The Town of Oakville offers many opportunities for residents of all ages and abilities to enjoy public swimming throughout the year, including Waterfit classes and free swims sponsored by Tim Hortons. Please visit the Public Swimming and Waterfit page for more information.
Drop-in Waterfit classes are now included with a Full Fitness Membership! Visit the Fitness Centres page for more information.
Drop-in fitness programs
Our facilities are well-equipped, clean and staffed with friendly, qualified professionals. Are you looking to get fit? Play squash or racquetball? Have unlimited access to scheduled recreational skating or swimming? The Town of Oakville has a membership plan for you!
Become a member and enjoy all four fitness centres, including drop-in fitness classes. You can also pay-as-you-go or purchase a 10-visit pass. There are over 75 fitness classes to choose from each week including high and low impact aerobics, step, kickboxing, body sculpt, interval, core training, stability ball and more! Visit the Fitness Centres page for more information.
Water exercising exerts less impact on lower joints and is suitable for swimmers and non-swimmers, men and women. Waterfit classes take participants through a warm-up, aerobic activities, muscle conditioning and a cool down, all in an aquatic environment. Pay-as-you-go or purchase a 10-visit punch card and drop-in for a variety of classes. Visit the Public Swimming and Waterfit page for more information.
Drop-in Waterfit classes are now included with a Full Fitness Membership! Visit theFitness Centres page for more information.
Hockey and Skating
Please visit the Public Skating and Shinny Programs page for more information.
The Town of Oakville is pleased to offer many opportunities for residents of all ages and abilities to enjoy public skating throughout the year, including free skates on P.A. Days sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada and free skates during the holidays sponsored by Tim Hortons.
Shinny hockey programs, including sessions specifically for players ages 50+, are offered at various Town of Oakville arenas. All sessions are self-organized and non-contact.
Same-day ice bookings
Now, you can book ice time up to TWO days in advance!
As a courtesy to our clients, we are enhancing our last-minute ice booking process. Visit the Same-Day and Last-Minute Ice Bookings page for more information.
Shooter pad rentals are also available at Joshua's Creek Arenas, River Oaks Community Centre, and Sixteen Mile Sports Complex.
Visit the Arena Ice, Floor and Shooter Pads page for more information.
Make Your Move
FREE Guided Trail Walks
The Recreation and Culture department is proud to provide programs and services to help residents of all ages live healthy, active lives. Join us for some family fun on Oakville's beautiful trails in the spring and fall. Visit the Let's Get Physically Literate page for more information.
Make Your Move Family Day
Join us on Family Day to try out great programs and activities for FREE! Visit the Family Day web page for details.
P.A. Day drop-in programs
On June 3 from 2-4 p.m., get to know the natural world around you at the Oakville Museum. Learn how to help our native pollinators by building a solitary bee house with our friends at Oakvillegreen. Take a guided nature walk and play nature games at Erchless Estate. Age: 6-12. Free event but space limited. Reserve your spot today by calling 905-338-4400 or email email@example.com. Adult supervision required.
Oakville Museum offers guided tours of Erchless Estate, the home of Oakville's founder Colonel William Chisholm. Featuring pieces from the Town of Oakville's historical archives, the estate is decorated in family-friendly period style.
Open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m., admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted. Permanent and feature exhibits are included. Visit the Oakville Museum page for more information.
P.A. Day Clay Studio Drop-in
Please note: All Ages Drop-in at the Clay Studio is offered on select P.A. Days only.
Not home alone today? Drop in for a parented program of fun collaborative family clay projects at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC). The cost is $8 per participant/per session. If you want to keep your clay creation there is an additional charge of $5 for the clay (clay fee includes firing and glazing).
The ceramic technician will be available for assistance and to lead basic hand building demonstrations in the Ceramics Studio. There will be no wheel work. Clay pieces take up to three weeks to be finished. First-come, first-served and spaces are limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
RBC P.A. Day Skates
The Town of Oakville is pleased to partner with RBC Royal Bank to offer free public skating on all elementary Halton District School Board P.A. Days. Visit the RBC P.A. Day Skates page for more information.
Pre-registered programs and camps are also available for Halton District School Board P.A. Days. Please visit the P.A. Day Camps page for more information.
Play along with your little one with our child-friendly equipment, while you meet and mingle with other parents or caregivers! Drop-in Playtime is a parented program for children crawling to 5 years old. The cost is just $4 for one adult and one child, with a fee of $2.50 each for additional children.
The Oakville Public Library offers a number of free, fun and interactive Storytimes (click on the link to pre-school and children's programs) at all branches for parents and caregivers to introduce their children to stories, songs and rhymes that promote early literacy skills:
- Baby’s First Storytime: Ages 6M-18M
- Toddler Storytime: Ages 18M-36M
- Family Storytime: All ages