Oakville Harbour

Oakville Harbour is located at 99 Forsythe Street in Oakville, Ontario.

Oakville Harbour has approximately 200 boat slips.

Amenities and services

Oakville Harbour ramp location

Shipyard Park

99 Forsythe Street

Ramp fees

$20 (including HST)

Ramp fee is payable by credit card at the terminal located next to the launch ramp. For pay and display at the Oakville ramp, please display ticket on dashboard of vehicle towing trailer.

Pay with the HONK Mobile app on your phone. Visit the HONK Mobile website to download the app and then pay for the ramp using zone 2346 for the Oakville ramp.

Launch ramp closes November 1.

Seasonal ramp passes

Seasonal Ramp Pass – Resident of Oakville - $172.89

Seasonal Ramp Pass – Non-Resident - $238.55

Seasonal Ramp passes are available to purchase after April 15 at the Harbour Office, 2340 Ontario Street, Unit 4.

To purchase a pass, you must provide a copy of your driver's licence, the licence plate number of the vehicle towing the trailer (maximum two vehicles) and the licence plate number for the trailer (only one trailer plate number is allowed per permit).

Seasonal pass – $43.25 plus tax


June, July, August

  • Wednesday and Friday – 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sunday – 5 to 8 p.m.

September to October 21

  • Wednesday and Friday – 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Sunday – closed

Space is limited

  • Storage available for boats up to 30 feet and we can also accommodate boats on trailers
  • Storage package fee includes power washing of your hull after haul-out, haul-out, storage and spring launch
  • Storage only (no services) is available for vessels on trailers that only require storage and do not require town staff for launch or haul out services

Winter storage package (haul/bottom wash/storage/launch): $5.10/square foot

Winter storage only (no services): $4.95/square foot

Mast Storage Package (unstepping/storage/stepping): $11.55 per foot (length of mast)


Finger dock

  • $89.25 (non-resident rate $98.18) per foot at full-service finger dock (includes non-potable water and one 30-amp electrical plug)
  • $79.90 (non-resident rate $87.67) per foot at non-service finger dock

For information regarding rates for docks at Oakville and Bronte Harbours, please contact the Harbours office at 905-845-6601, ext. 4090 or 4091.

  • All slip holders pay an annual TOWARF fee $26 plus an Infrastructure Fee of $6.60 per foot, plus HST
  • Out of town applicants add 10 per cent surcharge to mooring rates
  • Registration charge – New Permit Holder: $136.20

History of Oakville Harbour

In 1827 Oakville was founded by Colonel William Chisholm, after he purchased 1,000 acres of Crown land at the mouth of Sixteen Mile Creek. Chisholm's great dream of building a privately owned harbour for Upper Canada was quickly realized in 1834, when Oakville was declared a Port of Entry into Canada.

Main exports included pine timbers and oak staves. As business prospered, so did other industries including wheat dealers and storage granaries. In the mid-1800s, Oakville was hit by a recession, affecting the price of wheat and Oakville's foundry and harbour business. To offset the depression, fruit growing became a considerable business, and in particular Oakville was actively trading strawberries, spurring a basket manufacturing plant

After a recession and the building of the railroad, the harbour business weakened and Oakville became a holiday destination for many. It became fashionable to summer in Oakville.

Oakville also became a destination for the Royal Canadian Yacht Club Races from Toronto. The Oakville Yacht Club was built in 1907.