Oshawa and Whitby Attractions PDF Print E-mail

The following is a list of Oshawa and Whitby sites popular with locals and visitors alike. It is not necessarily comprehensive, but gives a rundown on several popular local attractions.

Canadian Auto Museum - http://www.oshawa.ca/tourism/can_mus.asp
Created in 1961, this museum displays approximately 65 vehicles built from 1898 to 1981. While many of the vehicles featured were built in Canada, others were made in other countries (Rolls Royce, Amphicar, Reo, and others). The museum highlights the importance of the car and of the automobile industry to Canada over the years.

Camp X Memorial (Intrepid Park) - http://webhome.idirect.com/~lhodgson/campx.htm
Located near the border of Oshawa and Whitby, all that remains of Camp X, the secret spy camp for allied forces during World War 2, is a memorial plaque. Located on Boundary Road in Whitby.

Downtown Oshawa Murals - http://www.oshawa.ca/tourism/dtwn_mur.asp
Commissioned by the Downtown Action Committee, downtown Oshawa features 19 large wall murals that allow visitors to explore Oshawa's historical past in a visually appealing and unique way.

Oshawa Zoo. http://www.oshawazoo.ca/
A smaller, family friendly zoo located on the north end of Oshawa at 3377 Grandview Street North, the zoo features 45 speicies of animals, both exotic and domestic that feed from your hand.

Parkwood Estates - http://www.parkwoodestate.com/
A National Historic Site, Parkwood Estates is the former home of Sam McLaughlin (the founder of General Motors of Canada) and is located at 270 Parkwood St. N., just off of Simcoe Street in Oshawa. This majestic estate has been the setting for several movies, and is open to the public to enjoy. It is one of Canada's finest and last remaining grand estates.

McLaughlin Art Gallery - http://www.rmg.on.ca/
Founded in 1967, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery features world class art exhibits, with a strong emphasis on Canadian fine art. The gallery is located across from City Hall, at 72 Queen Street in downtown Oshawa.

Station Gallery, Whitby. http://www.whitbystationgallery.com/
The Station Gallery, located at 1450 Henry Street in Whitby, dates back to 1967, when a group of area artists started a community gallery. In 1971 the gallery moved to an abandoned Victorian Grand Trunk Railway Station, hence the name Station Gallery. In 2005 the gallery (including the actual building and a historic boxcar) was moved across the street and the gallery was expanded. Admission is free, with visual arts, exhibitions, performances and special events featured at the gallery.

Whitby History Museum and Childen's Centre - http://whitbyhistoricalsociety.com/
Located at 123 Brock Street South in Whitby, this child-friendly museum houses a unique collection that tells the story of early life in Southern Ontario.