Spring isn't even officially here in Ontario and we’re already asking the age-old question: Is it summer yet? Winter has been fun and all, but we think it's high time for some sunshine and short shorts. So, if you’re looking forward to warmer weather and sunny road trips as much as we are then you need to add the gorgeous Brant Street pier to your travel wishlist ASAP.
Located in Burlington, Ont., this pretty spot is less than an hour’s drive from Toronto, making it an ideal day trip destination from the 6ix.
And if we’re being honest, it’s an ideal adventure no matter what season it is.
The pier itself stretches 137 metres across Lake Ontario in Spencer Smith Park. From here, you’ll find some of the best sunset views in the province.
And when the sun goes down, the pier lights up in a range of neon colours that shine brightly on the water until midnight.
More than just good views, you can enjoy everything that downtown Burlington has to offer from this waterfront oasis.
Everything, including the gorgeous cherry blossom trail in Spencer Smith Park that’s sure to be in perfectly pink form come spring.
Time for a road trip!
In the summer months, it seems there’s always an event happening at the pier.
But, even when there’s nothing scheduled, you can expect to find tons of people enjoying the endless lake views.
Of course, if it gets too hot, you and your besties could always wander down to Burlington’s adorable Sunshine Doughnut Co. for a sweet treat and a freshly squeezed orange juice.
The most breathtaking views will come from the second-level viewing deck.
However, from the main level, you can peer down into clear water and see the little fish swimming by.
It’s important to note that while it may be tempting, particularly in the spring and summer heat, climbing, diving, and swimming are not permitted on the pier.
So whether you're looking for something fun to do with your besties, or you're searching for romantic picnic date spots, you'll want to give this stunning Ontario pier a shot.
Brant Street Pier
Address: 1400 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can take a fun road trip with your BFFs and enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Ontario.