Royal Botanical Gardens

RBG Centre and Hendrie Park are located at 680 Plains Road West, Burlington Ontario. Royal Botanical Gardens is Canada‚Äôs largest, with over 2,400 acres of gardens and nature sanctuary that spans Hamilton and Burlington Ontario. In addition to the gardens, visitors can also enjoy hiking trails, special events and year-round programming. Be sure to leave time to visit the other gardens (Rock Garden, Laking Garden, and the Arboretum) after your Telling Tales experience.

Where to Stay

There are many hotels located in both Hamilton and Burlington, here are a few for consideration

Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel and Conference Centre – 3063 South Service Road, Burlingotn
Waterfront Hotel Downtown Burlington – 2020 Lakeshore Road, Burlington
Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King St. W, Hamilton
Courtyard by Marriott, 1224 Upper James St., Hamilton

For more information on accommodations and what to see and do
in Burlington visit Tourism Burlington
in Hamilton visit Tourism Hamilton

Photo Credit: Waterfront Hotel Burlington

Getting Here

By Car:

FROM TORONTO AND EAST

Queen Elizabeth Way to Highway 403 West (Hamilton). Exit at Waterdown Road. Travel 800 metres south along Waterdown Road to Plains Road West. Turn right onto Plains Road West and travel 2km. Turn left into the RBG Centre parking lot.

FROM KITCHENER-WATERLOO AND WEST INCLUDING DETROIT (U.S.A.)

Highway 401 East to Highway 6 South. Follow Highway 6 South for about 25 km. Exit onto York Road, make a left and then a right on the new Plains Road and drive south crossing over the 403. Turn left at the lights to continue on Plains Road West for about 1 km, passing the glass building. Turn right into the RBG parking lot.

FROM THE NIAGARA REGION AND BUFFALO (U.S.A.)

Queen Elizabeth Way to Highway 403 West (Hamilton). Exit at Waterdown Road. Travel 800 metres south along Waterdown Road to Plains Road West. Turn right onto Plains Road West and travel 2km. Turn left into the RBG parking lot.

By Bus:

Burlington Transit Plains 1 buses stop directly in front of RBG Centre / Hendrie Park (note that the Plains 101 Express no longer makes stops along Plains Road).

Burlington Transit and HSR buses connect seamlessly via free transfer in downtown Hamilton, and all local buses are equipped with bike racks. 

Go Transit:

GO TRAIN

Take the Lakeshore West Train Line. Exit at the Burlington Train Station and take Burlington Transit Route 1 Plains to Hamilton to RBG Centre.

GO TRAIN WITH A BICYCLE

Take the Lakeshore West Train Line. Exit at the Aldershot station, a 4 km bicycle ride to RBG Centre (directions).

GO BUS

Depending on the starting location, multiple GO bus routes are available, with transfers to Burlington Transit at the Burlington Train station (Burlington Transit Route 1 Plains to Hamilton), or various transfer points in Hamilton. Please see the GO Transit trip planner for assistance.

Photo Credit: Metrolinx