Home / Travel Guides - Burlington

DebraLee Wiseberg/iStockphoto.com

More About
Burlington, ON

Pacific Northwest

Road Trips

About Burlington In 1784 Mohawk chief Joseph Brant (known as Thayendanegea) was granted 1,441 hectares (3,561 acres) of land in what is now Burlington in repayment for his military support of the British during the American Revolutionary War. Burlington, on the shores of Lake Ontario, is midway between Toronto and Niagara Falls. The city is notable for its waterfront park, gardens, shopping and dining as well as its wide variety of architectural styles. Double-decker buses offer sightseeing opportunities. Recreational activities include boating, sailing, fishing, hiking and swimming. A farmers market in the parking lot of the Burlington Mall is open 8-2, Wed. and Fri.-Sat. (also Fri. 2-4), early May through late October.

During a guided tour visitors can view the operations of the Crossroads Centre Christian broadcast facility at 1295 N. Service Rd. or join the studio audience; phone (905) 335-7100 for information.

Theatre Burlington presents a variety of productions in the Drama Centre at 2311 New St.; phone (905) 637-1728.

Pobytov/iStockphoto.com
Every year in mid-May sees the return of the Royal Botanical Gardens Lilac Festival. Visitors enjoy the beauty of one of the largest displays of lilacs in the world. In addition to the floral showcase, the festival offers activities and entertainment for family fun.

Visitor Centers Tourism Burlington 414 Locust St. Burlington, ON L7S 1T7. Phone:(905)634-5594 or (877)499-9989

Self-guiding ToursInformation about walking tours of the historic downtown, the guide to Lake Ontario's Waterfront Trail and local attraction information are available at Tourism Burlington.

ShoppingBurlington Mall, 777 Guelph Line at Fairview, has Hudson's Bay, Canadian Tire, Old Navy and Winners. Mapleview Shopping Centre, 900 Maple at Fairview, contains Hudson's Bay as an anchor store. Village Square, a turn-of-the-20th-century-style complex at 13-422 Pearl St., has specialty shops and restaurants.

Things to Do Art Gallery of Burlington

Ireland House at Oakridge Farm

Joseph Brant Museum

Royal Botanical Gardens

Read More

Burlington, ON

Top AAA Diamond Hotels

AAA’s in-person hotel evaluations are unscheduled to ensure the inspector has an experience similar to that of members. To pass inspection, all hotels must meet the same rigorous standards for cleanliness, comfort and hospitality. These hotels receive a AAA Diamond designation that tells members what type of experience to expect.

Sponsored Listing

Members save 5% or more and earn Marriott Bonvoy™ points when booking AAA/CAA rates!

Courtyard by Marriott Burlington

1110 Burloak Dr. Burlington, ON L7L 6P8

Book Now

Sponsored Listing

Waterfront Hotel Downtown Burlington

2020 Lakeshore Rd. Burlington, ON L7R 4G8

Book Now

Members save up to 10% and earn Honors points when booking AAA rates!

Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Burlington

985 Syscon Rd. Burlington, ON L7L 5S3

Book Now

Members save 5% to 15% and earn 10% bonus Best Western Rewards® points when booking AAA/CAA rates!

Best Western Plus Burlington Inn & Suites

2412 Queensway Dr. Burlington, ON L7R 3T3

Book Now

call or visit a AAA Travel Agent Today!

Find a AAA Office

As a AAA member, you'll save even more. Your AAA Travel Agent will check to see if AAA Vacations is combinable with other AAA member benefits, plus cruise and tour past passenger discounts and benefits.

Not a Member?

Join Now