at Christmas.
Most stores are expensive. But it's pretty to walk aroundWritten January 19, 2020
- You might think that an attractive, older house in Oakville would be focused solely on the lifestyle of the people who lived there, but the Oakville Museum is much more. It has an impressive exhibit about the American slaves that came to Canada for their freedom. It features a multi-media presentation that brings alive this part of Canada’s history and helped me understand that life was still filled with fear for former slaves when they arrived in Ontario. This presentation lasts about half an hour. We also had a personal tour of the house itself, which was excellent. I highly recommend you see this hidden gem in Oakville.Written November 23, 2021
- This is a great local park where you can spend a few hours enjoying the lake. People watching is great here as well as a little fishing. I like to come here during the sunrise. Gorgeous scenery, lots of sail boats anchor here and the paddle boarders love to go up and down the channel where the boats anchor.Written June 15, 2021
- Great view of lake nearby. I always liked lighthouses for the bring a feeling of peace and they stand out in the dark communicating safety.Written September 29, 2021
- This is the best beer in Canada. The staff is great and knows what they are talking about. The selection is amazing.Written March 1, 2021
- This gallery is great for art camps. Reasonable prices and excellent staff. Your child will be over looking the water in a gorgeous cottage with unlimited art supplies! Incredible! Best kept mom secrecy in the town.Written November 24, 2019
- The sailors of the 1800's would be like the truck drivers of the major highways of today in my personal opinion. It is no accident that there is a customs house in old historic downtown Oakville. When you do a guided tour of downtown Oakville put on by the Oakville Historic Society the importance of the Great Lakes in the 1800's is explained to you. It is fitting that this memorial is placed near Bronte Harbour to honour the lives that these sailors gave and of by gone days of the importance of shipping on the Great Lakes. It may not be one of the more popular memorials in town by it honours the unsung workers of the 1800's!Written May 24, 2019
- The strip of Kerr Street from the Lakeshore to just south of Speers Road is a great place to wonder for an afternoon and find some local shops and restaurants that are truly locally owned and operated. A number of merchants who have been driven out by the ridiculous rents and lack of parking on the Lakshore in downtown Oakville have relocated here. Maro's, Gingerman (closed for renovations at this time) and Kerr Street Cafe are fabulous! Gear Music is one of the best guitar and music gear shops in the GTA, and there are some lovely small parks to sit and people-watch and enjoy your coffee. In the evening, check out the Moonshine Cafe for the best live music in Oakville.Written August 2, 2019
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