Best-kept city secrets put in the spotlight with Oshawa Tourism’s Attractions Guide


Published May 8, 2024 at 10:32 am

Convergence Festival
The Convergence Music & Arts Festival took over downtown Oshawa last September

Some of Oshawa best-kept secrets will be getting a shout-out this week with the release of the first-ever Oshawa Attractions Guide, featuring listings of more than 60 top local attractions to help visitors and residents discover (or re-discover) some of the experiences the city has to offer.

The guide, produced by Oshawa Tourism (a division of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce) and getting its official release Thursday, provides valuable tips to tailor travel plans in the city, with information on everything from legacy attractions such as Parkwood Estate and NEB’s Fun World to emergent experiences in city’s shopping and nightlife scenes.

It helps each reader “curate’ their journey through the city and, if they’re game, explained Oshawa Tourism Director Krista Licsi, “turn a conventional outing into a personalized adventure.”

“Oshawa is not just a city; it’s a vibrant community rich with a tapestry of cultural, historical, and recreational offerings,” she said. “Our Attractions Guide is crafted to reflect the dynamic and diverse nature of our city while spotlighting our renowned status as the musical epicenter of the Durham Region.”

Eco Treetop Adventure

The Oshawa Attractions Guide serves as a roadmap to the city’s dynamic music scene, highlighting live music venues downtown like the Biltmore Theatre, Regent Theatre, Atria Bar & Grill, the Tribute Communities Centre and the new BOND|ST event center, as well as insights into annual music festivals such as September’s Convergence.

The guide also invites readers to uncover hidden gems throughout the city, including quaint cafes, unique shops and celebrated museums, galleries, outdoor adventures, and historical sites.

Biltmore Theatre

“This guide celebrates our city’s vibrant arts and music scene as well as our rich cultural heritage,” said Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter. “In this milestone year as we celebrate our centennial, Oshawa is enhancing its events and introducing some new attractions to make it an even more unforgettable experience for community members and visitors alike – we hope you join us at our events and attractions this year.”

For more information and additional resources to help plan your visit to Oshawa or to view a digital version of the Attractions Guide, visit

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