Local Area Attractions
Located in the heart of Escarpment Country, our KOA offers access to the best of both country and city life, nestled in the historic community of Campbellville, 7 minutes from the Town of Milton, and 30-45 minutes from major centres to the east and west. Pick fresh, local produce at one of our many local farms. Go antiquing or golfing. Or, hike, bike and explore one of our Region's six conservation parks. The Toronto-West KOA also provides travellers with an excellent 'home base' from which to visit Toronto, Canada's largest city, and its many attractions including the Ontario Science Centre, the Toronto Zoo, Canada's Wonderland, and much more!
The CN Tower
The CN Tower is located about 45 minutes from the KOA Toronto West Campground and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Toronto. It offers games and rides on the lower levels, and a breath-taking, glass-floored observation deck up near the clouds. For the brave among you, take a walk around the circumference of the roof with EdgeWalk. Or for an elegant night out, enjoy fine dining and a panoramic view of the city in the revolving 360 Restaurant. Reservations are recommended, and elevation and access to the observation deck are free with the purchase of one main course meal per person.
Rated one of the Top Ten Zoos in the World, the Toronto Zoo is Canada's premier zoo with more than 5000 animals representing 460+ species in various Regions and Pavilions based on geographical locations. Visit panda couple Er Shun and Da Mao, at the Giant Panda Experience. Bring your camera and your walking shoes, and get ready to explore!
Paramount Canada's Wonderland:
Canada's premiere amusement park is located only 35 minutes away on Highway 400, and features more than 200 attractions, 69 thrilling rides, North America's greatest variety of roller coasters, and Splash Works, a 20-acre park. Check out special activities for smaller children too!
Ontario Science Centre:
Since 1969, the Ontario Science Centre has welcomed more than 46 million visitors for a range of fascinating experiences in science and technology. It is one of Ontario’s most significant cultural attractions, focused on interactivity and hands-on learning for visitors of all ages – kids, teens and adults! The Science Centre is unique in that it conceives, designs and builds its own exhibitions, and boasts Ontario’s only IMAX Dome theatre! Check out the calendar listings for featured activities, and get ready to have fun learning and exploring!
Black Creek Pioneer Village
Black Creek Pioneer Village is more than a collection of buildings and artifacts. Travel back in time and become immersed in the lifestyles, customs, and surroundings of early residents who built the foundations of modern Toronto and Ontario, at a typical "crossroads community village" found in the Toronto area during the 1800's. Experience a 'Day in the Life' adventure, or learn how things were made from mill power to fine type in the print shop. Travel the 'Country Kids Trail' and learn engage in 'hands-on activities for young families' too! Check calendar for weekly activities at the Village.
African Lion Safari:
African Lion Safari, based in Cambridge, Ontario Canada, is a drive through wildlife park featuring over 1000 exotic birds and animals from around the world, approximately 30 minutes from our KOA. Drive your own vehicle through the park, or take the Safari Bus (recommended). Be sure to see the many scheduled live animal demonstrations while there! Several activities included with price of admission, such as a leisurely cruise aboard the 'African Queen' boat, a journey aboard the 'Nature Boy' scenic railway, 'Birds of Prey Flying Demonstration' and more!
Wild Water Kingdom:
Have the time of your life at Canada's largest water theme park! Located approximately 30 minutes from our campsite, Wild Water Kingdom offers many attractions including a 1/2 Acre Wave Pool, tube rides, speed slides, kids' water playground and much, much more! Call toll-free: 1-866-794-WILD (9453)
Crawford Lake Conservation Area
Only 7 minutes away from the Mohawk Inn & Conference Centre lies Crawford Lake Conservation Area, a World Biosphere Reserve. Crawford Lake is one of the 120 known meromictic lakes on Earth meaning that the water is so stable that the sediments that accumulate on the bottom offer well-preserved records of aquatic and plant life from the region. On the site, you will also find a reconstructed Iroquoian Village from the 15th century. Crawford Lake is open all year round, offering guests 19 km of wildlife viewing, hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails with connections to the Bruce Trail.
Mohawk Racetrack and OLG Slots
There is plenty of fun to be had all year round at Mohawk Racetrack and OLG slots, with more than 850 slot machines and an electronic poker table! From May to October, the racetrack, which is located just minutes from the campground, offers live, standard bred racing and daily simulcast racing in The Race Book.
