Local Area Attractions
Located in the heart of Escarpment Country, our KOA offers access to the best of both country and city life! We are nestled in the historic community of Campbellville, 15 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 spend an afternoon on the green practicing your golf game. Hike, bike and explore our region's seven Conservation Halton parks. The Toronto West KOA also provides travellers with an excellent 'base camp' 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!
Hilton Falls lush forest offers guests the opportunity to view wildlife, hike, bike or cross-country ski through 30 km of trails. Marvel at the natural wonder of the area's namesake, a 10-metre tall year-round waterfall surrounded by view points and a central bonfire picnic area. History buffs can explore the ruins of three pioneer saw mills that surround the falls, built by early settlers to the area from 1835 1863. Return to Hilton Falls any time of year for a completely changed landscape and seasonal activities - this Conservation Halton park is located only 11 minutes away from Toronto West KOA so it's easy to come back again and again!
Located right in Campbellville 10 minutes away from our KOA, Moutsberg Conservation Area is a hoot - especially if you go out on a popular winter eve owl walk! Mountsberg is also home to many other birds at their Raptor Centre, where you can learn about unique birds of prey in the area. Visit an interactive animal barn with sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens and Percheron Horses. Got a sweet tooth? Visit Mountsberg Sugar Bush where you can sample some locally-made maple syrup on fresh pancakes in the spring! Other activities include horse drawn wagon rides, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Mountsberg Conservation Area is a great family destination.
Kelso & Glen Eden
Kelso and Glen Eden Conservation Area offers year round recreation by transforming from a sandy beach in the summer months to 15 snowboarding & skiing slopes over the winter. Bring your own equipment or rent at the park for the day. You can also go fishing in the lake, mountain bike through the marked trails, rock climb along the Niagara Escarpment or hike the Bruce Trail. For added fun, visitors can rent kayaks, paddle boats and canoes. No matter what you choose to do there is plenty of beauty to see! Only 14 minutes away from Toronto West KOA.
Only 13 minutes away from our KOA lies Crawford Lake Conservation Area, a beautiful place to spend an afternoon exploring and learning about one of the 120 known meromictic lakes on earth. This means 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. At Crawford Lake you will also find a reconstructed Iroquoian Village from the 15th century. This Conservation Halton park 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.
Witness a stunning panoramic expanse of rolling countryside including Lake Ontario and Toronto's CN Tower from the vantage point of Mount Nemo,. Less than 20 minutes from the Toronto West KOA, this 169-hectare park along the Niagara Escarpment is known for its natural forest cover and cliff-edge ecosystem. A prime spot for bird watching and wildlife viewing, plus some of the best hiking the region has to offer.
A lush tree canopy, bold-faced cliffs, hidden caves, 264 hectares of protected space, glacial deposits and year-round camping make Rattlesnake Point one of the most beautiful spots in all of Southern Ontario (its picturesque views make it a popular site for proposals!). Share a picnic with friends and family after hiking the trails, or scale challenging cliffs under a canopy of rich woods in three designated rock-climbing areas. All this outdoor adventure is found only 15 minutes away from Toronto West KOA.
One of Conservation Haltons most exquisite hidden gems, this secluded spot is a tranquil getaway with over 2km of luscious trails through wetlands blanketed with yellow March Marigolds. The protected woods are bursting with 27 distinct plant communities. Go fishing off the boardwalk or just relax in the fields and take in the natural beauty of the region, only 5 minutes from our KOA campgrounds.
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 to choose from. Denominations range from 1¢ to $5 providing something for everyones budget. The racetrack, which is located just 3 minutes from our campground, offers live standard bred horse racing multiple nights a week from May to October and exciting summer events like the North American Pepsi Cup.
Mattamy National Cycling Centre
The Mattamy National Cycling Centre is the home of Canadian Cycling! Originally built to house the 2015 Pan Am cycling tournaments, the Mattamy National Cycling Centre is the only velodrome of its kind in Canada, and only the second in North America that meets top international standards. It serves as both a community recreation facility and a venue for provincial, national and international events. Our local velodrome is committed to providing a world-class cycling venue for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games and for cycling and sporting enthusiasts for years to come!
Milton Mill Pond
This shallow, nutrient-rich system of water is capable of supporting a variety of aquatic life, including large mouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish and a variety of minnow. The fall foliage on the water is spectacular and wedding pictures are often taken here in the summer. A series of trails leads around the mill pond known as the Jaycee Trail, which includes the Millers Walk, Livingston Park Trail and a trestle bridge.There is a gazebo at one end and a small falls at the side. The birds are used to getting fed so will come up close and personal if you offer a snack!
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, CHP 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!
Andrew's Scenic Acres & Scotch Block Winery
Andrew's 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 1800s. 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, 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 a play day. The Fun Farm Yard is filled with climbers, a sandbox, corn trails, an antique tractor and farm animals. Good things grow in Ontario! Families will 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 a 15 minute drive from our KOA.
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 wholesome, fresh strawberries to grocery chains and farmers 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 fresh pies before you leave!
