Located on the eastern end of the Golden Horseshoe region, Burlington is a diverse, dynamic and liveable city on the shores of Lake Ontario.

With nearby nature conservatories, waterfalls, hiking, biking and walking trails, the city strikes the perfect balance between the hustle and bustle of city living and the tranquillity of nature.

Visitors to the city will find a highly walkable waterfront leading to the Brant Street Pier Nearby, enjoy local restaurants, many with waterfront patios, as well as the Joseph Brant Museum, galleries and theatres.  

Map of Burlington

Where is Burlington?

Burlington is located in the Regional Municipality of Halton Niagara Falls and the northwest shore of Lake Ontario.

Easily accessible by car, rail and air, Burlington is less than an hour’s drive from Toronto and two U.S. border crossings—the Rainbow Bridge and Peace Bridge. The city is serviced by Hamilton International Airport and Pearson International Airport.

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Things to do in Burlington

Go rock climbing

Rock climbers gravitate to Mount Nemo Conservation Area with its incredible panoramic views of the Niagara Escarpment, along with a number of established climbing routes.

Take in live theatre

Located near the Burlington waterfront, the Burlington Performing Arts Centre is fitted with world-class acoustics and offers live theatre, comedy, and musical performances throughout the year.

Walk or bike the waterfront

Lace up or rent a bicycle, then hit the Burlington portion of the Waterfront Trail, an accessible trail that stretches 22 kilometres along Lake Ontario.

Explore a historic mansion

Built in the early days of the 20th century, explore the heritage structure and elegantly manicured grounds of the Paletta Lakefront Park & Mansion.

Enjoy Canada’s largest Ribfest

Take in the finger-licking goodness of Canada’s Largest Ribfest in Burlington, an annual event that once served more than 150,000 pounds of ribs over only four days.

Enjoy a breathtaking view

Extending 137 metres into Lake Ontario, the Brant Street Pier provides sublime views of the lake and Burlington shoreline. This ultimate selfie location is open from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

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Last updated: April 11, 2024

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