Oakville

Overview

Nestled between Toronto and Niagara, Oakville is one of the best places to call home in all of Ontario. Oakville is full of parks, trails, and greenspace and is known for its beautiful harbours, natural beauty and rich history. The town is the perfect combination of city living and a warm community that makes Oakville unique.

There's never a shortage of things to do in Oakville. Oakville has a vibrant shopping district with hundreds of unique small boutiques full of unique surprises. Oakville also has very active arts community as well as some of the best dining in the Greater Toronto Area.

It's not hard to see why Oakville is consistently considered the perfect place to live.

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Oakville Waterfront

Oakville's waterfront on Lake Ontario features beautiful scenery with two natural harbours, and a system of river trails that run through it. Featuring wooded areas, meadows, museums and formal gardens there is plenty to see and do along the waterfront. During the summer months many events and activities are available, and the harbour accommodate many boating options.

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Sixteen Mile Creek

Sixteen Mile Creek is a beautiful river that passes right through the heart of Oakville. The river gives nature lovers the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while hiking along the many trails along the riverbed. You will be astonished that such scenic landscapes and diverse wildlife can be found in the heart of the city. It's easy to lose yourself in the natural beauty of your surroundings.

The river not only provides great hiking for all skills levels, but it is also a great place to fish. The river provides the perfect habitat for brook, brown and rainbow trout, and you can also spot chinook salmon, smallmouth bass, panfish and carp.

ref. - Wikimedia Commons (GTD Aquitaine) - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sixteen_Mile_Creek_Milton.jpg

Recreation

Oakville residents are never bored! There is so much to do in this marina community where nature takes the forefront in every season. During the summer months, kayak, canoe, or boat on Lake Ontario. Hike, bike and walk along the boardwalk and the many trails leading into and out of Oakville. Watch the seasons change in the fall where the leaves become the greatest showstopper. There is plenty to do outdoors and community events that unite residents. In the winter you can snowshoe and skate outdoors. The Oakville Performing Arts Centre always has local talent and visiting artists in every form. There is no shortage of entertainment. Try visiting the 5 Drive-In theatre or the Starlight Theatre to catch a movie under the stars in the comfort of your car! There is a reason that Oakville is Voted #1 in Canada for consecutive years.

ref. - Oakville Performing Arts Centre - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Oakville-Centre-for-Performing-Arts.JPG
ref. - Harbour - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakville,_Ontario#/media/File:Oakville_Harbour.JPG

Sixteen Mile Creek

Sixteen Mile Creek is a beautiful river that passes right through the heart of Oakville. The river gives nature lovers the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while hiking along the many trails along the riverbed. You will be astonished that such scenic landscapes and diverse wildlife can be found in the heart of the city. It's easy to lose yourself in the natural beauty of your surroundings.

The river not only provides great hiking for all skills levels, but it is also a great place to fish. The river provides the perfect habitat for brook, brown and rainbow trout, and you can also spot chinook salmon, smallmouth bass, panfish and carp.

ref. - Wikimedia Commons (GTD Aquitaine) - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sixteen_Mile_Creek_Milton.jpg

History

The Town of Oakville has three heritage societies that help to keep this lakeside town and heritage buildings in tip top shape. Oakville was founded in 1820 to build a marina community on Lake Ontario for shipbuilding and the shipping industry. Since then the community has grown while honouring the early development days. Visit the Fallen Soldiers, Georges Square and Memorial Park to pay respect to our fallen soldiers who gave their lives for our country. Oakville is proud of its museum that commemorates community members and documents historical moments in Oakville.

ref. - Bronte Creek - https://www.goodfreephotos.com/canada/ontario/bronte-creek-state-park/canada-ontario-bronte-creek-park-scenery.jpg.php

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