Burlington contains a varied landscape, with high-density urban districts being just minutes away from tranquil farmland and untouched natural scenery.
The main retail and commercial districts of Burlington are located at the intersection of Brant Road and Lake Shore Road, as well as along Fairview Street and Appleby Line. Lush, tree-lined streets can be found closer to Lake Ontario, while further inland large lots and historic farms are the norm. The southern section of the city includes several large parks, including Nelson Park, Central Park and Sherwood Forest Park. In the north, expansive nature preserves such as the Crawford Lake Conservation Area include an extensive network of recreational trails.
Transportation in Burlington
The city is served by three stations on GO Transit’s Lakeshore West rail line. Appleby serves the eastern section of the city, Burlington station the centre and Aldershot the west (with available connections to Hamilton). Aldershot is also served by VIA Rail services to Windsor, Niagara Falls and New York City. For local transit needs, Burlington Transit provides local bus services throughout the city, while several GO bus routes are also available. In terms of driving, Highways 403 and 407 run through the city. Together, they offer direct access to much of the GTA, as well as Niagara Region and the U.S. border.