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Spencer Smith Park, 1400 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington


Driving: QEW to QEW Niagara; Take the North Shore Blvd exit; Turn LEFT onto North Shore Blvd; North Shore Blvd turns onto Lakeshore Rd.

Stay with us!  

In partnership with Tourism Burlington we are happy to offer Ribfest hotel rates. Click here for full details. 

Special Assistance Drop Off

Drop off for people requiring special assistance to either of these locations: Please note, these are not parking locations, they are drop off points and are not staffed. Please ensure you are prepared to assist those you drop off:

  1. At the West End Entrance east entrance of parking lot (next to our site)

  2. At the East End at the foot of Brant Street (in the drive way to the hotel)

Location 1:

Location 2

Burlington Transit 

Take Burlington Transit to the festival! Burlington Transit offers a user-friendly real-time trip-planner. With stops at Spencer Smith Park, Route 10 - New Maple - Burlington or Appleby GO and Route 3 - Guelph Downtown - Burlington Go or Cavendish Drive are the best options when traveling to the downtown core. Visit the Trip-Planner below for details on fares and schedules. Please note that there will be route changes as of September 1st. You can find details here

There will be no Ribfest Shuttle service this year as Burlington Transit provides easy and fast service to and from the downtown core. 



go transit bus

The GO transit Burlington bus system has a station right across the street from the park (John Street Downtown Terminal). We encourage you to take advantage of this service, as parking is limited for cars. Click here to find the route that best suits you.

GO Train

From Burlington GO Station, you can take Burlington Transit routes Route 2 or Route 10 into downtown. Show the driver your valid GO Transit ticket and you can take advantage of the GO Transit Fare Integration Program and pay only 70 cents/ride.

For inter-linking transit systems route & schedule information, please refer to their web-sites:

GO Transit HSR (Hamilton Street Railway) Oakville Transit

Parking locations

For more information on parking locations downtown, click here.

Bike Corral

Again this year, we have a bike corral available so you can feel at ease knowing your bike /stroller, ext, is secure as you enjoy Ribfest. We feel offering this area is an integral part of our commitment to the Environmental components of our festival. The bike corral will be located at our east gate at Lakeshore Road and Brant Street.