Cycle, Walk Oakville

Cycle, Walk Oakville

The Cycle, Walk Oakville map will help you plan your cycling or walking route through the town's beautiful trails, cycle routes and roadways.

With over 185 kilometres of on- and off-road cycling paths, over 300 kilometres of trails, 1,420 hectares of parkland,  31 waterfront parks, and more than 200 parks with  playgrounds and sports fields, Oakville has recreational opportunities for everyone!

Three ways to get your map

Visit the Trails and Cycleways online map.

Download the Oakville Mobile App.

Pick up printed maps at Town Hall or one of the town’s community centres, arenas or libraries.

Trail Types

On-road

Cycle lanes

Roads with on-road cycle lanes designate a portion of the existing roadway for use by cyclists only. Cycle lanes may be marked by a painted white line, buffered space, or a physical barrier. Cycle lanes have bicycle symbols on the pavement and are identified by dedicated signs along the roadway.

Sharrows

Roads with sharrows are shared roadways with a specific bicycle symbol. This symbol indicates where cyclists should generally position themselves while sharing the roadway with motorized vehicles.

Signed cycle routes

Roads with bicycle route signs help direct cyclists to the primary network. These roads typically have lower traffic volumes, are used by both motor vehicles and cyclists, and they may also contain sharrows.

Paved shoulders

Roads with paved shoulders are shared by more than one type of user (cyclists, pedestrians, in-line skaters and vehicles for emergency use). Paved shoulders are typically located on rural roads.

Off-road

Multi-use trail (within boulevard)

A two-way path physically separated from the travelled portion of a roadway by barrier curb and/or open space. Multi-use trails are shared by more than one type of user (cyclists, pedestrians, in-line skaters, etc.). All motorized vehicles (autos, scooters, e-bikes) are prohibited.

Major trails (within parks/valleys)

A two-way path shared by mainly cyclists and pedestrians. These are typically located within parks, open spaces valleys, and along hydro corridors. These trails may not be accessible to all users. All motorized vehicles (autos, scooters, e-bikes) are prohibited.



Recreational Trails Information

Learn more about all of Oakville's recreational trails that meander across all communities and connect all sections of the town.

Temporary trail closures

You may notice that trees have been removed from some trails. This is part of the town's ongoing efforts to remove dead and dying ash trees destroyed by Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) for public safety and to help the forest regrow. Some trails may be temporarily closed while tree removals take place. Visit the Woodlands Hazard Abatement page to learn more.

Cycling safety

Visit the cycling safety page for tips and videos on cycling safety, town bike by-laws and rules of the road.

Cycling Handbook

Check out the town’s Cycling Handbook (pdf, 15.9 MB) to learn more about cycling preparedness, bikes and public transit, and much more.

You can also pick one up at one of our community centres, libraries or at Town Hall. English, Arabic, Spanish, and simplified Chinese versions are available. To learn more visit the Let’s Get Physically Literate page

CAN-BIKE Programs

Make Your Move Oakville, with support from Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund, is excited to offer a variety of CAN-BIKE programs for a reduced fee this spring and summer. Visit the Recreation and Culture program registration page and search for “CAN Bike”

Oakville Cycle Camps

The town is in its second year of offering four weeks of summer bike camp programs for children ages 8 to 12. Visit the Recreation and Culture program registration page and search for “Oakville Cycle Camp”

Cycling Events

Oakville is home to a number of cycling events throughout the summer. If you have a community cycling event, post it on our events calendar.

Make your Move

The town encourages residents to Make Your Move, to be more active and lead a healthier lifestyle. You can do this is by exploring the town's extensive network of trails and cycling routes. For more information, visit the Make Your Move page.

Active Transportation Master Plan

For more information about Oakville’s plan to expand the town’s on- and off- road paths and promote cycling and walking throughout the town visit our Active Transportation Master Plan page.