Walking Tours

Stroll the historical streets of the downtown area to discover some of the first homes built in Burlington, dating back to the late 1800s. Download copies of the walking tour 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

These brochures are also available in limited quantities from the Tourism Visitor Information Centre.

Explore the city with our Unexpected #BurlON Cultural Intersections city-wide Scavenger Hunt. Check our Culture Days blog for information on how to sign up.

naval monument at spencer smith parkWhile 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.