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A Summer in Oakville

29 JUN 2012
Career Path : Food and Catering

Oakville the most populated town in Halton Region, which is one of the five principle areas that make up the Greater Toronto Area. If you are reaching that time when you are thinking about where to book your summer trip, why not book a train or flight down to Oakville? No really, why? I’ll tell you why.

Busy, yet quaint

In comparison to Toronto, Oakville is tiny in the size of its population, operations, and services. But one does not go Oakville to be lost in the urban haze. One goes to Oakville in order to distance themselves from the tight metropolitan squeeze without forsaking the highlights any city has to offer. Oakville residents and visitors will not be at a loss as to where to get their slice of culture. Here are just a few specific places you can check out while in town:

– Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens

– Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square

– Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

– Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre


Convenient Escape

To reiterate, Oakville’s climate and environment really do make it seem like an isolated retreat location. The summer months are an open gateway to outdoor activities, and Oakville really succeeds in offering people various activities to partake in in order to satisfy their athletic urge. With a total of over With 105km of bike paths and over 150km of walking trails, you will have more than enough land span to pull a sweat.



I think all Canadians have an innate preference to be by the water. Aside from Alberta and Saskatchewan (and most of Manitoba) Canadian provinces are surrounded by various bodies of water. Oakville, in particular, borders Lake Ontario, and offers water lovers two harbours to indulge in.

There is no shortage of activities you can do by the harbours, including paddling down the lake in a canoe or just sitting back with a cold drink at a patio restaurant in Oakville that has a lakeside view.

The great thing about Oakville is you get the best qualities of small towns, such as local craftsmen, tradesmen and farmers and community-held events; as well as those urban favorites, which you will experience by sitting down at a chic Oakville restaurant or strolling through one of the gallery’s many art exhibits.

Spending a summer in Oakville will expose you to yet another way that Canada stands as a country that invests its time and resources into preserving the integrity of its vast lands while also fusing in the developments of modernity. In short, it offers the best of both worlds.


Visit Compass Lakeside Grill and lounge for more information on restaurants in Oakville.