Four school boards operate public schools in Oakville, and these are the Halton District School Board, the Halton Catholic District School Board, the Conseil scolaire de district du Centre-Sud-Ouest, and the Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud. Primary and secondary schools in the area include Glenburnie School, St. Vincent Catholic Elementary School, Abbey Park High School, James W. Hill Public School, River Oaks Public School, and St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School.
Oakville’s only post-secondary institution is Sheridan College, which offers a wide range of programs including television and film, business, advertising, education, technology, health sciences, trades, music, communications, social work, tourism, arts, law, and animal care. The college also offers part-time and flexible programs for continuing education and professional development. Other post-secondary options can be found in neighbouring communities.
Bronte Creek Provincial Park covers over 682 hectares and features campgrounds, yurts, five hiking trails, biking trails, an outdoor pool, a small farm, a historic farmhouse, and a disc golf course. Birdwatching is a popular activity in the park, with owls, hawks, eagles, kestrels, merlin, and songbirds providing entertainment. Many visitors like to fish along the creek for rainbow trout, Pacific salmon, steelhead, and splake.
The Oakville Museum is located in the historic buildings that once belonged to the family who founded Oakville (the Chisholm family). The museum offers a glimpse into the life of the family and what is was like in the community at that time. The buildings are surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens.