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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. 

Upcoming events

Burlington Events: March 2019

Events for March 2019

March is fast approaching and that means a whole bunch of new events happening in Burlington and all over the Halton Region. From maple syrup festivals to comedy festivals, there’s always something for everyone. 

Collecting pure maple sap
Maple Syrup Festival 

When: Weekends in March and the week of March Break from 9:30am – 3:00pm

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

Admission: Park entrance is $17 and bring some money for food and the gift shop.

Attractions: Pancake House, fresh maple candy, fresh maple toffy, guided tours of maple lane, gift shop, wagon rides, farm animals, historical tours, family friendly activities and so much more. 

About the Festival: This is a festival that celebrates the heritage and culture of maple syrup making. The Maple Syrup Festival takes place every weekend from March 2nd until March 31st.

Stand Up Comedy neon sign
The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival 

When: Saturday March 16th at 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Where: The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust Street, Burlington 

Admission: Regular tickets are $59 + tax and members tickets are $54 + tax

About the show: TOskecthfest is Toronto’s longest running comedy festival and is in Burlington for one night only so get your tickets ASAP. Have a night of laughs with Gavin Crawford (from Kids in The Hall and This Hour Has 22 Minutes) and Bruce McCulloch who delivers his one man show with a combination of storytelling and stand-up.

Luxury Table setting.
Taste of Burlington 

When: March 1st at 11:00am – 10pm, with other dates include March 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th

Where: Burlington’s finest restaurants!

About the Event: The Taste of Burlington is a great event that happens at various restaurants across Burlington. The restaurant chooses a prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menu. These menus include an appetizer, entree and dessert. Start times and dates may vary at each individual restaurants due to operating times. It’s highly recommended to make reservations to make sure that you have a table since this is a very popular event.

Brant St. Pier
Burlington Events and Our Community

It’s always so wonderful to get out a celebrate the community, we’re so lucky to live in such a beautiful place. And there are many more events happening around Burlington and the Halton Region all month long. If you’re home for March Break there are so many options for you to get out and keep the kids entertained. And if you’re not from Burlington and looking to make the move here, I can help!

Contact Lori

You can contact me via email or by phone and I’d be happy to help you find the home you’ve been dreaming of. Burlington has so many wonderful neighbourhoods to choose from that are welcoming and full of life. I’m looking forward to working with you and I hope that you have a wonderful day.

Lasalle Park Burlington Spring

Downtown Burlington Parks

Downtown Burlington has some great parks that are worth checking out if you’re new to the city or if you just haven’t been in a while. Today we’re going to talk about 3 that are located in downtown Burlington, Spencer Smith Park, Royal Botanical Gardens and LaSalle Park.

Spencer Smith Park

Home to the Sound of Music festival held in downtown Burlington at Spencer Smith Park. The park is busy all year round with different events as well but the most notable is the Sound of Music, usually mid-June. The next well known festival is Canada’s Largest Ribfest. Bringing in thousands from all over southern Ontario and New York State. Ribfest takes place during Labour Day weekend and is a 4 day event. 

The park is open 24 hours a day and is located at 1400 Lakeshore Rd on the shore of Lake Ontario. The show stopper has to be the Burlington Pier that opened in June 2013. Now that you’ve seen Spencer Smith Park it’s time to head over to the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Brant St. Pier
Brant St. Pier
Royal Botanical Gardens

The Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is the largest botanical garden in Canada. The RBG is located a couple of kilometres away from Downtown Burlington at 680 Plains Rd. With it’s head office in Burlington and with the gardens extending into Hamilton. LaSalle Park is the final park on our list and is located on the shores of Lake Ontario. 

Stairs in the Rock Garden
Stairs in the Rock Garden
LaSalle Park 

A stunning little park located on the shore of Lake Ontario, LaSalle Park has great walking trails suitable for any age. The park is located at 50 North Shore Blvd in the heart of Burlingtons Aldershot nieghbourhood. LaSalle also has a great green space and a historic pavilion which is a popular wedding venue. 

Other features of the park include two baseball diamonds, boat launch, wadding pool, marina, bocci ball court and a playground. There are so many more than just these three. And if you want some advice or are looking to see your home Lori can help with that as well.

Lasalle Park Pavillion
Lasalle Park Pavillion
Contact Lori 

You can contact Lori via email or phone and she can help you find the home you’ve been looking for. And if you’ve been thinking about selling but aren’t sure where to start Lori can help.