Note that Ontario is currently in the process of re-opening and there are rules and restrictions on capacity and some places require advance reservations. It’s best to call ahead or check websites before visiting to confirm. For more information on health recommendations for the Burlington area visit Halton Region Public Health and/or view and subscribe to the Health and Safety Notices page on the City website.

Living or Moving Here

Historic home downtown Gingerbread House

Burlington is proud of its green city heritage with more than 581 hectares (1,436 acres) of parkland and quality of life second to none. MoneySense Magazine has rated Burlington the #1 mid-sized city in Canada to live in.

Be A Local Tourist!

Maybe you have friends and family coming in for a visit, or perhaps you just want to explore your backyard. If scanning maps for the most unique sites, channeling your inner foodie for the best restaurants, or scouring Instagram for the perfect FOMO shots are part of your travel routines, why not look to Burlington. Explore your backyard, discover those hidden gems, and brag to your family about living in the PERFECT destination! Accessible and affordable, our downtown cores, waterfront, cycling, and hiking trails are second to none, so get out and discover your own backyard!

Not sure where to start? Send us an e-mail or pop into our Visitor Information Centre, which has an extensive collection of maps, guides, and profiles of upcoming events for Burlington and other Ontario destinations. Our friendly counsellors will provide you with all the information you need to start making travel plans for a day trip or an extended vacation so you can get away without having to go away. There is always something new, fun, picturesque, delicious, and affordable to elevate your experience in Burlington.

Create your own local bucket list and… Don’t Pass Us By


Moving to Burlington

Why relocate to Burlington? Burlington has developed from a quiet bedroom community to a savvy, vibrant waterfront city. Strategically located in the Greater Toronto Area, Burlington offers a quality of life that is second to none with great schools, shopping, dining, recreational facilities, parkland, festivals, and nightlife all available within the city. MoneySense, a leading lifestyle and investment magazine has named Burlington the top city in which to live of its size in Canada.  If you are considering moving to Burlington contact a local realtor (see list below) or the local papers:

Burlington Best City by Moneysense magazine

New Residents

  • For information on moving to the Halton region visit the Halton Newcomer Portal.
  • For residents new to Canada visit the Burlington Public Library link.
  • Tourism Burlington provides new residents with an information package about local services. Visit Tourism Burlington Visitor Information Centre at 414 Locust St. to pick up your package or click on the links below for a digital version of the information.

General Information

Brant Street Pier is shown being wheelchair accessible.

Places of Worship

Burlington and its surrounding area have a number of places of worship that welcome visitors to join them for their services and special events. Several of the local churches have been built in the 1800s and some are open during the week for prayer and reflection.

We suggest you contact the church you are interested in visiting to confirm hours and other details.

Burlington has a number of Historical Churches for you to explore.

East Plains United Church exterior
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