Bayview Junction, Ontario, Canada
- Hamilton, Ontario
How to get to Bayview Junction
Junction lies within the Royal Botanical Gardens, a large
horticultural and parkland preserve on the border between Hamilton
Spring Garden Foot Bridge
There are many
good photo locations, but the main gathering point for railway buffs
is on the Spring Garden Road footbridge. This spot is excellent in
the morning , and has good light all day long, although not quite as
scenic when photographing westbounds.
If arriving by
the Queen Elizabeth Way, take Highway 403 west from the junction at Burlington
Once on Highway 403:
Watch for the
exit to Highway 6 North, off the 403 just west of Aldershot.
Take Highway 6
North to the first stoplight (Plains Road).
(east) on Plains Road. The road will curve to the south. Travel south
until you come to a stoplight at a 'T' intersection. (Highway 2, or
Turn left at
street on the right, just before the big bridge, is Spring Garden Road.
(Watch for the
Chinese Restauant on the left hand side of the street)
Turn right onto
Spring Garden Road. The parking lot, and the footbridge, is on your left.
Snake Road Footbridge
footbridge, a little east of the Spring Garden site, has good views
in the morning and excellent lines in the afternoon. You can't see
the junction itself from the footbridge, but there is a good view
east to Aldershot.
To get to Snake
Road, take Hillsdale Road which runs east off Plains Road, between
York Blvd and Highway 6. Snake Road runs south about 500 yards east
of Plains Road - watch for the underpass under the 403. This road
dead-ends at the footbridge. A short hiking trail on the south side
of the tracks connects this site with the Spring Garden area.
Snake Road is
also the best route for pacing CP trains north from the Junction to
Be sure to
check out the hiking trails and gardens while you're at the Junction
- it's a beautiful spot for the whole family.
There are two
motels nearby, they may not suit all tastes:
Motel, Plains Road between Hiway 6 and York Blvd. Pretty basic.
Motel, Plains Road east of the Botanical Gardens. Well kept, but NOT
and Burlington have all the usual motel chains. If youdon't need to
be within walking distance, you may want to try a little further afield.
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