Burlington Tourism Guide 2022-2023

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Your Guide to Burlington

2022-2023

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We invite you to experience all that Burlington has to offer. From delicious cuisine, breathtaking gardens, fabulous live music and more, we know you will enjoy your time in Burlington. Whether you stay for the day, for the night or for a week, Don’t Pass Us By. We invite you to peruse this guide for great ideas for things to discover and experience in Burlington. Featured inside: 5 ways to Experience Burlington Golf & Cycling • Farmers Markets Local Flavours • Burlington 365 Ask a Local & more! Burlington as we know it today is rich in history and modern traditions of many First Nations and the Metis. We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit.

Visitor Information Centre is located at 414 Locust Street in Downtown Burlington. 905.634.5594 Photo Credit: Kurt Wang

Cover Photography: Bill West @wwestworld


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OUTDOOR ENTHUSIAST If you are an outdoor lover, then Burlington is for you! Nestled between Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment there are outdoor experiences for all. Visit nearby Bronte Creek Provincial Park for some great hiking and cycling trails and you can even book a campsite if you reserve early enough. Try your hand at disc golf or enjoy fishing (in season). Conservation Halton has several parks in the area with Mount Nemo located in Burlington. The parks are currently using a reserve-in-advance system to monitor visitor attendance. Mount Nemo is a favourite among hikers. Pack a picnic lunch and watch the Turkey Vultures while you take in the panoramic view of the escarpment. On a clear day, you should be able to see the CN Tower in Toronto. Mount Nemo is also for the adventurous; rock climb for a better look at the unique cliffs. Nearby Kelso Park offers great mountain biking trails as well as a reservoir for swimming or boating. Try your hand at their Challenge Course featuring the Escarpment Walk and the Vultures View Climbing Tower. 6

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PEPPERWOOD BISTRO credit Michael Lyons

Other great outdoor spaces are Kerncliff Park with a lovely boardwalk and hiking trails, Lowville Park in north Burlington, numerous trails at the Royal Botanical Gardens as well as the Centennial Bike Path that runs across Burlington. Burlington is also home to a number of golf courses, most open to the public, allowing you to test your golf skills and enjoy the views of the lake or escarpment, depending on the course. (see pages 14 & 15 for more info on golf in Burlington)

FOODIE Burlington is quickly becoming known as a culinary destination with its’ wide array of restaurants and foodie shops. It offers international flavours as well as local delights. If you have a sweet tooth, there is a wonderful selection of boutique shops offering everything from artisan chocolates, biscotti, doughnuts, and cheesecake. Most restaurants offer outdoor dining and some patios have beautiful views of the lake. Enjoy a leisurely weekend brunch on the patio at Spencer’s at the Waterfront or sip a martini al fresco at The Martini House near Village Square in Downtown Burlington. If you’re lucky, get a table on Lakeshore at Pepperwood Bistro, Lochside Bar & Lounge, or The Express Italian Eatery and enjoy the downtown nightlife and passersby. You won’t want to miss the Taste of Burlington programs that run in February/ March and October. A great way to enjoy prix-fixe dining and try new restaurants for a reasonable price. Many of our restaurants offer special menus for these programs featuring local ingredients. TO U R I S M B U R L I N G TO N .C O M

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ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS

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Exploring Burlington as a family? You and the kids will be kept busy and have fun. A visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens is a must. They are Canada’s largest Botanical Gardens and offer 5 formal gardens within a 1,100-hectare nature reserve. See what animals you can spot on the 27km of nature trails, stop and smell the roses in the beautiful rose garden in Hendrie Park and see what public art you can spot throughout the gardens. Check their events calendar as they offer a variety of experiences all year long. More great outdoor adventures await at Crawford Lake Conservation where you can hike around the beautiful meromictic lake and look for turtles. After your hike, visit the longhouses and learn about Local First Nations' history. Once you’ve paid for your pass at Crawford Lake, take a short drive to nearby Mountsberg Conservation and check out the Raptor Centre, home to a wide variety of feathered friends. If the weather isn’t working in your favour, plan a visit to Activate and work together as a family at their interactive game where you will have to get physically and mentally active. For more inside ideas see page 13. A visit to Spencer Smith Park is a must for a walk on the promenade and to climb the stairs on the pier. Stop and take in the views of Lake Ontario while the kids play at the playground and in the warmer months, throw in their bathing suits so they can run around the splash pad. After your fun at the park, a visit to La Crème de la Crème Creamery is a must for one of their Belgian chocolate dipped ice cream cones. 8

