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.

Fall Activities

Couple at lookout at Kerncliff park admiring fall colours

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.

Autumn Splendour

Being between beautiful lake Ontario and the majestic Niagara Escarpment fall is a magical time in Burlington where fall colours are ablaze.

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.

Ribber saucing up the rack at Ribfest

Conservation Areas

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.

Couple looking out a view from top of Kerncliff Park in fall

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.

Toddler sitting in pile of leaves with basket of apples

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)

Weather Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Maximum -2 -1 4 12 18 24 27 26 21 14 7 0
Minimum -10 -10 -4 1 6 11 14 13 9 4 0 -6
Mean -6 -5 0 6 12 17 21 20 15 9 3 -3
Couple looking at view of escarpment
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