Oshawa Travel Guide
Welcome to Oshawa!
Along the shores of Lake Ontario is Oshawa, 62 km northeast of Toronto. This suburb has defined itself as a residential and business community with several attractions. The Canadian Automotive Museum chronicles the nation—s advancements in motorized vehicles, with over 65 on display dating from 1898 to present. Murals painted by Canadian artists brighten up Oshawa's downtown core. Parkwood Estate, the former home of GM founding member Sam McLaughlin, consists of 55 rooms, over 30 of which are open to the public and is a popular wedding and filming location. Aviation enthusiasts will appreciate the annual Aviation Expo, the largest in Canada. Oshawa began as an Aboriginal fur-trading site in the early 18th century. When a permanent community formed, the name Oshawa was chosen, literally translated as "that point at the crossing of the stream where the canoe was exchanged for the trail". This point is still important, as the city—s exceptional harbour facilities continue to contribute to the economy.
The Oshawa Military and Industrial Museum houses one of the largest collections of operational military equipment in Canada.
Hotels & Motels
All 120 spacious rooms at the Travelodge feature an alarm clock, iron and board, hairdryer and cable television with games and movies.
Oshawa Ski Club boasts a 300 foot (91m) vertical, 20 runs, three quad chairs, two chalets with food service and a terrain park.