Acton trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
- +
- +
- +


Trip Planner Canada  /  Ontario  /  Halton Hills  /  Acton
(3.2/5 based on a few reviews for 1 attraction)
Things to do: shopping
Acton is a community located in the Town of Halton Hills, in Halton Region, Ontario, Canada.HistoryActon was first named Danville when Settler Wheeler Green opened a dry-goods store in 1828. It was later called Adamsville, after three settlers from a family of that name. In 1846, the postmaster named the community after the area of Acton in West London, England.Originally part of Esquesing Township, Acton was a station on the Grand Trunk Railway with a population of 700 by 1869. The principal trade was in grain, lumber, cordwood, leather and hops. Land averaged from $28 to $35 per acre.Acton was incorporated as a village in 1874, and erected into a town in 1950.On January 1, 1974, Acton amalgamated with the Town of Georgetown and most of the Township of Esquesing to form the Town of Halton Hills.Significance of tanning (1844-1986)Tanning has been an important industry in Acton since 1844, when the first tannery was established, as the area was attractive to the leather industry because of the large numbers of trees. The tannery was subsequently purchased by Beardmore & Co. in 1865, and over time became the largest tanner in Canada. It was sold to Canada Packers in 1944, and continued in operation until its closure in September 1986.Other specialty tanners were also established in the town. In the early 20th century, Acton was the main urban community of Esquesing Township, much larger than nearby Georgetown, Ontario which now has four times the population.
Take a look at our Canada vacation generator to refine the details of your trip to Acton.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Acton

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
We'll find the best hotel deals
from all the top travel sites.

Best price guaranteed.
Powered by

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Acton
Theme parks, shopping, museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, shopping, parks
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Fun & games, parks, museums
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Parks, trails, fun & games
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Parks, theme parks, nightlife
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News