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ROMANTIC Looking for a romantic day or overnight? Spoil yourselves and stay at the new Pearle Hotel & Spa. Located on the beautiful waterfront, start your day by grabbing a coffee at a nearby cafe. After, enjoy a lovely walk along the promenade by the lake. After your walk, head back to the hotel for a visit to the spa and indoor pool.

DOWNTOWN BURLINGTON Michael Lyons Photography

You will have worked up an appetite after your busy day, so you’ll be ready for a lovely dinner at one of the many nearby restaurants. Lots of patio options as well as international flavours. End the night with a stroll through Village Square in Downtown Burlington and a cocktail at one of the many patios in the area. ART GALLERY BURLINGTON @activeparentsca

CULTURAL FANATIC If you’re into Arts & Culture, Burlington has plenty to keep you busy. Lose yourself in the many galleries at the Art Gallery of Burlington, where admission is always free. Home to the largest ceramic collection in the world, take in the craftsmanship and artistic expression. Stroll through the observatory, enjoy the sights & sounds and make sure you visit the Shop at the AGB before you leave. A short walk from the AGB is Frederick Fine Art, a gallery that is home to original paintings and drawings from renowned artists around the world. Across the street from the AGB is the Joseph Brant Museum. Newly renovated, learn more about the history of Burlington and Joseph Brant himself. Explore the Burlington Gallery and the Costume Gallery and check out the current travelling exhibit. Located in north Burlington is the Ireland House Museum where you can learn about Burlington’s agricultural roots and experience guided tours, heritage demonstrations and interactive programming. The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is located downtown and is a fabulous venue for live theatre and music. Check out their calendar for some great shows. Take a self-guided Historical walking tour through the streets of Downtown Burlington or go at your own pace and explore the city’s public art collection from any internet-enabled smartphone or tablet.Burlington.ca/publicart. TO U R I S M B U R L I N G TO N .C O M

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Spot Culture Are you looking for an art gallery, festival or event, artist studio, writer, band, photographer, music teacher, dance studio, graphic designer, theatre company, and more? If so, explore Burlington’s cultural map and its diverse cultural resources. Get on the map and immerse yourself in the city’s cultural treasures. burlingtonculturalmap.ca

Art and the City Enjoy a self-guided public art walking tour and explore the city’s public art collection at your own pace from any internetenabled smartphone or tablet. burlington.ca/publicart


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PERFORMING ARTS

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MUSEUMS BURLINGTON’S STORY

STARTS HERE. museumsofburlington.ca 905.634-3556


LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO

indoors?

Here are our top 5

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recommendations for

A visit to Splitsville is a must for

indoor fun in Burlington:

‘kids’ of all ages! This modern

ACTIVATE Activate offers a unique set of physically interactive games with over 150 levels that need to be beat in order to earn stars and get high scores. Games will

facility includes state-of-theart 10 pin bowling, high-quality casual dining, arcades, laser tag, and other entertainment options to make your visit a one-of-akind experience.

require you to jump, crawl, run,

JOSEPH BRANT MUSEUM

and hide or risk losing a life.

Step back in time at the newly

Every game is timed and scores

renovated Joseph Brant

are allotted based on how fast

Museum. Featuring 3 permanent

you can complete each level.

exhibits and 1 travelling exhibit,

FARAWAY GREENS Far Away Greens is an indoor

learn more about the history and development of Burlington.

golf facility that caters to

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everyone from first timers to

BURLINGTON

avid golfers. There are 28 unique

Free admission and the 7th

world renowned courses to

largest public art gallery in

choose from and they also have

Ontario. Holds the biggest

mixed courses with holes from

collection of contemporary

different locations making up

Canadian ceramics in Canada.

the full course.

