It’s been a blast!

Dear Fun Ontario Fans,

It’s been a blast! Over the past few years we have enjoyed providing you with fun activities and places to explore in Ontario. Fun Ontario has been a little project we have worked on in our personal time as a free service. However, due to increasing time constraints and costs, we have made the difficult decision to put Fun Ontario on hold – for the present. We appreciate all your support for Fun Ontario and it’s because of your enthusiasm and emails of thanks that we have continued as long as we have. We may reconsider bringing Fun Ontario back in the future.

Your Fun Ontario Friends,
Heidi & Mike

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Day Tripping: Star Wars Identities Exhibit Extended!

If you love Star Wars, then you better head to Ottawa before October 14, 2013.

Star Wars

The Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa is hosting the Star Wars Identities exhibit – now extended until October 14, 2013. This is a unique travelling exhibition with 200 hundred original costumes, movie props, models and pieces of artwork including favourites such as R2-D2, the Millennium Falcon, a full-sized Podracer and even Yoda, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, Princess Leia, Storm Troopers, and Darth Vader on display. The collection includes much more and spans across all six Star Wars movies.

There’s even an interactive component that allows you to create your own Star Wars Hero. For more information and ticket prices, visit: Star Wars.

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Paris Fair this Weekend

Midway, monster trucks, motorcross motorcycles stunts and more!

Paris Fair

Don’t miss the Paris Fair this weekend from August 29 – September 2, 2013 – just five minutes from Brantford. Activities include a midway, the Monster Truck show, freestyle motorcross motorcycle stunt riders, demolition derby‚ agricultural exhibits and live concerts including Montgomery Gentry‚ agricultural exhibits. For more information, visit: Paris Fair.

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Cool stuff this weekend

Event listing for Ontario

Amherstburg Tall Ship Festival
Tall Ships moored in historic King’s Navy Yard Park: deck tours, re-enactments, live entertainment, & The Women’s March.
Free / $
Blue Mountains Summer Sundown
A farewell to summer with the hottest weekend of the season. Live bands, fireworks, street performers, beach volleyball, hiking, biking, scenic gondola rides and The Apple Pie Trail.
Free
Burlington Canada’s Largest Ribfest
Great music, fun for the kids and of course, some of the best tasting ribs in Canada. Performers include Beverley Mahood, Burlington’s The Big Time Killin’ Time Band and more.
Free / $
Burlington Teddy Bear Picnic at the RBG
Bring along your furry friends and join us in our The Rock Garden for a day chock-full of teddy bear-themed crafts, activities and story time. Meet a “life-sized” teddy, go on a scavenger hunt and enjoy BBQ.
Free / $
Flamborough Valens Lake Corn Roast $
Goderich Westcoast Bluesfest $
Grafton Shelter Valley Folk Festival
Three daytime stages, artists’ village, workshops and camping.
$
Hamilton Oktoberfest – A taste of the International Village
Event will feature a food, beer gardens, unique shopping and entertainment throughout the two days. Steven Page and Poor Angus perform.
Free / $
Hamilton / Dundas Greenbelt Harvest Picnic at Christie Lake Conservation Area
Live performances by Gordon Lightfoot, Emmylou Harris, Daniel Lanois, and The Arkells and more.
$
Keene Pioneer Corn Roast at Lang Pioneer Village
