With near-countless amenities and attractions, Burlington offers the best of winter, and those who call ParkCity home will be perfectly positioned to take advantage of all the city has to offer.
Each year, the Burlington Festival of Lights takes place at Spencer Smith Park from December to January, ringing in the New Year with more than 60 sparkling displays for all ages. Though this year’s event just wrapped up, the park is only a 10-minute drive from the four-storey community and a great place to unwind any time.
If skating is more your speed, there are multiple rinks in and around Burlington itself. Head to neighbouring Oakville to hit the ice at the Olympic-sized rink at Bronte Creek Provincial Park. This breathtaking site offers rentals and skating is included in the cost of park admission.
There’s also free outdoor skating from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Spencer Smith Park’s Rotary Centennial Pond, right on the shores of Lake Ontario. While the Burlington waterfront offerings are known for being a big draw throughout all four seasons, Burlington is also a city that provides easy access to ski and snowboard runs.
Milton’s Glen Eden resort in the majestic Kelso Conservation Area has a dozen slopes for skiers and snowboarders alike, a snow-tubing park and six lifts all tucked away in the Niagara Escarpment. This winter retreat is only a half-hour drive from Burlington, making it ideal for a one-day getaway.
Not far from Glen Eden you’ll find Conservation Halton’s Rattlesnake Point, a stunning eco-tourism destination with thousand-year-old cedars and cliffs for climbing. The local conservation authority operates all-year campsites there, too.
No matter how much you like spending time outdoors, chances are there will be days you won’t want to stray far from your home at ParkCity. Fortunately, the community boasts a variety of layouts including one-bedroom-plus-den floor plans perfect for first-time buyers and family-friendly two-bedroom suites.
The community features a number of club-style indoor amenities, too. Beyond the upscale lobby, there’s a media lounge, party room with dining room off the kitchen, and a full fitness room outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment.
Guests on multi-day visits won’t have to brave a cold winter night in search of a hotel, either, as there’s a main floor guest suite. Stay cozy and let friends and family come to you.
You’ll all be kept toasty by a modern geothermal system that produces zero emissions while doing so. The system uses underground pipes to tap into heat stored beneath the earth’s surface. It was recently installed at the ParkCity site on Upper Middle Road, east of Walker’s Line.