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CROSSWINDS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB @crosswindsgolf

If you love the outdoors, golf is the perfect sport. With great golfing weather and superb scenery, the Burlington area has plenty to offer golf enthusiasts in addition to some spectacular golf courses.

Burlington Springs Golf & Country Club 5235 Cedar Springs Road Offering a par 72 over a total of 5300 yards from the red tees or 6582 from the golds. Enjoy a challenging yet pleasurable day of golf at an affordable rate.

Crosswinds Golf & Country Club 6621 Guelph Line Framed by the majestic Niagara Escarpment, this 18-hole championship golf course spans 200 serene and scenic acres in Burlington. There are no memberships, play is open to all.

Hidden Lake Golf Club 1137 #1 Side Road Offering two exceptional, but very distinct, championship courses that cover over 500 acres of picturesque Niagara Escarpment. Owned and managed by ClubLink. 14

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Mount Nemo Golf Club 5377 Walkers Line

TYANDAGA GOLF COURSE

Nestled beneath the towering cliffs of Mt. Nemo, this golf course offers a unique golfing experience. The spectacular setting provides golfers with a challenging 18 hole, par 71 championship layout as well as many breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery.

Millcroft Golf Club 2155 Country Club Drive Conveniently located in North Burlington, this par 70, 5,735 yard course will challenge golfers of all playing abilities. A semi-private course welcoming both members and public golfers.

Tyandaga Golf Course 1265 Tyandaga Park Drive Nestled in the escarpment and situated in the heart of the City of Burlington, Tyandaga offers guests the convenience of an urban golf course coupled with the atmosphere of a rural setting. Tyandaga’s natural contours, waterways, and broadleaf woods create a unique and challenging golfing experience that will stretch your skills – but not your pocket.

LOWVILLE GOLF CLUB @lowville_gc

Lowville Golf Club

Burlington Golf & Country Club 422 North Shore Blvd E.

2662 Britannia Road

Overlooking the Burlington Bay,

Year in and Year out, Lowville Golf

130 acres of green space await

Club is voted the “Most Scenic

your arrival at this members-only

Golf Course in the G.T.A.". The

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clubhouse and patio (open daily to the public) offers magnificent views of Mt.Nemo and Rattlesnake Point. It is easy to see why this is truly one of the most beautiful golf course settings in Ontario!

Camisle Golf 2090 SideRoad 2 A scenic backdrop on the Niagara Escarpment is the home for Camisle’s public, pay as you play, 9 hole Par 34, 3,000 yard course.

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A Variety of Flavours Burlington is home to over 400 restaurants so there is no question that there is something for all palates and cravings.

Familia Fine Foods Homemade Colombian food @Familia Fine Foods

Isabelle Restaurant Ontario’s best ingredients prepared with a global twist @isabelle_restaurant

Industria Authentic oven baked Italian pizzas @Industria Pizzeria & Bar available for dine-in or take-out

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Paradiso Mediterranean fare prepared from fresh and often local ingredients @ristoparadiso

Mythos Greek Cuisine and Wine Bar @mythoscuisine

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Spencer’s Unique Food Concept, Featuring Market Fresh Fish @spencers_w

The Platter Company Gourmet Market Fresh & flavourful platters made in all sizes @theplattercompany


Local Craft Beer Nickel Brook has been one of the leading players in the Ontario Craft Beer movement since their founding in 2005. “Beer,

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Mythos Greek Cuisine has become a wonderful addition to the culinary experience in Burlington. Mythos brings Greek cuisine to a level that very few can. You will be transported into a world of mouth savouring flavours and fine wines. Permeating from the kitchen are scents of fresh herbs Made and spices hinting at memories of the Mediterranean. in-House 3500 Fairview Street, Burlington |

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IN & AROUND BURLINGTON

Burlington & surrounding area is a wonderful place to cycle in all seasons with scenic rural roads, picturesque waterfront trails and historic downtown routes. Some of our major attractions such as Bronte Creek Provincial Park and Conservation Halton also have

a cycling trail network at their locations. Explore Burlington by Bike and stop at bicycle friendly places to eat, visit & sleep. Burlington has a lot of businesses that have been certified as bicyclefriendly. This means cyclists can count on secure bike lock-up areas, local cycling information onhand, healthy local food options, access to rest areas & water and basic bicycle repair tool sets.

