#BurlON til Mar 27
Hopefully Jack Frost has decided to pack up and leave Burlington, because spring is here! Celebrate the changing of the seasons with various activities here in #BurlON. Coming soon is our Easter blog with all kinds of ideas for celebrating this holiday and spring.
Springtime in #BurlON
Get outside and enjoy spring here in #BurlON. Visit Crawford Lake and tour the Iroquoian village, or explore the Hide and Seek trail and look out for some of the diverse species who make their home here in southern Ontario. Looking to get nose to beak with some birds of prey? Visit the Mountsberg Raptor Centre to learn more about the various Ontario-native species.
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. Hiking is also available at all of our conservation parks. Visit Conservation Halton’s website for information and to see which one of the many beautiful trails here in #BurlON is right for you. Remember to dress for the weather and conditions – many of the trails are muddy and wet.
Maple Syrup Festivals
Ending soon is the Bronte Creek annual Maple Syrup Festival. Until March 31, take a tour guided by interpreters costumed for the 1890’s and visit the Spruce Lane Farmhouse which recreates life from 1899. Finish the day in the Maple Gift shop for some fresh maple syrup to take home.
It’s Sweet Water Season at Crawford Lake Conservation Area. Weekends until April 7 visit the reconstructed Iroquoian Village and learn about the origins of maple syrup with the Indigenous People. Try tasting different types of syrup and see demonstrations of taffy being made on snow.
At the same time is Maple Town at Mountsberg Conservation Area. See how the sap from approximately 600 tapped trees is transformed into maple syrup, and taste some free candy samples.
Arts and Culture
The Art Gallery of Burlington is hosting Burlington Reads Meet the Author: Laurie Petrou on Tues 26 where you can meet the writer of the psychological thriller Sister of Mine. Some exciting exhibits are on display at the Art Gallery of Burlington. Until March 31, Voices in Black Canadian Narratives and Ears, Eyes, Voice: Black Canadian Photojournalists 1970s–1990s are featured at the Art Gallery. Also, 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 take a look at the exhibit Sanctuary: Chari Cohen, on display until April 21. 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.
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.
Birding in #BurlON
The snow is melting so it is the perfect time to get out with your binoculars and bird books in #BurlON. Did you know that the western end of Lake Ontario (including Burlington) is home to close to 300 bird species? Birding is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the world, and with all of the opportunities to see many different species here in #BurlON it is the perfect activity to enjoy. For information on birding etiquette, locations, seasons, and more, check out our birding blog, or visit us at the Visitors Centre at 414 Locust St and see our “Birding in Burlington” display.
- To Sun March 31: Territories in Metal, Art Gallery
- To Sun March 31: Voices in Black Canadian Narratives, Art Gallery
- To Sun March 31: Ears, Eyes, Voice: Black Canadian Photojournalists 1970s 1990s, Art Gallery
- Wknds until Sun March 31: Maple Syrup Festival, Bronte Creek
- Wknds until Sun Apr 7: Sweet Water Season, Crawford Lake C.A.
- Wknds until Sun Apr 7: Maple Town, Mountsberg C.A.
- To Sun April 21: Sanctuary: Chari Cohen, Art Gallery
- To Sun Apr 14: Spiders Alive!, RBG
- Sundays: Family Sunday Open Studio, Art Gallery
- Sundays: Back to Nature Hike, RBG
- Thurs 21: Eco-Film Festival, Central Library
- Thurs 21: Speaker Series: Dr. Mark Graham, RBG
- Thurs 21: Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure, Performing Arts Centre
- Fri 22: Eco-Film Festival, Central Library
- Sun 24: Jazz Brunch: Reno Silva, RBG – Rock Garden
- Mon 25: THE LONELY – Celebrating the Music of Roy Orbison, Performing Arts Centre
- Tues 26: Burlington Reads Meet the Author: Laurie Petrou, Art Gallery