Festivals and Events Calendar

Current seasonal hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Some events are included in your general admission / membership, while others require separate ticketing or registration. Click the activity you are interested in for more details.

Looking a few months ahead? Check out the event listings at rbg.ca/events

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Discovery at the Fishway

Sunday, April 7, 2019 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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Discovery at the Fishway

Sunday April 7

10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; RBG Fishway

Park at Princess Point and walk the Waterfront Trail to RBG’s Fishway! Watch RBG ecologists at work as they assist migrating fish to their spawning grounds in Cootes Paradise Marsh.

The Fishway is located at the mouth of the Desjardins Canal - where Cootes Paradise Marsh flows into Hamilton Harbour. Its design keeps invasive Common Carp out of the marsh, but allows water and native fish to move between the two bodies of water. The Fishway is one of several remediation projects in place to restore the marsh to a healthy wetland community.

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 FREE! (parking charges apply, or get a parking pass with your general admission to the garden areas

Location: Fishway
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Please note the daily events / activities listed here may be located in different garden areas from other events occuring on the same day. Please check the location in each listing, and consider travel time between gardens when creating your schedule for the day. General Admission paid at one garden area will allow you access into all other gardens for that same day. Click here for an overview of all our gardens and trails.


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Hours and Admission

Learn everything you need to enjoy your time in the gardens! Online tickets available for purchase.

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Parking and Directions

RBG cosists of four formal gardens contained within 1,100 hectares of nature reserve. Parking is available at the various garden areas and trailheads.

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Upcoming Events

RBG hosts events year-round, from blooms celebrations, to performing arts, to holiday celebrations

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