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Bronte Butterfly Foundation
2368 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, ON L6L 1H5
Tel. (905) 825-2245 Fax (905) 825-8622
The Butterfly Park and Winter Skateway will be situated in the 3.5-acre Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park, the area's last undeveloped lakefront property, adjacent to the pretty Bronte Harbour. The natural butterfly park and unique butterfly-shaped waterway offers something for everyone.

View of Oakville's Glen Abbey Course Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum
Glen Abbey Golf Club, 1333 Dorval Drive
Take Q.E.W. to Dorval Drive, and turn north on Dorval 1 km.
Oakville, ON L6J4Z3
(905)849-9700 x411 (800)263-0009
Golf started in North America with the formation of the Royal Montreal Golf Club in 1873, the birthplace of organized golf on the continent. The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame preserves and honours the traditions of golf from its early European origins to the present day's modern equipment and superstar players. A walk through the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame mirrors a stroll over an 18-hole golf course, with each "hole" representing a significant element in the game's history. Open January 1 - March 31: Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday 10 am - 5 pm; April 1 - June 30 Thursday - Monday 10 am - 5 pm; July 1 - August 31 daily 10 am - 5 pm; September 1 - December 31 Thursday - Mondays 10 am - 5 pm. Admission Adults $4.00, Juniors/Seniors (under 18 or over 55) $3.00, Families $8.00, RCGA/CLGA Members $2.00 (show your handicap card)

Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square
120 Navy St.
The permanent collection has over 1100 works of art, valued at over $1.7 million, and features contemporary works of art from national and international artists working in all media. Every Year, from April to November, visitors can take internationally acclaimed artist Janet Cardiff's Audio Walk. Admission is free!

Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate
8 Navy St.
Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate is the restored home of Oakville's founding family, the Chisholm's. The picturesque Erchless Estate overlooks Oakville Harbour and Lake Ontario and includes several heritage buildings. Open year-round, Tuesdays to Sundays 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm.

Sovereign House
7 West River St.
Built by Bronte resident Charles Sovereign in 1846, and was home to renowned Canadian author Mazo de la Roche from 1911-1915. The house and its historical archives are considered an outstanding Ontario culture landmark. Open Wed., Sat., & Sun. from May to October. 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Closed Thanksgiving Sunday.

Thomas Merrick House
109 Thomas St.
in Lakeside Park, Oakville
The Thomas House was the home of early Oakville resident, Merrick Thomas. This historic home was saved from demolition in the 1950s and is presented as a period farm home of the 1830s-1840s.
Open May 23 - September, 1:00 pm -4:00 pm, Tues.- Thurs., Sat., Sun., and holidays.

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