Quality of Place Adds Balance to Life

In 2016, Burlington was once again named the best mid-sized city to live!

Burlington has been consistently ranked as one of Canada’s Best Places to Live. This year, MoneySense magazine has named Burlington the best medium-sized city in which to live in Canada, the best place for new immigrants, and the fourth best place to retire in Canada. The MoneySense ranking gave Burlington top marks for “mild weather, low unemployment, high incomes, low crime, and a thriving arts community.” Maclean’s magazine ranked Halton region, Burlington’s home, as the safest regional municipality in Canada.

With a blend of vibrant neighbourhoods, Burlington offers a mix of opportunities for people to work here, do business here and live here, which translates into less time commuting, meaning more time to:

  • Embrace nature at the Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Enrich your experience at the many annual waterfront festivals
  • Engage in kids soccer games at a local park
  • Explore the Niagara Escarpment parks and trails and the Lake Ontario promenade
  • Experience our vibrant downtown through dining and shopping outings
  • Enjoy a cultural performance at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre

For more information on Burlington, visit the City of Burlington website and the Tourism Burlington website.

Discover all Burlington has to offer spring, summer, fall and winter. From festivals and events to great dining, the outdoors and our amazing waterfront, Burlington Ontario is a great place to visit, live and explore.


Burlington is proud of its green city heritage with more than 581 hectares (1,436 acres) of parkland and a quality of life second to none. Recently, MoneySense Magazine rated Burlington the #1 mid-sized city in Canada to live. If swimming, skating or golfing is your thing, you’ll be happy to know Burlington offers 4 indoor and 2 outdoor pools, 3 splash pads, 12 ice pads, 6 community centres, and 9 local golf courses. Some of the best hiking in the world awaits you on the Bruce Trail and the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO-designated World Biosphere Reserve. The Waterfront Trail – part of the Niagara-on-the-Lake to Québec border trail – skirts the shores of Lake Ontario and Burlington Bay/Hamilton Harbour. The cream-coloured sandy beaches and tepid waters at Beachway Park make hot summer days a welcomed event.