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Ride the RBG Express

Date & Time:

Wednesdays to Sundays Nov 18 to Dec 23 + Dec 27-30, Jan 2, 3; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:

Hendrie Park (680 Plains Rd W)

Types:

Family-Friendly, Get Social

Length:

10 to 20 Minutes

Admission:

$5 per train car (general admission also applies)

Event Description

All aboard! Take a ride on the RBG Express through the winter beauty of Hendrie Park. The train is available for paid rides throughout the garden. Warm up with a hot chocolate and cookie from The Greenhouse Café before or after your train ride! (Food & Drink not included in cost of ride).

Train is first come, first served. Tickets may sell out before the experience is over for the day. RBG reserves the right to cancel this experience in the event of inclement weather without notice.

Available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the dates specified below.

Operating Dates:

  • Wednesday November 18 – Sunday November 22
  • Wednesday November 25 – Sunday November 29
  • Wednesday December 2 – Sunday December 6
  • Wednesday December 9 – Sunday December 13
  • Wednesday December 16 – Wednesday December 23
  • Sunday December 27 – Wednesday December 30
  • Saturday January 2 – Sunday January 3

This activity is NOT available: December 24, December 25, December 26, December 31, January 1 

Tickets

$5 per car (for a maximum of 4 people per car).

train ticket must be purchased from the kiosk at the front doors of the Main Centre and presented to train conductor. This ride is first come, first served.

Maximum of 48 cars sold per day. RBG reserves the right to cancel this experience without notice.

Your visit will also require General Admission or Membership.

In Hendrie Park

This display is placed in Hendrie Park. Park and enter at RBG Centre, 680 Plains Road W. Burlington.

Our largest cultivated garden area, Hendrie Park has something for everyone. This garden truly illustrates the diversity of both plants and garden design.

RBG Express FAQ

Have a question about the RBG Express? Click the topics below for more information. If you have a question that is not answered, give us a call at 905-527-1158.

Tickets

train ticket must be purchased from the kiosk at the front doors of the Main Centre and presented to train conductor. This ride is first come, first served.  Please note, the train is not operating December 24, December 25, December 26, December 31, and January 1 as well as most Mondays and Tuesdays.  

Accessibility

One car of this small train is outfitted to accommodate a wheelchair. If you have any questions about accessibility at this event, please contact us at 905-527-1158. 

Do I Need to Wear a Mask?

Yes, a mask is required while on the train.

Food & Drink

Food and drink will be available for purchase at the Greenhouse Café (in RBG Centre)! See a menu and more at rbg.ca/dine

Parking & Directions

This activity is held in Hendrie Park. Please enter through RBG Centre at 680 Plains Road W. Burlington Ontario. Parking is included, available in the large lot at RBG Centre. This garden is located along bus routes for Burlington Transit, with stops a short distance from the entrance. See rbg.ca/directions for more details.

What Do I Do if I Feel Ill?

As part of our commitment and shared responsibility for the health and safety of our guests, staff and volunteers, we ask that event attendees perform a self assessment to help reduce the spread of COVID – 19 prior to entering the event. Should you feel ill please stay home and contact your health care provider. Your tickets can be transferred to other family members or friends (no transfer fee required) or you can attend on another day of your choosing.