As the province plans for recovery, the town is beginning to carefully and responsibly bring back services and reopen some public spaces, programs and services. Provincial emergency orders and the town’s physical distancing by-law remain in effect. We must all continue to follow guidelines from Public Health officials.
Explore beyond your boundaries! Oakville's 200+ kilometres of recreational trails meander across all communities and connect all sections of the town. You can plan your cycling or walking route through the town's beautiful trails and roadways with the Cycle, Walk Oakville map.
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) to ensure public safety and to help the forest regrow. Visit the Woodlands Hazard Abatement page to learn more.
In the year 2000, in partnership with the Oakville Community Foundation, the town established approximately 60 kilometres of designated heritage trails. The heritage trail system connects east and west Oakville and includes information kiosks or stations that reflect our natural, human, and built heritage. Visit the Heritage Trails page for more information.
Visit the Parks Listings page to explore amenities by park.
If using our trails please respect the environment and stay on the path. Creating your own paths and building bike ramps in our woodlots/greenspace is harmful to the ecosystem and dangerous for other trail users.
To report bike ramps on our trails contact ServiceOakville at 905-845-6601. For more information on cycling etiquette, please visit our Cycling Safety page.
Come with family and friends to explore the history of the lands in the Oakville area from an Indigenous perspective. Expand your knowledge and learn from a First Nations guide, while taking a relaxing walk amongst the beautiful colours of the Oakville Trail system. Explore your trails, explore your history, explore your spirit. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All ages and free to participate.
Sixteen Mile Heritage Trail, Lion's Valley Park
Saturday, September 28, 1 to 2 p.m.
Join us on Oakville's beautiful trails. Led by a certified fitness professional, the trail walks are about 1.5 km long. Strollers and baby carriers for young children are strongly recommended. Remember to bring comfortable and sturdy shoes, water, and your enthusiasm! All ages welcome. Pets and bikes are not permitted. Rain or shine. This walk will focus on being active, but will not have an educational component.
Meet in the parking lot at Postridge Park.
Meet in the parking lot by the ball diamonds at River Oaks Community Centre.
Meet in the parking lot at Westbank Park.
Meet in the parking lot at Maple Grove Arena.
West of Third Line, the Fourteen Mile Creek Trail extends from the QEW to Dundas Street West. North of Upper Middle Road West, the trail system branches into two sections. One runs west of Bronte and the other east of Grand Oak Trail.
The McCraney Creek Trail runs alongside a waterway that flows into the Fourteen Mile creek. The trail runs from Dundas Street West down to the Indian Ridge Trail at the QEW.
In Glen Abbey, the Taplow Creek runs from Upper Middle Road West to the Indian Ridge Trail just west of Dorval Drive. The creek along this trail runs directly into Lake Ontario.
Starting in Bronte's Harbour, the trail runs north along the creek through Petro Canada Park and along the west side of Bronte Road to Bronte Provincial Park and Upper Middle Road West.
The Donovan Bailey Park Trail extends from Bronte Road south of Speers Road to Lakeshore Road West.
Start your walk in the trails of Sheldon Creek west of Great Lakes Boulevard and make your way north east to Nautical Woods and Nautical Park which features a sports field, playground and splash pad.
Take a longer journey east and west along the crosstown corridor. The trail is located along the TransCanada/ Enbridge pipeline. Starting at Bronte Provincial Park to the Sixteen Mile Creek, traverse Lion's Valley park to find the eastern stretch of the trail extending to Ninth Line and the Joshua Creek Trail North.
Starting at Memorial Park, the Nipigon Trail runs south along Sixth Line to Upper Middle Road East. Once south of Upper Middle Road, the McCraney Valley Trail extends behind Sheridan College and into Oakville Park on McCraney Street East.
In the River Oaks area, the Munn's Creek and Shannon Creek Trail extend from River Glen Boulevard to Neyagawa Boulevard and Upper Middle Road E. Walk the Shannon Creek trail into the Sixteen Mile Creek Trail.
The Sixteen Mile Creek Trail runs through the centre of Oakville. On either side of Lion's Valley Park you will find the east and west bank of the Sixteen Mile Creek Trail.
The Joshua Creek Trail North runs from Dundas Street (just west of Ninth Line) down to the Parkway Park near the Crosstown Trail. This trail runs along the Joshua Creek which extends north to the Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre.
The Morrison Valley Trail North runs from Dundas Street East to Upper Middle Road just east of Trafalgar Road. The Morrison Valley Trail South runs from Upper Middle Road to Iroquois Shore Road and provides access to the Morrison Wedgewood Channel which runs into Iroquois Shoreline Woods.
The Iroquois Shoreline Woods trail connects with the Morrison Valley South trail. This trail system provides a shaded and lengthy exploration through one of the largest woodlots in Oakville.
The Joshua Creek Trail South runs from Arkendo Park north to Brookmill Road, following the Joshua Creek watershed which runs into Lake Ontario. Visit the South East Sports Field information kiosk to learn about the valley's habitat and the area's agricultural and industrial history.
The Avonhead Ridge Trail circles the Clearview neighbourhood from Ford Drive to Winston Churchill providing access to community gardens, sportsfields, playgrounds, and a woodlot.