Burlington is one of Canada’s best kept secrets. With its world class shopping and dining combined with some of Ontario’s top festivals and events, this lakeside community is worth exploring.

Mapleview Centre
Mapleview is the premier fashion destination in southern Ontario with more than 165 exceptional retailers, a contemporary food court, and a polished upscale interior. With the most sought-after retailers from Apple to Zara, their collection of brands is unparalleled.

Village Cigar Company & Barbershop
Whether you’re looking for premium cigars, a wide variety of pipes or tobacco and pipe accessories or just in to get a haircut, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience.

From women’s casual wear to dressy, and even maternity clothes, you’re not likely to walk away empty handed. Menswear is just a few steps away, at Jeff’s Guystop, which is connected to Joelle’s. Offering such a wide variety of options, this really is the one stop shop.

Known as Canada’s largest ribfest, this event takes place over Labour Day weekend at Spencer Smith Park and features award-winning Ribbers from all over North America. This family-friendly event offers live music, kid’s activities, and so much more.

Sound of Music Festival
The Sound of Music Festival stages Canada’s largest free music festival every year in June. As the region’s largest music event, they support an eclectic combination of new and emerging artists, past favourites and some of today’s most popular performers.

Royal Botanical Gardens
This beautiful garden is the largest botanical garden in Canada. With 1,100 hectares of nature reserve, nestled into the slopes of Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve, there’s tons to explore.

Stone House Restaurant
Featuring the finest in Mediterranean cuisine, including such specialties as gourmet, thin crust pizzas, magnificent risotto and pasta dishes, and many other entrees.

Spencer’s at the Waterfront
Located on Lake Ontario’s shoreline, Spencer’s at the Waterfront is a place to gather for lunch or dinner but is also the ideal location for weddings and all life’s special events. Enjoy blue skies and sparkling water by day or a spectacular moonrise with the lights across the lake by night.

Kelly’s Bake Shoppe
Voted Best Bakery in Burlington for six straight years, and ranked #3 on Buzzfeed: “Top 25 Cupcake Shops in the World to Visit Before You Die,” the mother/daughter team of Kelly and Erinn use only organic, fairtrade ingredients in all their products.