Discover Burlington Ontario

#BurlON ’til March 7

by Kelly Harris

Hard to believe it’s March this week – we got lucky with the end of February! We can’t fill our blog this week with winter fun activities outdoors but despite the lack of snow at present (pretty sure that’s not it for the winter), there is no shortage of things to do around #BurlON.

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 kicks off their Maple Syrup Festival this weekend. It 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!

Bronte Creek Provincial park maple festival

Taste of Burlington is in it’s 2nd week at 36 restaurants across Burlington. With prix-fixe menus at great prices ($15 or $20 for lunch and $30, $35 or $40 for dinner) there are so many great restaurants offering great menus.  Have a look at all the menus and make your reservations- you will be glad you did!  Make it a date night on Friday night – enjoy dinner out and after enjoy a night of live music at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre as the Live and Local Music Series present their season finale – The Ones to Watch.

If you haven’t yet hopped over to the Royal Botanical Gardens for their Frogs! exhibit, you don’t know what you’re missing – it’s absolutely ribbeting!  Lots of interactive displays and so much to learn about frogs! While you’re there, enjoy lunch at their Greenhouse Cafe – they are part of the Taste of Burlington program, so you can enjoy a prix-fixe lunch for $20.  They are also offering a PJ party on Friday night so grab the kids, head over in your pj’s and have them bring their fave stuffies and enjoy a night of fun and activities from 5-8pm.  Sunday is a Jazz Brunch from 11-1, enjoy a delicious brunch while listening to live jazz music!

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.

Sunday marks the annual Chilly Half Marathon and Frosty 5K. Both races start at 10:05 in downtown Burlington. There is still time to register if you have been delaying. You can check out the website for registration info, bib pick up details as well as post-party locations. And if you’re not into running/walking even – why not head to beautiful Downtown Burlington and grab a coffee at one of the coffee shops and cheer the runners on!

Our March Break blog will be posted soon with ideas around town if you are staycationing or if you have friends/family coming to visit. We have lots of great indoor ideas in our Rainy Days blog so you can check that out if you need inspiration or ideas! Hope it’s a great week!

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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