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Spring in Oakville is a fun time to get outside and explore the area. There are so many beautiful things to see and do around town! Finding fun activities for your family and friends to enjoy now that the weather is warming up doesn’t have to be difficult. Here’s our list of top must-see spring activities in Oakville.
Top Spring Activities in Oakville
Spend a day at the park
Despite being just a quick drive from the hustle and bustle of Toronto, Oakville is home to plenty of green space to explore. Bronte Creek Provincial Park offers beautiful trails for hiking or biking, an outdoor pool to cool off in and campsites to immerse yourself in nature. Look around for the historic farmhouse and children’s farm so you can see all the animals! Natural sights and greenspaces offer a great look at life away from the hard buildings and paved roads many kids are surrounded by every day in the city.
Explore Old Oakville
The neighbourhood of Old Oakville sits on the shore of Lake Ontario and is a fun destination for a spring afternoon. Wander the streets of downtown Oakville while checking out all the cool restaurants, fun bars and neat shops. If you’re an art and architecture lover you’ll find many galleries hosted in old homes as you explore this trendy neighbourhood. Take a break by grabbing a coffee or an ice cream and heading to the lake to enjoy the view!
Check out the boats at one of the harbours
Both Bronte Harbour and Oakville Harbour are the perfect place to walk along the water and check out the boats. Pack a picnic lunch and bring the family to watch the boats come in and out of the harbours for an afternoon. Experience a piece of history at these harbours that have been a piece of Oakville since the early 1800’s.
Go on a hike
A piece of the 24000km Trans Canada Trail runs straight through Oakville along the edge of Lake Ontario. If you are an ambitious hiker or cycler you can extend your journey to span from Burlington to Toronto, but at 87km it might be a bit more intimidating! Regardless of how long of an adventure you’re looking for you can head to the Oakville part of the trail and take in the beautiful sights along Lake Ontario.
Wander around a garden
Nothing says spring like walking through a garden full of blooming flowers and fresh plants! With indoor and outdoor displays showcasing local and exotic plants, flowers and trees, the pathways through the Royal Botanical Gardens are a beautiful place to spend an afternoon. Flower enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts alike will delight in seeing the world’s largest collect of lilacs! The garden spans 11 square kilometers so offers the perfect destination for an afternoon outing.
Downtown Oakville Sidewalk Sale
An Oakville tradition 46 years in the making is a must-see activity this spring! Every year, downtown Oakville showcases 6 full blocks of great shopping, delicious dining and indulgent spas at the Oakville Sidewalk Sale. Gather the girls and head down to Old Oakville to take in all the incredible deals and fun stops along the way.
Visit a museum
The grounds at the Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate are a fun spring destination for groups of any size. With guided tours, school programs, rotating exhibitions and special events, the grounds and gardens offer a fun experience and stunning views, not to mention interesting stories about the town.
Great vision means maximum enjoyment!
Enjoying spring activities in Oakville is the best way to embrace the weather finally starting to warm up. But keeping your eyes as healthy as you can is the number 1 way to really take in all the beautiful sights that spring has to offer. While planning your spring time activities, don’t forget to schedule in an eye exam so that you can keep your eyes in top shape!