Photos: Matt Cameron

Bicycle Friendly Businesses:

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Art Gallery of Burlington

Lola Choco Bar and Sweet House

Best Western Burlington

Mountain Equipment Co-op Burlington

Burlington Downtown Business Association

Museums of Burlington

Cedar Springs Health & Racquet Club

Neworld Cycle

Comfort Inn Burlington

Rattlesnake Conservation Area

Courtyard by Marriott Burlington/Oakville

Royal Botanical Gardens

Easterbrooks Hotdog Stand

Russell Williams Family Restaurant

Hilton Garden Inn Burlington

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre

Holiday Inn Burlington

The Platter Company - Gourmet Market

Homewood Suites Burlington

Tourism Burlington Visitor Information Centre

Hutchinson Farm

Urkaii Bikes

Lettuce Love Cafe

Waterfront Hotel Burlington

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Looking for a rural ride in the countryside of North Burlington or perhaps something along the waterfront? We’ve got 2 Burlington itineraries for your perfect day of cycling on our website. The Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail has 2

sections in Burlington that are easy, mostly flat terrain, and include on and off road sections with beautiful views of the water. The HamBur Loop is also listed on the

Waterfront Trail site and it follows the Around the Bay Road Race route through Hamilton and Burlington encompassing parts of the Waterfront Trail and the Red Hill Valley.

Ride The Trail: Centennial Trail starts at Martha Street in Downtown Burlington and ends at Burloak Drive, it’s approximately 7.8 km in length.

Bike Repair City Bike Repair Stands Spencer Smith Park (along promenade near pond /playground), City Hall, Roly Bird Park, Appleby Line at Centennial Brant Cycle 892 Brant St. Mountain Equipment Coop 1030 Brant St.

Neworld Cycle 560 Plains Rd. E. Rock and Road Cycle and Sports 2501 Guelph Line Rolling Horse Community Cycle Refurbished Bike Sales & Service Flying Monkey Bike Shop Campbellville

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Enjoy our Pick ‘n Mix bulk section with over 200 flavours, including Candies, Chocolate, Nuts, Snacks, Veggie, and No Sugar Added!

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lacremedelacremecreamery.ca 389 JOHN STREET, DOWNTOWN BURLINGTON


sweet TREATS Sweet Tooth If you have a sweet tooth, then Burlington is your place! There is no shortage of fabulous local businesses offering specially made chocolates, pastries, Walkers Chocolates Making chocolate in Burlington since 1983 @walkerschocolates

Sunshine Doughnuts Just look for the donut in the sky and you’ll find yourself at Sunshine Doughnuts in Downtown Burlington. Better go early, as they often sell out! @sunshinedoughnuts

Laila’s Cheesecake Co. Cheesecake heaven, made right here in Burlington. Bet you can’t stop at one visit! @lailascheesecakeco

Mrs. B’s Homemade on premises and pairs perfectly with a tea, you can’t go wrong with any of their flavoured biscotti @mrsbsgifthouse

Christy's Gourmet Gifts Known for their famous ‘crunch’; but so much more to discover as well! @christysgourmet

cakes and more.

Cottage Country Candy Not just a candy store, a candy outlet! You will be in candy heaven… @cottagecountrycandy

La Crème de la Crème Creamery Only the best Belgian-dipped chocolate ice cream cones @cremedelacremeburlington

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LIVING

IN BURLINGTON Healthy Eating Burlington has a great variety of restaurants for healthy eating. Enjoy delicious plant-based & gluten-free meals at Lettuce Love Café in Downtown Burlington. Next door and the same owner is Pure Love Smoothie Bar where you can order a plant-based smoothie or smoothie bowl. Relish a healthier burger option at Boon Burger Burlington; 100% guilt-free, plant-based eating. Most

LETTUCE LOVE CAFÉ

restaurants offer gluten-free and

@lettucelove

vegan menu choices as well as

delicious fresh salad options. Stay refreshed with an organic juice or smoothie from Bodhi Bar in Downtown Burlington. For a complete list of restaurants in Burlington visit tasteofburlington.ca