Hilton Falls Conservation Area
Located right in Campbellville, at 4985 Campbellville Sideroad, Hilton Falls Conservation Area’s lush forest offers guests the opportunity to view wildlife, hike, bike or cross-country ski through its 30 km of trails. While exploring, you will see Hilton Falls, a 10 metre waterfall that showers over the Niagara Escarpment. History buffs can explore the ruins of three pioneer saw mills that surround the falls and that were built by early settlers to the area from 1835 – 1863.
Mountsberg Conservation Area
Located right in Campbellville, Moutsberg Conservation Area offers a variety of year-round activities. Take a walk on the scenic boardwalk, identify local bird species in the extensive wetlands, or explore Raptor Centre and see a great horned owl face to face. Got a sweet tooth? Visit Mountsberg Sugar Bush where you can sample some locally-made maple syrup on fresh pancakes! Take a horse drawn wagon ride, cross country ski, snowshoe, or monkey around in the barn playground! Stop by and feed the goats, and make sure to browse the exhibit gallery and gift shop before you leave! Mountsberg Conservation Area is a great family destination.
Kelso Conservation Area/Glen Eden
Just minutes from Mohawk Inn and Conference Centre, Kelso Conservation Area offers visitors year-round recreation opportunities. In the warmer months, you can swim at a sandy beach, go fishing in the lake, mountain bike through the marked trails, go rock-climbing along the Niagara Escarpment or hike the Bruce Trail. For added fun, visitors can rent kayaks, paddleboats and canoes. No matter what you choose to do there is plenty of beauty to see. In the colder months, visitors opt for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing or pop over to Glen Eden for downhill skiing, snowboarding and tubing for guests of all experience levels and ages. Bring your own equipment or rent for the day. Glen Eden now has four chutes for snow tubing, another way to experience the speed and exhilaration of winter sports.
Mount Nemo Conservation Area
To see the great beauty of nature first hand, go to Mount Nemo. Located at 5317 Guelph Line in Burlington, less than 30 minutes from the Toronto West KOA, it is 169-hectare park along the Niagara Escarpment known for its natural cliff ecosystem. Proving some of the best hiking the region has to offer, visitors can view the rich diversity of wildlife in crevice caves and thousand year old cedars, or rock climb in this environmentally protected area.
Scotch Block Winery & Andrews Scenic Acres
Scotch Block Winery is located on 10th Sideroad in Milton at Andrews Scenic Acres farm. It is nestled in an area that is commonly known as the ‘Scotch Block’ due to the original Scottish settlement of Halton Region in the 1800’s. Rich, fertile, rolling farmland overlooks the beautiful Niagara Escarpment. Visit and sample an array of award-winning wines made on the property, including dry fruit, grape, ice and dessert wines. Andrews Scenic Acres became the first farm winery in the region in 1999. The farm is open year round, though check the website as hours of operation vary according to the season.
There is so much to do at Springridge Farm! Stop in to buy baked goods, preserves, cider, fruits, vegetables and flowers or bring the kids for play day. The Fun Farm Yard is filled with climbers, a sandbox, corn trails, an antique tractor and farm animals! Families can also enjoy a tractor-drawn wagon ride and pony rides to view the Niagara Escarpment and learn about the farm. Open daily 9 -5 from April until Christmas. Only 15 minutes drive from our KOA!
Milton Centre for the Arts
Located 15 minutes from our the Toronto-West KOA, Milton Centre for the Arts is a new state-of-the-art facility offering visitors quality stage performances in a 500-seat theatre, or unique performances in a more intimate setting. Recreational programs are offered throughout the year as well as beautiful art exhibits showcasing local talent.
Stonehaven Farms originated in Clarkson, Ontario growing fresh produce for local outlets in the area. In 1957, the farm in Campbellville was opened and continues to be one of the largest local suppliers of quality, wholesome, fresh strawberries to grocery chains and farmer’s markets. Visit the farm for a full country experience and enjoy picking your own berries, taking a wagon ride tour, getting lost in the corn maze or letting the kids loose in the Kids Zone. Be sure to grab some of their fresh pies before you leave!
