Category Archives: Kids & Family

Outdoor winter activities you can safely enjoy this season

Throughout the town, there are many safe and fun winter activities for the entire family to enjoy responsibly, such as: outdoor skating on town rinks, groomed cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails; winter cycling trails; and winter pickleball and tennis courts (weather permitting).

We know that things feel a little different this year, but it’s so important that we continue to follow all health and safety measures in place and enjoy recreation activities with members of our own households only for the safety of the entire community.

SAFETY REMINDER: Skating, walking and tobogganing on stormwater management ponds is unsafe and not permitted under our parks by-law. For your safety, please stay off all creeks, ponds and ice-covered bodies of water as they haven’t had time to freeze solidly yet. Be sure to check out these ice safety tips and this video message from Oakville Fire Chief Paul Boissonneault where he discusses the dangers of venturing onto frozen bodies of water.

For a complete listing of our outdoor winter programs, please visit our There’s Snow Place Like Home page.

Join The Town of Oakville for Family Day on February 15 – virtually!

While you might not be able to spend time with those outside your household, you can still celebrate safely with your virtual Oakville family! Join us at your convenience on Monday, February 15, 2021 for fun activities for all ages and abilities. 

Families can take part in a variety of virtual activities including yoga, cookie bake-off (Grandma’s Gingersnaps versus Chocolate Chip), family story-time, a colouring contest, self-guided StoryWalks with the Oakville Public Library, a home history hunt with the Oakville Museum, and much more! 

Take-and-make yarn butterfly craft kits are available for pick up at Queen Elizabeth Park Community Centre until February 13 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Please call 905-815-5979, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to pre-book your pick-up time. Masks are required in all facilities.

 All virtual Family Day activities will be posted on our Family Day page. Share your Family Day pics on the town’s TwitterFacebook and Instagram accounts.
Be safe and have fun!