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Transportation Options to RBC Canadian Open

Getting to the Open – Parking, Biking and Transit

PARKING

Parking is available at the Ancaster Fairgrounds for $20 CASH or passes may be purchased in advance online. For more information visit RBC Canadian Open.

ALERT

Beginning May 21st, the Northbound lanes (downbound to the QEW) of the Red Hill Valley Parkway will be closed for resurfacing. This closure is likely/possibly to extend through the June 3-9 RBC Canadian Open.

For alternate routes and up to date closure information please visit http://www.hamilton.ca/redhill.

The Southbound lanes (Uphill towards the Mountain and Lincoln Alexander Parkway) should not be affected during this period.

BIKING

Free, Secure Bike Parking (June 3-June 9)

You can safely store your bike at the secure bike valet near the Hamilton Golf and Country Club, free to those visiting the RBC Canadian Open. The area will be supervised from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm during the tournament from June 3-9 with extended hours on June 7 and June 8 until 11:30 pm.

For location details please visit RBC Canadian Open. The Bike Corral is provided by the City of Hamilton and operated by National Cycling Centre Hamilton.

Transportation

FREE BUS SHUTTLES

Downtown to RBC Canadian Open
(Thursday June 6 to Sunday June 9)

Free express bus service is available for RBC Canadian Open attendees between downtown Hamilton, with stops located near major downtown hotels, and the Hamilton Golf & Country Club.

Buses from downtown Hamilton to Hamilton Golf & Country Club:

  • King Street West, north side, opposite MacNab Street (route 10 bus stop)
  • King Street West, north side, east of Bay (northeast corner)
  • King Street West at Caroline Street (northeast corner)

Buses from Hamilton Golf & Country Club to downtown:

  • Pick up and drop off at Golf Links Road, south side, east of Halson Street, just west of the main spectator entrance.

Drop Off Spots:

  • Main Street West at Caroline Street (southwest corner)
  • Main Street West at Bay Street (southwest corner)
  • Main Street West at MacNab Street (southwest corner)

Shuttle Times:

Thursday, June 6 – Saturday, June 8

  • 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Every 30 minutes
  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Every 20 minutes

Sunday, June 9

  • 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Every 30 minutes
  • 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Every 20 minutes

Additional shuttles Friday and Saturday Evenings – RBCX Concert Series

  • Additional service will be added in the evening to get spectators back downtown after the concerts.

Please note that the shuttle service will not be available from Monday to Wednesday for the practice and Pro-Am rounds.

On these dates, spectators will need to take the 5A/5C buses to/from the Ancaster Meadowlands. The 5A/5C buses will take customers to the intersection of Golf Links and McNiven Roads (a ten minute walk along Golf Links Road to main spectator entrance).

For more information, schedules and notices, please visit: www.hamilton.ca/hsr-bus-schedules-fares/schedule-routes-maps

 

Coming on Go Transit?

Guests at either the Aldershot or Hamilton (Hunter or West Harbour) GO stations can utilize public transportation or ride share service to get to the RBC Canadian Open.
 

Thursday June 6 – Sunday June 9

From Aldershot

Take GO Transit Bus route 18 from Aldershot GO destined to the Hamilton GO Station. Get off at the bus stop at Main/Summer’s Lane (in front of Hamilton City Hall) and walk to King/MacNab for the HSR shuttle bus.

OR

Take Burlington Transit route 1X from Aldershot GO destined to Hamilton (King and James). Walk one block west of MacNab for the HSR shuttle bus.

From Hamilton

From the Hunter (Hamilton) GO station, customers should walk to King and MacNab to catch the HSR shuttle bus.

From the West Harbour (Hamilton) GO station, customers should board the route 20 – A Line Bus at the bus stop on James Street, opposite Liuna station (southbound towards downtown). Exit the bus at the MacNab Transit Terminal and walk to the corner of King and MacNab to catch the HSR shuttle bus.

 

Monday June 3 – Wednesday June 5

(Free HSR Bus Shuttles are NOT running from Downtown Hamilton to the RBC Canadian Open)

From Aldershot

Take GO Transit Bus route 18 from Aldershot GO destined to the Hamilton GO Station. Get off at the bus stop at Main/Summer’s Lane (in front of Hamilton City Hall). Take the HSR Bus, Route 5A-DELAWARE/5C-WEST HAMILTON. This route will take customers to the intersection of Southcote/Golflinks which is about a 10 minute walk to the golf course.

OR

Take Burlington Transit route 1X from Aldershot GO destined to Hamilton (King and James). Take the HSR Bus, Route 5A-DELAWARE/5C-WEST HAMILTON. This route will take customers to the intersection of Southcote/Golflinks which is about a 10 minute walk to the golf course.

From Hamilton

From the Hunter (Hamilton) GO station, customers should walk to the corner of John and Jackson and take HSR Bus, Route 5A-DELAWARE/5C-WEST HAMILTON. This route will take customers to the intersection of Southcote/Golflinks which is about a 10 minute walk to the golf course.

For more information, schedules and notices, please visit: HSR’s Schedule Route Maps

 

LOCAL SPECTATORS

Local spectators looking to take the bus should utilize the following routes.

Route 16-ANCASTER:

This route runs between the Ancaster Meadowlands and Wilson/Garner in west Ancaster. Service is provided every half hour during the peak periods and every 60 minutes during off peak periods. This route only operates Monday to Saturday and does not have late evening service (after 10:00 PM). This route will take customers to Wilson and Halson which is only a short walk from the golf course. At the Ancaster Meadowlands, connections are provided to routes 41 and 43 which service Hamilton Mountain and Stoney Creek Mountain.

 

Route 5A-DELAWARE/5C-WEST HAMILTON:

This route runs between downtown Hamilton and the Ancaster Meadowlands via McMaster University. Service is provided for 20-21 hours a day (5 AM to 1 AM) seven days a week. The frequency is 15 minutes during the peak periods and 30 minutes during the off-peak periods. This route will take customers to the intersection of Southcote/Golflinks which is about a 10-minute walk to the golf course. Connections to the 10-B LINE EXPRESS route are either downtown or at McMaster University for people who are coming from the lower city east end or Stoney Creek.

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