Reopening Burlington to Visitors

Burlington is currently in Stage 2 of reopening Ontario.  It is very important for all of us to follow health and safety protocols as our community safely transitions into re-opening.  We look forward to welcoming visitors back to safely explore the best of Burlington including the Royal Botanical Gardens, Conservation Halton Parks, the Art Gallery of Burlington and hundreds of restaurants, shops, and attractions.  We ask that you travel and enjoy our destination responsibly.   For current information on what attractions have reopened in Burlington visit our blogs.

The COVID-19 pandemic is not behind us, but with proper precautions, it is possible to travel safely this summer. To curb your travel anxieties, we’ve compiled the latest safety guidelines, along with a packing list and recommendations on how to protect yourself and others.

Protect Yourself and Others

Travelers should follow protective steps and guidelines, as provided by Health Canada and the Province of Ontario. Wear a face mask in public spaces and maintain a distance of at least six feet from others. For further information view Halton Region’s local health guidelines.

  • Wash hands often, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cough into your elbow and sneeze into a tissue.
  • Stay up to date on vaccinations, including the flu vaccine.
  • Avoid traveling if you are sick.
  • Avoid contact with animals while traveling.
  • Be aware of the latest travel advisories from the Government of Canada.
  • Take everyday precautions to stop the spread of germs.

Note: Older adults and people with underlying chronic medical conditions are at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19.

Come Prepared

Get ready for a safe trip to Burlington by packing cleaning and sanitation supplies and plan for stops along the way in advance.  Also consider the following:

  • Pack hand sanitizer as well as disinfecting spray, wipes, rubber gloves, and paper towels. Sanitize high-touch surfaces frequently such as steering wheels and handles.
  • Pack a microfiber cloth to wipe down your phone and other electronics.
  • Bring a face mask for everyone in your family over the age of two.
  • Bring snacks, drinks, ice in a cooler to avoid extra stops for food.
  • Throw in a travel thermometer with your first aid kit, and don’t forget to bring enough medications and prescriptions to get you through your trip, just in case.

Our Visitor Information Centre is Open

Our visitor centre located at 414 Locust St. in downtown Burlington has reopened to welcome visitors from 9 am – 4 pm daily.  We have taken steps to protect the safety of visitors and staff by implementing the following protocol:

  • Visitors are encouraged to wear masks
  • Upon entering the centre visitors and staff will be asked to sign in and provide a quick indication of health. This is to help with contact tracing if required.
  • Hand sanitizers, plastic barriers, distancing dots and signs have been installed and staff and visitors must maintain a 2m (6 feet) distance
  • Our travel counsellors will greet you at the entrance gate, identify the information you need and gather materials for you. Visitors will not be browsing and selecting materials on their own.
  • There will be no seating or access to the Ipad at this time.
  • Our souvenirs are available for purchase however we accept cash only.

NOTE:  The Public washrooms are not open at this time.

Planning to Visit in the Future?

If you are not yet ready to travel to the Burlington area but would still like to show support, please consider the following:

  • Buy gift cards to your favorite local business for use at a later date
  • Book travel experiences for a later date
  • Leave positive reviews for Burlington businesses on TripAdvisor, Google, and social media channels
  • Post photos of your favorite memories while visiting on a previous trip and tag @VisitBurlON

We are so glad you are considering a visit, we can’t wait to greet you.