Beautiful Sights Around Oakville this Spring
As the snow melts and the spring weather finally starts peeking out, it is the perfect time to head outside and take in all the beautiful sights that Oakville has to offer. Whether you’re looking for some fun family activities or something relaxing to do with your honey, this list will give you some great ideas! Once you have an activity picked out, just don your favourite shades and get yourself outside.
Spring Sights to See Around Oakville
Enjoy Spring Time on the Farm
When you can get out, you should! Did you know that getting outside – and in particular encouraging outdoor play for kids – can help combat shortsightedness? Getting outdoors is healthy in so many ways, so get out there and see it all in Oakville!
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Spruce Lane Farmhouse in Bronte Creek Provincial Park re-opens each year by celebrating farm life. Families will enjoy live music, Victorian games and heritage crafts while kids can help with spring planting to earn a Park Ranger card! You can even visit the farm animals and spend the afternoon taking in life on a farm.
Go for a hike
Though going for a hike might not seem all that exciting, it really is the perfect way to enjoy a spring afternoon. Not only will you get to take a closer look at the changing seasons on the trails, but you’ll also be getting some great exercise.
With over 200 kilometers of trails connecting many of Oakville’s neighborhoods, you don’t even have to go far to find a great place to go for a walk this spring.
Have a picnic at a park
Take a break from the busyness of day to day life and enjoy a relaxing picnic in the park. Grab your spouse or some friends, pack a lunch full of healthy, good-for-your-eyes foods, and hit the grass! There’s something to be said for getting outdoors and away from all the hustle and bustle of the city and taking in all the changing sights in your local park.
Attend the Oakville Spring Festival
Experience the multiculturalism of Oakville at this year's Spring Festival! With free entry and a family-friendly atmosphere, you’ll get to see cultural dancing, a vendor show, and a reptile show, along with having an opportunity to win some prizes.
Get to know Gairloch Gardens
This art gallery and public park near Lake Ontario was founded in 1971 and are the perfect place to spend a nice spring afternoon. Walk the trails lined with blooming flowers, tall trees and beautiful scenery and shake off the cold of winter to spend some time outdoors with all the beauty nature offers.
Wander the Spring Bloom in Oakville
Enjoy a spring day in downtown Oakville with a British tea tasting, tasty sweets from a number of local bakeries and great food from the amazing restaurants. This free afternoon event is held on the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend each year. There will even be a High Tea in the Towne Square in honor of Mother’s Day!
Visit the Botanical Gardens
The largest botanical gardens in Canada are located just next door to Oakville in Burlington Making them the perfect place for a spring outing! With flowers starting to bloom and plants coming out of their winter hibernation, there are sure to be many beautiful colors to take in.
Be sure to visit the Wildlife Rescue exhibit that is entering its final month at the Royal Botanical Gardens! This interactive exhibit offers an eye-opening look at what it takes to save, rehabilitate and release threatened and endangered animals. Kids and adults alike will love the inside look at this piece of the world.
Explore the Harbor
With 2 harbors in or near Oakville, taking an afternoon to walk along the water and check out the boats docked for the season is a fun way to welcome spring. You can pack a picnic lunch or visit one of the nearby local restaurants to see if you can find any great seasonal dishes.
Care for your eyesight to see it all
With the season changing quickly and the weather warming up, spring is a great time to get out into your neighborhood and take in all the eye-catching sights it has to offer.
The best way to ensure you are able to fully enjoy the spring sights is to stay on top of your eye health. Visit your eye doctor yearly to stay on top of any possible vision issues, and to make sure you can see your beautiful world as clearly as possible!