Enjoy free horse-drawn wagon rides, pioneer demonstrations, live music, games on the green and a corn craft for kids and more.
$
Kingston Waddell AppleFest
Children’s entertainment, music, orchard tours, treats. PYO & ready-picked apples, baking, artisan foods, observation beehive, cornroast.
Free / $
London Fall Fest at Victoria Park
15 live bands perform plus lots of family fun.
Free
Midland Midland Bikefest
Motorcycle event featuring live performance by Tom Cochrane with Red Rider and David Usher.
$
Milton Family Outdoor Movie Night at Kelso: The Rise of the Guardians
Takes place Friday night. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, relax and enjoy. Movies start at dusk.
$
Milton Steam-Era
Annual Steam-Era at the Milton Fairgrounds, featuring tractor pulls, corn roast, live entertainment, parade, demonstrations, competitions, talent competition and more.
Free
Mississauga MuslimFest
Featuring local and international artists who showcase their talent in various areas, concerts featuring popular Muslim artists, comedy shows, a multicultural bazaar, a kids carnival.
Free
Mitchell Mitchell Fall Fair $
Morrisburg Horse Lovers Weekend at Upper Canada Village
This activity packed three-day festival showcases riding, driving and working horses. Natural horsemanship, a polo game, ploughing, mounted games, a horse auction and jumping demonstrations will be part of the program.
$
Mount Forest Mount Forest Agricultural Fall Fair $
Niagara Falls Buskerfest
Takes place on Queen Street with more than 50 performances.
Free / $
Niagara Falls RCMP Officer Meet and Greet
Meet a real Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer at the Table Rock Complex located at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls for photos and to answer questions.
Free
Orangeville Orangeville Agricultural Fall Fair $
Ottawa Canadian Comedy Awards & Festival $
Paris Paris Fair
Activities include the Monster Truck show, freestyle motocross motorcycle stunt riders, Midway, Demolition Derby‚ live concerts including Montgomery Gentry‚ agricultural exhibits.
$
Perth Perth Fair
Live performances include Brett Kissel.
$
Port Rowan/Long Point Bayfest
Fireworks, midway, entertainment. Fun for the entire family.
Free / $
Sarnia Festival of Good Things
Live music, wakeboarding championships, craft beer and food.
Free / $
Sarnia Labour Day Parade
Parade forms at Veterans Park and travels down Wellington Street, to Front St. North to Centennial Park.
Free
St. Thomas St. Thomas Fire Muster Days
Firefighter competitions (muster), parade, huge car show, midway, live stage entertainment, emergency service displays and demonstrations, antique fire trucks.
Free
Sudbury Ribfest
Professional rib teams, live entertainment, craft vendors and vintage car show.
Free / $
Toronto Brazilian Day Canada
To celebrate Brazilian Independence Day, Yonge-Dundas Square turns into Samba in the Square, dancers, costumes.
Free
Toronto Canadian International Air Show Free / $
Toronto Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)
Popular attractions include The Canadian Air Show, The Farm, concerts & a wide variety of interactive events.
$
Toronto Hot & Spicy Food Festival
Takes place at Harbourfront Centre.
Free
Wainfleet Heritage Festival at Marshville Heritage Village
Everyone in period costumes, on-going and hands-on demonstrations, 15 restored buildings with displays & activities, horse & wagon rides.
$
Wasaga Beach Memories of Summer Fireworks (pdf) Free
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Day Tripping: “Bee” Happy at Clovermead

