Attractions & Itineraries

Attractions

Bronte Creek Provincial Park – As a daylong destination or a convenient stopover to stretch your legs, Bronte Creek Park delights groups of all ages. Just minutes north of the Queen Elizabeth Way between Oakville and Burlington, Bronte Creek Park’s sheltered picnic areas, walking trails and 1900’s heritage home provide a pleasant break for all or part of a day. Groups will also enjoy the annual Maple Syrup Festival (March), Spring Wildflowers (April- May), Fall Colours (September – October), British Car Day (September) and authentic Victorian Homestead Christmas (December).

PP ArtEtcArt Gallery of Burlington – Home of an acclaimed collection of Canadian contemporary ceramics, visitors can view premier pieces in spectacular rotating exhibitions throughout the building and observe or participate in seven working guilds. The conservatory is a year-round garden oasis intermingled with inspiring sculpture.  The gallery shop, Art Etc. is known as the place for special gift of hand-crafted jewellery, artwork and fine crafts. Guided tours and specialized programs are available. Annual special events include Kaleidoscope (all guides show) and Soup Bowl/Xmas Sale (November).

Burlington Mall – features over 100 stores including Winners and HomeSense. The Mall is also home to our seasonal Burlington Farmers Market (May – October) on Wed, Fri and Sat mornings.

Burlington Performing Arts Centre – this 718 seat main theatre hosts theatrical and musical productions as well as exhibitions, corporate functions and civic events. Ideally located in Burlington’s beautiful downtown, one block from the lake and within walking distance of attractions, shopping and restaurants. Easily accessible from the QEW, bus parking available. Contact Tourism Burlington for performance schedules and group sales.

Conservation Halton – Get back to nature at any of Conservation Halton’s parks, conveniently located off either the 401 or QEW just west of Toronto. There are more than 10,000 acres of wide-ranging landscapes with spectacular vistas along the Niagara Escarpment.  The parks offer a number of educational programs, guided hikes, biking, birding and year around outdoor adventures activities and special events. Get “nose-to-beak” with a resident bird of prey, explore a re-built 15th century Iroquoian Village or ride the chair lift to see the colours during Fall into Nature (October).

Country Heritage Park –This interactive heritage park, located on 80 acres just off the 401 and Guelph Line, depicts agriculture and rural life over the last 150 years. It features over 30 exhibit buildings, an outstanding collection of antique tractors, steam engines, farm equipment and over 20,000 rural life artifacts.

Christy’s Gourmet Gifts – Artisanal chocolates and sweets. Handcrafted in small batches, Christy’s uses only European chocolate and quality ingredients. Try our famous “Christys Crunch”, a butter toffee that is out of this world! For unique gift ideas and more visit us today!  Demonstrations available for groups if prebooked.

Drury Lane Theatre – Everyone loves a musical! Burlington’s live musical theatre features local talent in three productions every year.  Performance schedules include Sunday matinees.  Minutes from the downtown core. Accessible from QEW/Lakeshore Road or Brant Street.

Halton County Radial Railway & Streetcar Museum – A full-size operating electric railway and museum featuring historic electric rail cars operating on two kilometres of scenic track. The HCRR is proud to be Ontario’s first and largest electric railway museum dedicated to informing, educating and inspiring people about the electric railway in Canada.  The museum displays and operates a variety of historic streetcars, radial and work cars, and maintains a collection of photography memorabilia and archival materials. Annual special events include Family Day (July), Heritage Day (August), Halloween Spooktackular (October) and Christmas on the Rails (December).  Open May-October.

Historical Walking Tours – These self-guided tours in Burlington’s picturesque downtown core provide an opportunity to explore some of Burlington’s most intriguing buildings and historic pathways. More formalized tours could be arranged with large groups to commence from Tourism Burlington and can be customized.

IKEA – Shop for something you won’t find elsewhere. IKEA is a popular destination featuring thousands of Swedish inspired home furnishings and ideas that are modern but not trendy, functional yet attractive, people focused and child friendly. Featuring over twenty department design showcases and extensive marketplace filled with affordable solutions for everyday living. In-house restaurant and specialty store with bistro. FREE COFFEE (half an hour before store opening)!

