Burlington is the 2nd best city to live and raise kids in Canada and a great place to visit and live! Situated on the shores of Lake Ontario and conveniently located between Toronto & Niagara Falls, the beautiful city of Burlington awaits, whether you are visiting for pleasure, attending a meeting or touring with your group.
Explore the blooms at the Royal Botanical Gardens, hike on our nature trails, and take in the birds and views along the Niagara Escarpment. Experience our history in the Museums of Burlington, and take a tour of the many galleries at the Burlington Art Centre. Check out the beautiful waterfront and bustling downtown. Take in a show at our new Burlington Performing Arts Centre.
Visit us at the Visitor Information Centre, open year round. Check out the Find Your Way offers and contest at the Heart of Ontario.
Burlington is a city located in Halton Region at the western end of Lake Ontario. Burlington is part of the Greater Toronto Area, and is also included in the Hamilton Census Metropolitan Area. Physically, Burlington lies between the north shore of Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment. Economically, Burlington is strategically located near the geographic centre of the Golden Horseshoe, a densely populated and industrialized region home to over 8 million people.
Some of the city’s attractions include Canada’s Largest Ribfest, Sound of Music Festival, Burlington Art Centre, and Spencer Smith Park, all located near the city’s municipal offices in the downtown core. Additionally, the city attracts hikers, birders and nature lovers due to the Royal Botanical Gardens located on the border with Hamilton, as well as its proximity to a part of the Niagara Escarpment in the north end of the city that includes the Iroquoian section of the Bruce Trail.