Events and festivals
There is something for everyone to do in Oakville all year round. Immerse yourself in the Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival during the summer, Bronte Provincial Park's Maple Syrup Festival in March, or the wide range of activities organized each season by Oakville's three Business Improvement Associations. See a listing of more events in Oakville by visiting the Visit Oakville website.
Culture and recreation
Have your pick of theatre, dance, music or comedy at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. If art is your passion, enjoy walking from gallery to gallery along historic downtown streets or visiting the new Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre. If you're a history buff, visit the Oakville Museum or take a guided walking tour of our heritage districts. Oakville is also home to several golf courses including Glen Abby Golf Course.
Visit our Culture & Recreation pages for more information.
Parks, gardens and harbours
With an abundance of parklands, trails, creeks, golf courses, a beautiful waterfront and award-winning gardens, make sure you experience our natural wonders. Visit our Parks, Trails & Gardens page for more information. Be sure to check out our historic and scenic harbours — Oakville Harbour and Bronte Harbour.
Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ontario — one of Canada’s largest botanical gardens — is a short drive away.
Shopping and dining
Oakville is renowned for its beautiful shopping and dining districts, which include the historic and sophisticated Downtown Oakville — one of the foremost shopping and dining destinations in Ontario with architecturally preserved storefronts. The old-world charm of the waterfront Village of Bronte and the eclectic and multicultural Kerr Village have something for everyone. Each district offers an assortment of spas, galleries, and cafes and restaurants preparing a variety of world cuisines including Mexican, Italian, French, Greek, Thai, Pacific Rim and Southwestern.
Accommodations and spas
No matter what inspires you, Oakville's hotels and bed and breakfasts offer plenty of options to indulge your pleasures and pastimes. A wide variety of day spas and salons offer a selection of services including therapeutic massage and restorative body and skin care treatments. Many spas offer services for both men and women and have a range of packages to suit every requirement.
Business Improvement Associations (BIAs)
Thanks to our BIAs, there is always something going on no matter when you visit. Whether its spas, high fashion, or one-of-a-kind galleries and antique shops, Oakville has it all in Downtown Oakville, Village of Bronte and Kerr Village.
Find out more
The Oakville Visitor Centre is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and offers a selection of tourism information for Oakville and other Ontario destinations. Visit The Heart of Ontario website or view the online Oakville Visitor Guide for more information to help you plan your visit to Oakville.
For more information on meetings, conferences and marketing, contact:
Oakville Tourism/Oakville Visitor Centre
1225 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, ON L6H 0H3
toll-free: 1-877-OAKVILLE (625-8455)
View the 2011 Oakville Tourism Partnership Strategic Business Plan (pdf, 7.9 MB).