Mapleview Centre – Burlington’s ultimate fashion destination, Mapleview Centre has been transformed after a $62 million redevelopment and expansion. The Shopping Centre offers a vibrant mix of the most sought-after brands, including Apple, Aritzia, Brown’s, Coach, Kiehl’s, lululemon, Athletica, PINK by Victoria’s Secret, Rudsak, Sephora and Zara.  The centre’s unparalleled retail mix, and contemporary, urban design appeals to shoppers in all age groups ensuring a chic and exhilarating shopping experience.  Several on-site restaurants.

Mohawk Raceway/Slots – Situated in scenic Campbellville, Mohawk Racetrack offers North America’s best harness racing and gaming.  Experience the thrill of live horse racing Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights supported by over 850 slot machines open 24/7. Racetrack open April – October. Contact for group visits.

Mrs B’s Gifthouse – Home of the famous Burlington Biscotti, this unique shopping experience features a working kitchen and numerous gift ideas for every occasion.  You will be welcomed with the aroma of fresh baked cookies, chocolates and specialty foods and see first hand how these treats are prepared, decorated and assembled. Best suited for groups fewer than 25. Reservations required.

Museums of Burlington – Interpret the early settlement of Burlington through interactive exhibits, special programs and guided tours available through the museums of Burlington.   Joseph Brant Museum is temporarily closed to the public.   Joseph Brant Museum commemorates Joseph Brant’s original homestead and features artifacts and the Eileen Collard Collection of historic costume and textiles. Ireland House at Oakridge Farm is a four acre working farm illustrating three distinct time periods 1850s, 1890s and 1920s of Burlington’s earliest settlers. Cooking demonstrations and workshops available. Annual special events include Joseph Brant Day (August), Applefest Fall Fair (September), An Old Fashion Christmas – Ireland House (November) and Candlelight Tour of Yesteryear (December).

Nickel Brook Brewery – Enjoy a tour and tasting of Burlington’s family owned microbrewery. Featuring a diverse line-up of products that are brewed using the finest natural ingredients from all over the world and brewed in small batches for the highest standard of quality.  Take a tour of the brew and bottling facilities and then enjoy a taste of some of Burlington’s finest including organic, gluten free and green apple flavours.  Reservations required.

Paletta Mansion – Offers 14 acres of spectacular waterfront parkland with walking trials and beautiful views of Lake Ontario.  As a restored heritage mansion, the estate was originally owned by Birge family, who built their fortune from Canadian Steel Company.  This sprawling manor, with its unique heritage restored, now represents a commitment to Burlington’s history. Visitors are welcome to walk the grounds and take in the magnificent view of one of the region’s most treasured landmarks.

Royal Botanical Gardens – Explore Canada’s largest botanical garden featuring over 2,700 acres of gardens and nature sanctuaries.  Experience one of the world’s largest lilac collection, thousands of spring bulbs, 250,000 iris blooms, 3,000 exotic roses, Laking perennial garden, the restored David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden and a Mediterranean Garden under glass.  Enjoy the sculptures installed in the gardens, the Gardens Shop and three on-site restaurants or take out lunch bag option. Annual special events include interactive winter exhibit (January – April), Orchid Society Annual Show (October) and Winter Traditions and Model Train Show (December).  Check out the new 2017 Travel Trade brochure.  Minimum 15 people for tours.  Request online.

PP Springridge bestgourmetSpringridge Farm – Stop for lunch and stay awhile! Nestled in the side of the Niagara Escarpment, this beautifully landscaped, vibrant farm has something for all age groups including animal barn, wagon rides, shopping in the farm market, gift shop and café/bakery!  The Country Luncheon Tour features a delicious soup of the day, fresh sandwich, home-made tart and coffee or tea.  Book ahead for their special strawberry Social Tour offered in season (mid June-July).  Their unique adult tour operates weekdays only. Annual special events include Fathers Day Food Truck event (June), Harvest Festival (October) and Christmas activities. Open April – December.

Stonehaven Farms – This 6th generation family farm invites groups to enjoy exclusively Ontario in- season produce and interesting gourmet food items. Your taste buds will be delighted by the bakery boasting hot from the oven fruit pies, pick your own strawberries, sweet corn, pumpkins, corn maze and wagon rides.

