The Urquhart Butterfly Garden is located in Hamilton, Ontario, in the former town of Dundas. It occupies the eastern edge of Centennial Park, at the corner of Cootes Dr and East St North, on the banks of the Desjardin Canal. Access to the garden by vehicle is from King St East, with parking available in the gravel lot adjacent to the Hamilton Airforce Club, at 128 King St E, L9H 1C5.
The Garden is open dawn to dusk, 7 days per week. Admission and Parking are Free.
For drivers, from the Main West exit from Highway 403, turn left (west) on to Main St W, and procede to Cootes Dr, just past McMaster University. Turn right (north) on to Cootes Dr and continue to East St N, which is the third intersection. Turn right on to East St then right again on to King St E to find the parking lot on your right hand side. Or if you’re coming along Highway 8 from west of Dundas, follow 8 down the escarpment into Dundas. Continue through downtown Dundas on King St. until you reach the stoplight just past the Canadian Tire store. Turn left at the light onto East St. North then take the first right, onto King St. East.
For cyclists, Cootes Dr has a separated bike path linking McMaster to the garden.
By public transit, take the 5 DELAWARE bus, Head St Loop, and get off on Cootes Dr at East ave N, then walk slightly back east to Centennial park.