Great fun, educational and sweet!

Clovermead

Just outside of London in Alymer, Ontario, Clovermead Adventure Farm is a great place to take the family for an active, fun day. For just $9 admission (kids 23 months and under are free), it’s worth every penny. There are dozens of activities for kids to play from a giant bouncy pillow, zip lining, rubber duck races, a misty-maze, wagon rides, bee barrel train rides, hay mazes, tire swings, petting zoo and so much more. You are welcome to pack a lunch, but you’ll need to eat it in a designated spot out front with picnic tables.

Clovermead is also a working bee farm. They make a variety of honey and provide beekeeper demos and bee observations stations so you can watch honey bees doing what bees do best. Even the bathrooms have bee observations! Inside the honey store, you can sample a wide variety of honeys from lemon to maple flavoured!

Clovermead was a huge hit with our kids and their cousins. We give it a Fun Ontario Thumbs Up! For more information and directions, visit:Clovermead.

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Cool stuff this weekend

Event listing for Ontario

Almonte North Lanark Highland Games $
Arnprior White Pine Festival
Music, games, OPP Golden Helmets, vendors, buskers, a car show and boat races.
Free / $
Aylmer 2nd Annual Family Fun Day
Takes place at the Dairy Heritage Museum. Day of pioneer games, food, interactive displays and demonstrations. Make your own homemade ice cream and butter and jump in the Bouncy Cow.
$
Bayham Watermelon Fest in Straffordville
Pancake breakfast at firehall. Parade at 10am. Music, entertainment, children’s activities, rides, silent auction, craft vendors, food and movie at dark.
$
Beaver Valley Beaver Valley Climbing Festival
The first of its kind in Ontario. Climbing workshops & competitions, caving for kids, aerial silk performance, yoga, mountain bike demos, vendors and more. Takes place at Metcalfe Rock in the Kolapore Uplands of Grey County.
$
Blue Mountains Cedar Run Rodeo Weekend
Featuring cowboys and cowgirls from 4 countries competing in live Bull Riding, Barrel Racing and Bronc Riding.
$
Blue Mountains Country Music and Rodeo Weekend
Country music & entertainment in the Village or head east for a real local Rodeo in Clarksburg, just 15 minutes from the Village.
Free / $
Brockville Ultimate Splash Down: Dog Dock Jumping
Dogs run down a dock and fly into a pool in a competition for distance. There is also Catch-It and Fetch-It competitions.
Burlington Exotic Car Show at Paletta Mansion
150+ Italian automobiles & exotic supercars displayed at the Paletta Mansion.
$
Burlington Street Fest and Road Rally
Classic, tuner, and exotic cars will be showcased at Brant St. and Lakeshore Rd. Food & beverage, art exhibits, live music and more.
Free / $
Carnarvon Garlic Fest
Experience everything garlic & other food products, crafts and plants. Located near Haliburton.
$
Clearview Creemore Springs Copper Kettle Festival
Beer garden and live music, brewery tours, kids’ activities, petting zoo & pony rides and more.
Free / $
Dunnville Thunder on the Grand Boat Races $
Elora Grand River Truck & Tractor Pull $
Guelph Ribfest Free / $
Hamilton Steel City Jazz Festival $
Ingersoll Harvest Fest
Kids’ entertainment & games, Kids’ Kraft Barn, petting zoo, threshing demonstrations and more.
Free
Kingston Annual Teddy Bear Picnic
Takes place at Lake Ontario Park. Bouncy castles, wagon rides, BBQ, petting zoo and more.
$
Kingston Limestone City Blues Festival $
London Festa Italiana
A three-day celebration of Italian culture, food, music and dance.
Free / $
Lucknow Music in the Fields
Performers include Blue Rodeo, Big and Rich, Dean Brody.
$
Markdale Markdale Fall Fair
Heritage events all weekend, exhibits, vendors, children’s area and more.
$
Milton Family Outdoor Movie Night at Kelso: E.T
Takes place Friday night. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, relax and enjoy. Movies start at dusk.
$
Mississauga Port Credit’s In-Water Boat Show
Over 100 power and sailboats in water and on land.
$
Oshawa Autofest
