Campbellville is a tranquil and historic hamlet, located west of Toronto. It lies within rural Milton and falls within the boundaries of the Town of Milton and the Regional Municipality of Halton. It is a part the beautiful Niagara Escarpment region and is well loved by day-trippers from the GTA and tourists looking for hiking and cycling adventures.
Situated in the immediate vicinity of Guelph Line and Campbellville Avenue, Campbellville is very picturesque with verdant, rolling hills, estates, historical buildings, and new subdivisions. It has a quaint main street shopping area, and the central downtown core offers families the use of historic and modern baseball diamonds, well-kept tennis courts and an ever-popular central park and pond, situated on the site of the original Mill.
Popular Conservation Area
Renowned for its conservation areas, Campbellville is visited year-round by nature enthusiasts. Popular conservation areas include the ever-popular Mountsberg Conservation Area with its famous Maple Syrup Festival and Crawford Lake, a rare meromictic lake where you can see turtles and bass enjoying the tranquil waters. Known for its unique wood carvings of Species at Risk like the Monarch Butterfly, the Hooded Warbler, and the Jefferson Salamander, you’ll marvel at all this area has to share with you. Watch Turkey Vultures soar overhead and enjoy a scenic stroll along the elevated boardwalk that encircles the lake and winds gently through the cedar forest. Open year round, you can explore the recreated longhouse village, built on the original, excavated site and learn about local, First Nations People history or enjoy maple taffy during the March Sweet Water Season. Hikers love to do a day trip starting at Crawford Lake, through the Nassagaweya Canyon Trail, and onto Rattlesnake Point. In the winter, enjoy cross-country skiing on the Pine Ridge trail, or participate in a snowshoe adventure.
The Kelso Conservation Area also offers residents and visitors year-round outdoor activities including camping, rock climbing, trails, mountain biking, and summer movie nights under the stars. The Kelso water reservoir is a favourite spot to swim, paddleboard, and canoe. In the winter, the Glen Eden ski hill, which is part of Kelso, is a very popular ski destination with runs for every skill level and chalets offering skiers and snow boarders a variety of food and warming fires. The Mohawk racetrack horse racing venue is situated on the Campbellville border.
Campbellville is named after John Campbell, who arrived in Canada in 1832. Originating from Scotland, he set up home in the former Township of Nassagaweya, later renamed Campbellville. The residents enjoyed the fact that Campbellville was very progressive for its time and boasted a sawmill, blacksmith shop, general store, and post office. In 1974, Campbellville joined to become part of the Town of Milton.
Campbellville offers a unique and varied shopping experience in the downtown district, which is situated on Guelph Line. Modern clothing and old antique stores are nestled side by side and the Stonehouse of Campbellville is a must -see. It has one of the most renowned collections of stained-glass windows in the country and should be on every visitor’s list.
Campbellville has several heritage homes in the heart of the community, but most of the housing estates are in partially gated communities. These homes are situated on multi-acreage properties set back from the street.
Something for Everyone
With many bespoke shopping opportunities, restaurants, scenic vistas, and nature adventures on offer, Campbellville has something for everyone. It is conveniently located within reasonable proximity to both the University of Guelph and the Burlington Convention Centre and is only a 40 min drive from downtown Toronto, via the 401 E.