Fall Activities

Couple at lookout at Kerncliff park admiring fall colours

When the heat of the summer has waned and the leaves begin to turn, it is a great time to explore Burlington.

Autumn Splendour

Nestled between Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment, fall is a truly magical time here in Burlington where fall colours are ablaze, trails are most serene, seasonal events are bustling, and our patios are toasty warm.

Come, Fall in love with Burlington.


Conservation Areas

The autumn season also means the spectacular splendour of our conservation areas and Bronte Creek Provincial Park as the Niagara Escarpment is on full display. They offer guided walks and educational sessions – a great way to see the fall burst into orange, red and yellow. Burlington’s Mount Nemo Conservation Area is one of the most popular rock climbing destinations in southwestern Ontario and nearby Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area attracts climbers from Greater Toronto and the Golden Horseshoe.

Couple looking out a view from top of Kerncliff Park in fall

Farms, Museums & Gardens

Fall is harvest time in rural Burlington where farms and museums offer great fare and fun family events. Doors Open showcases heritage and architectural buildings that are open to the public. Culture Days promotes local arts, culture and heritage later in September. October brings a range of Thanksgiving and Halloween events at the Royal Botanical Gardens and downtown Burlington.  The popular Art in Action Studio tour showcases local artists the first weekend in November, the perfect timing to pick up holiday gifts for those hard to buy for on your list.

Toddler sitting in pile of leaves with basket of apples

What to Wear

Autumn can often be mild with summer-like weather often stretching into September. Usually, by October, the air turns crisp and leaves start to fall. Bring warm, waterproof clothing if visiting at this time of year and expect to see some spectacular fall foliage!

Couple looking at view of escarpment