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Set on the shimmering waters of Lake Ontario, Oshawa has abundant natural beauty with plenty of chances to get outdoors and enjoy the scenery. It’s also an important commercial center for the region, having a thriving manufacturing industry, as well as being in close proximity to Toronto. Oshawa is also surrounded by charming small towns that are popular with families on vacation, offering a friendly atmosphere and plenty of fun attractions.

Things to see

Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens has acres of well-kept specialty gardens, including areas devoted to peonies, the signature flower of the area, and you can sit in one of the gazebos and admire the calm atmosphere. Bowmanville Zoo is a popular attraction with families, with dozens of enclosures housing exotic animals from around the world, as well as native Canadian species, and through talks and tours you can learn more about these fascinating creatures. The Oshawa Centre is a modern, glass-fronted shopping mall with department stores, boutiques, and restaurants set over 2 floors, with plenty of beauty salons and nail bars for when you need a break from shopping. Darlington Sports Centre has facilities for all the family, including an ice hockey rink where junior and adult teams play. The General Motors Centre also hosts professional ice hockey games with a large, impressive arena that’s converted into a concert venue for a wide range of rock and pop gigs.

Hotels in Oshawa

With many chain hotels, motels, and inns in the area, it’s easy to find cheap Oshawa hotels for your stay. With budget price tags, you’ll still find plenty of extra features which can include indoor pools, spa tubs, fitness facilities, 24 hour business centers, conference rooms, complimentary breakfasts, and laundry facilities. Rooms are clean and comfortable with extra amenities which can include safes, coffee makers, complimentary newspapers, hair dryers, cable television, pay movies, and refrigerators. Some facilities also have extra services such as ticket and tour assistance, daily housekeeping, and multilingual staff.

Where to stay

Whitby is a small port town with charming historic buildings, including the colorful storefronts of the downtown area. Looking out at the calm waters of Lake Ontario, you’ll find peaceful, rugged stretches of waterfront with trails waiting to be explored. Oshawa also lies on the same shoreline with plenty of natural beauty, and the city also has a thriving business district with the title of Automotive Capital of Canada thanks to the assembly plants and corporate offices throughout the area. Ajax has a busy downtown area that’s full of historic buildings that have been turned into shops and restaurants, and it’s a popular commuter area with many families living in the town.

How to get to Oshawa

Toronto Pickering Station is on the Lakeshore East Line which runs from Union Station in Toronto to Oshawa. Nearby stations include Toronto Ajax Station and Whitby Station, both of which are popular with commuters. The train offers a fast, efficient service, with the journey between Oshawa Station and Union Station taking just under an hour. Toronto Pearson International Airport has flights arriving from around the world, and from here you can pick up a rental car and drive to Oshawa in about 45 minutes, or take a cab or private shuttle from the terminal.