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For almost 80 years, the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) has preserved over 2700 acres of ecologically unique land, curated 300 beautiful gardens, and maintained over 27km of hiking trails. Hiking through the RBG's trails is ideal for birdwatching, as the Royal Botanical Gardens is home to roughly 300 different bird species, not to mention other local fauna and flora.

Located on the border between Burlington and Hamilton, The RBG not only a treasure of the Halton Region, it is also recognized as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO and is listed as a National Historic Site in Canada. 

There are four main trailheads to choose from, along with numerous pathways and boardwalks that lead all throughout many beautifully preserved acres. 

RBG Access

Use the map below to navigate the various parking areas at the Royal Botanical Gardens. Please note that not all parking lots may be open, so it's best to check the RBG website before heading out.

Useful Information

  • Mostly flat terrain with a few small hills.

  • The RBG is very kid-friendly.

  • The trails are relatively stroller- and wagon-friendly (there are also walking paths and boardwalks).

  • There are restrooms on site.

  • Find trail maps here:

  • Several parking areas are available, but sometimes not all are open. Check parking lot status here:

Trail Photos

Browse through photos of the Royal Botanical Gardens taken by fellow Halton Hikers members.

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