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#BurlON til Feb 28

by Pam Belgrade

Wow February has been a busy month with heritage, culinary, arts and outdoor fun all offered within the city.

If you haven’t seen the Frogs! exhibit at The RBG it is well worth a visit.  It is a dynamic experience with two special exhibitions and daily, family-friendly activities where visitors of all ages can explore the wonderful world of frogs and their wetland homes.  Frogs – A Chorus of Colours introduces visitors to the amazing and colorful world of frogs – they are beautiful!  Then hop on over to The Frog Pond to meet some of the wetland species found at Royal Botanical Garden and discover their important roles in sustaining a healthy environment.  Exhibit on until April 15 at the RBG Centre.

Heritage Month continues until the end of the month with a variety of activities planned.  For the full calendar of events you can check the library website.

The Art Gallery of Burlington has several new exhibits including Knobs, Finials and Handles  (on until April 8) or their Suited to a Tea: Forty Years – Forty Teapots (until April 17).  They also have a special exhibit called Prime Time featuring Canada’s 23 Prime Ministers on until April 8.

 

The always popular Taste of Burlington, the prix-fixe winter dining program is on until March 11 at 36 of Burlington’s best restaurants.  This year Taste of Burlington is celebrating 10 years of Great Taste! Enjoy an appetizer, entree and dessert (lunch menus are $15 and $20 and dinner is $30, $35 and $40).    Check the Taste site for menus and make your reservations for the program.  Want to be in the know about the culinary scene in Burlington? Sign up for the Taste Enewsletter,

Next week is the first of March which means we’re getting into the ‘sweetest month’- Maple Syrup time! Our friends at Conservation Halton are kicking off their maple syrup festivals this weekend. From Feb 24-April 2 visit Maple Town at Mountsberg Conservation on weekends, holidays and during March Break from 10am-4pm.  Learn about how sap is transformed into maple syrup – enjoy pancakes in the great outdoors and sample maple candy.  Not too far away is Sweet Water season at Crawford Lake.  Also running Feb 24-April 2 as well as on holidays and daily during March Break from 10am-4pm.  Here you can visit the reconstructed Iroquoian Village and learn how maple syrup was discovered and used by Indigenous people through Sweet Water demonstrations (some edible demos as well!).

Enjoy the outdoors by skating at Burlington Rotary Centennial Pond until March 4 (weather permitting), and enjoying lots of different activities at the 7 Conservation Halton Parks.  Bronte Creek Provincial Park is open and you can enjoy a hike and visit the playbarn.

Tourism Burlington can assist you with planning your visit. For more information on what to see and do in Burlington give us a call at 877.499.9989, visit our website or connect with us on twitter or facebook.

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