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.

Walking Tours

Heritage Homes on Nelson St.

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 also learn about public art with the Art in the City walking tour.

Heritage Homes on Nelson St.

Burlington Walking Tours

These brochures are also available in limited quantities from the Tourism Visitor Information Centre.

Explore the city with our Unexpected #BurlON Cultural Intersections city-wide Scavenger Hunt. Check our Culture Days blog for information on how to sign up.

While in the downtown, visit the waterfront and see the Canadian Naval Ships Memorial Monument that 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 and 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.

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