#BurlON Oct 5-12 Thanksgiving
This weekend is a perfect time to invite family and friends to Come Home to Burlington and make some new memories. To help you plan your long weekend we’ve rounded up what’s happening in and around the city this week. With the unseasonable warm weather lately it hasn’t felt too much like fall, but the colours are starting to come out and it is a perfect time to visit our local parks, waterfront and attractions.
With the Waterfront Trail steps away from our Visitor Centre we love to take an exercise break along the promenade at Spencer Smith Park. From there you can walk out to the Brant St. Pier where you get a perfect view of the skyway, the lift bridge and watch watercraft in fair weather. Further west, stop at the pond to see if there are model boats sailing and if you have little ones the playground is one of the most popular in the city.
Fall at the Royal Botanical Gardens is a perfect time to visit with the cooler weather and the changing follage. This year a new Indigenous Trail has opened featuring Enji naagdowing Anishinaabe waadiziwin (The Journey to Anishinaabe Knowledge) featuring native plants along Cootes Paradise. Starting at the Arboretum, see the trail map for details. See what’s in bloom on their website. (PLEASE NOTE: Due to construction of the rose garden, Kippax Garden, Woodland Garden, and the Tea House will be inaccessible to the public beginning Monday September 25 until further notice.
Before that big turkey dinner take the whole gang to Bronte Creek Provincial Park where the kids can visit the playbarn and farm animals, you can walk the dog along the trails and learn about nature and history at the Nature Centre and Spruce Lane Farm.
For two weekends this autumn you can Fall into Nature at all 7 of the Conservation Halton parks. Festival activities include:chairlift rides to the top of the escarpment, wagon rides through the parks educational and interactive programs (Iroquoian village and Deer Clan Longhouse) Birds of prey shows
Children’s activities, food, pumpkins, and more!
Other ideas for fun things to see and do in the area:
- Ireland House Museum – Open Sunday 1-4:30 pm
- Art Gallery of Burlington – Open all weekend
- Bowling – Splitsville, Burlington Bowlor Roseland Bowl
- True Brew Path – Various Locations(Heart of Ontario)
- Campground Thanksgiving themed activities – KOA Toronto West
- Ride the Rails – Streetcar Museum
- Fun Activities Blog
Thanksgiving Week –Oct 5 –Oct 12
- To Sun Oct 15: Fall at Crawford Lake, Crawford Lake
- To Sun Oct 15: Fall at Mountsberg, Mountsberg
- To Sat Oct 28: Burlington Mall Farmers’ Market, Burlington Mall Parking Lot
- To Sun Oct 29: Anton Reijnders Exhibit, Art Gallery of Burlington
- To Sun Oct 29: Nothing is Newer than Tradition, Art Gallery of Burlington
- Sundays May-Oct: Centro Garden Farm Market, Centro Garden
- To Late Oct: Stonehaven Farms: Giant Corn Maze Open, Stonehaven Farms
- To Late Oct: Stonehaven Farms: Pick Your Own Pumpkins, Stonehaven Farms
- To Tues Oct 31: Pumpkins to Pastries Trail, Halton Region
- To Sun Dec 31: Setting Ontario’s Table: Once Upon a Time, Art Gallery of Burlington
- Sat 7-Mon 9 Spooktacular Halloween, Mountsberg
- Sat 7-Mon 9: Fall into Nature, Mountsberg, Crawford Lake, Kelso, Rattlesnake Point, Hilton Falls, Mount Nemo
- Sat 7-Mon 9: Harvest Festival, Springridge Farm
- Thurs 12: Confessions of a Compulsive Cartoonist: Seth, Central Library
- Thurs 12: Jann Arden, Burlington Performing Arts Centre – MT* SOLD OUT
Closed Thanksgiving Monday
- Tourism Burlington Visitor Centre & Administrative Office
- Mapleview Centre
- Burlington Mall
- City of Burlington– click link for details on what is open and closed
- Museums of Burlington
- Burlington Public Library