Terre Bleu Lavender Farm
The perfect family-friendly day trip, Terre Bleu Lavender Farm is located on the edge of wine country. They feature sustainable, organically grown products harvested from their farm. You can tour 6 spectacular varieties of lavender fields, watch essential oils being distilled, and visit the farms apiary where you'll learn how they make honey, as well as the sugar shack where maple syrup is made. You can even take an organic cooking class, make wreaths, get a massage by the lavender fields, or take a sleigh ride in the winter!
White Rock Ostrich Farm
Visit a real working Ostrich Farm, just 14 minutes drive from our campground. White Rock Ostrich Farm is fun for kids and adults alike. You can even feed the ostriches for $2! Go for a tour on the wagon ride, try an ostrich burger in the picnic area, and get an ice cream at the gift shop. On your educational tour you can view young ostrich chicks and say hello to the Rednecks, Bluenecks & African Black adult ostriches. Tour guides are right there to answer all of your questions and make sure you know everything there is to know about ostriches.
Chudleigh's Farm is open seven days a week from July to October, 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, or lunch at the licensed Waterfall dining area. Make sure to visit Chudleigh's renowned pie shop, and come mid-August to pick your own apples.
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. Five Star Ranch will gladly get you back to nature. Open Tuesdays through Sunday, 10am-5pm year round.
Halton County Radial Railway
Looking for something unique, kid-friendly fun for an afternoon? Ride the streetcars, far from the hustle and bustle of city life! Located about 15 minutes from our KOA campground, Halton County Radial Railway 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 which stop 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.
CHAMPS Family Entertainment Centre
CHAMPS Family Entertainment Centre hosts a Billiards Room, Playdium Lite Arcade, multi-lane bowling, PGS golf simulator and a popular sports grille. It is the place to go for endless hours of fun for kids and adults alike! Perfect for a rainy day activity as the entire complex is indoors, CHAMPS is located only an 18 minute drive from our KOA.
The Stonehouse of Campbellville
The Stonehouse of Campbellville is a unique local 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. 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.
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 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 engage in hands-on activities.
The Hobby Horse Quilt Shoppe
Located in the beautifully-renovated horse barn on Gail Spences family farm in Georgetown, this shoppe is 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
Visit this warm and friendly relaxed upscale country home decor store and cafe, featuring 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. 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.
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 town where horse and buggies are a common sight and life goes at a slower pace. 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 theaters!
Milton Centre for the Arts
Located 15 minutes from our the Toronto West KOA, Milton Centre for the Arts is a state-of-the-art facility offering visitors quality stage performances in a 500-seat theater, and unique performances in a smaller more intimate setting. Recreational programs are offered throughout the year as well as beautiful art exhibits showcasing local talent.
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 (and maybe even in Canada!). It offers games and rides on the lower levels, and a breath-taking glass-floored observation deck up near the clouds. For the brave amongst 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.
Canada's Wonderland is located only 35 minutes away on Highway 400 and features more than 200 attractions. Only Canada's premier amusement park has Leviathan, a new roller coaster in 2012 that boasts speeds of 148 km/h with an 80-degree drop. Canada's Wonderland also features such thrilling rollercoaster rides as Vortex, Shockwave, Behemoth and the 301-foot WindSeeker. Check out special activities for smaller children too. If you like water park thrills, Canada's Wonderland features Splash Works, a 20-acre water park featuring The Plunge, Super Soaker, and a Lazy River.
Rated as one of the Top Ten Zoos in the World, the Toronto Zoo is Canada's premier zoo and one of the largest in the world. With more than 5000 animals representing 500 species in various Regions and Pavilions based on geographical locations, Toronto Zoo is a full day experience. 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! Just under an hour away from Toronto West KOA.
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 Ontarios 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 Ontarios only IMAX Dome theatre! Check out the calendar listings for featured activities, and get ready to have fun learning and exploring!
Royal Botanical Gardens
The Royal Botanical Gardens, located 30 minutes from our campground in the city of Burlington, is a National Historic Site 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!
African Lion Safari
African Lion Safari 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 Tour (recommended). Be sure to see the many scheduled live animal demonstrations while you're there! Several activities are included with price of admission, such as a leisurely cruise aboard the 'African Queen' boat, a journey aboard the 'Nature Boy' scenic railway, and a 'Birds of Prey Flying Demonstration'.
Wild Water Kingdom
Have a wet & wild time at Canada's largest water 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! *CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS FOR THE 2015 SEASON*
Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)
The Canadian National Exhibition, also known as "The Ex", is Canadas largest fair and the seventh largest fair in North America attracting 1.3 million visitors each year to Torontos historic Exhibition Place along the shores of Lake Ontario. Founded in 1879, what was once primarily an agricultural and technology exhibition is now one of Torontos 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.
The Ex features several daily shows guaranteed to thrill! 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.)
The Greenbelt Cycling Route
More than 475 kilometers of signed cycling adventures await you in the beautiful protected countryside of Ontarios Greenbelt. From Niagara to Northumberland, enjoy lush forests, winding rivers, welcoming communities, and family farms as you pedal through some of southern Ontarios diverse and stunning landscapes. The Greenbelt Route was created to make it easier for Ontarians to access the natural beauty of the Greenbelt region.