February 19, 2020
Come to Oakville for the maple syrup and stay for an indulgent weekend of belly-warming food, rich culture and lakeside relaxation.
Follow our itinerary below to experience the best Oakville has to offer over a weekend getaway. Choose your own adventure and download our free checklist below to start knocking off some of your bucket list activities.
Haven’t booked your room yet? Click here to secure your spot and a free day pass to the Bronte Creek Maple Syrup Festival!
Grab breakfast at your hotel and then hit one of Oakville’s beautifully maintained trails for a pre-lunch jaunt.
Lions Valley Park offers some of the most beautiful and expansive views of Oakville’s natural landscape and Sixteen Mile Creek Trail will lead you all the way from one end of Oakville to the other!
Click here for a full list of local trails.
Once you’ve built up an appetite, mosey on over to Kerr Village for a quick bite. This small eclectic neighbourhood hosts three of the top 10 restaurants in Oakville listed on Trip Advisor, and provides a variety of unique cultural delicacies.
If it’s nice out, park the car and walk into the downtown core for a first-hand view of the lakeshore, the boats and the historic architecture. Take your time on the lakeside trails and then stop by the Oakville Museum for some insight into local history. Admission is free and the museum is currently host to two beautifully curated exhibits about Oakville’s Black History.
- Nov. 23, 2019 - Sept. 2020: Commemorations and Celebrations
- Aug. 9, 2019 - Sept. 2020: Preserving Peace: Souvenirs of Peacekeeping
- Permanent: Freedom, Opportunity and Family: Oakville's Black History
- Permanent: The Underground Railroad: Next Stop Freedom
You won’t have to go far to find a good meal once you’ve had your historic fill. Downtown Oakville is bursting with independent restauranteurs looking to blow your mind with affordable and unique meals. Take advantage of this neighbourhood’s fine dining scene if you’re here during A Taste of Oakville (Feb. 19 - March 4, 2020), and indulge in specialized $20, $30 and $40 prix fixe menus.
Schedule in a little art appreciation after dinner and head over to the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts! Catch a show at this intimate theatre, then turn in for the night because you’ve got a big day ahead tomorrow!
Click here for a full list of upcoming shows.
Treat yourself with a little lazy morning before setting out to explore Bronte Creek Provincial Park’s Maple Syrup Festival!
Maple Syrup Festival Dates:
Did you book a room under the Maple Syrup Festival hotel rate? Make sure to grab your complimentary day pass before leaving the hotel and hand it in to the gate staff once you reach the park.
Spend your morning exploring the history and culture of maple syrup, taking part in historic activities and hopping on a wagon ride through the park grounds. Head over to the pancake house for lunch and taste test Bronte Creek’s famous maple syrup for yourself! Once you’ve “stacked” in all you can, branch out and explore the beautiful trails woven through this expansive park. The Maiden’s Blush Trail (1 km), the Trillium Trail (1km), the Ravine Trail (2.7 km) and the Halfmoon Valley Trail (2 km) are all located in the day-use area.
Bronte Creek Provincial Park is also home to more than 190 species of bird, so birdwatchers can delight in sightings of hawks, merlin, kestrels, eagles and many different species of owl.
Don’t forget to stop by the gift shop on your way out and grab some sweet treats to remember your time in Oakville!
Tired of being on your feet all day? Make your next stop in Bronte Village and take a break on their beautiful pier. Once you’re feeling rejuvenated, you can explore Bronte Beach Park and the historic Sovereign House. This property was built in 1846 and once housed lauded romance writer, Mazo de la Roche.
Raise a glass to your time in Oakville and say goodbye with a delectable dinner at one of this neighbourhood's pier-side restaurants.
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Whether you follow our itinerary step-by-step or check off select items from our checklist below, we hope you have the ultimate "sweet" escape in Oakville this March.
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