Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre | (905) 639-4443 | 3063 South Service Rd., Burlington, Ontario L7N 3E9

Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre

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Activities

Activities at Burlington and Toronto Area, Ontario
 
Activities at Burlington and Toronto Area, Ontario
 
Activities at Burlington and Toronto Area, Ontario
 
Activities at Burlington and Toronto Area, Ontario
 

Fall & Winter Activities

  • Lakeside Festival of Lights - Burlington Ontario Nightly from: December – January. Stroll Spencer Smith Park (located at the foot of Brant St. in Downtown Burlington) on a crisp winter evening and embrace the magic of the season as you walk along the shore of Lake Ontario. The Festival features animated characters brought to "life" by the wonder of lights. Free Admission.
  • Cross Country Skiing at Bronte Creek Provincial Park
  • Live Horse Racing & Slot Machines – Flamboro Downs
  • Tour state of the art "Broadcasting Facilities" – Crossroads Centre
  • Tour Spencer Smith Park/The Waterfront during the winter months. The park also features Skating on Centennial Pond all winter (weather permitting).
  • Take in a performance at the new Burlington Performing Arts Centre
  • Shopping at IKEA Home Furnishings

Spring & Summer Activities

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions from guests of our hotel. Hopefully you will find this information useful. If you have a question that is not on the list, please feel free to contact the hotel, it would be our pleasure to assist you.

1. Q: Q: Do you have Internet Service?

A: Yes, we are pleased to offer have FREE High Speed internet service as part of our standard amenities. Free internet is offered in all guest rooms and meeting rooms. We also have Wireless internet service in all main level meeting rooms, Franco's Restaurant & Lounge, Lobby and Holidome.

2. Q: Do you have a Fitness Centre and if so what kind of equipment does it have?

A: Yes, we have the Atrium Fitness Centre as part of our on-site recreation facilities. It has a vast selection of new Quantum weight lifting equipment and a variety of cardio machines. In addition the hotel has a large heated indoor pool, sauna and whirlpool. Complimentary for all hotel guests.

3. Q: Does your hotel allow Pets?

A: Unfortunately pets are not accepted at the hotel. However, we can recommend an appropriate comfortable “home away from home” for your pet at local kennel service.

4. Q: What kind of Restaurants are in the area?

A: Alloro Restaurant & Lounge is located on site and open daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Room Service is also available.  In addition to our Restaurant we have a number of Restaurants all located within walking distance of our front door including; Tony Roma’s, Tucker’s Marketplace, the KEG, Boston Pizza and Jack Astor's!

5. Q: Do any of your guest rooms have Jacuzzi tubs?

A: No we do not have guest rooms with Jacuzzi tubs. Guests are welcome to use the whirlpool & sauna located on the main level adjacent to the indoor pool.

6. Q: Do you have Refrigerators & Microwaves in guest rooms?

A: Yes, all Standard guest rooms have both a Fridge & Microwave. All Business Kings & King Executive guest rooms have a Fridge.

7. Q: Is Breakfast included in my guest room rate?

A: Breakfast is included in our “Bed & Breakfast Package Rate” only.  All other rates do not include breakfast.

8. Q: Do you have “pool memberships”?

A: Yes, we have Fitness Club Memberships that include pool privileges open to the community.  Please contact our Fitness Staff at x4663 for more details and membership fees.

9. Q: Do you have dry cleaning services?

A: Yes, we have same-day dry cleaning services Monday to Friday. In addition our hotel has a 24-hour coin operated Laundry Room located on the main floor. 

10. Q: Does your hotel provide Airport Shuttle Service?

A: No, we do not provide Airport Shuttle Service however we would be happy to make recommendations for taxi, limo and motor coach services.

11. Q: Do you accept American Currency?

A: Yes, we accept American Dollars for payment “at the hotels established exchange rate”.  We can also provide currency exchange privileges to our in-house guests “in limited amounts” from US Dollars into Canadian Dollars.

Burlington Weather

Burlington's climate is generally continental with warm humid summers and cold, dry winters. This is moderated by the proximity of Lake Ontario, which tends to reduce temperature extremes. Monthly mean temperatures range from 22 degrees centigrade (71 degrees F) in July to -5 degrees centigrade (23 degrees F) in January. The annual precipitation consists of about 28 inches of rain and 51 inches of snow. Easterly winds off the open waters of Lake Ontario may add substantially to local snowfall however the prevailing winds are from the southwest. The average date for a late frost is May 3rd, and the first autumn frost occurs about the 15th day of October.

What To Pack

Spring/Fall

Early spring can be quite unpredictable in Burlington, with daytime temperatures in March and April near or below 10°C with the occasion chance of below freezing temperatures and snow. May brings a noticeable warm-up, with daytime temperatures averaging near 15°C.

Autumn is quite mild in Burlington. Mid October usually brings the first frost.

