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#BurlON til Feb 14

by Pam Belgrade

With all this fabulous new snow this week there are many outdoor activities for you to enjoy such as skating, skiing, hiking, snowshoeing etc. Check out the Winter is Snow Fun blog for all the details and visit websites before heading out to make sure weather has not impacted events.

Speaking of winter, with the Olympics starting this week there are four Burlington athletes competing in this competition.  Cheer them on by dropping by the Burlington Mall and adding your messages to a banner at guest services in support of Burlington Olympians Renata Fast, Jesse Lumsden, Keri Morrison and Darren Gardner.  The banner can be signed until Wednesday, Feb. 14, after which it will be shipped to Canada House in PyeongChang.  On Saturday Feb. 10 from 11 am to 2 pm the Burlington Sport Alliance will be at Mall handing out post cards for residents to sign in support of the athletes.

Valentines is a week away and we have some great ideas in our Love in #BurlON blog whether you are planning a date night or showing your affection with a little something special. Looking for a perfect date night activity…have brunch/lunch/dinner in a Burlington eatery and then head to the show for a fabulous performance.  Refer to the blog What’s Onstage for January and February performances/events you won’t want to miss. Right now there are two amazing local theatre performances to chose from this month including “I’ll Be Back Before Midnight” at Theatre Burlington’s Drama Centre and  38th Annual Drury Lane Music Hall, at Drury Lane Theatre.

The Taste of Burlington the prix fixe winter dining program is starting on February 19 until March 11 and with 36 of Burlington finest restaurants participating you can enjoy several outings during the 3 week program.  Make sure you sign up for the Taste Enewsletter and refer to the blog to see recipes, videos and culinary events throughout the year.  This year Taste celebrates 10 years of Great Taste and we have created a special anniversary video to get you inspired for the winter program coming up February 19 – March 11, 2018.

The new RBG winter exhibit Frogs! 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.

All month long we are celebrating heritage in Burlington with numerous activities planned including a guided downtown walking tour by the Historical Society on Sat. Feb 10 starting at 10 am from our Visitor Centre at 414 Locust St.  Come a little early to enjoy a hot chocolate and muffin before this interesting tour begins.  Heritage Matters!

Another thing to look forward to in February is the Family Day long weekend.  We have created a Family Day blog that highlights everything to see and do with family and friends. A highlight during family day week is the Burlington Comedy Festival 2018. Four amazing shows, two Downtown venues, over three nights featuring 12 comedians and family/variety performances. Food & Funny packages also available for up close performances at The Water Street Cooker.  This event is in support of the Canadian Cancer Society, Halton Chapter.

The Art Gallery of Burlington has a number of new exhibitions open so check them out along with my go to gift place the Art Etc. Gallery Shop.  A nice little oasis during the cold winter is the Conservatory which has amazing sculpture throughout the tropical plants – you will feel like you in paradise.  The Gallery has free admission so visit often to see what is new.

Art Gallery Conservatory

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.

Ongoing Events

Feb 7 – 14

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