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Ladies walking with shopping bags on Brant St. downtown

Here a shop, there a shop, where to shop?  If you want to know about unique places to shop in Burlington, Ontario we invite you to explore our city’s specialty boutiques, expansive department stores, and local artisan gift shops.

Ladies walking with shopping bags on Brant St. downtown

Unique gifts

Discover one-of-a-kind treasures at the Art Gallery of Burlington featuring handcrafted ceramics, paintings, and glassware by Canadian and local artisans. For visiting horticulturalists, don’t miss the Royal Botanical Gardens gift shop. There you’ll find gardening supplies and distinctive gift lines, prints, books, and artwork. During your visit to the Joseph Brant Museum or Ireland House Museum, browse the shops for books, toys, and maps with historical flair.

 

Shopping Districts

Stroll through Burlington’s downtown shopping district featuring an array of high fashion boutiques, one-of-a-kind accessories, and gift shops. Parking is free downtown all December and on Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays, and evenings year-round, so you can shop til you drop! For a different shopping experience visit the former village of Aldershot in Burlington’s west end, along Plains Road, where you’ll find an eclectic mix of boutiques, shops, and restaurants.

Fresh from the Farm

Visitors will find north Burlington the rolling rural countryside dotted with farmland, nurseries, golf courses, and conservation areas very picturesque. At some of the local farms, you can purchase or pick your own products, and in some cases participate in tours. Visit Stonehaven Farm Market where you can pick your own pumpkins, visit the giant corn maze and kid zone, and take home baked goods and local products. At Springridge Farms you can take a memorable wagon ride, enjoy the farm’s fun yard, boo barn and pick up homemade pies and preserves. Backed by Bees offers natural craft mead, raw honey, and curated local food & goods.  Visit them and ‘bee’ at nature’s table.

In the heart of the city, visit the Farmers Market at Burlington Centre. Enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables sold by local farmers in season from May until October on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.  In downtown Burlington, Centro Garden has a seasonal market on Sundays and is a popular stop for local residents and visitors.  In Aldershot, you can find a summer market on Tuesday evenings from 3-7 pm in the White Oaks Plaza.

For shopping sprees

Fans of international retailers will recognize familiar brand names such as IKEAApple and Costco. But be sure to explore the many other large stores like Lee ValleyMountain Equipment Co-op, outdoors superstore SAIL and Marshalls, as well as our two major shopping centres — Mapleview Centre and Burlington Centre, where our seasonal Farmer’s Market is also located.

Sweet Things

You don’t have to go far in this city to indulge your sweet tooth.  There is no shortage of fabulous local businesses offering specially made chocolates, pastries, cakes, and more.  Burlington has many delectable bakeries that whip up made-from-scratch creations and chocolatiers who hand-make delicious chocolate delights and artisans who bake up fresh bread, biscotti, and gourmet doughnuts one batch at a time.  Check out our list under Sweet Things.

Sweet Treats Donuts from Sunshine Donuts

Souvenirs & More

Our Visitors Centre at 414 Locust St is a worthwhile stop for Burlington and Canadian souvenirs along with destination information. We carry a wide selection of apparel, books, photos, note cards, postcards, maps, city souvenirs, pins, and more. Whatever your needs, you’ll find the perfect memento to remember your stay in beautiful Burlington.

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