Local Activities and Attractions

City of Oshawa Tourist Attractions

welcome to oshawaFor the non-gaming members of your party, something to keep the rest of the family occupied while you play at our event (if they’re just not into that kind of thing) the City of Oshawa is host to a number of arts and cultural events and to a number of permanent, year-round attractions accessible to all ages.  This is far from an exhaustive list, but should certainly be enough to get you started!

Fun and Games

  • Neb’s Funworld is a large indoor amusement centre located in Oshawa, ON at 1300 Wilson Road North. Just South of Taunton Road. From 52 lanes of bowling (and 32 lanes of bumper bowling) to Go-Karts, Bumper Cars, a large Rock Wall, Skylight Screamer and Jumping Castles, NEB’s is sure to please any thrill seeker!  Whether you’re planning a party or just a great night out with friends, we guarantee NEB’s has something for the kids as well as something for the kid in all of us.
  • Leisure Lanes is a 48 lane, 10 pin bowling center fully equipped with bumpers and light weight bowling balls to make everyone’s visit a great experience. Whether you are 2 years old or 80 years young, you will enjoy your time at Leisure Bowling Lanes.
  • The General Motors Center is host to a massive number of events, from concerts and sports to circuses and more for the whole family.  Located in Downtown Oshawa at 99 Athol St. East.
  • Airzone is a great place for children from toddler up to the age of 12 to come in and play or have their birthday party. We have 6 inflatable products, redemption machines, snack bar and a general seating area for the parents in one room of over 8,000 square feet. Kids have fun with multiple inflatable bouncing attractions and an arcade area with games and ride-on toys. An assortment of inflatable castles., Ball Pond, Maze, including a 21 Foot Inflatable Slide. Arcade games like basketball and skee ball run on tokens(tokens are 25¢ each or 4 for $1.00) and dispense tickets that can be exchanged for prizes. The snack bar serves up kid-pleasing fare like pizza, hot dogs, popcorn and more and the venue hold ample seating to enjoy it
  • Oshawa Airport Golf Club is an 18 hole executive course with a difference. Nestled among our 7 par 4s are some of the most challenging par 3s in Ontario, even to the scratch golfer. Situated attractively around a valley and stream, Oshawa Airport Golf Club has a well-deserved reputation for its excellent condition, particularly the undulating greens, which are considered to be some of the best in the area.
  • The Oshawa Zoo and Fun Farm opened its gates July 29th, 1993 with a goal to have a clean, green, interactive mix of friendly exotic and domestic animals.
    • Over 40 species of friendly and tame birds and animals
    • 22 fenced acres, Picnic area,refreshment and animal food kiosk.
    • Exotic animals like camels, lemurs, macaws, monkeys, peafowl, coatimundi, Patagonian cavies, llamas, wallabies and many more!
    • Domestic animals like goats, sheep, potbellied pigs, mammoth and mini donkeys, Texas long horns, belted Galloway, and miniature Dexter cattle, as well our new miniature Horses

Museums

  • rmg-oshawaThe largest public gallery in Durham Region, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery (the RMG) occupies an inspired 36,000 square foot building designed by world-renowned architect Arthur Erickson. The RMG features a permanent collection of over 4,000 works of art, four galleries of diverse and changing exhibitions, gallery shop, library, and two art education studios.

 

  • parkwood-oshawaNow a National Historic Site, the remarkable home of Col. R. S. (Sam) McLaughlin, Parkwood Estate, is one of Ontario’s most popular filming locations. Parkwood features characteristic inter-war years architecture and magnificent gardens. A guided tour of Parkwood is a definite highlight in the Oshawa experience.

 

  • lakeviewpark-oshawaScenic Lakeview Park provides the setting for the Oshawa Community Museum’s three restored nineteenth-century homes. All three homes stand on their original foundations and provide a greater understanding of the lifestyles of Oshawa’s early settlers.

 

  • The Canadian Automotive Museum is located in the heart of Oshawa in an authentic 1920s car dealership. Approximately 65 vehicles dating from 1898 to 1981 are on display.
  • The Oshawa Municipal Airport is the site for the intriguing Ontario Regiment Museum. Located on a World War II British Commonwealth Air Training base, the museum houses the largest collection of operational military equipment in Canada. The Ontario Regiment RCAC Museum has a Historic collection of over 80 operational military vehicles including jeeps, trucks, carriers and tanks.

 

  • botanical-garden oshawaThe Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens is made up of several linked specialty gardens. The Peony Garden is the first OVBG Specialty Garden to be completed. Located at 155 Arena Street, it is conveniently situated in close proximity to both Parkwood Estate and the Oshawa Creek trail

Live Entertainment

  • The Ontario Philharmonic is one of the most highly respected professional regional orchestras in Canada. For further details, visit www.ontariophil.ca.
  • The Durham Shoestring Performers has provided downtown community theatre for nearly 40 seasons. Performances take place at the Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen St., located behind Oshawa City Hall. For details, visit www.durhamshoestring.org.
  • Durham Youth Orchestra is comprised of musicians aged 21 or younger. Concerts are held at various locations throughout Durham Region, including the Regent Theatre in downtown Oshawa. To learn more, visit www.dyomusic.com.