Get Outdoors Mental health is just as important as your physical health, and it’s been proven that time in nature is great for your mental health. There are so many options to get outdoors in Burlington. Enjoy a walk along the waterfront, or sit on a bench and take in the KERNCLIFF PARK

fresh air and scenic lake views in Spencer Smith Park.If being

in nature is more for you, then take a hike on the trails through the forest at one of the Conservation Halton Parks where you can enjoy the beautiful escarpment country or at Bronte Creek Provincial Park with great views and paths creek side. Kerncliff Park is a unique and beautiful location mid-city that was once a quarry. It features natural stone backdrop, a wooden boardwalk through marsh-like settings, nature trails and great views of the city and Lake Ontario. ‘Stop and smell the flowers’ is a common phrase heard when we need to slow down and take a pause. Take this advice to heart at the Royal Botanical Gardens where you can stroll through the beautiful gardens and take in the seasonal blooms and get lost in your surroundings. 26

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FIT IN THE CORE @dtburlingtonon

Be Active Physical activity is important for a healthy lifestyle and there are lots of ways to be active in Burlington. A multitude of great trails and paths for cycling (see Cycling

pages 22/23) for cyclists of all levels. If golf is your game, see our highlights of Burlington golf courses on pages 14 & 15. During the summer months get active at Fit in the Core, a free outdoor fitness class offered weekly at Brock Park in Downtown Burlington. Each week features a different class led by a local fitness provider. Check the Downtown Burlington website for a schedule and more information.

Relax and Be Mindful A visit to the spa at the Pearle Hotel is a must! This gorgeous new spa is the ultimate source of solace with Spa experiences and treatments to restore the body and the mind. No visit is complete without time by the tranquil and beautiful pool with views overlooking Lake Ontario. PEARLE HOTEL @thepearlehotel

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JOELLES

Experience the beauty of nature year round!

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# B U R LO N Popular Instagram-Worthy Spots to Visit

LaSalle Park Marina 831 Lasalle Park Road

Tag us in the fun! @tourismburlington

Kelly’s Bake Shoppe @kellysbake 401 Brant Street

Royal Botanical Gardens Arboretum in the Spring for Cherry Blossoms Sunshine Doughnut Co. @sunshinedoughnuts 439 Brock Avenue

Village Square @villagesquareon Downtown Burlington

Rainbow Crosswalk Lakeshore Road

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We asked some familiar local faces what some of their favourite things in Burlington are:

Suzie McNeil, Singer 3 words to describe Burlington: Friendly, Vibrant, Spacious Best kept secret: The burlington beach is like a tropical vacation in the summer! What local maker or brand do you love to support: I love to order local baked goods! Kelly's Bake Shoppe is perfect for the gluten free eaters in my extended family, and we also love Laila's Cheesecake Co for her sweet treats!

Brian Dean, Executive Director BDBA Fave Place to Grab a Coffee: Lakeshore Coffee House, across the street from the Waterfront Hotel. A quaint set up, AWESOME homemade breakfast and the owners (husband and wife) seem to know everyone by name. 3 words to Describe Burlington: Walkable, vibrant, family-friendly Fave Patio: Joe Dog’s Gasbar Grill! No place like it in the summer. There are actually three outdoor patio experiences at Joe Dog’s, my favourite is the Tiki Lounge

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Awnish Srivastava, Co-Owner at The Dickens and District Bar & Kitchen 3 words to describe Burlington to a visitor: Something for Everyone! Fave patio: Can I say The Dickens? No? I do enjoy the patio at Rust BistroBar. Loondocks is pretty cool too! Hidden gem: Not sure how hidden it is as it’s been around forever but Easterbrook’s Hot Dog Stand is a must try.

Lena Almeida –Lifestyle Content Creator Fave place for a walk: Lowville Park. Especially in the morning, it's peaceful and soothing with the sounds of nature. Fave patio: Spencers at the Waterfront. Offers one of the most breathtaking views in the city. Best kept secret: Familia Fine Foods. Homestyle meals from

Mardea Solanke, Owner, Joe’s African & Caribbean Market and Angel’s Beauty Supply & Salon

scratch! Love their selection of better-for-you frozen meals that are perfect for busy weeknights.

