Location: Burlington is located on beautiful Lake Ontario between Toronto and Niagara Falls, adjoining both Oakville and Hamilton. It is in the Region of Halton, central to the 'Golden Horseshoe'.
Hot Spots: Royal Botanical Gardens, Bronte Provincial Park, Burlington Art Centre, Spencer Smith Park, the Paletta Mansion, the Bruce Trail and many more
Shopping: IKEA, Mapleview Mall, Burlington Mall, Cosco, Best Buy Power Centre, Village Square as well as many novelty shops found Downtown
Burlington has a total land area of 187 sq. km (73 sq. miles or 46,300 acres). The urban area is mainly located south of the Parkway Belt and Hwy #407. The land north of this is used primarily for agricultural, rural residential, and conservation purposes.
The Niagara Escarpment, Lake Ontario and the sloping plain between the escarpment and the lake make up the land area. The city is no longer a port; sailing vessels in the area are used for recreational purposes and moor at a small marina in LaSalle Park. Burlington also has recently twinned with Apeldoorn, Netherlands.
Burlington's climate is generally continental with warm humid summers and cold, dry winters. This is moderated by the proximity of Lake Ontario, which tends to reduce temperature extremes. Monthly mean temperatures range from 22 degrees centigrade (71 degrees F) in July to -5 degrees centigrade (23 degrees F) in January. The annual precipitation consists of about 28 inches of rain and 51 inches of snow. Easterly winds off the open waters of Lake Ontario may add substantially to local snowfall however the prevailing winds are from the southwest. The average date for a late frost is May 3rd, and the first autumn frost occurs about the 15th day of October.
Things to Do
Whether you are in Burlington for a tournament or visiting with family and friends, we have excellent indoor and outdoor facilities for you to enjoy.
Cyclists, bladers, cross country skiers; hikers and joggers will enjoy the miles of trails within the city, along the waterfront and throughout our conservation areas.
Water enthusiasts enjoy sailing, beach volleyball, swimming, fishing and boating on the spectacular shores of Lake Ontario.
For competition or for fun, for sporting events that are professional or amateur, Burlington welcomes both participants and spectators.