Burlington: City of Parks and Perks
The Southern Ontario area known as the “Golden Horseshoe” welcomes you to the beautiful and vibrant City of Burlington located in the western end of the greater Toronto area. Situated on the north shore of Lake Ontario between Hamilton and Toronto, Burlington also offers easy access to the Niagara Falls region within about one hour.
The effects of Lake Ontario moderate the weather around the City of Burlington, reducing extreme temperature fluctuations. The summers tend to be on the humid side, the winters cold and dry, with somewhat heavier snowfalls due to this lake effect.
This city offers residential communities that reflect a spectrum of both old and new homes, condominiums and apartments in neighbourhoods of varying size, era, and architectural design.
Variety of lifestyle is important to the residents of Burlington and the city strives to develop and offer a diverse selection of activities for the residents. Family outings, sports and cultural activities can be enjoyed throughout the city. Burlington is home to six community centres, four indoor and two outdoor pools and three splash pads. Hockey is accessed at seven ice pads throughout the city, for boys, girls and adults.
Parkland is abundant in Burlington covering an area of over 2,800 acres, including eight golf courses. Springtime fragrance in the city is heightened by the Royal Botanical Garden’s lilac collection, the largest in the world.
The Bruce Trail and Niagara Escarpment offer some of the best hiking in the world. If you’re looking for some landscapes of distinction, keep your eyes open for the five waterfalls located in the Burlington area. On King Road, north of Bayview Park you will find the mystery and wonder of a magnetic hill. There is only one other naturally occurring magnetic hill in Canada.
Although Burlington is not considered a port anymore, the marina at LaSalle Park offers recreational opportunities for those with an interest in navigating watercraft on the brisk waters of Burlington Bay and Lake Ontario. Burlington has also been developing the downtown waterfront and Spencer Smith Park as a destination for play, relaxation and celebration for local residents and visitors.
The City of Burlington is a vibrant and growing community – a wonderful place to call home.
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