oakville ontario

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Oakville, ON

Lat: 43° 26.475   Long: 079° 40.063

 

Quick Reference:

  • Port Type: City
  • Monitors VHF: 68
  • Charts: CHS 2070
  • Customs: (888) CANPASS (266-7277)
  • Coast Guard
  • Transient Docking
  • Anchorage
  • Diesel
  • Gasoline
  • Potable Water
  • Pump Out
  • Washrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Repair Services
  • Provisions
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital/Clinic
  • Banks/ATM
  • Restaurants/Pubs
  • Shopping
  • Internet
  • Amenities
  Important Numbers

Area Code905
Emergency911
Police(905) 825-4747
Hospital(905) 845-2571
Pharmacy(905) 845-4946

DISTANCES


Port Distance (nm) Port Distance (nm)
Toronto ON 18 NE Youngstown, NY 32 E
Port Credit, ON 9 NE Olcott, NY 47 E
Hamilton, ON 11 SW Oak Orchard, NY 58 E
Port Dalhousie, ON 25 SW Rochester, NY 106 E

DESCRIPTION


Oakville Ontario 's roots lie in the development of Dundas Street. This military road was built in 1796 to connect the legislative capital of York (now Toronto) with the important town of Dundas at the western end of Lake Ontario. Although settlers had moved into the area before the War of 1812, it was in 1827 that an actual town plan was laid out by Willam Chisholm. The harbour was developed and a thriving shipping and ship-building industry grew up. Over the decades, other industries moved in such as refineries and auto manufacturing. Today, Oakville has a diverse economy and is a prosperous part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

APPROACHES


The approaches to Oakville are clear from all directions. The harbour lies at the mouth of Sixteen Mile Creek and is protected by two breakwaters. The east breakwater lies on a NE/SW line and has a F RED light at the pierhead. The west breakwater is marked with a GREEN spar buoy.

Sixteen Mile Creek runs north from Lake Ontario. There are two fixed bridges - 33 ft/10 m and 32 ft/9.8 m respectively. They cut the harbour into a north and south portion. The south harbour has berthing for sail and power vessels. The north harbour has slips for power vessels.

MARINAS, YACHT CLUBS, MOORINGS, ANCHORAGES


Oakville Yacht Squadron   (905) 338-9376    VHF 68
OYS is immediately on your port as you enter the harbour. They have 87 slips with approximately 1/2 dozen available for transient sailors on a reciprocal basis. Unlike many yacht clubs, OYS does not charge visitors a slip fee - speaks volumns about their attitude towards visiting sailors! There is no fuel dock or pumpout station. There is a lovely clubhouse with washrooms and showers. There are water and power hookups at slips. The clubhouse has a main floor bar, kitchen and exchange library. Upstairs is another lounge with a deck overlooking Sixteen Mile Creek. There are picnic areas and BBQ grills on the grounds.

Oakville Club   (905) 845-0231   
The Oakville Club is located on the east side of Sixteen Mile Creek, across from OYS. This is a multi-purpose, private club that includes among its programs an active yachting group. It has several slips available on a reciprocal basis for transient sailors. There is no fuel dock or pumpout station. Water is available along the dock. There are no power hookups. The Club has washrooms and showers. Other facilities include a dining room, bar/lounge, swimming pool, tennis courts and a fitness room. There is also a club BBQ available for use.

Oakville Town Dock   (905) 338-4172   
The Oakville Town Dock is located on the east side of Sixteen Mile Creek, just north of the Oakville Club. There is docking for transient vessels at both the serviced and non-serviced slips. Serviced slips have Non-potable water and power hookups. There is no fuel dock but there is a pumpout station. There are no other services for transient sailors.

Oakville Power Boat Club   (905) 844-3607   
The Oakville Power Boat Club lies north of the 2 fixed bridges., on the east side of Sixteen Mile Creek. They have about a 1/2 dozen slips available for transient sailors. There is a fuel dock (diesel only) and a pumpout station. Water and power are available. There are washrooms and showers in the clubhouse. There is also a lovely patio overlooking the water.

REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE, PROVISIONING, BANKS/ATM's


G & B Sports Marine and Richards Custom Marine Service can carry out engine repairs.

Thornton Marine Electric can handle marine electrical repair and manitenance issues.

There is a Food Basics grocery store located approximately 1.2 mi/2 km from Oakville Yacht Squadron.

There is a CIBC Bank with counter and ATM service, about .5 mi/1 km from the Oakville Club.

The harbour lies right at the doorstep to Oakville's downtown and there are many shops and services within easy walking distance.

MEDICAL SERVICES


Oakville-Trafalger Hospital (905) 845-2571 is a major hospital located about 1.25 mi/2 km from the harbour.

the Drugstore Pharmacy (905) 845-4946 is the closest pharmacy, about .5 mi/1 km from the harbour.

PLACES TO EAT


There is quite a selection of restaurants and pubs in the downtown area. Paradiso, on Lakeshore Blvd east of the harbour is a very well-regarded restaurant that focuses on southern European cuisine, all accompanied by wines from Portugal, Spain, Italy and more. For an upscale dining experience, try Oliver's for an excellent meal complimented by a superb wine list. If you enjoy French cuisine, the Crepe Kitchen is the place to go. If eastern Mediterranean is your wish, Agabi Restaurant serves authentic Egyptian, Lebanese and Greek cuisine.

And, on a hot summer day, could anything be better than delicious ice cream? Chocolate Alphabet and Cafe Gelato get rave reviews for their decadent ice cream selections.

These are a few of the good dining opportunities within walking distance of the Oakville harbour.

THINGS TO DO/SEE/VISIT


There is a thriving arts and culture community in Oakville Ontario. From performing arts to galleries and museums, Oakville has a great deal to offer visiting sailors. Every June, Oakville stages the Oakville Waterfront Festival. Concerts, craft shows and a wide variety of performing arts all bring the waterfront to life. August sees the annual Oakville Jazz Festival This is an outstanding festival and performances spill out into the streets and cafes as residents and visitors alike are treated to world-class jazz.

The Oakville Ontario visitors site has an extensive list of things to do and see while visiting.

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