• Waterfront views paired with crisp fall Lake Ontario breezes ✔️
  • Winding nature trails with fall colours for days ✔️
  • Relaxed patio vibes that convince you to add another layer so you can stay longer ✔️

As the fall breezes begin to blow, Burlington is a beautiful destination for an autumn day trip filled with fresh air fun, tasty fall treats and time with the people you love.

Take It Outside

If you’re looking for an outdoor destination where you can embrace wide-open spaces, Canada’s largest botanical garden is a natural choice. Royal Botanical Gardens is home to 27 km of nature trails, 2,400 acres of nature sanctuaries and over 2,300 species of plants. Download the self-guided, Royal Botanical Gardens tour to your smartphone (or print it out before you leave) for a scenic wander through Hendrie Park and the Rock Garden.

Do Something Unexpected

The #BurlON Fun Pass puts your phone to work finding fun things to do in Burlington while scoring great discounts at the same time. Attractions offering discounts include art galleries, museums, an escape room, axe throwing, a floating spa and more. There are also great savings at area restaurants and hotels – the offers are valid through November 1, 2020. All you need to do to claim them is present the pass on your phone.

Stock The Trunk With Fall Flavours

Stonehaven Farms, just north of Burlington, is the perfect place to pick your fall pumpkins. While you’re there, be sure to try your luck navigating the giant corn maze. Burlington Centre Lions Farmer’s Market and Centro Market’s Sunday Farmer’s Market are also terrific destinations for sourcing the season’s freshest produce.

Score One-of-a-kind Finds

Downtown Burlington is brimming with unique boutiques. Whether you’re looking for a stylish fall outfit, beauty products, or unique gifts to get a head start on holiday shopping, browsing the shops here won’t disappoint. Use this directory to get a better sense of what you can expect to find.

Sip Something New

Hamilton Halton Brant’s True Brew Path has its fair share of sudsy stops in Burlington. Favourites include Nickel Brook Brewery and 5 West Brewpub & Kitchen. For those who prefer to sip on something alcohol-free, Farmer Jacks’ cold-pressed juices are healthy and delicious and a popular choice with locals.

Settle In For A Tasty Meal

Any downtown core set on the shores of a Great Lake is bound to have a fantastic collection of patios, and that’s certainly the case in Burlington! Use this handy tool to browse the patio profiles of 25 area restaurants to find a view and a meal that suits your fancy. Make a reservation to avoid disappointment.

Looking to try something new? The Taste of Burlington, Burlington’s premier dining event returns October 5th – 25th offering prix-fixe menus at local dining establishments available for dine-in or take out.

Explore A Little More

Round out your Burlington itinerary with additional ideas from Tourism Burlington and the downtown associations of Burlington Downtown and nearby Aldershot and Waterdown. When you’re finished exploring Burlington, the surrounding communities of Hamilton, Oakville and Halton Hills offer even more fun ways to spend a fall day.

Burlington Looks Forward To Seeing You Safely

As the COVID-19 situation in Ontario continues to change, a minute or two of extra planning is an important step in ensuring hiccup-free fall adventures. Follow the latest travel guidelines for your community and any communities you plan to visit. Check with the places you plan to go to in advance to see if reservations or activity bookings are required. On the day of your trip, do a quick check to verify the places on your agenda are open and serving visitors in the way you’re expecting.

Don’t forget to share pictures of your Burlington adventures with us by tagging them with #greatcanadiandaytrip.

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