Walkers Chocolate Factory – For over 50 years Walkers has been making chocolates the good old fashioned way using small batches and hand-stirred copper kettles to let the full flavour of fresh butter, fruit and nuts develop slowly in the traditional way. Featuring over 50 different types of chocolates, truffles, and sugarless centres to tantalize your taste buds.  This is a tour you do not want to miss.  Very educational and the best part is the mint meltway chocolate you get to taste on the way out!  Tours limited to 30 people max. Two retail outlet stores in Burlington.

Itinerary Ideas

Need some help deciding what to do in Burlington, take a look at our Burlington Group Tours to get some ideas on further attractions & itineraries.  There is always something special to experience in Burlington for a day or even two! Contact us  for further details.

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Business/Organization Name Address Phone Number Website
African Lion Safari 1386 Cooper Road 519.623.2620
Aldershot Players 549 Plains Rd. W. 905.831.1441
Archery Terminal Mobile 952 Century Drive 888.576.9321
Art Gallery of Burlington 1333 Lakeshore Road 905.632.7796
Bad Axe Throwing 2487 Industrial Street 888.435.0001
Boston Manor 4460 Fairview Street 905.637.1984
Bronte Creek Provincial Park 1219 Burloak Drive 905.827.6911
Bubble Force 952 Century Drive 905.634.2444
Burlington Centre 777 Guelph Line 905.632.4777
Burlington Lakeside Festival of Lights 905.332.1851
Burlington Mall Lions Farmers Market 777 Guelph Line 905.617.1227
Burlington Performing Arts Centre 440 Locust Street 905.681.2551
Casino Vacations 168 Clarence St. 800.838.1789
Central Park Labyrinth 2299 New Street 905.335.7600
CineStarz Upper Canada Place 460 Brant St. 905.632.1919
Club 54 Night Club 3345 Harvester Road 905.634.5454
Confundrum Escape Rooms 775 Woodview Rd. 905.333.1386
Conservation Halton Parks 2596 Britannia Road W 905.336.1158
Crawford Lake Conservation Area 3115 Conservation Road 905.854.0234
Exit Strategy- Escape the Room Challenge 1233 Northside Road, Unit 1A 289.925.2259
FarAway Greens Indoor Golf 3070 Mainway 289.635.2858
Glen Eden Ski & Snowboard Centre 5234 Kelso Road 905.878.5011
Halton Region Museum 5181 Kelso Rd 905.875.2200
Hamilton Waterfront Trust 47 Discovery Drive 905.525.4498
Hilton Falls Conservation Area 4985 Campbellville Sideroad 905.854.0262
IKEA Burlington 1065 Plains Road East 866.866.4532
Ireland House Museum 2168 Guelph Line 905.332.9888
Joseph Brant Museum 1240 North Shore Boulevard 905.634.3556
Kelso Conservation Area 5234 Kelso Road 905.878.5011
Mapleview Centre 900 Maple Avenue 905.681.2900
Medium Art Studio 1010 Downsview Drive, Unit 4B 905.635.5000
Mission Possible Escape Rooms 4380 South Service Road 905.632.5653
Mount Nemo Conservation Area 5317 Guelph Line 905.854.0262
Mountain Equipment Co-op 1030 Brant Street 905.333.8559
Mountsberg Conservation Area 2259 Millburough Line 905.854.2276
Mrs. B’s Gifthouse 4129 Harvester Rd 905.634.6334
Paintball Nation 3336 Mainway 905.315.7966
Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area 7200 Appleby Line 905.854.0262
Rockin’ Jump 5070 Benson Dr 289.273.5333
Royal Botanical Gardens 680 Plains Road West 905.527.1158
Splitsville Entertainment 830 Laurentian Drive 905.333.6570
Springridge Farm 7256 Bell School Line 905.878.4908
Stonehaven Farm Market 7388 Guelph Line 905.878.1870
Streetcar & Electric Railway Museum 13629 Guelph Line 519.856.9802
Theatre Burlington 2311 New Street, 905.637.1728
Walker’s Chocolates Factory Outlet 4391 Harvester Road 905.333.4463
Woodbine, Mohawk Park 9430 Guelph Line 416.675.3993
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