Heritage & History

Lighthouse in Oakville HarbourHeritage Trails

Oakville Heritage Trails was a Millennium Partnership led by the Community Foundation of Oakville and the Town of Oakville. The trails unite all parts of the community and reflect our natural, human and built heritage.

  • Bronte Creek Trail
  • Crosstown Trail
  • Joshua’s Creek Trail
  • Sixteen Mile Creek Trail
  • Waterfront Trail

Learn more about the Heritage Trails and their history.

Memorials & Cairns

Visit the following memorials dedicated to those who have served in the military:

Fallen Soldiers
George’s Square 
Memorial Park (Trafalgar War Memorial) 

Historical Research

There are several groups in Oakville who maintain records on the history of the area, including books, newspaper articles, photos and maps. If you are completing historical research on places, events or people in Oakville, the following groups may be able to provide assistance.

Oakville Museum
Oakville-Trafalgar Archives
Oakville Public Library
Oakville Images
Bronte Historical Society 
Oakville Historical Society
Trafalgar Township Historical Society

Heritage Planning

Visit the Heritage Planning page for information on designated heritage properties and districts.