September 20, 2022
If you are looking for the great places in Ontario to visit this fall, consider coming to Oakville. In addition to a picturesque waterfront, the town boasts gorgeous trails, award-winning restaurants and events to meet a variety of interests.
Keep reading to find out about some of the best activities here this season!
Fall in love with Oakville’s natural beauty
Canada is known for its gorgeous fall sights and Oakville is a great spot to soak in the beauty of this season. The chill in the air is just an excuse to grab a warm sweater and head out there.
Pack some snacks and a water bottle, and let us guide you to your next perfect Instagram moment.
Sixteen Mile Creek Loop at Lion’s Valley Park
Come and hike Sixteen Mile Creek Loop, a 6.1 km path that takes about 1.5 hours to complete. Located in the middle of Oakville, this urban escape leads visitors through a valley of mature trees.
Follow the main trail for an easy, relaxed walk, or veer off on one for the more challenging side trails for a more active workout. Either way, you will enjoy the sights as the route lead to many lookouts where you can view the panoramas of the famous Sixteen Mile Creek.
Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Bronte Creek Provincial Park is a must for those looking to take in nature and escape the daily hustle and bustle. There are nine tracks to explore that range in difficulty from stroller friendly to challenging. Follow this link to learn about our favourite trails and activities at Bronte Creek Provincial Park and see what makes it a great place to visit in Ontario.
Discover fall activities in downtown Oakville
The crisp autumn air and golden foliage frame the charm and character of downtown Oakville. Come and explore the many boutiques, shops, bakeries, and restaurants along Lakeshore Road, and the variety of events, including morning meditations, DIY workshops, urban pumpkin patch, and more.
Check out the Downtown Oakville calendar to see what is happening each day of the month.
Coming up this fall:
Oakville Pumpkin Pop-Up Experience
On October 29, come and check out Oakville’s Pumpkin Pop-Up Experience. Participating merchants will display their carved pumpkin creations on the extra wide sidewalk.
You can vote for your favourite by sharing a snap on social for a chance to win a $200 downtown Oakville gift card! That is reason enough to come down here and have fun!
On October 31, select stores downtown Oakville will participate in Tiny Tots trick-or-treating activities from 10 am to 12 pm. Bring your kids and enjoy the spirit of the Oakville community as they cruise from store to store on Lakeshore and side streets collecting treats. More details are here.
Dive into the history of Oakville
Walk along the lake, stop at Lakeside Park and Dingle Park to relax, enjoy the magnificent views, and learn some of Oakville’s history. Heritage plaques identify the date and original owner of many of Oakville’s historical properties.
Visit Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate. Enjoy the gardens and beautiful scenery around the property. Step inside the Chisholm Family’s ancestral home and learn about the founding family and many of Oakville’s early settlers. Find the museum hours and information here.
See a show at Oakville Center for Performing Arts
Invite a friend and enjoy some entertainment at the OCPA (Oakville Centre for Performing Arts) where every seat is a good one.
Here are some of the upcoming events we are excited about:
- October 1: Brent Butt
- October 5: The Tenors
- October 26: Northern Pikes and The Pursuit of Happiness
- November 3: Classic Albums Live: Aretha Franklin – Gold
- November 14: The Robert Cray Band
- November 15: Serena Ryder
Find full calendar here.
Hunt for treasures at Civitan Farmer’s Market
Civitan Farmer’s Market at Dorval crossing is where local farmers and artisans meet every Saturday from 8 am to 1.30 pm from May until November. Oakville’s longest-running outdoor market offers farm-fresh produce and one-of-a-kind treasures created with love by local crafters. Come and see what the buzz is about and why this is a great place to visit this fall.
Spend time on a lakeside patio in Bronte
Don’t let go of summer before you enjoy a meal and soak up some of Ontario’s best lake-side views.
Visit Cove Restaurant, our Best Patio Talk of the Town Award Winner, and welcome fall with warm clam chowder, seafood linguine, and shrimp rolls. View the boats floating by while sipping a glass of wine.
Other great Bronte patios to remember:
Summer may be over, but the fun doesn’t have to stop.
For a multi-day adventure, Book one of Oakville’s hotels and enjoy all this fabulous town has to offer.