Things to do in Oakville

Do you have a little time between events and want to know where to go in Oakville? I’ve come up with some quick and simple Q&A’s.  Hopefully this will give you some ideas as you plan your free time and we hope you enjoy your stay in Oakville!


Q: Where’s the nearest Tim Hortons?


You are in luck!  There’s a Tim Horton’s walking distance from the Glen Abbey
Community Centre – Green Arena.  There’s also a Symposium, Pizza Pizza, McD’s and a Baskin Robbins, to name a few spots close to the venue.


Q:  Where is there a place to walk around, eat an ice cream, and enjoy the views?


Head on down towards Lakeshore.


  1. Bronte Harbour Pier (map & attractions). There’s a great little place for gelato called Cool Licks D-Lite
  2. A historical walk through downtown Oakville (walker’s guide) or down Navy Street to the Old Oakville LightHouse. You can stop for ice cream at Marble Slab Creamery (map)!
  3. Another option is for a walk around is Kerr Street Village



Q: Where is there to shop?


  1. Downtown Oakville – there’s a Lululemon, Ivivva and Anthropologie to name a few stores
  2. Oakville Place is at Trafalgar and the QEW


Q: What about food, nightlife and entertainment?


  1. Oakville Entertainment Centrum (map) has loads of restaurants, including Caffe Demetre for decadent desserts, and a Cineplex Odeon
  2. Downtown Oakville (blog TO) – you are spoiled for choice for fine dining.
    Best to make a reservation!


Q: What about parks?


  1. Bronte Creek Provincial Park has a children’s farm, play barn, and hiking trails
  2. Lions Valley Park (map)



  • Kim Hughes Nash


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