The summer weather is heating up, and there’s lots of fun to get ready for. Whether you’re looking for a family activity or just a brief escape, we’ve put together the top activities to do in Oakville this summer. Get the sunscreen and swimwear ready!
Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Ideal for day visits or overnight camping, Bronte Creek Provincial Park is a beautiful place to visit with your family and loved ones.
Bronte Creek has a leash-free park for our furry friends, the Spruce Lane Farmhouse to take a trip back in history, a nature centre for children to learn about the area, and a play farm to meet animals and other wildlife.
Adventurous types can explore the park’s many hiking and biking trails, and those who prefer a relaxing visit can enjoy birding or fishing across the park.
Campers can visit for the weekend as the park offers spaces for tents and RVs. For those who prefer a more luxury experience, the park also has yurts available for rent!
TD Summer Music Series
Downtown Oakville is a hub of activity in the summer, and one of our favourite events to visit is the TD Summer Music series. Hosted at the Oakville Towne Square, this free community event brings local talent to the stage every Saturday afternoon, with over 15 bands, musicians, and singers performing.
We’re excited to visit ourselves and plan on grabbing a bite at one of the local restaurants downtown before heading over to listen.
For more information about the performances and to see who’s playing when visit the TD Summer Music Series website.
Splash Pads & Outdoor Pools
Did you know that Oakville has 20 splash pads and 4 outdoor pools available for public use?
No matter the neighbourhood you live in, if you’re looking for a fun way to beat the heat on those impossibly hot days, these public areas are the best for getting outside and letting kids have a blast.
Splash pads and pools are a great way to enjoy the weather all summer long – just make sure to put on your sunscreen and remember a towel!
For information on your nearest splash pad or pool, visit the town of Oakville website.
Walk the Heritage Trail
Oakville offers an abundance of trails across town, but our personal favourite is the Heritage Trail that hugs the shore of Lake Ontario.
With stops at Bronte Beach Park, Coronation Park, Tannery Park, and Gairloch Gardens, Oakville offers beautiful places of rest along the trail. The paths are a great way to enjoy the beautiful views of Lake Ontario and are perfect for seniors who want to take a stroll or couples who want to enjoy an exciting bike ride along the shoreline.
If you’re willing to hop in the car, the Kelso conservation area is another fantastic option no matter your age. Kelso/Glen Eden is an outdoor adventure wonderland in the summer months and is set up as a ski and snowboard hill in the winter.
From children to seniors, people can enjoy canoeing, kayaking, or even paddle boarding in the Kelso reservoir, with fishing available in certain areas of the park. Kelso also has a beach where you can enjoy the sunshine or cool down with a jump in the water.
For the more adventurous, Kelso also offers mountain biking along its trails and a challenge course with rock climbing and ropes courses available.
We encourage all to make the 20-minute drive up to Kelso to see the fun that can be had! Visit their website to make a reservation.
Oakville has something to offer everyone during the summer and keeps residents smiling during the hot months. No matter what kind of activities you like, there is something for everyone in Oakville.