Autofest features live entertainment, antique cars, show and shine, a poker run and many automotive exhibits and vendors.
$
Palmerston Palmerston Fair
Parade, Tastes of Minto, ATV and lawnmower pulls, dairy & beef shows, BBQs, exhibits, baby show and more.
Pefferlaw Eaglewood Folk Festival
Family-friendly event features original diverse folk/roots musicians on 5 stages, workshops, kids program, youth showcas.
$
Peterborough Canadian Wakeboard Open
The Canadian Wakeboard Open is a festival featuring some of Canada’s best riders. Live music includes Hollerado, Big Wreck, The Reason, David Wilcox.
$
Port Rowan Bluegrass Jam at Backus Heritage Conservation Area
Two days of performances at our good old-fashioned Bluegrass Jamboree. Over 150 musicians will perform throughout the Heritage Village.
$
Simcoe Mumford and Sons’ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover
Held at the Norfolk County Fairgrounds. Combines the intimacy of a community celebration with the excitement of a world-class music festival.
$
St. Marys Downtown Car and Bike Show
Downtown streets will be filled with showpiece cars and motorcycles.
Free
Straffordville Watermelon Fest
Pancake breakfast at firehall. Parade at 10am. Summer family fun, music, entertainment, children’s activities, rides, and more.
Free / $
Sudbury Sudbury Summerfest
Performers include Carly Rae Jespen, Dean Brody, Great Big Sea, The Sheepdogs.
$
Tecumseh Tecumseh Corn Festival
Performer include Shawn Desman and Kira Isabella.
$
Timmins The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival
A two day event that has 16 paddling divisions, clinics, rubber duck race, music, exhibits and more.
Tobermory Monarch Butterfly Festival
Participate in the conservation of the Monarch Butterfly by tagging Monarchs for researchers at the Bruce Peninsula National Park to find in their Mexican winter habitat.
Free
Toronto 13th Annual Toronto Chinatown Festival
Occurs along the east side of Spadina Ave. (between Dundas St West College St.) and Huron St. (between D’Arcy St. & Dundas St. W.)
Free
Toronto Aloha Toronto – Full Day Beach Party
Takes place at Woodbine beach. Meet legendary surfers, stand up paddle challenges, Hawaiian dance performance, live entertainment and more
Free
Toronto BuskerFest
Daredevils, magicians, high skill circus acts, slapstick, music, clowns, acrobats, aerialists and many more.
Free
Toronto Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)
Popular attractions include The Canadian Air Show, The Farm, concerts & a wide variety of interactive events.
$
Toronto Fan Expo Canada 2013
Meet comic book creators, anime stars and legends of science fiction. This year’s guests include Stan Lee, Hulk Hogan, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Carrie Fiasher, Slash, David Hasselholf, Alice Cooper, Richard Dean Anderson, George Takei, Linda Hamilton.
$
Toronto NBA Jam Session at Yonge-Dundas Square
Free interactive basketball festival.
Free
Toronto Rastafest 2013
Takes place at Downsview Park and includes an outdoor market with art, food and craft vendors, dancing, drumming, an art exhibit.
Free
Toronto Riot Fest at Fort York
Live performances from 16 different bands.
$
Toronto Tommy Thompson Park Butterfly Festival
Learn about the monarch migration and the importance of butterfly conservation. A variety of activities will be offered for people of all ages.
Free
Wasaga Beach Canadian Watercross Tour
Featuring professional Seadoo races, outdoor vendors, market and music.
Free / $
Waterford Night at The Museum
Kids spend the entire night at the Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum.
$
Waterloo Waterloo Busker Carnival
Jugglers, magicians, acrobats, escape artists, unicyclists and more. King Street in Waterloo is closed between William and Erb Streets.
Free
Winona Winona Peach Festival
Magicians, a Fun Factory for kids and a Grand Peach Ball for adults.
Free
Zurich Zurich Bean Festival
Home cooked beans, smoked pork chops, car show, free entertainment, midway, 130 vendors and evening dance.
Free
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Tugfest Georgian Bay

