Burlington’s Central Park Labyrinth is an eleven-circuit labyrinth, patterned after a labyrinth at the Chartres Cathedral in France that dates back to the year 1200. The labyrinth is built from coloured concrete with the pattern added to the surface with a burnt sienna coloured concrete.
The Halton County Museum was founded in 1961. In 1974 it became the responsibility of the Region when the new Regional Municipality of Halton was formed. In 2014, Regional Council adopted a new Master Plan for the Museum under which it was transformed into Heritage Services, which supports regional heritage organizations and institutions, and cares for Regionally-owned heritage assets.
Immerse yourself and learn about the Ireland family and Burlington’s agricultural roots at Ireland House at Oakridge Farm, built in 1837 and one of Burlington’s oldest heritage homes. Guided tours, heritage demonstrations, and interactive programming bring Burlington’s past to the present as visitors explore the house, grounds and interpretive centre.
Kerncliff Park is the site of the old Nelson Quarry. It is now under rehabilitation and is a pleasant place to explore via gravel paths and a boardwalk. From the parking lot, take the blue blazed side trail along the edge the quarry and up the slope to the main Bruce Trail (white blazes).
Mountsberg is bursting with animal life from the farm animals in the barn, to the bison in the paddock, and the frogs peeping in the reservoir. Last but not least is the famous Raptor Centre: the home of our many feathered friends like Octavius the Great Horned Owl and Pip the American Kestrel.
A signature destination and attraction in Spencer Smith Park at the Waterfront at Downtown Burlington, the Brant Street Pier extends 137 metres over Lake Ontario, providing breathtaking views of the lake and Burlington's shoreline. The Brant Street Pier officially opened during the Sound of Music Festival in Spencer Smith Park on Father's Day weekend in 2013.
Rattlesnake Point is one of the most beautiful places in Ontario: spend the day there in any season and you’ll see what we mean. You’ll see the turkey vultures soaring over the escarpment from Buffalo Crag look-out point, and interesting ecological rarities like the thousand year old cedars.
Roseland Parks: Paletta Lakefront Park – Just steps down the road, Paletta Lakefront Park is the oldest park in Burlington. Located at 4280 Lakeshore Road, 14 acres of lush walking trails await. The Dofasco Shoreacres Creek Discovery Trail links to the Waterfront Trail, providing plenty to see and do as you explore.
David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden 1185 York Boulevard, Hamilton ON We are proud to present the rejuvenated David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden, our new garden, respecting our iconic treasure’s heritage, look and feel while celebrating the beginning of a new era with a beautiful, modern renovation.
The Waterdown-Sassafras Woods Heritage Lands are centred on Waterdown Escarpment Woods and Sassafras Woods ESAs. Sassafras Woods is a Carolinian Canada site and together with Waterdown Escarpment Woods is a Provincial Life Science Area of Natural and Scientific Interest.
The City of Burlington's revitalization strategy for Sherwood Forest Park provides a framework for future renewals of the park and building. It is based on the approved 2009 Parks, Recreation and Cultural Assets Master Plan, feedback from the public and Community Stakeholders.
The Royal Canadian Naval Association Burlington Branch, unveiled that Naval Ships' Memorial Monument, May 14, 1995, with approximately 5,000 spectators, including over 1,000 veterans in attendance. The memorial is dedicated to the memory of the 31 warships and the 2024 Naval Personnel of the Royal Canadian Navy and the 75 ships and 1466 merchant seamen of the Canadian Merchant Navy who were lost during World War II.