3 words to describe Burlington: Beautiful, Friendly & Peaceful If you were a visitor for a day, where would you go? Spencer Smith Park Fave Patio: Love the street view from Culaccino in Downtown Burlington

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PLAN YOUR ESCAPE Award-Winning Courtyard by Marriott • Contactless Services - include Mobile Key Card & Contactless Menu • 135 Modern Spacious Rooms • BISTRO Restaurant & Lounge • Marriott Bonvoy Member Rates • Complimentary Wi-Fi • Indoor Saltwater Pool • Fitness Centre • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

1110 BURLOAK DR., BURLINGTON, ON

289.337.2700

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Stay a night or stay a week. Burlington is home to a wide variety of hotels which offer amenities to suit your needs & wants. Whether you are visiting for business, pleasure or for another reason, find the accommodation that best suits you.

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ADMIRAL INN 3500 Billings Ct, Burlington 1.866.236.4661 admiralinn.com

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BURLINGTON FURNISHED RENTALS 454 Burlington Ave, Burlington 905.336.2776 burlingtonfurnishedrentals.com

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BEST WESTERN HOTEL 2412 Queensway Dr, Burlington 905.639.2700 bestwestern.com

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COMFORT INN 3290 S Service Rd, Burlington 1.877.376.5301 comfortinnburlington.ca

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COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT HOTEL 1110 Burloak Dr, Burlington 289.337.2700 Marriott.com/yhmbu

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HAMPTON INN & SUITES 1215 Appleby Line, Burlington 800.426.7866 burlingtonontario.hamptonbyhilton.com

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There’s nothing like from-the-farm fresh. Burlington offers a number of market experiences for you.

Burlington Centre Lions Farmers Market Open Wed, Fri & Sat from mid-May to midOctober. An assortment of vendors with fresh produce, baked goods, meat, cheese, flowers & more. Located in the Burlington Centre parking lot (Prospect Street side) Centro Market Open Sunday 9-11 am, Located in Downtown Burlington, in the parking lot behind 437 Brant Street. Food

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focused Farmers Market where you can shop direct from the maker. Aldershot Produce, flowers, artisan vendors, live music & more every other Tuesday from 3-7 pm at the White Oaks Plaza. Backed By Bees Open Wednesday to Sunday at 6214 Appleby Line. Come visit Nature’s Table for fresh dairy, eggs, meat, cheese, honey and mead. Or order a seasonal vegetable bundle for home delivery or pick up.

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Burlington is a great place to visit year-round. With lots of outdoor amenities that can be enjoyed, embrace the seasons and experience something new each time you visit.

Summer Summer in Burlington has no limits. Enjoy the warm temperatures and

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spend the day outside. You can relax on our beautiful beach and do absolutely nothing, or be active and walk or cycle the Waterfront Trail. This trail is an off-road 3.5 km trail from Brant Street Pier to the Burlington Lift Bridge. Want to go longer? Once over the lift bridge, explore our neighbouring city Hamilton as the Trail continues.

Fall Burlington is home to the Niagara Escarpment in the north and although it’s pretty year round, the fall is the best time for hiking with the gorgeous autumn colours. Trails of varying lengths and challenges available. Mount Nemo Conservation Area offers beautiful views of north Burlington and on a clear day you can see Toronto.

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WINTERLIT AT MOUNTSBERG CONVERSATION Michael Lyons Photography

Winter There’s nothing more Canadian than skating outdoors. Free outdoor skating lakeside at Rotary Centennial Pond in Spencer Smith Park. Or enjoy skating on a lake at Cootes Paradise, Royal Botanical Gardens. After, warm up by the bonfire and grab a refreshment at the on-site snack stand. (both skating areas are condition dependent). Or experience an illuminated walk in the woods at Winterlit, at Mountsberg Conservation. Admire the stunning lighting experience with inspirational art installations along the trail.

TYANDAGA GOLF COURSE Michael Lyons Photography

Spring After a long cold winter, there’s nothing better than hitting those greens. Home to nine golf courses (see Fore the Love of Golf on pages 14-15) you won’t find yourself having to play the same course again and again.

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