Discover Halton this summer: tons of family fun to be found here!

The Summer 2015 edition  of MoneySense magazine listed Halton Hills, Burlington and Oakville in their Top 25 Best Places to live in Canada.  I feel so fortunate to live and work in such a great region!

Whether you live, work or just come to here to play, there is no shortage of things to do now that summer is here and school is out.

Young father poses with children in tent  boys with painted flags on face

 family bird watching outdoorsWondering where to start your summer adventure? Take advantage of the surroundings and many activities that Halton Region has to offer:

Family fun can look different each day of the week, from parks to pools, festivals and events, farmers markets and cycling!  Both Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment make Halton Region’s landscape diverse and excellent for many different outdoor activities.

Conservation Halton has seven different parks ready for you to discover and a family membership allows you and your crew to enjoy the perks of each one.  These parks are perfect for those members who love adventure!  Try overnight camping, or fishing, hiking, mountain biking and maybe even bird watching together; who knows, maybe you’ll spot a rare bird like the “Least Bittern.”

Bronte Creek Provincial Park is also a regional gem, offering both organized and drop-in programs for the family all summer long. And don’t forget to check out their awesome pool and active play barn for the little ones.

Busy during the day?  Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and head down to your local park for a magical evening under the stars, then unwind to free music and movies for the whole family – a winning combination for sure.

Consider a staycation this summer with so many awesome free festivals and Burlington eventevents happening across Halton, so visit your municipal website for all the details.

Last but not least, plan ahead for extreme weather and sign up for our electronic heat/smog and cold alerts to ensure your outing is a success!

Summer is sure to fly by with a jam packed schedule like this.  So round up the family, meet up with some friends and get outside – there’s an amazing region waiting for you to discover.

 A taste of what’s to come:

Burlington:

Strawberry Social/ Fireworks, July 1- Joseph Brant Museum/ Spencer Smith Park

Sandcastles Festival, Aug 8 – Beachway Park

Children’s Festival, August 16 – Spencer Smith Park

Oakville:

Children’s Festival, July 19 – Coronation Park

RBC Canadian Open, July 20-26 – Glen Abbey Golf Course

Jazz Festival, Aug 7-8 – Downtown Oakville

Milton:

Rotary Chicken WingFest, July 17-18 – Rotary Park

Cycling Events, Pan Am/Parapan Am Games

Halton Hills:

Summer Reading Clubs at Halton Hills Public Libraries

Art in the Park, Aug 16 – Willow Park Ecology Centre Norval

Tell us about your experience in Halton Region!

For parenting information or to speak with a Public Health Nurse (every Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) simply dial 311 or 905-825-6000.

About Carolyn Wilkie, RN

For most of my nursing years I have been out in the community supporting new parents on their fabulous and sometimes crazy journey into parenthood! I love working as part of the HaltonParents team. I have 2 sweet boys, who continue to amaze and surprise me everyday. So glad we could connect.
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