Stroll the historical streets of the downtown area to discover some of the first homes built in Burlington, dating back to the late 1800’s. Download copies of the walking tours brochures so you can take a self guided walk of the area at your leisure. While enjoying local history also learn about public art with the Art in the City walking tour.
- Walking Tours of Heritage Burlington – Art Gallery of Burlington Neighbourhood Tour Heritage Walking Tour
- Walking Tours of Heritage Burlington – Downtown Burlington Tour Heritage Downtown Walking Tour
- Art in the City – Public Art Walking Tour
These brochures are also available in limited quantities from the Tourism Visitor Information Centre.
While in the downtown, visit the Waterfront at Downtown Burlington and see the Canadian Naval Ships Memorial Monument that is dedicated to all Canadian naval and merchant marine ships that served during World War 2. This memorial honours the memory of the Canadian ships and seamen who were lost during the decisive six year Battle of the Atlantic. In the Royal Canadian Navy 31 ships and 2044 crew members were lost and in the Merchant Marine 73 merchant ships and 1578 civilian crew members were lost. An information brochure is available from the Visitor Information Centre.