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Recreation and Tourism

The following list includes just some of the attractions that make Halton a world class place to live and to visit. Visit our Halton Tourism page for more information. 

  • Bronte Creek Provincial Park
    A unique blend of natural and man-made facilities. It is an all season park with plenty of opportunity to swim, picnic, hike, fish, skate, toboggan, and cross-country ski.
  • Bronte Harbour Waterfront Park
    Nested at the mount of Oakville's Twelve Mile Creek (Bronte Creek) within the former Village of Bronte is a major new Region Waterfront Park developed by Halton Region.
  • Mohawk Raceway
    The track is uniquely country, yet distinctly modern. Mohawk offers a variety of choices for dining and viewing Canada's best trotters and pacers guided by some of the most talented reinsmen in North America. Recent renovations include the introduction of slot machines.
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
    Walk through 2,700 acre of natural areas, colourful displays, and famous plant collection in the Arboretum, an acre of irises in the Laking Garden, two acres of roses in the Rose Garden. Nearby is Cootes Paradise, a natural wildlife sanctuary - 1,200 acres of marsh and wooded ravines with 30 miles of natural trails. The Mediterranean Garden is indoors and open all year round.
  • Waterfront Trail
    A waterfront trail extends 325 km. from Hamilton to Trenton. The trail weaves through Halton, linking attractions like the Royal Botanical Gardens, La Salle Park, the Burlington Art Centre, Burlington Beach, and Spencer Smith Park and Oakville sites like Bronte Harbour Waterfront Park, Coronation Park, Oakville Harbour and the Erchless Estate.
  • Cultural Centres
    The Burlington Arts Centre is a public gallery which hosts dozens of exhibitions of art and crafts throughout the year. The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts has a mix of professional and community theatre entertainment. The Georgetown Cultural Centre houses the John Elliott Theatre and the Art Gallery.
  • Museums
    Halton has a variety of museums located throughout our four communities. The museums have exhibits depicting agriculture, golf memorabilia, native Canadian history, and the history of local settlers.
  • Pick-Your-Own-Farms
    Halton has over 12 "Farm Fresh Produce and Pick-Your-Own-Farms" including: Chudleigh's Apple Farm, Andrew's Scenic Acres, and Springridge Farm.
  • Golf Courses
    Halton has over 30 golf courses including Glen Abbey Golf Club, and Blue Springs Golf Centre.
  • Conservation Areas
    Halton has many conservation areas including Conservation Halton (external link), Crawford Lake Indian Village, Kelso Conservation Area and Mountsberg Wildlife Centre.
  • Shopping
    Each community has a unique downtown and a diverse array of enclosed and open shopping centres.