Please note there is a temporary trail closure on the Hamilton Recreation Beach Trail at the Burlington Canal Bridge. The closure will be in effect from July 4 to 28, 2016, Monday to Thursday from 7 am to 5 pm. There will be days with no pedestrian or cycling access across the bridge.
Eight waterfront parks, beautiful beach, vibrant renewed downtown waterfront, pier and promenade make Burlington a favourite stop.
Burlington's Trail splits into two sections on its western end. When travelling from East to West, the Trail splits just west of Spencer Smith Park at Maple Avenue and Lakeshore Rd. Head south along the Beachway over the lift bridge beside the skyway, or take the northern option following pretty residential North Shore Blvd around Burlington Bay and Hamilton Harbour.
Beachway - South
- Off-road trail usually paved but some areas are stone dust
- Connects to Hamilton Beach Recreational Trail
Lakeshore Road - East
- On road, straight and easy
- Some off-road
- Connects to Sioux Lookout, Port Nelson Park, Paletta Lakefront Park (Dofasco Discovery Trail) and Burloak Park
North Shore Blvd Route - West
- On-road, moderately hilly and winding
- Connects to Hamilton Harbourfront Trail via York Blvd.
- Connects to Royal Botanical Gardens
Main Access Points (with parking)
- Royal Botanical Gardens - 680 Plains Rd. West
- LaSalle Park - 50 North Shore Blvd.
- Beachway Park - 322 Northshore Blvd.
- Discovery Landing- 1340 Lakeshore Rd. (additional paid parking at 414 Locust St Garage)
- Burloak Waterfront Park - 5420 Lakeshore Rd
Secondary Access Points (limited parking)
- Bayshore Park - 322 Northshore Blvd.
- Sioux Lookout Park - 3252 Lakeshore Rd.
- Paletta Lakefront Park - 4250 Lakeshore Rd
Resources, Local Maps and Connecting Trails
The City of Burlington website. The City of Burlington has created a Green Transportation Map to show Burlington’s interconnected trail systems, transit routes and tourism destination points. Download it by clicking http://cms.burlington.ca/AssetFactory.aspx?did=15235
- The TransCanada Trail is co-signed with the Waterfront Trail for the Burlington Section. For more information on the TransCanada Trail, visit their website: