With changes happening rapidly due to COVID-19, we know that many of your travel plans have been postponed.
As a result, we have put together the ultimate guide to help you continue exploring all the amazing things Oakville has to offer during your time at home.
1. Take a virtual walk through the Oakville Museum
The Oakville Museum is a premier destination for all things history in Oakville! Though their physical location is closed until April 5, you can still get your fill of local lore through their virtual tour. Walk through this historic house and browse exhibits of the past with this online resource.
2. Explore the Oakville Galleries through digital archives
Delve into the Oakville Galleries’ history of art from 1999 to present day through their online digital archives! The Galleries will also be posting at-home art activity ideas to do with the kids on their social platforms each Wednesday and Friday.
3. Download, stream and search with the Oakville Public Library
The Oakville Public Library is the perfect resource for those of you looking to burn through their summer reading lists a little early this year. Download ebooks and audiobooks from their online platform or try streaming a movie or tv show you’ve been meaning to watch. The Oakville Library also hosts digital archives for those looking to learn more about Oakville history.
4. Stay active with online classes
Don’t let social and physical distancing come between you and your hobbies. There are plenty of Oakville institutions offering classes online to keep your body and mind busy.
5. Support local business from your couch
Many of our local businesses have had to shut their doors as a result of COVID-19, but are still offering services online and by delivery. Help keep Oakville businesses thriving by ordering in, making a purchase online or event buying gift cards to use at a later date. We are constantly updating our “Dine in Oakville” and “Shop in Oakville” pages to reflect which businesses are offering delivery, takeout and online shopping specials. *Information is changing very quickly as the situation evolves, so please call each business ahead of time to ensure their offer is still applicable*
6. “Feast” your eyes on our YouTube channel
Already blasted through all the content on your subscribed channels? Check out our YouTube page for short features on all of our Talk of the Town Award-winners! Start planning your dining excursions post-COVID-19 with these mouthwatering looks at local restaurants.
We’ve all got to look out for each other during this time, so stay safe and take care of yourselves! We look forward to welcoming visitors again when it is safe to travel.