Oakville’s extensive Lake Ontario shoreline includes three harbours.

Harbours staff provide haul-out services, mast stepping and unstepping. Operating, maintenance and capital improvements are funded from fees charged to boaters. Harbours rates and fees are available on the Rates and Fees page

Oakville offers a variety of angling opportunities. Please look for ‘No Fishing’ signs, posted in areas where fishing is not permitted. 

Fishing is permitted

  • On Sixteen Mile Creek (provided it is not off a bridge or roadway) a minimum of 50 metres upstream of the last upstream dock in the Oakville Harbour.
  • On Bronte Creek north of the Rebecca Street bridge, at Petro Canada Park and other creek access points. 
  • On both sides of the west pier at Bronte Harbour

Evening Fishing Pilot Program

A pilot program has been approved by Council that permits evening fishing within designated areas of the east pier in Bronte and east/west piers in Oakville. 

Evening fishing is permitted August 1 to October 15 from 9 p.m. to midnight only.

Evening Fishing Designated Fishing Areas maps

Fishing is not permitted at any of the following locations

  • Beaches: Bronte Beach, Coronation Park Beach, South Shell Park
  • Harbours: For safety, fishing is not permitted in Oakville or Bronte harbours between May 15 and October 15, when the harbours are busy with boat and pedestrian traffic.
  • Piers at Oakville Harbour and Bronte Harbour (with exception of the Bronte West Pier and evening fishing)
  • Shoreline: Bronte Creek south of Rebecca Street Bridge, Busby Park, Hillmer Park, Edgemere Park, Erchless Estates, Riverview Park, Tannery Park, Dingle, and all Storm Water Management Ponds.

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.


Harbours Office
2508 Lakeshore Road West
Oakville, ON, L6L 1H8