Discover Burlington Ontario

#BurlON til Feb 20

by Guest Writer

It’s a busy week with Valentine’s Day and Family Day Weekend, as well as it being Heritage and Black History Month. With all these special events, there are many different things to see and do here in BurlON.

Valentines day blog header with flowers, dinner, sculpture, and cupcakesValentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow so if you’ve left your planning for the last minute, here are some ideas of things to do in Burlington. With so many fabulous restaurants in the city try dining out or order in some tasty treats.  Since it is a busy night book reservations so you won’t be disappointed.  If you are looking for sweet gift ideas check out our sweet things section for inspiration.  If experiences are more your thing our fun activities blog has some gift card ideas.  Glen Eden Ski and Snowboard Centre has a contest on now where you can show your love on the hill.  See their Instagram account for the details.  For other romantic ideas refer to the blog written last June by Cheryl Rodewig.  However you decide to recognize this day, have fun and enjoy #BurlON.

Freeman Station exterior at nightHeritage and Black History Month

February is Heritage Month and Black History Month here in BurlON. Celebrate our city’s history with all of the amazing events being held throughout Burlington. On Sat 16 Freeman Station, one of the last surviving Grand Trunk Railway stations, has cancelled their Open House, presenting its Diorama show. On Tues 19 at Central Library is a Black History Month Film. For more events during Heritage and Black History Month, check out this calendar.


Family Day

This weekend is Family Day Weekend so there are tons of things to do here in BurlON. Try various winter activities at all the Halton Parks. Have some Winter Fun at Bronte Creek on Family Day, or check out the Open House at Ireland House Museum. For more ideas on things to do with your family this weekend, check out our Family Day Blog.

Spiders Alive at RBGSpiders Alive at the RBG

Arachnophobes beware, until April 14 the Royal Botanical Gardens will be crawling with spiders and their arthropod friends for Spiders Alive!. Here you can learn about the many adaptations and behaviours of spiders and other creatures in two interactive exhibits and daily programs for all ages. This event is included in your general admission to the RBG, so make sure to stop by during your visit.

Exhibit items for Territories in Metal at ARt Gallery of BurlingtonExperience Arts and Culture

An exciting new exhibit is at the Art Gallery of Burlington. Until March 31, Territories in Metal showcases the works of four artists who work with metal and other materials to create magnificent works of art.  Also, until March 31, Voices in Black Canadian Narratives and Ears, Eyes, Voice: Black Canadian Photojournalists 1970s–1990s are featured at the Art Gallery.  Every Sunday there is an open studio for families to enjoy. Admission is always free so make sure you stop by to check out these amazing exhibits and get creative.

There are also plenty of performances to enjoy this week. At the Burlington Performing Arts Centre are: Canadian Rep Theatre: How Do I Love Thee? on Thurs 14, The Sleeping Beauty – National Ballet Theatre of Odessa on Fri 15, Pete The Cat: Theatreworks USA and Anne Lederman & Ian Bell Performance on Sat 16, Home Free on Sun 17, and Creative Acts on Wed 20. Also, from Thurs 14 – Sun 17 at the Drury Lane Theatre is the annual Music Hall, and Theatre Burlington has performances of “Strangers Among Us” on Fri 15 – Sat 16.

People Snowshoeing along trail at Crawford Lake - Conservation HaltonExplore the Outdoors

Come downtown to the Rotary Centennial Pond for free Pond Skating until March 4. The cold temperature is perfect for keeping the rink frozen and for some time with the family while also being active. If you prefer to do your skating indoors, arenas in Burlington are hosting Public Skate sessions. Check online to see specific times, dates, and locations, as they do vary.

Try snowshoeing at Crawford Lake and learn about its origins while exploring the Iroquois village. Glen Eden is the place to be this winter so enjoy the slopes.  Check online to see ski conditions and other information.

The Royal Botanical Gardens are inviting you to get Back to Nature with hiking through the park. These are free guided hikes through the vast nature spaces the park has to offer. On Saturday Feb. 16 join our friends at Crawford Lake for an Evening Snowshoe Hike.

Taste of Burlington

The Taste of Burlington Winter program is back starting February 18 to March 10. Enjoy prix fixe dining at the 41 participating restaurants across Burlington. Check out the complete listing of all restaurants as well as their menus here.




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