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Halton Events for February and March 2020

Halton Events To Look Forward To

There are always so many fun and family friendly events and activities happening in Halton. Burlington is part of the Halton region and its a beautiful place to explore. From the shores of Lake Ontario to the incredible views from the Niagara Escarpment. Today I’ll feature 5 different Halton events that you need to check out.

Walking Tour – Downtown Burlington

When: Saturday, February 8th from 10:30am to 11:30am

Where: 414 Locust Street, Burlington

About: Explore downtown Burlington and learn more about the city with Alan Harrington. This event will happen rain or shine so come prepared for various weather conditions. This is a great event if you’re interested in learning more about this beautiful city.

Family Day Winter Fun

When: Sunday, February 16th from 10am to 4pm

Where: Bronte Creek Provincial Park, 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville

About: Bring the whole family and enjoy some Family Day activities. You’ll explore the children’s farm and Playbarn, meet some animals check out the great demonstrations. It’ll be a fun day and we know your family will love every minute of it.

Museum After Hours – Discover the Myths and Mysteries of The Great Lakes

When: Thursday, February 27th from 6pm to 8pm

Where: Joseph Brant Museum, 1240 North Shore, Burlington

About: Spend the evening learning with access to all the galleries, the special visiting exhibition; Giants, Dragons and Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creature. And enjoy a unique presentation from Swim Drink Fish Canada about the myths and mysteries of our Great Lakes. There will be snacks and refreshments provided at this event.

Maple Syrup Festival

When: March 1st, 7th & 8th, 14th – 22nd and the 28th & 29th

Where: Bronte Creek Provincial Park, 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville

About: Learn about the history of Maple Syrup at Bronte Creek Provincial Park in Oakville. The Provincial Park is located on a heritage farm from the 1900s. Other activities will include; the pancake house, maple syrup candy, fresh maple taffy, guided tours of Maple Lane, gift shop, wagon rides, visit the farm animals, historical tours, family activities and so much more.

Taste of Burlington Prix-Fixe Dining

When: Sunday March 1st from 11:30am to 10pm

Where: Participating restaurants in Burlington

About: This event is happening across Burlington and participating restaurants with lunch being offered at $15, $20 and $25. And dinner being offered at $30, $35 and $40. This is a fun way to try some restaurants you’ve never been to before or to go to an old favourite and try something different.

Contact Lori VanDinther

What’s better than trying out a new restaurant? There are events listed here I know I’ll be trying, it’s nice to keep busy during the winter. Another way to keep busy is to explore some great open houses and check out what’s on the market. I love helping people find their dream home and I know together we can find yours. Contact me today and let’s start the journey.

Hello November

Burlington’s November Events

November Events

There are a lot of great November events in Burlington. We chose a few that sounds like fun for you and the whole family. Fall is such a wonderful time of year and as we enter November we edge closer to the holiday season. Today I chose some events that are holiday themed. Let me know what event’s this month you’re looking forward to.

Tea Festival

When: November 9th, 10am – 4pm

Where: Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Rd West

About the Tea Festival: November events wouldn’t be right without a festival with teas to warm you up. Check out the Tea Festival and try teas from around the world. There will also be live entertainment and a traditional tea ceremony, plus venders with lots of gift ideas for Christmas.

Aldershot Village Tree Lighting

When: November 16th, 3pm – 6pm

Where: Sun Country Plaza, 355 Plains Rd East

About the Aldershot Village Tree Lighting: This is an annual event that’s fun for the whole family. You’re also encourage to bring non perishable food for the HRPS Cram A Cruiser Food Drive in support of the Compassion Society. There will also be a children’s choir, performance by The James Farris Band and horse drawn carriage rides. And of course there will be vendors so you can get a head start on your Christmas shopping.

Fest-of-Ales

When: November 28th, 6pm – 11pm

Where: Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Rd West

About the Fest-of-Ales: This is a 19+ event so make sure you have your ID’s for this one. Tickets for this event range from $10-$35. You’ll be celebrating Ontario’s independent craft breweries at the 5th annual Fest-of-Ales. The craft beer fest takes place over 2 nights, November 28th and 29th. Event goers will receive a mug and 6 drink tickets. And you can try some of the food from various food vendors and there will be a cash bar.

Holiday Craft Market

When: November 29th and 30th, Saturday 6pm – 9pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm

Where: Ron Joyce Centre, 4350 South Service Rd

About the Holiday Craft Market: At the Holiday Craft Market you’ll listen to live music while you search for unique gifts. You can also enjoy food and drinks while you wander around and take in the different vendors. There will be 60 makers, artists and small business owners from Halton, Toronto, Hamilton and Niagara.

Contact Lori Today

There are so many events, this was just a small sample of them that I thought you might enjoy. And I welcome you to contact me if you’ve been thinking about finding your dream home. I love helping people find the right fit and I know I can do that for you too. What events this November do you think you’ll try?

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Things To Do In Burlington In The Spring

Spring in Burlington 

Burlington in the spring is absolutely beautiful and there are so many places to see and outdoor spaces to enjoy. You might want to visit the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) and explore the various gardens and activity centre. If the weather is right, pack a lunch and go on an adventure at Mount Nemo and take in the view. Or maybe you’ll want to head down to Spencer Smith park and see the cherry blossoms and then walk along the shore of Lake Ontario. And finally, you’ll want stop by Spencers At The Waterfront for lunch. There is so much to see right at our door step.

Royal Botanical Gardens 

Location:

Admission: 

  • Adults – $18
  • Youths/Seniors – $15
  • Child (ages 4-12) – $10 
  • Child (under 4) – FREE 

Hours of operation: 10am – 5pm daily, however this may change depending on the garden. 

Stairs in the Rock Garden
Stairs in the Rock Garden
Spencer Smith Park 

Location: 1400 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington 

Admission: FREE 

Hours of operation: Open 24/7 

What To Do: 

  • See the cherry blossoms (this is limited to when the trees are in blossom)
  • Walk down the pier and look out to see the Toronto skyline or toward Niagara Falls. 
  • Walk or bike along the promenade 
  • Visit the Naval Memorial 
Brant St. Pier
Brant St. Pier
Mount Nemo 

Location: 5317 Guelph Line, Burlington 

Admission: 

  • Adults (15 -64) – $7
  • Seniors (65 +) – $6
  • Child (5-14) – $5.25 
  • Child (under 4) – FREE 

What To Do: 

  • Hike the trails and take in the spectacular views from the Escarpment
  • Explore the unique cliff-edge eco system (it’s one of very few in the region) 
  • Picnic along the Escarpment
Mount Nemo
Mount Nemo
Spencer’s At The Waterfront

Location: 1340 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington 

Hours of Operation: 

  • Monday – Saturday 
    • Lunch 11:30am – 4pm 
    • Dinner 5pm – 9pm (Monday – Thursday) 
    • Dinner 5pm – 9:30pm (Friday) 
  • Sunday 
    • Brunch 9:30am – 2:30pm 
    • Dinner 5pm – 9pm 

About Spencer’s: 

Located on the shores of Lake Ontario you can enjoy at meal at Spencer’s while taking in the view from the glass-walled dining room. There’s also a heated patio space for an even more unbelievable experience. The menu at Spencer’s is wonderfully prepared by a fantastic chef and staff.

Spencers At The WaterfrontSpencers At The Waterfront
Spencers At The Waterfront
Contact Lori About Moving To Burlington 

Have you been thinking about moving? It’s time to contact me and I can help you find the right neighbourhood and home. There are lots of great neighbourhoods in Burlington with unique and wonderful features. Simply let me know what you’ve been searching for and let’s make it happen.