White Rock Ostrich Farm
Visit a real working Ostrich Farm, just 14 minutes drive from our campground! Located just off Guelph Line, WhiteRock Ostrich Farm is fun for kids and adults alike! You can even feed the ostriches for $2!! Come for a tour on the wagon ride, try an ostrich burger in the picnic area and browse the gift shop which carries ostrich-related goods, ice cream and lots more!
Five Star Ranch
Feel like hitting some trails? Get your cowboy hat and giddy up! Offering trail rides, Western horse-riding lessons and mini clinics, and located at 11233 Second Line in Campbellville, Five Star Ranch will gladly get you back to nature. Open Tuesdays through Sunday, 10am-5pm year round. Call 905.854.6300 or visit the website for more information.
The Hobby Horse Quilt Shoppe
Located in the beautifully-renovated horse barn on Gail Spence’s family farm in Georgetown, and filled to the brim with gorgeous cotton fabrics, patterns, books and notions, the Hobbyhorse Quilt Shoppe is a must-see for quilters and crafters of all ages.
A Country Mile
Come to this warm, friendly and ‘relaxed upscale’ country home decor store and cafe, located in Milton, which features a wide variety of country collectibles and one-of-a kind items imported from artisans the world over. Browse their collection of furniture, candles, soaps, prints, pottery, jewelry, dried and fresh flowers and more. Have coffee, tea, lunch or dessert in their European-style cafe, or when the weather is warm, relax on their gorgeous deck overlooking 16-mile creek.
The Stonehouse of Campbellville
The Stonehouse of Campbellville is a unique retail store which sells leaded antique stained glass windows. On average, the Stonehouse carries approximately 2500 windows which vary in price from $60-$15,000. Most windows are below $400. They also have a “Light Room” which showcases particularly intricate work with interesting descriptions of each piece. Artisans are available throughout the week for demonstrations. Open year round.
Country Heritage Park
Located in nearby Milton on an 80-acre site with more than 30 exhibit buildings and 20,000 artifacts, Country Heritage Park is an interactive historical park depicting agricultural and rural life over the last 150 years. Nestled in the shadow of the Niagara Escarpment, it offers educational programs for school children, special events, attractions, tour group programs, day camps, historical interpretation of exhibits, an outstanding collection of antique tractors, steam engines, farm equipment and rural life artifacts. Open weekends in July and August for drop-in visitors. Check calendar for year-round festivals and special events!
Located in nearby Milton, Chudleigh's farm is open seven days a week from 10 am to 5 pm, July to October 31, including holidays! The farm has been in the Chudleigh family for three generations, and features a Children's Entertainment Area which includes a climbing area with 4 slides, 2 towers and a bridge, straw maze, 'retired tractors,' 'horse-tire' swings, a sand pit, tractor wagon rides, friendly farm animals, and pony rides each day from 11 am to 4 pm, weather permitting. Have a picnic with the family, have lunch at the licensed Waterfall dining area! Make sure to visit Chudleigh's renowned pie shop, and come mid-August, pick your own apples!
Royal Botanical Gardens
The Royal Botanical Gardens, located 30 minutes from our campground in the city of Burlington (with grounds in the adjacent city of Hamilton) is a National Historic Site, UNESCO designated World Biosphere Reserve, and the largest botanical garden in Canada. It features 2,422 acres of nature sanctuary, and more than 1,100 species of plants grow within its boundaries, including the Bashful Bulrush, which is found nowhere else in Canada, and the Red Mulberry, our nation's most endangered tree. Hike the RBG's 37 km of nature trails, visit the Arboretum, the RBG Herbarium and the Nature Interpretive Centre. Find out what's in bloom, have lunch at the Garden Cafe, and make sure to check listings for live music events, cooking demos and more!
St. Jacobs Country
Located 37 minutes from our KOA in the heart of Ontario's Old Order Mennonite community, St. Jacobs is a charming and friendly community where horse and buggies are a common sight and all the pleasures of modern life are right at your fingertips! Get to know the vendors at St. Jacobs Farmers Market, sample delicious local cuisine, learn something new at historic and cultural exhibits, and appreciate artistry of all kinds in the Village of St. Jacobs' studios, galleries, shops and theatres!
Halton County Radial Railway
Looking for something unique, kid-friendly and nearby to do for an afternoon? Ride the streetcars, far from the hustle and bustle of city life! Located at 13629 Guelph Line in Milton (about 15 minutes from our campground), Halton County Radial Railway (HCRR) is a full-size operating electric railway and museum, featuring historic electric railcars operating on two kilometers of scenic track.
