When the heat of the summer has waned and the leaves begin to turn it is a great time to explore Burlington.
NOTE: This information reflects activities and events offered in Burlington prior to COVID-19 and are meant to inspire you to visit when it is safe to do so. With changes happening rapidly we recommend that you contact businesses directly to make sure services are open to the public and what restrictions are in place.
Being between beautiful lake Ontario and the majestic Niagara Escarpment fall is a magical time in Burlington where fall colours are ablaze.
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Canada’s Largest Ribfest
As summer nears an end and fall approaches in Burlington Ontario, it’s “the “best of the best” ” when it comes to ribs at the annual Canada’s Largest Ribfest all Labour Day weekend-long.
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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.
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, perfect timing to pick up holiday gifts for those hard to buy for on your list.
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!
Burlington Temperatures (in Celsius)