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Halton Region, which was incorporated in 1974 to comprise of four municipalities: The City of Burlington and the Towns of Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. The Town of Oakville and the City of Burlington make up the urban area to the south, generally along the lakeshore and the Towns of Halton Hills and Milton make up the largely rural area to the north, clustered around the 401 and 407. While these communities were originally bedroom communities to nearby Hamilton and TOronto, today they are self-sufficient communities, with a complete range of educational, cultural and recreational facilities.

Burlington Lakeshore area The first European to visit the area was the French explorer and fur trader Oavelier de la Salle and Louis Joliet, who arrived at Burlngton Bay in 1669 via the Grand River from Lake Erie on their return from Lake Superior. In 1821 Jasper Martin from Newcastle England built a grist mill along the banks of the Sixteen Mile Creek, near today's Milton, founding a settlement of 60 people first called "Martin's Mills" which had an ashery, small store and a post office.

Oakville was founded in 1827 by Colonel William Chisholm (1788-1842), who became a merchant and shipbuilder on 960 acres granted at the mouth of Sixteen Mile Creek, where he soon established the first privately owned harbour in Upper Canada and handled trade between Hamilton and Toronto. When the railway reached Milton in 1877, the town added several brickyards by the escarpment around Milton Heights.

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After World War II, Halton entered into a period of prosperity and rapid growth, and by the early 1970s, Halton's population grew by 400 per cent as job opportunities and cheaper "country" living attracted residents.

The Oakville Ford Plant was built in 1952 and created 5,000 industrial jobs and prompted many auto suppliers to build in the area. In 1974, Halton County was reorganized into the Regional Municipality of Halton with four restructured municipalities (Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville).

Glen Eden ski hill near Milton, in the summertime The community's greatest two attractions are proximity to Lake Ontario (for water sports) and also to the Niagara Escarpment, with hiking, skiing, and a range of land-based recreation on extensive pubic parkland.

Oakville's manufacturing sector is clustered in the automotive, advanced technologies, and pharmaceuticals, with several alrge knowledge-based employers. Burlington has a manfuacturing sector strong in food processing, automotive & metal fabrication, pharaceuticals, and bio-tech, with several companies strong in information techologies, financial services, as well as transportation & logistics.

Oakville and Burlington have a wide range of housing, with single-family housing in both ruban and suburban settings, higher density condos and apartments in popular areas, as well as rural acreage and farm homes not far from the cities' cores. All are accessible to transit and major highways like the QEW, the 401 and the 407 for ready acess to nearby Hamilton, Toronto and Pearson International Airport.

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Oakville-Burlington AccommodationsBronte Creek Provincial Park

After a day of adventure, settle into one of 144 electric hookup campsites. Choose between treed, well-shaded and open area sites. We can accommodate trailers and RV's upto 32 feet, and tents. Reservations recommended

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Oakville-Burlington AccommodationsAdmiral Inn -Burlington

First class accommodation for the traveler with the most discriminating taste. At the Admiral Inn Burlington you will find clean, quality rooms, fully licensed dining lounges, and modern meeting facilities.

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Oakville-Burlington AccommodationsCountry Inn Oakville

Cozy lobby fireplace, business center, exercise room, meeting facilities. Each of the 71 rooms feature complimentary High-Speed Wireless Internet, breakfast, coffee, cable TV, coffee makers, and M-F newspaper. Whirlpool suite.

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Oakville-Burlington AccommodationsMilton Heights Campground

Basic Tenting. We have four tenting areas for those who like to keep it simple and "rough it" ​ Water and Electricity. These sites have 15 amp power and water, designated for tenters or small pop-up trailers

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Oakville-Burlington AccommodationsWaterfront Hotel - Downtown

122 well appointed guest rooms, upgraded Business Class Rooms and Royal Host Executive Room guarantees the elegant views of Lake Ontario and the famous Spencer Smith Park. 5,000 square feet of meeting space

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Oakville-Burlington Travel & AttractionsFlamboro Speedway

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Oakville-Burlington Travel & AttractionsExecutive Fairways Golf Centre

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Oakville-Burlington Travel & AttractionsCalerin Golf Club

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