Admission to the Halton County Radial Railway includes unlimited historic streetcar rides on two kilometers of scenic track, which stops at the HCRR's famous ice cream shop (approximately a 20 minute ride), access to the grounds, display barns and historic Rockwood Station. No admission is required to the Gift Shop where guests can find unique railway inspired gifts and tasty treats.
Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)
The Canadian National Exhibition, or The Ex, is Canada’s largest fair and the seventh largest fair in North America, attracting 1.3 million visitors each year to Toronto’s historic Exhibition Place, along the shores of Lake Ontario. This year’s Ex takes place from August 16th to September 2nd, 2013. Founded in 1879, what was once primarily an agricultural and technology exhibition, is now one of Toronto’s most popular summer attractions, offering entertainment for the whole family, with a huge variety of pavilions, exhibits, shows, sports events, concerts, games, food, shopping and a large carnival midway. Agriculture and technology still remain a large part of the CNE today.
The Ex features several daily shows guaranteed to thrill! Check out the Air Show, featuring Canada’s Snowbirds and acrobatic daredevil, Mike Wiskus. See the Presidents Choice Superdogs perform in Wild Wild Woof, their brand-new, honky-tonk filled celebration of country music. See The Flying Wallendas perform their death-defying acrobatics, and join the daily Mardi Gras parade. Or, get acquainted with rural life at The Farm, which features a wide variety of farm animals from piglets to ostriches.
Make sure to take the kids to Kids' World, where they can make pizza, play music, take a circus workshop, see Reptilia, an interactive reptile show, or dress up in War of 1812 costumes.
For music fans, this year’s concert series at the CNE Bandshell features Frankie Avalon, The 5th Dimension, The Beach Boys, Dragonette with Dirty Rainbow, Elvis-If I Can Dream and much more. (Check listings for dates and times.)
Looking for a great deal or unique find? The CNE offers a wide array of shopping, featuring everything from the practical to the exotic. Be sure to visit the following pavilions:
Arts, Crafts & Hobbies Pavilion (Showcasing 63,000 square feet of distinctive Canadian collectibles, including art, crafts, clothing, hobbies, specialty foods, home wares, jewellery and leather goods.)
At Home Pavilion (Featuring 105,000 square feet of home-related products and services including furniture and appliances, lifestyle, leisure and personal care merchandise, as well as items relating to home décor, home improvements and home renovations.
International Pavilion (Exquisite jewelry, clothing, home furnishings, gifts, handicrafts and furniture from exotic international locales are yours to behold in this fascinating 110,000 square foot pavilion.)
Outdoor Marketplace (This outdoor market has the atmosphere of a fair, where you can buy everything from sunglasses to hot tubs to belts, psychic services and souvenirs.)
Shoppers’ Market (Features an amazing array of products including clothing, perfume, aromatherapy, car products, electronics and more.)
Warehouse Outlets (Shop for specially discounted products from major Canadian retailers.)
Until August 17th, tickets are up to 33% off if you buy them online. General admission at the gate is $16 for adults, $12 for children under 13 and seniors 60 and over. A family pass costs $48 for 2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children. Check website for specials.
Turtle Creek Golf Course
Located 10 minutes from our KOA, north on Guelph Line, Turtle Creek Golf course features a 6,000 yard par 70 layout which takes full advantage of the natural roll of the land. Water comes into play on 12 of the 18 holes. Three sets of tees ensure an enjoyable experience for all levels of golfers! The Turtle Creek Clubhouse building incorporates a stone farmhouse dating from 1835. Club owners have made every effort to retain the rustic charm of this beautiful historic building while ensuring the latest in modern equipment and features.
The Village of Campbellville
Our KOA is located on the Niagara Escarpment in the Village of Campbellville (Town of Milton), which in turn is located within Halton Region. Sought out by day-trippers from Toronto and beyond, Campbellville is home to Mohawk Racetrack and OLG Slots, a harness racing and gaming venue, Crawford Lake and Mountsberg Conservation areas, several antique shops, gift shops, the Trail Eatery, Cristello's Village Market, and the world's largest leaded stained glass store and museum, The Stonehouse of Campbellville. The winding, hilly roads surrounding the village, make it a favourite for motocyclists, road cyclists and mountain bikers alike.