7 Great Things to Do in Bulington

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Experience everything Burlington has to offer including incredible sights, sounds & flavours located on Lake Ontario.
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What’s On in #BurlON

Burlington is close to the urban buzz of Toronto, yet surrounded
by the tranquil beauty of parks and gardens. It offers visitors a full spectrum of activities, from scaling the heights of the Niagara escarpment to catching trophy-sized salmon in a great lake. There is culture, history, festivals and fun all year in this safe and friendly community.

Burlington hosts 4 of the top 100 festivals in Ontario and there is always something happening in this festival city. nDon’t miss Canada’s Largest Ribfest this Labour Day weekend at Spencer Smith Park, by beautiful Lake Ontario. Enjoy great music, crafters, kids’ activities and some of the best, mouth-watering ribs in North America. Full details on the Ribfest can be found here canadaslargestribfest.com

Burlington is known for a wonderful variety of culinary experiences. A Taste of Burlington showcases the best food and drink in the city and features 31 of our finest restaurants during the prix- fixe dining program offered August 12 – September 2. Full details on Burlington’s A Taste of Burlington can be found here tasteofburlington.ca

What’s New in #BurlON

Joseph Brant Museum Transformed

This Museum is named after Burlington’s first citizen, Joseph Brant (Thayendanegea), who represents the importance of the First Nations in shaping our nation. The museum has been completely transformed
and will be reopening this fall.The 17,000 sq.ft expansion incorporates the Joseph Brant replica house into the design and includes environmentally friendly features and barrier-free space for galleries that highlight the impressive collections.The renewed Museum will have increased educational programming and special exhibitions.

The first exhibition, opening in October, is the Canadian premiere
of Part of the Machine: Rock & Pinball from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, featuring rock-themed, playable pinball machines alongside merchandise and artifacts related to artists and bands. Learn more about the ne Joseph Brant Museum click here museumsofburlington.ca

Come to Your Senses @ Royal Botanical Gardens


If you haven’t visited the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) recently it is worth another trip. Over the last few years the gardens, trails and facilities have been transformed including a huge Rock Garden restoration project with a new visitor centre, restaurant and banquet space; a new Atrium at the RBG Centre with a living wall; many new gardens and trails with amazing public art installations; and a revitalized Rose Garden. These enhancements have increased events, programs and experiences for visitors of all ages along with adopting more sustainable practices. Rediscover paradise at the RBG and Come toYour Senses. rbg.ca

Historic Freeman Station

This historic 1906 Grand Trunk Railway Station has been passionately restored by local volunteers and features numerous displays, a small gift shop, and a collection of historical railway memorabilia. On the lower level, a model railway diorama depicts life in the hamlet of Freeman, now part
of Burlington, in the early twentieth century.

The station hosts open houses August 24, Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5 and by group appointment. For further details on the Historic Freeman Station please visit freemanstation.ca

Performing Arts Centre

Located just steps away from Burlington’s beautiful downtown waterfront, the Burlington Performing arts centre is a vibrant community hub, a state- of-the-art rental facility and a presenter. The 2019-2010 season features the very best in professional entertainment, including over 70 performances in music, comedy, theatre, dance and more! To find out more about Burlington’s Performing Arts Centre please visit www.burlingtonpac.ca

Conservation Halton

Celebrate fall at conservation Halton Parks. hike or bike the trails and admire the changing colours along the escarpment. Attend a signature event, such as hops & harvest on October 5-6 at Kelso. The festival features breweries, food vendors, artisans and music while celebrating the great outdoors. For craft beer and food connoisseurs in search of fall flavours! More information found at https://www.conservationhalton.ca/events

Taste of Burlington


Burlington is quickly becoming known as a culinary destination with so many great restaurants, pubs, cafes and more! Burlington is excited to showcase amazing food & drink all year round. What started as a prix-fixe dining program twice a year now features Burlington restaurants and eats all year long with blog posts, event updates, directory of restaurants and more! Of course our prix-fixe dining program will continue twice each year. For dates and participating restaurants please visit https://tasteofburlington.ca/

Jake’s Oyster House

Proprietor and Burlington resident Jamie Myers (the big oyster!) built & opened this popular restaurant in 1985 and remodeled in 1998 to become Jake’s Grill & oyster house. You will notice Jake’s comfortable & nautical ambience guests have come to enjoy over the last 34 years. The restaurant features market fresh oysters from our two biggest suppliers – the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans, as well as the areas best selection of fresh fish & fine shellfish. Steaks are hand cut from fresh Canadian AAA aged beef and grilled over a natural hardwood fire. Jake’s Grill & Oyster House
is located at 950 Walker’s Line, Burlington, on (just south of the QEW) please call (905) 639-4084 or visit http://www.jakesgrill.ca/

For more information on things to see and do in Burlington visit tourismburlington.com or call 1 877 499.9989.