Sport Tourism

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With a varied and dramatic topography including the majestic Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World’s Biosphere Reserve, and 25 km of frontage on beautiful Lake Ontario, Halton is home to a wide variety of sporting activities. Whatever the sporting pleasure, come to Halton and experience something out of the ordinary.

Golfing

With more than 29 golf courses of varying sizes and skill levels, Halton has something for every golfer. Halton is the proud home of the world-famous Glen Abbey Golf Club (external link), which has frequently played host to the PGA Tour’s RBC Canadian Open. The property is also home to the Canadian Golf Museum and Hall of Fame.

Fishing

Whether taking the family fishing for the first time or looking for an advance angling experience, Halton offers fishing fun for anglers of all levels. Fishing opportunities range from a day at Bronte Creek Provincial Park (external link) or fishing charters from Bronte Harbour (external link).

Cycling

Halton has become the home of cycling. Whether you enjoy mountain biking, cycling with the family, racing or being a spectator to the sport, Halton is home to many world-class biking events. Take advantage of the escarpment at Kelso Conservation Area’s weekly mountain bike races (external link) join more than 4,000 cyclists at EpicTour Halton (external link) or map out your own route to enjoy cycling in Halton.

In 2015, Halton will be a proud host to portions of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games (external link) at the recently built Mattamy National Cycling Centre (external link). Located at the base of the Niagara Escarpment, the Mattamy National Cycling Centre is the cornerstone of cycling in Canada. This landmark venue provides a variety of track programming and training opportunities for cycling enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. This destination is a great place to meet, with a clear view to the Niagara Escarpment! Other Centre features include a 250-metre Class 1 certified cycling track, bike rental shop, fitness centre and walking/running track. An expansive infield area is suitable for drop-in sports (basketball, volleyball, pickleball and badminton), sporting events, trade shows and conferences.

Designed to operate year-round, the facility provides an important Olympic- and Paralympic-calibre training facility for high-performance Canadian cyclists.

Hiking

Whether you’re exploring a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve (external link), hiking Canada’s oldest and longest footpath (external link) or enjoying Ontario’s only urban provincial park (external link).

Halton is a paradise for hikers of all ages.

Skiing

Year round fun at Kelso and Glen Eden (external link) includes a lifeguard supervised beach in the summer and 15 ski/snowboard slopes in the winter.