Discover the beauty, nature, cultural heritage, downtown hospitality and activities along Burlington's vibrant waterfront. You may be surprised by the many things you see and experience along the way!
Burlington is one of many cities that are part of the Waterfront Regeneration Trust's 740 km waterfront trail system, connected to Brockville in the east and Niagara-on-the-Lake in the west along this trail. We are proud to be a partner in this vision to regenerate the waterfront and to re-connect the many communities and natural habitats along the northshore of Lake Ontario.
Burlington's waterfront provides residents and visitors with a unique opportunity to participate in a variety of waterfront activities:
- Walk along the promenade
- Cycle the 23 km. waterfront trail
- Roller blade to your favourite ice cream shop
- Play volleyball at the beach
- Picnic under the willows
- Dine at an outdoor cafe
- Relax and enjoy the view from the cliffs
- We invite you to follow the waterfront trail and take in our diverse waterfront park system. Don't forget to take a break and visit our downtown merchants, restaurants, cafes, art centre and museum along your trek. Just look for the famous bird, leaf and fish logo along the waterfront trail and let your journey unfold!
- Royal Botanical Gardens
- LaSalle Park
- Beachway Park
- Spencer Smith Park
- Windows to the Lake
- Paletta Lakefront Park
- Burloak Park
Burlington wishes to acknowledge the contribution of the Waterfront Regeneration Trust to facilitate the successful completion of the Burlington portion of the Waterfront Trail. For further information contact Waterfront Trust.
Waterfront Trail Distance Markers - Going the Distance!
This project is a pilot undertaking to denote distances along a portion of Burlington's Waterfront. Half-kilometer increments have been painted along the Trail from the Burlington Canal to Burloak Drive along Lakeshore Road and through some Municipal Waterfront Parks.
The Distance Markers include the City of Burlington Rising Sun Logo and the distance interval. In most locations, the curbside has also been marked with a simple dot so that travelers on the opposite side of the road may also keep track of their distances traveled.
The Burlington Ramblers, Burlington Runners and VR Pro provide volunteer maintenance of the Trail Markers.
These Trail Markers will enable runners, walkers and cyclists to record the distances they have traveled.