What to Do

Chilly Half Marathon

Spring, summer, fall, winter, Burlington is a city for all seasons with plenty to see & do.

Whether you’re a new or returning visitor, a local resident with visiting friends or family, or perhaps here on business, there’s always a wealth of activities to make your stay enjoyable.

Check out our top picks, reasons to visit #BurlON, events and activities and features.

Visit #BurlON

Burlington is close to the urban buzz of Toronto, yet surrounded by the tranquil beauty of parks, gardens and its downtown waterfront.  For the outdoor adventurers, you can hike the Bruce Trail, scale the limestone cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment, or cycle through our scenic rural or city routes.

If you’re looking for a more leisurely pace, window shop in Burlington’s quaint downtown boutiques and shops, get pampered at a one of our local spas, or take a walk through the challenging Central Park Labyrinth.

If you’re hungry, you’re in good hands. Savour the best culinary delights that local chefs are offering at our many cafés, chic eateries and fine dining restaurants.

.Potters working on wheels in studio at Art Gallery of Burlington

NOTE:  Due to COVID-19 some activities and events have been redesigned, postponed or being held virtually. With changes happening rapidly we recommend that you contact businesses before visiting to make sure services are open to the public and what restrictions are in place.  

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Burlington

10. LOCATION – it is located in the centre of the Golden Horseshoe, only 45 minute drive to Niagara or Toronto.

9.  GOLFERS’ PARADISE – there are 9 courses in Burlington, 42 in the Region, and yes, winter golf is available at some locations.

8.  AMAZING TRAILS – in all seasons for walking, hiking, skiing, jogging, cross-country and cycling including the Bruce Trail.

7.  THRIVING ARTS SCENE – with the Art Gallery of Burlington and the stunning Burlington Performing Arts Centre plus numerous cultural events.

6.  HISTORY & HERITAGE – enjoy historical walking tours, museums including amazing renewed Joseph Brant Museum, heritage homes, and more.

5.  A CITY THAT CELEBRATES – home to so many free festivals featuring live music, themed activities and great food.

4.  A GREEN CITY – an urban oasis of green parks, tree-lined streets, a waterfront playground, forests, farms, the Niagara Escarpment and the breathtaking Royal Botanical Gardens.


2.  GEOGRAPHY – Nestled between Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere.

1.  WATER – A Spectacular, Accessible Waterfront to enjoy in all seasons with so much to see & do.

See & Do Partners

See & Do Partners

Sorry, we did not find any partners.