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Burlington has earned many accolades in recent years, including being named Canada’s best mid-sized city to live in for a stretch of five straight years. Residents enjoy scenic waterfront parks, a plethora of recreational activities, and a vibrant downtown with an array of shopping, dining, and cultural offerings.

Community Features

Parks and Recreation

Burlington Waterfront Park:
On the shores of Lake Ontario, Burlington Waterfront Park presents a picturesque setting for both leisure and recreation. With a sprawling sandy beach, a play area, and the iconic Brant Street Pier extending over the lake, it’s a favourite spot for families, joggers, and picnickers. Enjoy the lake views, partake in seasonal festivals, or simply relax in this serene urban oasis.

Mount Nemo Conservation Area:
Offering panoramic views of the Niagara Escarpment, Mount Nemo is an adventurer’s delight. It boasts well-marked hiking trails that traverse through woodlands and rocky terrains. The cliffs of Mount Nemo are also a favourite among rock-climbing enthusiasts, presenting challenges for both beginners and pros.

Spencer Smith Park:
Situated along the city’s waterfront, Spencer Smith Park is a picturesque green space that offers breathtaking views of Lake Ontario. The park features scenic walking paths, a children’s playground, and the iconic Brant Street Pier. As the host location for many of Burlington’s renowned festivals, including Canada’s Largest Ribfest and the Sound of Music Festival, it remains a centrepiece of outdoor activity in the city.

Neighbourhood Favourites

Royal Botanical Gardens:
Situated between Burlington and Hamilton, the Royal Botanical Gardens is one of Canada’s horticultural treasures, spreading over 2,400 acres of breathtaking gardens and natural landscapes. A living museum of plant collections, it offers a serene environment for nature lovers, bird watchers, and those seeking relaxation amidst a burst of flora and fauna. Seasonal exhibits, educational programs, and events make it a year-round attraction for all ages.

Burlington Performing Arts Centre:
A cultural beacon in Burlington, the Burlington Performing Arts Centre provides a platform for a plethora of performances, from theatre plays and concerts to dance recitals. The state-of-the-art facility, with its impressive acoustics and modern architecture, ensures an immersive experience for attendees. A testament to the city’s commitment to the arts, this centre frequently features local as well as international talent.

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