Welcome to Burlington Ontario Canada! Situated on the shores of Lake Ontario and conveniently located within an hour of Toronto and Niagara Falls; the beautiful city of Burlington awaits you. Let us help you Discover Burlington, check back often for our journey through our city!
Spring in Burlington Ontario
Discover Burlington this Spring
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Spooktacular Halloween Events in Burlington, Ontario
Well, it’s that time of year
again: the leaves have changed; pumpkin is once again appreciated as an
acceptable coffee ingredient and Canadians everywhere are reluctantly stowing
away their bathing suits in favour of Mum’s home-made cable-knit sweaters. There’s
no doubt about it, with this nip in the air and the ever-comforting smell of
damp leaves and steaming cider, this is the time of year to celebrate fun,
family and all things cozy; however, let’s not get too comfortable yet because
October 31st is right around the corner, and it won’t be long before
the sense of security that accompanies turkey dinners and toasty fires is
interrupted by the incredible fun, fear and festivity that is Halloween in Burlington, Ontario!
Now, some people are of the
belief that Halloween is a one-day-a-year festivity. To them we at Tourism Burlington say “Nay!
Halloween is not to be confined to 24 hours; it is to be celebrated all month
long!” Fortunately, the folks at there are lots of great attractions that share
this philosophy and provide many occasions on which to celebrate the upcoming fright-night.
Outdoorsy ghouls and goblins will enjoy some great events happening around
Saturday October 20th and 27th,
take a trip
to the Halton Radial Railway for their Halloween Spooktacular. Walk through the
haunted car barn and travel in the old, creaky streetcars along the mainline. Costumes
encouraged, reservations not required.
Weekends at Springridge
Farm are home to the Harvest Festival.
farm market, take a pony ride, see a professional puppet show, or take a wagon
ride to the 5-acre corn trail. More adventurous guests might wish to explore
the Boo Barn, monkey around on the Spiderweb Climber, or try their hand at
making it through the Witch’s Mouth Corn Maze, and don’t forget to dress up and
participate in the Halloween Parade on October 28th.
will also get a kick out of the Spooktacular
Hallowe’en at Mountsberg
Conservation on the weekend of October 20-21 and October 27-28. Romp around
the haunted playbarn and participate in the skeleton scavenger hunt plus so
much more all included in regular park admission rates. While you are there take some time to explore
the park and enjoy the remaining fall colours.
Carnival on Sunday October 28th at Ireland
House will feature lots of activities and entertainment for young and
old. Learn more about historical mourning traditions or, on a sweeter note,
learn how candy was made in the past. The price of admission includes treat bags for all kids & a pumpkin per
family while supplies last so be sure to get there early for a fun-filled day.
If you are
sports-minded don’t worry there are some Hallowe’en themed events that will get
your blood pumping. On Saturday October
27th join the walking dead for the Zombie
Race, a 5km obstacle course at Kelso
Conservation. You will be challenged
both mentally and physically as you race against the clock and well as dodging
hundreds of brain-hungry, virus infected zombies. Sounds like fun right?
Pumpkin Summit 8k
The next day
runners will be able to race zombie free in the Pumpkin Summit 8k also at Kelso Conservation. This on trail race
starts with an ascent up the ski hill and then on to the flat terrain of the wooded
trails of Kelso. This will challenge
both novice runners and more experienced racers and the view of the fall
colours from the top of the hill is amazing. Kids will enjoy the pumpkin
rolling contest where after hiking uphill they get to send their pumpkins
rolling down the slope.
we can’t forget the trick-or-treating itself.
the family toDowntown Burlington on Saturday October 27th
in the Streets. Put on your costume
and treat or treat through the streets of downtown at participating
businesses. The fun doesn’t end there
you can also enjoy pancakes from local restaurants in Civic Square,
entertainment at various locations, Hallowe’en activities and more.
Mapleview Centre on Monday October 29th
for their 14th
Annual Safe Trick-or-Treat where “the kids will love the candy and you’ll
love the fashion.” Plus kids can create
a personalized flip book or have some fun at the Play-doh™ play centre.
Hallowe'en on Seneca Ave
Halloween night stop by Seneca
Avenue, Burlington’s busiest Halloween street, which typically hosts up to
400 trick-or-treaters between 5 and 8pm! Children, their parents and pets from
all over the city flock to this street, so much so that the City has ensured
that it is safely blocked off from traffic to guarantee a risk-free and
fun-filled night for all. Previous years have included a robotic gorilla, a
haunted house, a large projector and hay-bail seating for Harry Potter movie
screenings, free popcorn and, of course, some truly amazing costumes. This
turns the street into a safe and fun-filled street party where families gather
to share the night.