What to pack:

  • Warm clothing that can be layered during the day
  • Light waterproof rain coat
  • Warm coat for the evenings

Summer

In the Summer months (June, July, August) Burlington experiences warm, humid summers.With high temperatures in the range of 22°C to 26°C.

What to pack:

  • Short sleeved shirts & shorts for the daytime
  • Light sweaters, and pants for the evening
  • Light waterproof rain coat or windbreaker

Winter

In the Winter months (December, January, February) Burlington experiences cool dry winters, with temperature typically in the range of -2°C to -10°C. Burlington normally receives approx. 120cm of snowfall during the winter months.

What to pack:

  • Warm/Heavy coat
  • Waterproof boots/shoes
  • Gloves, scarf and warm hat

About Burlington, Ontario

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Nestled on the shore of beautiful Lake Ontario and the majestic cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment, Burlington offers everything you need to experience the perfect getaway. Our intriguing mix of old and new, nature and culture, leisure and activity will energize and inspire you. Whether day-tripping or as part of a longer visit to southern Ontario, plan to enjoy yourself in our beautiful city.

Burlington on the shores of Lake Ontario
Burlington on the shores
of Lake Ontario

Points of Interest

Here are just a few of the points of interest that you can enjoy while visiting Burlington.

  • Art Gallery of Burlington – exhibitions of Canadian art, crafts including the world’s largest collection of Canadian contemporary ceramic art. Art Etc. gift shop. Free admission.
  • Bronte Provincial Park – features skiing and tobogganing in winter, Spruce Lane Farm, play barn, hiking trails, camping, swimming in spring/summer.
  • Central Park Labyrinth – Relax, and reduce stress by walking this eleven-circuit, wheelchair accessible labyrinth that is patterned after the one in Chartres Cathedral in France.
  • Ireland House at Oakridge Farm – View a nearly 100-year history of Burlington through the eyes of the Ireland family at the Ireland House at Oakridge Farm. This historic farmstead’s buildings, yards, gardens and contents have been preserved to give visitors a glimpse of rural life from 1830 to the 1920s.
  • Joseph Brant Museum – The Joseph Brant Museum is dedicated to illustrating the history of the Burlington area through its permanent displays and traveling exhibitions. Explore the evolution of Burlington from its origins as an agricultural port to a diverse urban community. (Temporarily Closed)
  • Kerncliff Park – former quarry property on Niagara Escarpment with walking trails, boardwalk over wetland, majestic views of city, bird-nesting area.
  • LaSalle Park Marina and Walking trails – beautiful views of the Hamilton skyline and Burlington Skyway Bridge. From mid December until early March see one of few locations in Ontario where trumpeter swans visit each winter.
  • Lowville Park – Bronte Creek meanders through this picturesque rural park that features many picnic areas, trails, and an old school house.
  • Magnetic Hill – one of the only naturally occurring magnetic hills in Canada. Located in rural section of King Rd.
  • Mount Nemo – pristine cliffs with old growth forests, ancient cedars and spectacular views of Lake Ontario and Toronto. 5 km of hiking trails.
  • Paletta Lakefront Park and Mansion – self guided walking tour on discovery trail through estate property. Restored mansion used for meetings and banquets in wonderful waterfront setting.
  • Burlington Performing Arts Centre -State of the art green facility with performances in main and studio theatres only steps from waterfront in the downtown.
  • Royal Botanical Gardens –Canada’s largest botanical garden is 10km from the Hotel. The RBG encompasses over 2,700 acres of gardens and natural areas including hiking trails. It offers events and exhibits year round, has numerous restaurants on-site and is a must-see for outdoor enthusiasts!
  • Walking Tour Burlington Downtown – starting at the Visitor Information Centre, take a step back in time viewing historic homes, churches and businesses on this self-guided tour.
  • Waterfront Trail – 23 km trail along Burlington’s beautiful waterfront. On road trails along tree-lined streets with upscale residential properties. Off road trails through waterfront parks with wonderful lake views.
  • The Waterfront at Downtown Burlington – Enjoy the Dofasco Waterjet Plaza, sail model boats or skate at Rotary Centennial Pond. Enjoy dining overlooking the lake.

Visitor Information Centre

  • The Visitor Information Centre is located at 414 Locust St. below the parking garage, just north of Lakeshore Road. It offers extensive travel information about Burlington and Ontario in addition to apparel, souvenirs, maps and postcards.
  • Open Year Round (including weekends, excluding some stats & holidays)
    Mid June - end of August Daily - 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    September – Mid June Daily - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Phone: 905 634.5594
    Toll Free: 1.877.499.9989
    E-mail: info@tourismburlington.com
    Website: www.tourismburlington.com

Festivals and Events

Visit Burlington to participate in fun, family activities held all year round, many in picturesque park settings. From road races to sports tournaments to major community festivals, Burlington is alive with activities. Visitors or residents who are staycationing will find many events taking place throughout the year.

  • Stay Three, Earn Free Package
  • Canada 150
  • Weddings