Nestled at the base of the Niagara Escarpment, Milton is a preferred tourist destination, attracting more than 1.5 million visitors to the area each year. Also known as Escarpment Country™, Milton provides easy access for day tripping and weekend excursions in a scenic setting — all within an hour's drive from Toronto.For conservation enthusiasts, there is an abundance of parkland offering hiking on the Bruce Trail and the Niagara Escarpment. In town, take a leisurely stroll along the nature trails surrounding our century-old Mill Pond in the heart of our historic downtown area. For sports enthusiasts, we are a"perfect fit" for those who seek a healthy and active way of life. Seasonal outdoor recreation such as swimming, kayaking, sail boarding and skiing is justminutes away off Highway 401 at the Kelso Conservation Area. Milton is also a golfer's paradise. Visit our fairs and festivals, explore an ostrich farm, gather fresh fruits and vegetables at a pick-your-own farm or plan a visit to the weekly Saturday morning downtown Farmers' Market. Explore an authenticIroquoian Village at Crawford Lake. Try your luck at Mohawk Slots and Racetrack. Whether you are a visitor to our town or looking to relocate as a result of our new residential and industrial growth, consider our unique town and country atmosphere as the place to live, work and play.
• Canada has the longest coastline of any country in the world at 243,977 kilometres – 151,600 miles.
• The longest highway in the world is the Trans-Canada Highway which is over 7,604 kilometres (4,725 miles) in length
• Wasaga Beach is the longest fresh water beach in the world.
• The coldest temperature ever recorded in Canada was -63C (-81.4F) on February 3, 1957 in Snag, Yukon.
• Manitoulin Island is the largest freshwater island in the world.
• The only walled city north of Mexico is Québec; it was also the first city in North America to be placed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites list.
• Canada has the world’s smallest jail – in Rodney, Ontario; it’s only 24.3 square metres (270 square feet).