It’s all downhill from here when you book a flight from Toronto to Burlington, Vermont.
Every winter, Vermont’s Green Mountains turn white, attracting scores of skiers. When you begin your Vermont ski vacation in Burlington, you’ll be within reach of Stowe Mountain, Smuggler’s Notch, and Jay Peak. With some of Vermont’s best hills just a short drive away, Burlington starts you off on the right boot.
There’s no need to leave Burlington to enjoy the Green Mountain State. Situated on the edge of Lake Champlain, the city has its own natural appeal. From the high point in Battery Park, you’ll have stunning views of Waterfront Park and Lake Champlain.
On clear days, the vista includes the faraway Adirondack Mountains. For those who are interested in learning more about the ecosystem of Vermont’s largest lake, head to the ECHO Leahy Centre for Lake Champlain. Learn more about the 70+ species that live in this scenic lake.
Farm-to-table, organic and local are always on the menu at popular Burlington restaurants. At American Flatbread, a local favourite, you can order imaginative pizzas with names like Power to the People and Dancing Heart. Once you’ve had your meal, there’s no better dessert than a treat from Lake Champlain Chocolates.
If you’re in need of a little break from the slopes, the city’s many museums can fill your afternoons. The Robert Hull Fleming Museum mixes global and local collections, while the Ethan Allen Homestead focuses on the folk history of one of Vermont’s founders.
See some of Burlington’s best entertainment at the Flynn Centre for the Performing Arts. This art deco venue hosts live entertainment, including the Vermont Symphony Orchestra.
Whether you hit the slopes or stay in the city, a trip from Toronto to Burlington, VT is the perfect way to add excitement to your winter.
After you fly from Toronto to Burlington, you’re only a 1-hour drive away from one of Vermont’s favourite ski destinations.
At the foot of Mount Mansfield, you’ll find the Stowe Mountain Resort. Whether you take it easy on the Toll House routes or take up the challenge of Middle Mansfield, you’ll find something to suit every skill level.
For après-ski activities, the glamourous Stowe Mountain Lodge offers luxurious spa packages and fine dining. Sit by the Lodge’s fireplaces and stay the night in its upscale accommodations. If you prefer to keep it cozy, the Inn at the Mountain has condos and townhomes available to rent.
There’s more to see than just the mountain. The area’s cross-country trails are a great way to see and ski (or snowshoe) Vermont’s postcard-worthy nature. With 45 km of groomed trails and 30 km of backcountry, you’ll see a lot of the Green Mountain State’s winter white.
Feel free to leave Stowe Mountain to enjoy some of the nearby attractions. The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Centre offers entertainment at the foot of the mountain. Head to nearby Stowe and spend the day in town, or hike the Stowe Pinnacle and Moss Glen Falls.
Before you head back, take advantage of the fabulous photo-ops around Mount Mansfield. Whether it’s a picture from the top of the mountain, or deep in the bush of a backcountry trail, there’s no better souvenir to bring home to Toronto.
When you visit Burlington’s Old North End, there’s no better place to start than the northern edge. Overlooking Lake Champlain, Battery Park and Waterfront offers unprecedented views of the so-called “sixth Great Lake”.
Stay on Champlain’s shores with a walk along the Island Line Trail. Like Toronto’s Beltline Trail, the Island Line is a former railway path that has become a walking path. This trail can take you to the ECHO Leahy Centre for Lake Champlain, where you’ll learn about what lives beneath the lake’s surface.
If you want to shop in Burlington, look no further than the Old North End. Just north of Main Street, Church Street turns into a shopping haven. Standalone boutiques share the stretch with the big names of the Burlington Town Centre Mall. One of Church Street’s best destinations is its outdoor marketplace. Open year-round, the Church Street Marketplace features festivals and one-of-a-kind wares.
A visit to Lake Champlain Chocolates is the cherry on top of any visit to the Old North End. Tour the factory and see chocolates, truffles, and caramels in the making. Enjoy the finished product with free samples or purchase some to go at the store. These treats are a sweet addition to any trip from Toronto to Burlington, VT.
Fly non-stop from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) to Burlington International Airport (BTV). Toronto to Burlington flight time is 1 hour and 15 minutes on average. The distance from Toronto to Burlington is around 510 km / 315 mi. While onboard, sit back, relax, and enjoy our free drinks and snacks.
Porter offers weekly seasonal service to Burlington, VT.