Posted 6.20.14 @ 3:40
Weekends are a time to indulge in some lifestyle enriching activities, and few towns can boast of great places to visit on the weekend like Oakville. Whether you may be a new resident, just passing by, or a native Oakvillian, these places with their diverse offerings of activities should make your list of 3 great ways to spend a beautiful Saturday in Oakville.
Commune with Nature at Bronte Creek Provincial Park
If you are a nature lover, or have pets and children, you will definitely want to check out the Bronte Creek Provincial Park. This park is not only a huge part of Oakville’s history, as can be read on our recent blog article about the history of Bronte Creek Provincial Park but it also has a line-up of attractions for everyone.
The main attraction of the park for nature lovers would be the array of wildlife. In fact, most small mammalian species which are common to the Southern area of Ontario calls the park their home. Aside from the small animals, the park also houses Raccoons, Red Foxes, Coyotes and White Tailed Deer. Bird watching enthusiast would love seeing the Short-Eared Owl, Pileated Woodpecker, Red-Tailed Hawk, Northern Mockingbird, Blue Jay, Northern Shrike, Blackbird, Sparrows, Red-Headed Woodpecker, Turkey Vulture, Scarlet Tanager and even the elusive Snowy Owl which can be seen around the park’s area. 125 species of insects, 70 species of moths and butterflies and around 20 species of reptiles and amphibians complete the menagerie at Bronte Creek Provincial Park.
Enjoy a Garden and Art Gallery at Gairloch Gardens
With about 50 years of history, the Gairloch Gardens is one place you cannot afford to not see at Oakville. Originally a part of a farm land, the area which now comprises the estate of Gairloch was bought by investment dealer James A. Gairdner and named it ‘Gairloch’, a Gaelic word which stands for ‘short lake’.
When Gairdner died in 1971, his estate was officially born as the Gairloch Gardens when he bequeathed it to the Town of Oakville as a public park and an art gallery to feature contemporary artists. The Gairloch Galleries became a part of the Oakville Galleries together with the Centennial Gallery in 1978.
Indulge your Sporty Side at Glen Abbey Golf Club
Fancy playing golf at one of Canada’s premier golf courses? Then grab your clubs and visit the Glen Abbey Golf Club for a Saturday of fun.
Glen Abbey Golf Club, designed by Jack Nicklaus in 1976, is the home of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and the Royal Canadian Golf Association. No less than Tiger Woods himself enjoyed some tee time at the golf course, along with other notable golf personalities. If you do like to add some challenge in your golf play, then what better place to do it than Glen Abbey Golf Club? Surely you’d love hitting that shot in a place which hosted several PGA Canadian Open Championships.
Saturdays are lovelier in a town like Oakville. If you would want to call Oakville your home, give us a call and we will help you tee up the luxury home of your dreams.