Situated on picturesque Lake Ontario with extensive waterfront, parks, cycling and walking trails, a quaint historic downtown shopping and dining district, two boating harbours, and numerous golf courses, Oakville is a “town” where old and new live in true harmony. Founded in 1857, Oakville still has a strong heritage and is celebrated and preserved by both residents and visitors alike. Enjoy the special activities for the whole family throughout the year including the Santa Claus Parade, Tree Lighting Ceremony, New Year’s Day Polar Bear Dip, Summer Jazz Festival, Midnight Madness Downtown, Ribfest, Bronte Canada Day Festival, Art in the Park, weekly Farmers Markets and so much more!
Oakville offers a warm welcome to the newcomer with surroundings that cater to the varied interests of those who choose to call Oakville “home”. The Parks and Recreation Department, Seniors Recreation Department, YMCA and an array of private clubs cater to both the young and the young at heart with an abundance of recreational activities.
Oakville’s Public Library offer branches throughout the town plus a Performing Arts Centre and Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centres where residents and visitors can enjoy theatre, dance, music, art, and comedy performances. Numerous sports complexes including the state of the art Sixteen Mile Sports Complex will be sure to please the sports enthusiast.
Oakville provides exceptional educational facilities including an array of public and private schools, Sheridan College as well as superb programs for those with special needs.