The Shoreacres Creek watershed is roughly bounded by Lake Ontario to the south, Guelph Line to the west, No. 1 Side Road to the north and Burloak Drive to the east. The Shoreacres Creek originates above the Niagara Escarpment and drains in a west to east direction. At Lake Ontario, Shoreacres Creek has a drainage area of approximately 12.3 km2. Shoreacres Creek for the most part has been channelized. The remaining natural portions are located above Dundas Street and a 1 km long section downstream of Spruce Street.
The Shoreacres Creek watershed is located entirely within the City of Burlington and the Region of Halton.
Most of the Shoreacres Creek is a grass-lined channel with little or no riparian vegetation.