July 14, 2020

Tired of feeling cooped up in the same place day after day? Oakville’s natural spaces are opening up and ready to welcome back residents and visitors alike. 

Get out of the house and reintroduce yourself to the outdoors with this weekend of adventure. 

Note: The suggestions below are based on information available on the publishing date. Please contact businesses directly to confirm.

Day 1: Camping, hiking and disc golf

Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Book a campsite at Bronte Creek Provincial Park and get back to nature with a weekend sleeping under the open sky! These campgrounds are limited to six people each and can accommodate cars, RVs, trailers and tents. 

Spend your day exploring the grounds by hiking or biking through their extensive trail system, birding (the park has known to host around 190 different species) or fishing for your dinner in a lake filled with Rainbow Trout, Splake, Steelhead and Pacific Salmon.

Try your hand at a new sport and get a little exercise on the disc golf course. This 18 hole adventure will get you well acquainted with the beautiful sights at Bronte Creek while keeping you active. 

Didn’t catch anything for dinner? Treat yourself to a professionally cooked meal with one of our local takeaway options. Many local restaurants are offering takeout and curbside pickup, so you can enjoy some of Oakville’s best culinary delights from the comfort of your campsite. 

Day 2: Charter fishing, trail walking and patio dining

Sixteen Mile Creek Trail

Experience the unique beauty of Oakville from the water and start your day with a fishing adventure or pleasure cruise from Hearn’s Fishing Charters, Osprey Charter Fishing or Charterability – a fully accessible service for persons of all ages and disabilities. 

Continue indulging in Oakville’s unique foodie scene with a takeaway picnic in the park! Open spaces like Lakeside Park, Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park and Coronation Park provide the perfect opportunity to have a socially distant picnic by the lake. 

Get back into the action with a scheduled swim at one of Oakville’s public outdoor or indoor pools, start spinning your wheels on lakeside trails or explore indigenous history on Oakville’s Moccasin Trails. Developed in partnership with the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and Indigenous community members, these trails host 13 plaques containing Indigenous stories, verses and information relating to the land, water and sky. 

End your day with a patio dinner in the streets of Oakville’s historic districts in Downtown Oakville, Kerr Village or Bronte Village. Click here for the most up-to-date information about local restaurants, patio offerings and safety procedures. 

Day 3: Paddleboarding and on-the-water exploring

Bronte Village

Make the most of your last morning in Oakville with a paddle on the lake at sunrise. Pack up your campsite and take your paddleboards or kayaks out for a spin on the water. 

Explore the shores from Downtown Oakville to Bronte Harbour, or make your way through Sixteen Mile Creek before heading back to the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Tag @VisitOakville in your adventures and share your memories with us by using #WelcomeBackOakville!

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