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ONTARIO, CANADA

Your Guide to Burlington

2021

TOURISMBURLINGTON.COM


TRAVEL

safe

Our businesses have strict safety measures and protocols in place to ensure your safety during your visit. We ask that you do your part by following public health advice and travelling safely.

Please Respect & Adhere to Public Health Guidelines & Provincial Legislation

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Keep 2 metres between yourself & others.

It is mandatory that masks are worn inside and outside if you are not able to maintain distance

! ! Do not go out if you feel sick or unwell. Monitor your symptoms.

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Check websites or call ahead to confirm hours and opening to avoid disappointment. Many businesses require advance reservations and these should be made on-line prior to your visit.

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For more up-to-date information on COVID-19 and the current situation locally, visit our website tourismburlington.com or check the Halton Region Site halton.ca


DISCOVER BURLINGTON as a tou rist

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e invite you to discover all that Burlington has to offer. There is no need to travel

far to experience delicious cuisine, breathtaking gardens, fabulous live music and more. Discover what’s in your own backyard this summer and be a local tourist. We invite you to peruse this guide for great ideas for things to see & do right here in Burlington. The great thing about where we are situated is that just a 45 minute drive away, there are lots of great things to discover & places to experience. Play tourist at home and book a hotel and head out for the day to explore then drive back to your hotel for a swim, dinner and relaxing night. @Wadoodbhatti

Just 45 minutes away… Take the kids on safari at African Lion Safari. Drive thru the safari park in your own vehicle and see the animals up close; you’ll be transported to Africa for the duration of your tour. Explore the Natural wonder of Niagara Falls. Something for everyone in Niagara Falls, from taking in the magnificent horseshoe falls to the fun and craziness of Clifton Hill. Toronto-bound. If you’re looking for big-city action then Toronto is your go-to. Hop on the Go Train from one of the 3 Burlington stations or drive yourself and park in one of the many lots. So play tourist at home and reserve your hotel room and after your day exploring, head back to the hotel for a swim, dinner and relaxing night. Experience the lavender fields and their beauty at Terre Bleu Lavender Farm. Take a tour, stroll through the gardens and take a selfie at their famous yellow door art installation. On The Cover:

Burlington Pier @Kurt.Wang


FREDERICK FINE ART

“ART is a lie that enables us to realize the TRUTH.” ~ PAB LO P I C ASS O

2003 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, ON L7R 1A1 • (416) 320-5167

SH OP AT WWW. FRE DE RI CKF I N EA R T.C A ORIGINALS • ART RESTORATION • CUSTOM FRAMING • MURANO GLASS • SCULPTURES

Burlington Public Library

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FREE to join, the library welcomes everyone. Borrow, download or stream books, movies, music, magazines. LIBRARY Watch our storytime and puppet show videos online, attend a livestream event, or learn new skills during our virtual workshops.

Get started at bpl.on.ca @BurlONLibrary


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5 W AY S T O

experience

BURLINGTON 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 visitors with the pandemic. 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.

ROCK CLIMBING BY WILLAM TAM


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 16&17 for more info on golf in Burlington)

PEPPERWOOD BISTRO

Photo: Michael Lyons Photography

@pepperwood. downtown

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 (see Sweet Treats on pages 12&13). 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.


Family 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. 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.

Photo: Michael Lyons Photography

If the weather isn’t working in your favour, have some indoor fun at Activate and work together as a family at their interactive game where you will have to get physically and mentally active. 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.

Photo:

@Listen2Lena

JOSEPH BRANT MUSEUM @museumsburlon


Romantic SPENCER SMITH PARK

Looking for a romantic day or overnight? Spoil yourselves and stay at the new Pearle Hotel (opening summer 2021). Located on the beautiful waterfront, start your day by grabbing a coffee at a nearby café and strolling the promenade along the waterfront. Why not give kayaking or paddle boarding a try at the nearby beach with Burlington Beach Rentals. Then relax and unwind while enjoying a couples massage back at the beautiful spa at The Pearle Hotel. 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. You may even get to enjoy some live music with one of the Sound of Music pop-up shows. (See page 15).

Cultural Fanatic

ART GALLERY BURLINGTON @artgallburl

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 and enjoy the sights & sounds and make sure you visit the Shop at the AGB for some beautiful gifts for loved ones…or yourself. 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. Once permitted to open again, check out the calendar for the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. This is a fabulous venue for live theatre and music.

ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS @rbgcanada

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 internetenabled smartphone or tablet. Burlington.ca/publicart


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


ART GALLERY BURLINGTON

Experience Contemporary Art Exhibitions Learn About our Collection of Contemporary Canadian Ceramics Shop Our selection of Studio Craft

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sweet TREATS

If you have a sweet tooth, then Burlington is your place! There is no shortage of fabulous local businesses offering specially made chocolates, pastries, cakes and more. 1

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Cottage Country Candy

Just look for the donut in the sky and you’ll find

Not just a candy store, a candy

yourself at Sunshine Doughnuts in Downtown

outlet! You will be in candy

Burlington. Better go early, as they often sell out!

heaven…

Dip n Dip A chocolate fettuccine crepe? It’s a thing! You’ll

La Crème de la Crème Creamery

be in chocolate heaven at dipndip, Canada’s only

Only the best Belgian-dipped

chocolate café located right here in #BurlON

chocolate ice cream cones

Miss Bailey Brown

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Walkers Chocolates

This, that and everything in between…proud to be

Making chocolate in

the newest sweet spot in B-town.

Burlington since 1983

Kelly’s Bake Shoppe

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Laila’s Cheesecake Co

Can’t go wrong with whatever choice you make at

Cheesecake heaven, made

Kelly’s. Made with healthy, guilt-free ingredients that

right here in Burlington. Bet

are 100% plant-based, gluten-free & peanut-free

you can’t stop at one visit!

Mrs. B’s

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Christy's Gourmet Gifts

Homemade on premises and pairs perfectly with a

Known for their famous

tea, you can’t go wrong with any of their flavoured

‘crunch’; but so much more to

biscotti

discover as well!


3350 Fairview Street, Burlington, ON, L7N 3L5

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liveseries RETU RN TO

The Sound of Music Festival is looking a little different again this year. We won’t be

gathering in Spencer Smith Park for 10 days of Festival fun as we know it, however, we will still be able to enjoy a range of live music experiences that remind you of that Father’s Day feeling. It’s a new year of making SOM memories as we return to Live Music. It’s going to be Real, Local and Live. The Return to Live Series will include an expanded Club Series, with local artists performing around Burlington June to August to July to September. (pending government regulations) These pop-up events will be on patios, at attractions & retailers; all summer long. Visit soundofmusic.ca for the schedule of events.

Other Live Music Performances: Canada Day presented by City of Burlington and Sound of Music Festival. Enjoy free livestreamed performances from local artists, Burlington Music Walk and the ultimate Canada Day playlist.

Save the Date:

August 28 & 29 Live Shows (ticketed & limited capacity) Artist announcements and ticket purchase info coming early July. Location to be advised. Watch SoundofMusic.ca


FORE THE LOVE

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Photo: Chris Gallo

CROSSWINDS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB @crosswindsgolf

With physical distancing regulations in place, golf is the perfect sport to enjoy while keeping yourself and the community safe. 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 5,300 yards from the red tees or 6,582 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.


Indian Wells Golf Club 5377 Walkers Line Nestled beneath the towering cliffs of

TYANDAGA GOLF COURSE

Mt. Nemo, Indian Wells 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 Year in and Year out, Lowville Golf

Burlington Golf & Country Club 422 North Shore Blvd E.

Club is voted the “Most Scenic

Overlooking the Burlington Bay,

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

130 acres of green space await your

clubhouse and patio (open daily

arrival at this members-only course.

2662 Britannia Road

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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HARMONY JEWELLERS

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LO C A L

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Paradiso European Mediterranean prepared from fresh and often local ingredients @RistoParadiso

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El Inka Fresh Peruvian food @El Inka

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Rust Bistro Bar Comfort food at its’ finest @Rust Bistrobar

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

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Spencer’s at the Waterfront Local flavours and ingredients at this Feast ON certified restaurant @Spencers_w

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That Pie Place Wild blueberry pie from @ThatPiePlace

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Familia Fine Foods Homemade Colombian food @Familia Fine Foods


#TakeOuttoHelpOut Our restaurants quickly adapted to offer take-out options, so if you prefer to eat at home, that is definitely an option.

Local Craft Beer Nickel Brook has been one of the leading players in the Ontario Craft Beer movement since their founding in 2005. “Beer, Down to a Science” is their motto & the brewers combine premium ingredients, ta

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TASTE OF BURLINGTON

DIY creativity and a depth of technical expertise to create world-class beers. Their award-winning core brands, Cause & Effect Blonde, Naughty Neighbour APA and Head Stock IPA, continue to grow as some of the most popular craft beers in Ontario. Stop by their bottle shop for a

Burlington Restaurants Are Open, Safe & Ready

flight on their outdoor patio. 864 Drury Lane


INDUSTRIA

#PARADISOFRESH House-made dishes made from the freshest ingredients.

