Discover Burlington Ontario

#BurlON til March 28

by Pam Belgrade

Run Forest Run!

This weekend marks the 124th year for the Around the Bay Race, the oldest road race in North America.  There are still openings to register (no race day registration accepted) or you can cheer the runners along the race route or at the finish line at First Ontario Centre.

Share your Maple Moment

We are so lucky to be Canadian and have so many spots close by that offer fun activities for this sweet treat.  Visit Mountsberg Conservation on weekends and holidays from 10-4 for their Maple Town. Enjoy pancakes in the great outdoors and sample maple candy- learn how sap is transformed into maple syrup.  You can also visit Crawford Lake for their Sweet Water Season.  Running the same times and days as Maple Town, you get the opportunity to visit the reconstructed Iroquoian Village and learn how maple syrup was first discovered and used by the Indigenous people through Sweet Water demonstrations (some edible demos!)  Conservation Halton is running a Maple Moment Photo contest where you can share photos of your visit via social media.

Bronte Creek Provincial Park Maple Syrup Festival runs 9:30-3 on weekends and Easter weekend (not open Easter Monday).  This festival specializes in the history of maple syrup on a heritage farm from 1900. Enjoy guided tours of maple lane, visit the pancake house,  fresh maple candy, farm animals and be sure to visit the play barn!

Sp’eggtacular Easter

Sp'egg'tacular Easter Event

This Saturday March 24 from 11 am – 3 pm the Sp’eggtacular Easter Event happening at Ireland House at Oakridge Farm Museum.  Activities include an Easter Trail, entertainment, kids activities, police and fire vehicles,a BBQ and lots more – admission is FREE.

March Hare Party @ AGB

New this year the Art Gallery of Burlington is hosting a March Hare Tea Party on Sunday March 25.  This is a High Tea with proceeds going towards the permanent collection and tickets are required in advance (deadline is March 21 to book).  The Art Gallery of Burlington has numerous free exhibitions, a lovely conservatory which makes you feel like you are in the tropics. Their Knobs, Finials and Handles exhibit is running until April 8 or enjoy their Suited to a Tea: Forty Years – Forty Teapots until April 17. Also on display until April 8 is Prime Time featuring Canada’s 23 Prime Ministers. On Sundays AGB has Family Sunday Open Studio where you can get creative with your kids.  Exhibits and the Open Studio is FREE!

Frogs! Oh my!

There is still time to hop over to the Royal Botanical Gardens for their Frogs! exhibit – it’s absolutely ribbeting!  Lots of interactive displays and so much to learn about frogs! Sunday is a Jazz Brunch from 11-1, enjoy a delicious brunch while listening to live jazz music!  The RBG Café had such success with the Taste of Burlington menu they designed that this menu has been extended another month.  We hear the Chicken pot pie is delicious!

Of course it is never too early to plan for Easter activities by checking out our Easter blog.

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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