Stroll the historical streets of the downtown area to discover some of the first homes built in Burlington, dating back to the late 1800s. Download copies of the walking tour brochures so you can take a self-guided walk of the area at your leisure. While enjoying local history you can also learn about public art with the Art in the City walking tour.
Burlington Walking Tours
- Walking Tours of Heritage Burlington – Art Gallery of Burlington Neighborhood Tour Heritage Walking Tour
- Walking Tours of Heritage Burlington – Downtown Burlington Tour Heritage Downtown Walking Tour
- Art in the City – Public Art Walking Tour
These brochures are also available in limited quantities from the Tourism Visitor Information Centre.
While downtown, visit the waterfront and see the Canadian Naval Ships Memorial Monument which is dedicated to Canadian naval and merchant marine ships that served during World War 2. This memorial honours the memory of the Canadian ships and seamen who were lost during the decisive six-year Battle of the Atlantic. In the Royal Canadian Navy, 31 ships and 2044 crew members were lost; in the Merchant Marine, 73 merchant ships and 1578 civilian crew members were lost. An information brochure on this monument is available from the Visitor Information Centre.