August 16-18, 2013 Tugfest

This event features more than 23 historical and distinctive work boats and offers a full list of activities including a tug race, a Friday night parade of lights, tug parade and tours of the vessels. For more information, visit:Tugfest.

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Momstown Summer Family Fun Day

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Summer fun

Family-oriented activities, entertainment, contests, a guest appearance from Kids’ CBC’s Super Why and much more. Takes place at Evergreen Brick Works. Free and open to the public! For more information, go to:Summer Family Fun Day.

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Cool stuff this weekend

Event listing for Ontario

Athens Cornfest
Fun for all members of the family. Singing competitions to a Corn themed parade.
Free / $
Aurora Doors Open Aurora 2013 Free
Barrie Caribfest
The sights, sounds, and tastes of the Caribbean on the shores of beautiful Kempenfelt Bay.
$
Bayfield Bayfield Fall Fair
Youth talent show, displays, parade, horse shows, 4-H achievement, petting zoo and much more.
$
Blue Mountains Tall Ships Celebration
The Tall Ships are in both Owen Sound and Collingwood. Kids fun includes boat making, knot tying and the entertaining Captain Corbin.
Free
Bracebridge Bracebridge Highland Games
Scottish cultural event including music, dancing, athletics and familial history. A day of fun for Scots and the “Scottish at Heart”.
$
Bradford Carrot Fest
Deemed “The World’s Greatest Carrot Fest”. Ontario Dockdogs Association Competition, Pro Wrestling, Carrot Fast 5km Charity Run, Midway, amusement rides, main stage acts, strolling entertainment, buskers, bands, and much more!
Free
Burlington Children’s Festival
Takes place Sunday at Spencer Smith Park. Themed around jungle fun, children will enjoy great activities targeted to them such as: Live entertainment, Jungle Cat World, play zones, inflatables, Jungle Promenade Parade and more.
Free
Calabogie Blues & Ribfest
Featured blues artists including Colin James, Johnny Winter, and more. Kidz Zone, camping, chairlift rides, vendors & more.
$
Cambridge Rock the Mill
Youth music festival featuring 4 stages with over 30 bands.
Free
Cobourg Northumberland Ribfest Free / $
Dundas Dundas Cactus Festival
Performers include Lighthouse. Activities for the whole family such as live entertainment, family fun zone and lots more.
Free
Dundas Dundas Cactus Festival Parade
Takes place Thursday night at 7pm.
Free
Elora Riverfest Elora
Live performance including Born Ruffians and Ashley MacIsaac.
$
Forest Western Ontario Steam Threshers Show
Features antique steam engines and equipment.
$
Haliburton The Forest Festival
Seven concerts will be held at two venues in Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve.
$
Hamilton Hamilton Harbour Fishing Derby
Enjoy a day of demonstrations, activities, prizes, educational programs and lots of fishing on Hamilton Harbour. A catch and release fishing derby features 33 prizes and up to 1,000 free fishing rods.
Hastings Hastings Waterfront Festival
Havelock Havelock Country Jamboree
Performers include REBA, Trace Adkins, Travis Tritt, Wynonna & The Big Noise, Kix Brooks, The Charlie Daniels Band, and many more.
$
Jarvis Jarvis Cornfest
Country Family Festival with live performances. Fireworks.
$
Kitchener Kidspark
Children and families will enjoy live entertainment, story telling, crafts, workshops and activities. Takes place at Victoria Park.
Free
Leamington Leamington Tomato Festival
Live music, parade, car show, Tomato Stomp, children’s village, local foods, crafts, wine, pancake breakfast, Firemen competition.
Free
Lindsay Ribfest and Chili Cook-off
Ribs, chili, music, an outdoor movie, a Boat Poker Run and more.
Free / $
London Fanshawe Agricultural Fair
Threshing, exhibits, rare breeds display, musical entertainment and classic cars and more..
$
London Pawlooza – London’s Festival for Dogs!
One of North America’s largest festivals for animal lovers. Bring your dog.
$
Markham Markham Jazz Festival Free
Midland Tugfest Georgian Bay
Featuring more than 23 historical and distinctive work boats offering a full list of activities including a tug race, Friday night parade of lights, tug parade and tours of the vessels.
Free / $
Milton 50 Things To Do Before You’re 12 (at Mountsberg)
Activities include skipping stones on the lake, touch a snake, starting a fire without matches, finding your way with a map and compass, building a den or fort and much more.
$
Milton Corn Harvest Festival at Country Heritage Park $
Milton Creatures of the Night
At Mountsberg Conservation area. Fun games, crafts and activities, guest speakers, live animals and a night hike.
$
Milton Halton’s Extreme Race and Obstacle Scramble (H.E.R.O.S.)
Charity run for cancer at Kelso.There will be mud… there will be pain… and you’ll NEVER be the same.
$
Milton Milton Ribfest 0
Milton Milton Ribfest & Craft Beer Festival
Takes place at the Fairgrounds.
Free / $
Minden Annual Haliburton County Fair
Featuring a tractor pull, pony/horse pulls, mutt show, demo derby, petting zoo, pony rides, rock climbing wall, rope ladder and more.
$
Mississauga Port Credit’s Busker Festival
Local and international Buskers perform on the streets of Port Credit.
Free
New Hamburg Moparfest
