Discover Burlington Ontario

#BurlON til March 21

by Kelly Harris

We are half way through March Break and if you’re looking for things to do to keep busy our March Break blog gives you some ideas around town.

Hop on Over to the RBG

If you haven’t made it to the RBG yet for their Frogs: A Chorus of Colours exhibit, make sure you do before it’s gone April 15th  Lots of interactive displays and so much to learn about frogs!  Enjoy a walk through the centre where spring seems to have already arrived. Sundays they are offering  a Jazz Brunch from 11-1. Enjoy a delicious brunch while listening to live jazz music!

Arts & Culture Abound

The Art Gallery of Burlington always has something on so if you’re looking for something to do, you can enjoy some time there browsing one of their displays or their beautiful gift shop. 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 running until April 8 is Prime Time featuring Canada’s 23 Prime Ministers.

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre presents Tartan Terrors on Thursday the 15 and Legends of Motown on Saturday March 17.

Maple Month

March is Maple Syrup month! 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, holidays and March Break 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!)

Bronte Creek Provincial Park Maple Syrup Festival runs 9:30-3 on weekends, March Break 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!

Sports

The Burlington Lions Optimist Minor Hockey Association House League Tournament is being held March 15-18 at Appleby Ice Centre. Pop on over and catch some hockey action if you’re looking for something to do!

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

 To Sun March 18:  Art of Dance Exhibit, Art Gallery

Sundays March 4-25: Jazz Brunch at the Rock Concert Series, Royal Botanical Gardens

Wknds to Sun April 1: Maple Syrup Festival, Bronte Creek

Wknds & March Break to Mon April 2: Sweet Water Season, Crawford Lake

Wknds & March Break to Mon April 2: Maple Town, Mountsberg

To Sun April 8: Prime Time, Canada’s 23 Prime Ministers Exhibit, Art Gallery

To Sun April 8: Storytellers Exhibit, Art Gallery

To Sun April 8: Knobs, Finials & Handles Exhibit, Art Gallery

To Sun April 15: Frogs: A Chorus of Colours, Royal Botanical Gardens

To Tues April 17: Suited to a Tea: Forty Years, Forty Tea Pots, Art Gallery

Tues March 20-Tues April 17: Damian Siqueiros: Prisms, Portraits of LGBTQ Canadians in Culture, Art Gallery

March

Wed 14: “Victoria & Abdul”, Central Library

Thurs 15: Tartan Terrors, Performing Arts Centre – MT

Thurs 15-Sun 18:  BLOMHA March Break House League Hockey Tournament, Appleby Ice Centre

Fri 16: March Movie Madness, Central Library

Sat 17: Legends of Motown, Performing Arts Centre – MT

Sun 18: A Taste of Maple, Mountsberg

Wed 21: Eco Film Festival: “Chasing Coral”, Central Library

Wed 21: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Performing Arts Centre – MT

 

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