Destination guide

Explore Niagara Falls from your base in Burlington

Set on the western tip of Lake Ontario, Burlington is a small city with a big heart. For most visitors, it's a gateway to Niagara Falls, a natural monument that needs no introduction. Beyond the Maid of the Mist, Burlington is brimming with unique attractions and experiences. You can hike the iconic Bruce Trail, tee off at championship golf courses and discover one of Canada's most-vibrant music festivals. Want to stay local? Why not swap overpriced Niagara Falls hotels for characterful Burlington vacation rentals? With spacious living areas and all the creature comforts you need, they're ideal for families.

Things to do

Golfers will be in their element in Burlington

Enveloped in mist, Niagara Falls sees over 6-million cubic feet of water thunder down a rocky gorge every minute. The natural phenomenon is an easy 45-minute drive north of Burlington and, let's face it, even Americans admit that the "Canadian side is better." Golfers will be in their element, with a handful of world-class courses to explore. Treating guests to a country club atmosphere, Indian Wells boasts rolling terrain, tree-lined fairways and a stunning setting at the foot of Mount Nemo. For a culture fix, don't miss the Art Gallery of Burlington. Set on the waterfront, it showcases an impressive collection of modern Canadian ceramics.


Connect with nature in Burlington

Burlington is anchored by a bustling downtown district filled with cafes, restaurants and boutiques. You can stroll along the waterfront promenade, soak up the sun in Spencer Smith Park or rent a paddleboard and hit the lake. As well as an urban street scene, Burlington offers plenty of opportunities to connect with nature. Stretching for over 800 kilometers along the Niagara Escarpment, the Bruce Trail is Canada's oldest and most-iconic footpath. From family-friendly walks to multiday hikes, Burlington vacation rentals put you on the doorstep of the legendary route.


Tune up for Burlington's Sound of Music Festival

Canada's largest free music event, the annual Sound of Music Festival marks the beginning of summer. Burlington vacation rentals put you in the heart of the city, with self-contained properties just steps from the action. Crowds peak right through to September, when Burlington enjoys long days and plenty of sunshine. Fall can be a beautiful time to visit, with crisp temperatures, fiery foliage and a bounty of local produce. Things don't slow down in the winter, when Burlington offers downhill skiing, snowshoeing and gleaming outdoor skating rinks.

Natural features

Discover wildflowers and waterfalls from your Burlington base

From shimmering Lake Ontario to thundering Niagara Falls, Burlington showcases some of Canada's top natural attractions. The city is part of the Greater Toronto Area and is an easy 1-hour drive from the provincial capital. It sits between Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment and is a popular base for visiting the famous waterfalls. The city is also dotted with urban parks, forests and farms. The Royal Botanical Gardens are a highlight, enchanting visitors with a wonderland of wildflowers, roses, exotic plants and more.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Burlington

The nearest airport is in Hamilton, ON (YHM-John C. Munro Hamilton Intl.), located 13 mi (20.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Toronto, ON (YYZ-Pearson Intl.), which is 26.3 mi (42.3 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Burlington Aldershot Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Burlington?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 75 vacation rentals near Burlington. From 49 Houses to 16 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Burlington for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Burlington?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Burlington:

  • Downtown: 1,323 vacation rentals
  • Etobicoke: 1,656 vacation rentals
  • Old Toronto: 1,609 vacation rentals
  • Midtown Toronto: 1,386 vacation rentals
  • Stoney Creek: 18 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Burlington?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Burlington. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Burlington City Hall: 150 vacation rentals
  • LaSalle Park: 138 vacation rentals
  • Burlington Springs Golf & Country Club: 232 vacation rentals
  • Spencer Smith Lakefront Park: 151 vacation rentals
  • Royal Botanical Gardens: 127 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Burlington listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Burlington?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 49 Houses in Burlington. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Burlington include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 16 rentals available
  • Cottages: 4 rentals available
  • Cabins: 4 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Burlington?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 8 vacation rentals with pool available in Burlington. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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