Fresh and Free Spirited

Stately Oakville, with its excellent golf, sport fishing, pretty harbors, and distinctive dining, is a perfect vacation from the ordinary. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, Glen Abbey Golf Course not only houses 18 holes across ponds and valleys, but also the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. Nearby Bronte Creek Provincial Park offers a variety of hiking trails, all perfect for the entire family. Bring a picnic and enjoy a day of swimming at the zero-entry pool, or see the animals at the petting farm.

The sap starts to run in early March, and that means maple syrup! Try some sticky maple taffy or decadent maple sugar before hopping a wagon to the Pancake House, serving up short stacks with –– you guessed it –– lashings of fresh syrup. Lakeside downtown Oakville shines with its exceptional shopping and dining district. Pull up a chair at Bru, where the Kentucky Fried Calamari is only outshined by the six craft beer taps. Hop over to Bronte Village for a picturesque view of the boats and swans in the harbour before treating yourself to dinner at Cucci, perfect for a quiet date night.

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