July 18, 2018

The 2018 RBC Canadian Open is almost here and we want to make sure you have everything you need to make the week fun for the whole family.

Follow these five tips for touring the town during your off hours from golf:

1. Feast on local food

With over 200 eateries spotted throughout this lakeshore locale, Oakville has outstanding options to accommodate any taste, dietary restriction and party size. Kerr Village is particularly renowned for hosting unique and innovative restaurateurs, with four of the top ten local restaurants on TripAdvisor hailing from this thriving strip:



  • Mediterranean
  • Middle Eastern
  • Vegan
  • Gleuten free
  • Child-friendly

Nino Panino

Nino Panino Pizzaria Unlimited:

  • Italian
  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian options
  • Child-friendly

Jac’s Bistro:

  • Italian
  • Outdoor seating
  • Vegetarian options
  • Gluten free
  • Child-friendly

Stoney's Bread Company Oakville

Stoney’s Bread Company

  • American/Canadian food
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Outdoor seating
  • Kid-friendly
  • Sunday brunch

2. Make a splash

Oakville is home to two beautiful harbours right on the shores of Lake Ontario in Downtown Oakville and Bronte Village. Cool off in Bronte after those hot days under the sun and take in all the beauty this lakeside village has to offer.

Bronte Muskoka Chairs

At Home in Bronte: Perspectives and Reflections Public Art Exhibit:

This public outdoor exhibit displays over 60  Muskoka chairs creatively decorated by local artists, community members and businesses in celebration of who we are as a town. Take a seat by the lake and enjoy the views from these one-of-a-kind pieces of art. You can also enjoy free live music right by the water on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

Boomers Sport Adventures:

Get out on the water with Boomers Sport Adventures! Go fishing, take a pleasure cruise or book a private yacht with this beloved Bronte business.

Paddle boarding

National One Design Sailing Academy:

Try your hand at hydro biking or paddle boarding with National One Design’s rentals in Bronte Village. 

3. Fly high

Take to the skies at iFLY! iFLY Toronto is only the second indoor recirculating skydiving simulator in Canada (the first is in Montreal) and offers training and flights for registrants over the age of four.

  • The Intro: 2 flight introductory package
  • The Absolute: 4 flight introductory package
  • The Ultimate: 10 flight ultimate experience

4. Primp and pamper

Downtown Oakville Shopping

Oakville is host to many local one-of-a-kind boutiques, spas and shops that have shaped the town into a shopping destination. Downtown Oakville is lined with a variety of unique shops and relaxing spas, so treat yourself after those long days on the greens with some of the best pampering the town has to offer.

Click here for a list of shops. 

Click here for a list of spas.

Summer Series

Downtown Oakville’s Summer Series will also be in full swing during the Canadian Open, boasting many free activities to fill your spare time. Make your way to Towne Square for outdoor movies on Thursdays, live music on Fridays, yoga and family activities on Saturdays and physical activities on Sundays.

5. Hit the arcade

Dave & Buster's

Have a meal and find your inner child with a trip to Dave & Buster’s after the round! This is a family-friendly location that offers incredible food, multiple sports screens and an extensive arcade to play with the kids. It’s the perfect way to end your day of fun.