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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PROGRAM: Paddling in Paradise - Cancelled

Saturday, May 25, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Paddling in Paradise

Tuesdays and Saturdays, May 21 through August 17

Tuesdays: 6 p.m.; Nature Centre
Saturdays: 9 a.m.; Nature Centre

RBG Experiences - Into the Wild

Explore Cootes Paradise by canoe to get a glimpse of the astounding life that depends on the health of the marsh for its survival. We supply canoes, paddles and life jackets, you bring your camera and binoculars. Canoes have single bench seats only so bring pads to sit on for extra comfort. Water bottles and pockets snacks also recommended. Please arrive 15 minutes early and be prepared to paddle rain or shine. In the event of high winds or threatening weather please call the Program Update Line.

Pre-registration required

Fee: $40/person/tour (Members 10% off)

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RBG offers courses and workshops for families, kids and adults in the areas of gardening, nature, botanical arts and wellness. Visit rbg.ca/publicprograms to see this season's full offering.

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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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