February 3, 2023
Don’t stay cooped up in the house during the winter season! Instead, get some exercise by trying a new outdoor sport! The Town of Oakville offers scenic trails, rinks, and snowy hills that you and your family will surely enjoy! Take a look at our list below, choose an activity and enjoy the fresh air.
Outdoor Skating Rinks
*Please note that due to inconsistent weather and recent severe cold, only Trafalgar Park skating rink is open. We will update this information as it becomes available (February 3, 2023).
Want to go skating this frosty season? Well, Oakville has 15 outdoor skating rinks to choose from. Whether you want to skate with a lakeside view or witness the stars sparkling above you. Oakville has the perfect ice for you!
Coronation Park’s outdoor skating rink
Located on the shoreline of Lake Ontario, this rink has one of the best views in Oakville. So, lace up pair of skates and head on over to Coronation Park. After your finish skating, take a stroll down the lakeshore to view some additional winter scenery.
Trafalgar Park Community Centre’s outdoor skating rink
If you want to skate under the stars, this is the place for you. Located beside Trafalgar Park Community Centre, this outdoor skating rink is well-lit until 8 PM, perfect for a late-night skate. You can even rent a pair of skates from the community centre (limited quantities are available).
Cross Country Skiing & Snow Snowshoeing
Learn a new winter activity this season by putting on some skis or snowshoes. After you’ve chosen your equipment, head on over to Bronte Creek Provincial Park! There you will find a variety of different scenic trails to explore!
Snowshoes and polls are also available to rent at Oakville Public Library.
Gather your toboggans and tubes! As Bronte Creek Provincial Park also offers the perfect hill to glide down with friends and family this winter! Before you hit the slope, don’t forget to admire the picturesque panoramic view from the top.
Bronte Creek (Source: Visit Oakville)
Winter Birding Trails
Did you know that Oakville is home to over 190 species of birds? Types include prey, hawks, merlin, kestrels, eagles, and various species of owls. See what types of birds you can spot by visiting Bronte Creek Provincial Park and Sixteen Mile Creek Trail!
Also located at Bronte Creek Provincial Park, this sport is open all year long! If you love frisbee and golf or have a competitive family, you must try this winter activity. The park can supply you with all the rentals necessary if you don’t already have them! To pick up rental equipment, head to the park’s office, located off of the Bronte Creek Provincial Park Burloak Dr entrance.