The Bronte Harbour launch ramp is now closed for the season. Any questions, please call Oakville Harbours Office at 905-338-4172.
Oakville’s extensive Lake Ontario shoreline includes two harbours: Bronte Harbour on Bronte Creek and Oakville Harbour on Sixteen Mile Creek near the downtown core. The harbours are owned by the town and operated by the Parks and Open Space department.
These natural harbours accommodate several hundred sail and power boats as well as recreational facilities. Mooring docks and slips are available for rent on a seasonal basis, and launching ramps are provided in both harbours for transient boaters. The main docks in both harbours are six-feet wide, fully serviced finger docks with Mediterranean-type moorings. Charges are based on the running length of the boat.
Harbours staff provide water, electrical services, haul-out services, and mast stepping and unstepping. Operating, maintenance and capital improvements are funded from fees charged to boaters. For a breakdown of service rates, visit the Harbour Service Rates page. Learn more about the services provided to you at Bronte and Oakville harbours by reading the Oakville Harbours Marina Tenant and Visitors Guide (pdf 4.6 MB)
Harbours By-law 2012-007 has been approved by Town Council. To view this by-law and any amendments to the by-law please visit our by-law search page and enter 2012-007 in the search field.
In February 2011 Council approved the Oakville Harbours Financial Strategic Business Plan (pdf, 3.6 MB). For related documents read the Community Services Committee Agenda.
Hours of operation
Summer: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Winter: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Statutory holidays: closed
- Bronte Harbour Yacht Club
- Bronte Shore Yacht Sales
- Burloak Canoe Club
- Oakville Club
- North Shore Boatworks
- Oakville Power Boat Club
- Oakville Power and Sail Squadron
- Oakville Yacht Squadron
- The Dockside Chandlery & Marine Inc.
- T.O.W.A.R.F. (Town of Oakville Water Air Rescue Force)
- Wai Nui O Kanaka
- Boater Exam
- Halton Police Marine Unit
- Notice to Mariners Report (N.O.T.M.A.R.)
- Safe Boating Guide
- Service Canada Licensing and Registration