Arctic Arboretum Challenge at Royal Botanical Gardens

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Arboretum, Cootes Paradise, 16 Old Guelph Rd

16 Old Guelph Road

Hamilton, ON L0R 2H9

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A Winter Obstacle Course featuring 12 challenging obstacle points as well as live music, food, art, fire, storytelling, and a winter market!

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Get outside in February and embrace the winter season!

Join the Hamilton Winterfest festivities by participating in the Arctic Arboretum Challenge at Royal Botanical Gardens.

On February 10th, 2019 the Royal Botanical Gardens Arboretum will be transformed into a full-day family experience aimed to get your heart pumping. With an hour-long course including 12 challenging obstacle points - PLUS live music, food, art, fire, storytelling by the Hamilton Public Library, a winter market, and the Rogers Communication Winteractive - Air Hockey Tournament.

This exciting event will have something for everyone.

Arctic Arboretum Admission

All visitors to the Arctic Arboretum must pay admission, except for those under the age of 6. Guests under the age of 6 will not be permitted on the obstacle course, but can enjoy all of the other elements in the event when accompanied by an adult.

Admission $15.00 + HST Per Person

Since you’ll be bundled up for the winter weather, you may want to purchase your food tickets in advance so you don’t have to bring that bulky wallet or purse. Items below will be available all day during the Arctic Arboretum Challenge.

Hot Drinks (Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Cider) $2

Bottled Water $2

Tourtiere (Meat Pie) $8

Vegetarian Chili $8

Poutine (Hand cut fries, gravy, Quebec cheese curds) $8

Maple Syrup Taffy (Made fresh with Sweet Ontario Syrup) $3

Timed Heats:

Guests are welcome to spend the day with us enjoying the incredible Arboretum grounds, storytelling by the Hamilton Public Library, live music, the warmth of the fire and much more.

Your admission includes a single timed-heat use of the obstacle course. As guests arrive on site they will be required to register and will be given a specific heat time. To ensure we have adequate guest flow in the obstacle course, and so you can plan your adventure, you are required to select a heat window below:

  • 10am to 12noon
  • 12noon to 2pm
  • 2pm to 4pm

Parking:

Parking is included in your admission price. Guests can either park onsite at the Arboretum, or in the Rock Garden parking on Plains Road and take the free shuttle to the Arboretum site.

Safety:

Hamilton Winterfest is taking every precaution to ensure a safe course and environment during the Arctic Arboretum Challenge, but this is a physical activity during winter weather.

*All guests or their guardians will be required to sign a waiver.

All guests are encouraged to dress for the weather, and Hamilton Winterfest reserves the right to refuse entry without refund to guests who arrive in unsafe attire.

To encourage a safe and enjoyable experience we recommend guests wear the following:

  • Dress in layers to keep you warm, outer layers to keep moisture away
  • Hat, gloves, scarf, etc.
  • Warm, waterproof boots
  • Snow pants
  • Coat

In the event of any injuries St. John’s Ambulance will have staff onsite in addition to multiple Winterfest staff and volunteers with certified First Aid and CPR training.

Cancellation:

Hamilton Winterfest and the Royal Botanical Gardens want you to enjoy your adventure with us. We’ll be working to monitor the weather and the grounds conditions at the Arboretum specifically and communicating those out via social media and our website.

The event will be cancelled should Environment Canada or the Hamilton’s Medical Officer of Health issue a weather warning. Weather warnings can be monitored at the following website: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?on58

The event will be shifted by one week to Sunday, February 17th should it be cancelled. Guests unable to join us on that date will receive a full refund.

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Arboretum, Cootes Paradise, 16 Old Guelph Rd

16 Old Guelph Road

Hamilton, ON L0R 2H9

Canada

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

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