Discover Burlington Ontario

Events This Week – Sept 14

by Pam Belgrade

Now that the kids are back to school and there is that slight chill in the air, it is a great time to plan a trip to explore or rediscover #BurlON.  Whether it is attending events, enjoying the great outdoors while golfing, hiking, cycling, browsing in unique galleries and shops, catching a show or dining out on a patio, there is lots of options in our beautiful city.

Join thousands of riders on Sunday September 10 for the GTA’s GranFondo event – Epic Tour Halton. This one-day fully supported cycling event covers some of the most spectacular roads the GTA has to offer. From the family/kids ride to the Ultra 165K this is one event you won’t forget. Visit the Epic Tour Halton website for details & to register.

The AGB is has launched several new exhibitions including Can Craft? Craft Can! in collaboration with Craft Ontario.  This exhibition is part of the Canada 150 Craft Biennial and features works from seventy Canadian makers in glass, ceramics, wood, metal and fibre.  Every Sunday, you can bring the family and enjoy the Creative Hub Open Studio from 1-4pm.

 

Weekend activities at the Royal Botanical Gardens include hiking, paddling (preregistration required) plus seeing the beautiful sculptures intermixed with the fall cascade of colours in the numerous gardens.

RBG Helen M. Kippax Garden

The fall weather is a perfect time for a picnic or BBQ, you will want to visit the Burlington Mall Farmers’ Market to stock up on fresh local ingredients. The market is open Friday from 8am – 4pm and Saturday from 8am – 2pm.   Looking for a Sunday market? Head to downtown Burlington and visit the Centro Market from 9am-noon Sunday.  The onset of fall also is ideal for visiting local farms, StoneHaven Farms offers fresh picked corn and fun activities for the kids including a corn maze and at Chudleigh’s you can pick your own apples and enjoy family the fun activities and play area. Looking for something to keep the kids happy and the adults? Head to Springridge Farm where children can enjoy the fun farm yard. Everyone can take a wagon ride up the escarpment to learn more about the farm and local area, then visit the scratch bakery for lunch and tarts…(our favorite is the salted caramel)! Browse the gift loft for unique items for someone special (or yourself) and don’t forget to grab a jar of Canada 150 jam before it’s gone.

Conservation Halton parks always offer lots of opportunities to get outside and connect with nature. Explore the 15th Century Aboriginal Village at Crawford Lake this weekend at the Turtle Island Festival Event activities include: First Nations dancers, special guest presenters, corn husk doll making, discovery hunts and more! If you prefer close encounters you can get nose to beak with the Birds of Prey at Mountsberg, hike, climb, cycle or paddle, just be sure to check park pages for what activities are offered. Don’t forget to sign up for the Halton Parks 150 challenge for your change to win prizes!

Dancers Crawford Lake - Conservation Halton

Bronte Creek Provincial Park day use side is a great place to spend the day.  Explore the trails, visit the play barn & farm and learn more about our heritage at the Spruce Lane Farm House.

If you love camping be sure to check out Bronte Creek Provincial Park (camp sites & yurts), Conservation Halton Parks, or KOA Toronto West (camp sites and camping cabins).

Camping in Burlington Halton

Week of September 8- 14 Events List

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September

Of course there are lots of great things to see and do here in Burlington.  If you need help planning your visit, stop by our visitor centre at 414 Locust St., call us at 877.499.9989, visit our website or connect with us on facebookinstagram and twitter.   Our fall/winter/spring hours are from 9am – 4pm daily including weekends.

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