Directions

Address Information

RBG Centre and Hendrie Park: 680 Plains Road West, on the border of Burlington and Hamilton in Ontario, Canada.

The Arboretum and Nature Interpretive Centre: 16 Old Guelph Road in Hamilton, Ontario.

David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden: 1185 York Boulevard in Hamilton, Ontario.


CONSTRUCTION NOTICE – RBG Centre Parking Lot

Royal Botanical Gardens has commenced construction at its RBG Centre parking lot to facilitate the addition of 60 parking spaces.

The majority of the lot will remain open during this time. As a result, the Electric Vehivle chargers are temporarily unavailable. RBG Centre will maintain regular hours of operation during this time.


The following directions indicate how to get to RBG Centre / Hendrie Park. The remaining 3 garden areas are at the addresses above, a short drive from RBG Centre.

Directions By CarDirections By BusDirections By Train

Property Map

Directions 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.


Directions By Bus

City buses from Burlington Transit stop directly in front of RBG Centre / Hendrie Park and Rock Garden. Please note that public transit does not stop in front of or the Arboretum at this time.

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For current bus schedules, please follow the links below:


Directions By Train

RBG Centre is located about 3km (two miles) west of the Aldershot train station, and 9km from the Burlington Train station. Both are served by GO Transit and VIA Rail.

Burlington Transit busses are available to transport you from these stations to RBG. The following lines include stops in front of RBG Centre and Rock Garden:


Distance Chart

City Km Miles
Albany 590 365
Buffalo 100 60
Detroit 325 200
London 125 75
New York 820 500
Ottawa 475 290
Boston 840 525
Chicago 780 490
Kitchener/Waterloo 60 35
Montreal 600 375
Niagara Falls 75 47
Toronto 70 45