Canada’s largest all Mopcar car show.
$
Niagara-on-the-Lake Fife and Drum Muster and Soldiers’ Field Day
The sounds of fifes and drums, musketry and cannon firing fill the for.
$
Orangeville Doors Open Hills of Headwaters Free
Ottawa Greek Summer Festival Free
Ottawa Ottawa Lumiere Festival
Magical Evening of Light Celebration held this year at New Edinburgh Park.
Free
Owen Sound Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival
50+ musical acts featured on 10 stages including 85+ workshop sessions throughout the park.
$
Owen Sound Tall Ships 1812 Tour
Family festival featuring deck tours on Tall Ships, live theatre performances, live entertainment tent, kids’ activities, and more.
Free / $
Picton Prince Edward County Jazz Festival Free / $
Port Dover Port Dover Summer Festival
Commonly referred to as Art in the Park.
Free
Richmond Hill Five Senses Festival
The Village of Richmond Hill 5 Senses Festival is a vibrant celebration of arts and culture through the exploration of our senses.
Free
Rockport Prohibition Days
Celebrate the history, arts, music & culture of the 1920′s era in the little heritage village in the Heart of 1000 Islands.
Free
St. Catharines Niagara BuskerFest Free / $
Toronto Amazing Acro-Cats and Rock Cats at PawsWay
Cats perform feats of agility pushing carts, riding skateboards, rolling barrels, ringing bells, turning on lights, walking tight ropes, jumping through hoops, and much.
$
Toronto Beasley Bear’s Teddy Bear Picnic
Kids may bring their favourite stuffy to Centre Island for a healthy heart check up, meet Beasley Bear and Franklin the Turtle, enjoy face painting and balloon twisting, live performances and more.
Free
Toronto Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)
Popular attractions include The Canadian Air Show, The Farm, concerts & a wide variety of interactive events.
$
Toronto canfitpro Consumer Fitness + Wellness Show $
Toronto Cityfest Toronto at Canoe Landing Park
Free festival connecting the vibrant CityPlace & downtown communities. Includes DJs, bands and a Karl Wolf performance.
Free
Toronto FIGMENT Toronto 2013
Takes place at Toronto Island Park, Olympic Island. A free, annual celebration of participatory art and culture where everything is possible.
Free
Toronto Mabuhay Philippine Festival at Harbourfront
The largest celebration of Philippine heritage and culture in Canada.
$
Toronto Momstown Summer Family Fun Day
Activities, entertainment, contests, a guest appearance from Kids’ CBC’s Super Why and much more. Takes place at Evergreen Brick Works.
Free
Toronto Movies in the Park at Riverdale Park East
This Sunday’s showing is Ferris Beuller.
Free
Toronto Sail-In Cinema at Sugar Beach on Toronto Harbour
Toronto Port Authority is holding its Sail-In Cinema, where boats can pull up to Toronto Harbour and watch Ghostbusters, The Princess Bride and Back to the Future.
Free / $
Toronto York-Eglinton International Street Festival Free
Walkerton/Brockton Brockton’s Buskers Festival
Buskers, giant inflatables, games, face painting, sweet treats and more.
Free / $
Walton National Championship Motorcross
Walton is located near Goderich.
$
Wasaga Wasaga Under Siege – A War of 1812 Experience plus Tall Ships 0
Washago Washago Music Festival
Located north of Orillia. Live music from Dr.Krane, Full Tilt, VK and the Narrows and Kirty.
$
White River Winnie’s Hometown Festival
Winnie-the-Pooh is originally from White River. Celebrate with a festival in his honour.
Windsor Balloonapalooza
Balloonapalooza is a cold air balloon festival and features giant inflatables; live music concerts; midway rides; sidewalk cafés; balloon artists, buskers and more.
Free
Wolfe Island Wolfe Island Scene of the Crime Festival $
Woodstock Cowapolooza
Events include Soap Box Derby, Milking Contest, Strongman/Woman Competition, Beverage Garden, Buskers, Rides, Skateboard/BMX Thrill Show, Crafters, Professional Wrestling and 2 FREE outdoor concerts under the stars.
$
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Day Tripping: Hendrie Valley Sanctuary

Hike one of RBG’s most diverse trail systems.

RBG Hike

The Royal Botanical Gardens is located in Burlington on Plains Road near Hamilton. It’s a great place explore with several beautiful gardens. The RBG also has more than 27 kilometers of walking trails and 31 trails including lots of lookouts, boardwalks, and stream crossings.

Hendrie Valley Sanctuary Trails
One of three main trails available at the RBG (Cootes Paradise and Escarpment Property Trails are the other two), the Hendrie Valley Sanctuary Trail is great for a morning or afternoon hike. The trail is just 4.5 kilometres long – doable for most – and includes five lookouts, five creek crossings and two boardwalks. There are some hills and slopes as you descend into or out of the valley. The trails include forested areas, floodplain wetlands, boardwalk covered marshes and creeks with seasonal spawning fish. Lots of wildlife. A gorgeous variety of ecosystems. Bring your camera!

The Hendrie Valley Sanctuary can be accessed from the RBG Centre, Cherry Hill Gate, Valley Inn and Laking Garden. Parking is available (pay parking). Pets must be leashed. No bikes or runners allowed. For more information, visit: The RBG or click here for a map (pdf).

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