Milton, with 110,000 residents (2018), is located alongside the picturesque Niagara Escarpment, just south of the 401. Milton has a GoTrain/bus station connecting the community to Toronto. It is the centre of Halton Region, and nicely combines urban and rural lifestyles. It has a strong and diversified industrial base, with easy access to highways, rail and air transportation. providing jobs in the community. Milton has nearly doubled in population in the past five years and is forecast to redouble by 2021.
Its quaint and historic main street focuses an engaged community life that merges easily with vibrant new residential and industrial communities, abundant natural and man-made recreational resources and an active farming culture.
Country Heritage Park
8560 Tremain Rd
Milton, ON L9T 2Y3
(905) 878-8151 or (888) 307-3276 Fax (905) 876-4530
See interactive exhibits showcasing agriculture and rural life over the last 150 years. Nestled in the shadow of the Niagara Escarpment south of Highway 401, this 80 acre site has over 30 exhibit buildings and 20,000 artifacts. See historical interpretation of exhibits, and an outstanding collection of antique tractors, steam engines, farm equipment and rural life artifacts. Available for corporate or private bookings. Open weekends 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in July and August for drop-in visitors. Open year round for pre-booked group tours, school programs , and special events . Admission $$
Halton County Radial Railway
13629 Guelph Line, Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0
Founded in 1953, Halton County Radial Railway is Canada’s first and largest collection of operating restored electric railway equipment. Situated at Stop 92 on the former right-of-way of the Toronto Suburban Railway, we offer the opportunity to enjoy a trip down memory lane with rides on a variety of 1890’s to 1990’s restored streetcars, interurban, radial and work cars, through 5km (3 miles) of scenic woodlands. Settle back to the creak of the leather seats and the clang of the gong as your car carries you back to a period around the turn of the century. Open May-June weekends & holidays 11 am to 4:30 pm; July-August weekends & holidays: 11 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday 11 am to 4:00 pm; September-October weekends & holidays 11 am to 4:30 pm. Admission $$, evening events $$
Halton Region Museum
RR 3 (Kelso Conservation Area, across from the Glen Eden Ski Hills)
Milton, ON L9T 2X7
905-875-2200, Toll Free: 1-866-442-5866 ext. 7935
The picturesque setting beneath the Niagara Escarpment was once part of the 1836 Alexander family farmstead. The Halton Region Museum is the centre for exploring Halton’s natural and cultural heritage in a natural setting with original farm buildings. Visitor Centre & Exhibits are open year-round Monday – Friday 12:00 – 5:00 pm; Daily Victoria Day to Thanksgiving Weekend 12:00 – 5:00 pm. Admission FREE with Kelso Conservation Area gate fees, charged April until October $$. There is no charge for children under 4 years.