Here a shop, there a shop, where to shop? If you want to know about unique places to shop in Burlington, Ontario we invite you to explore our city’s specialty boutiques, expansive department stores and local artisan gift shops.
Discover one-of-a-kind treasures at Art Etc. in the Art Gallery of Burlington featuring handcrafted ceramics, paintings and glassware by Canadian and local artisans. For visiting horticulturalists, don’t miss the Royal Botanical Gardens gift shop. There you’ll find gardening supplies and distinctive gift lines, prints, books and artwork. During your visit to Joseph Brant Museum or Ireland House at Oakridge Farm, browse the museum shops for books, toys and maps with an historical flair.
Stroll through Burlington’s downtown shopping district featuring an array of chic clothing and high fashion boutiques, one-of-a-kind accessories and gift shops. Parking is free downtown all December and on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays and evenings year round, so you can shop til you drop! For a different shopping experience visit the former village of Aldershot in Burlington’s west-end, along Plains Road, where you’ll find an eclectic mix of boutiques, shops and restaurants.
For shopping sprees
Fans of international retailers will recognize familiar brand names such as IKEA, Apple and Costco. But be sure to explore the many other large stores like Lee Valley, Mountain Equipment Co-op, outdoors superstore SAIL and Marshalls, as well as our two major shopping centres — Mapleview Centre and Burlington Centre, where our seasonal Farmers’ Market is also located.
You don’t have to go far in this city to indulge your sweet tooth. Burlington has many delectable bakeries who whip up made from scratch creations and chocolatiers who hand make delicious chocolate delights and artisans who bake up fresh bread, biscotti and gourmet doughnuts one batch at a time. Check out our list under Sweet Things.
Souvenirs & More
Our Visitors Centre at 414 Locust St is a worthwhile stop for Burlington and Canadian souvenirs along with destination information. We carry a wide selection of apparel, books, photos, note cards, postcards, maps, city souvenirs, pins and more. Whatever your needs, you’ll find the perfect memento to remember your stay in beautiful Burlington. (NOTE: cash only)