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Things to do in Burlington

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Garden
“Royal Botanical garden is world renowned. Great place for a picnic, hikes and birdwatching.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Park
“Rattlesnake Point is one of the most beautiful places in Ontario: spend the day there in any season and you'll see what we mean. Hiking is a great pastime, and also a great way to stay in shape.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Park
“Take a trip into neighbouring Oakville (Burlington/Oakville border). Amazing hiking, Animals to visit, Play Barn for kids, Large outdoor lake style swimming pool in summer. Maple Syrup festival. Visit the Spruce Lane House for an interactive look at Victorian times. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“A little farther to get to but has the largest selection of stores in the area.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful waterfront. Great for joking, biking, rollerblading or casual strolls. Known for hosting Canada's Largest Ribfest, Sound of Music, and Beerfest. Located downtown with lots of restaurants nearby.”
  • 25 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Fine Dining, Amazing Food And Atmosphere. Take In Water Views While Enjoying Your Meal. Visit The Lower Level For Free Public Skating In The Winter”
  • 14 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Something for the entire family, arcade for the kids VIP serves alcohol for the parents. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“A beautiful gallery within a 2 minute walk. It houses Canada’s largest collection of Canadian ceramics as well as contemporary and classic art.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fun busy place! Try to get a seat on the patio! Amazing views of Lake Ontario! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“We have plenty of great museums in our city. There is a Natural History museum I recommend checking out, while I also suggest checking out our City Museum to learn about our cities history.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Such great breads and cakes. A must try on a Sunday morning for their fresh breads.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Establishment
“Easy-moderate hiking to a beautiful lake in the conservation area. One of my favourite hikes in the area!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Beach
“Great beach to sit and relax. Quick access along the board walk by walking, biking or a short drive”
  • 5 locals recommend
Theater
“A relatively recent addition to our downtown, this modern theatre was designed by the famous architects that specialize in theaters - Diamond Schmidt. The theatre hosts a wide array of live performances, musicians and bands as well as events and activities.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Delicious, wide selection and fresh ingredients to enjoy! Within walking distance or delivery available.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
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“It's everything you could ever want and allergy-friendly so everyone can eat a snack at Kelly's! 1000’s flock to this delicious haven on a weekly basis to devour their cupcakes, cookies, cakes and much more. plant-based · gluten-free · peanut-free dairy-free · egg-free · vegan”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Fine Dining, Amazing Food And Atmosphere. Take In Water Views While Enjoying Your Meal. Visit The Lower Level For Free Public Skating In The Winter”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fun busy place! Try to get a seat on the patio! Amazing views of Lake Ontario! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious, wide selection and fresh ingredients to enjoy! Within walking distance or delivery available.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“It's everything you could ever want and allergy-friendly so everyone can eat a snack at Kelly's! 1000’s flock to this delicious haven on a weekly basis to devour their cupcakes, cookies, cakes and much more. plant-based · gluten-free · peanut-free dairy-free · egg-free · vegan”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great place for a nice dinner and they turn into a lounge with a dj. Mature crowd but amazing times. Great patio to grab a drink in the summer.”
  • 5 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Pub
“From Cornish pastries to poutine, hearty pub grub served up in a warm, old-school setting”
  • 2 locals recommend

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