NICKLEBROOK

PARADISO


MYTHOS

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 and spices hinting at memories of the Mediterranean. 3500 Fairview Street, Burlington | 905. 639. 7300 | mythoscuisine.com

LE CREME

lacremedelacremecreamery.ca 389 JOHN STREET, DOWNTOWN BURLINGTON

SPENCERS


cycling

IN & AROUND BURLINGTON

Burlington & the 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 on-hand, healthy local food options, access to rest areas & water, and basic bicycle repair tool sets.

Photos: Matt Cameron

Bicycle Friendly Businesses: Art Gallery of Burlington Best Western Burlington

Lola Choco Bar and Sweet House

Burlington Beach Rentals

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 InformatioCentre

Hutchinson Farm

Urkaii Bikes

Lettuce Love Cafe

Waterfront Hotel Burlington


Looking for a rural ride in the countryside of North Burlington or perhaps something along the waterfront? Visit heartofontario.com for 2 Burlington itineraries for your perfect day out cycling (coming soon). 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

HOUSEMADE PREPARED MEALS ● SIDES & APPETIZERS ● ARTISAN PLATTERS ● GRAZING BOXES & MORE GOURMET GOOD STUFF!

THE PLATTER CO.

SHOP LOCAL

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WE ARE OPEN!

9 0 5 . 4 6 4 .11 3 8 175 Plains Road East, Burlington

Follow us

$ @theplattercompany ! @The Platter Company

BURLINGTON’S GOURMET FOOD DESTINATION #ELEVATETHEEVERYDAY


MUSEUM

Book Now!! Over 150 Jack-O-Lantern sculptures come to life on a scenic 2.5km Covid safe, audio tour.

PUMPKINS

FREEMAN STATION

Book early as this event will sell out.

Tickets: PumpkinsAfterDark.com Use promo code: “TourBurl” and receive 10% off until Sept 1st.

1285 Fairview Street, Burlington FreemanStation.ca Check website for opening dates


show

There is no better time to Support Local and show our

SOME

Burlington businesses some Local Love.

We are launching the Local Love Pass mid-June to allow you to get out and discover all that Burlington has to offer this summer. Be a tourist in your own backyard; Stay at a hotel, experience our local attractions, shop at our local retailers and discover the wonderful restaurants and flavours Burlington has to offer.

at tourismburlington.com

Staytripping in Hamilton, Halton & Brant Coming Sept. 2021

and get special savings and

Start your StayTripping exploration

bonuses at local businesses.

in Hamilton Halton and Brant.

Sign up for the Free Local Love Pass

Accommodations throughout the region are offering exclusive packages for locals, giving you an opportuntiy to explore local businesses throughout our region’s neighbourhoods, and make a plan to play and discover your own hometown. Booking one of the accomodation packages as a local makes you a StayTripper, giving you access to insider perks and a $50 Visa gift card to spend locally during your hometown visit. This is

ACTIVE

a limited time offer and subject to change without notice. Stay tuned for the start of our StayTripping experinces on www.theheartofontario.com


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

LETTUCE LOVE CAFÉ

Boon Burger Burlington; 100%

@lettucelove

guilt-free, plant based eating.

Most restaurants offer glutenfree and 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

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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 ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS @Listen2Lena

sit on a bench and take in the 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 creekside. Kerncliff Park is a unique and beautiful location midcity that was once a quarry. It features a 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.


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 why not get active on the water!

BURLINGTON BEACH RENTALS @burlingtonbeachrentals

Visit Burlington Beach Rentals at Burlington Beach and rent a kayak, or register for a Stand up Paddleboard or beach Yoga class. Watch for info coming this summer on Fit in the Core, a free outdoor fitness class in Brock Park in Downtown Burlington. Each week a different downtown fitness provider will host a free class that you can participate in. See the

A NEW KIND OF SPORTS STORE NOW OPEN* AT MAPLEVIEW DECATHALON

SHOP ONLINE - PICKUP AT STORE IN-STORE SHOPPING WHEN PERMITTED*

WWW.DECATHLON.CA

Downtown Burlington website for a schedule and more information.


ask

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LOCAL

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

Dave Walker, Co-owner, Walkers Chocolates Fave Spot to Hike: Kerncliff Park Hidden Gem: The French Fry Guy (Chip Truck) on Fairview Street Shopping Tip: Take the time to seek out local, independent shops. Burlington has lots of great small businesses to explore throughout the city. @walkerschocolates

Sara Rams, Growth & Community Manager, Burlington Taxi 3 words to describe Burlington: Invested, Community, Spirit Fave Place to Grab a Coffee: Tamp Coffee in Downtown Burlington. Love their Matcha Latte with almond milk and the magic of a local barista and his staff @burlingtontaxi

that take so much care in what they serve.

Jacqui Cronin, Executive Foodie Officer, The Platter Company Fave patio: a toss between The Martini House and Culaccino in Downtown Burlington. Fave thing about Burlington: The Platter Company…just kidding! The community spirit of course! @theplattercompany


Jake Magee, Owner, The North Coal

Joseph Tassoni, Owner & Fashion Designer

What local maker or brand do you

3 words to describe Burlington:

love supporting: The Village Cigar &

Beautiful, Supportive, Kind

Barbershop, The Bare Home, Nickelbrook Brewing  Hidden Gem: For food, definitely Burro (Brant St.) Luk's Diner (Guelph Line) & JC Bagels (New Street)  @thenorthcoal

Where do you go for inspiration:

The Rocks down at the Waterfront, I always look to my surroundings and nature for inspiration and strength and Burlington's waterfront has one of the most magical settings to be inspired by. @josephtassoni

Kimberly Watson, Director, Museums of Burlington Fave Hidden Gem: Mount Nemo, the views are amazing and in the winter

Spencer Smith Park, how can one not find

Robert Steven, CEO & President, Art Gallery of Burlington

inspiration sitting on a park bench looking

3 words to describe Burlington:

out at the water.

Warm, Worldly, Beckoning

months the ice rink at Discovery Landing. Where do you go for inspiration:

Fave Patio: So many great ones to choose from across the city. My personal fave is The Martini House close to Village Square. @museumsburlon

Fave place to grab a coffee: Miss Bailey Browns in Downtown Burlington @artgallburl


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Ascot Motel/Marquis Lakeside Inn 2076 Old Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, ON L7R 1A3 905.634.3177 Email: info@marquislakesideinn.ca marquislakesideinn.ca

Pet Friendly

X

Meeting Rooms

Breakfast Available

67

Restaurant/Licensed

No. of Rooms

Admiral Inn 3500 Billings Ct., Burlington, ON. L7N 3N6 905.639.4780 • 1.866.236.4661 Email: burlington@admiralinn.com admiralinn.com

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X

X

X


Restaurant/Licensed

Meeting Rooms

Pool

Sauna/Whirlpool

Fitness Facilities

Green Key Rating

Cycle Friendly

X

X

X

X

X

X

2

X

Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre 3063 South Service Rd., Burlington, ON. L7N 3E9 905.639.4443 • 1.888.987.4888 Email: iv403.rescoor@innvesthotels.com hiburlington.ca

237

X

X

X

X

X

X

4

X

Homewood Suites by Hilton* 975 Syscon Rd., Burlington, ON. L7L 5S3 905.631.8300 • 1.800.CALL HOME Email: ontbu_homewood@hilton.com burlington.homewoodsuites.com

83

X

X

X

X

Quality Hotel Burlington QEW 950 Walker’s Line, Burlington, ON. L7N 2G2 905.639.9290 Email: reservations@qualityhotelburlington.com qualityhotelburlington.com

110

X

X

X

X

Residence and Conference Centre - Oakville 1410 Trafalgar Rd., Oakville, ON. L6H 6W4 905.815.4150 • 855.782.9722 Email: kmclellan@stayrcc.com stayrcc.com/oakville

125

Sandman Hotel Oakville 3451 South Service Rd W, Oakville, ON L6L 0C3 289.881.7263 Email: res_oakville@sandman.ca sandmanhotels.com

166

X

X

X

X

X

The Pearle Hotel - Opening Summer 2021 345 Elizabeth Street, Burlington, Ontario L7R 0A4 thepearlehotel.ca

151

X

X

X

X

Waterfront Hotel Downtown Burlington 2020 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, ON. L7R 4G8 905.681.5400 • 1.877.681.0767 Email: guestservices@waterfronthotelburlington.com waterfronthotelburlington.com

129

X

X

X

X

Kitchenette

Breakfast Available

120

Pet Friendly

No. of Rooms

Hilton Garden Inn - Burlington 985 Syscon Rd., Burlington, ON. L7L 5S3 905.631.7000 Email: yyzbu-salesadm@hilton.com torontoburlington.gardeninn.com

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X

2

X

X

X

3

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

3

X


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