Attractions

Places to Eat

Sarcoa – Lively atmosphere, excellent menu, and the best patio in the city.  57 Discovery Drive.

Pier – Intimate dining, spectacular waterfront views, menu changes weekly.  57 Discovery Drive

Williams Fresh Cafe – Coffee, sandwiches, desserts, with indoor & patio seating.  47 Discovery Drive

Fishers Pier 4 Pub & Grub – Pub fare & cold pints served by a friendly staff.  554 James St. N

The Harbour Diner – A little further up James St., ‘home cooking at its finest’ – one of Hamilton’s best breakfast spots.  486 James St. N.

Grandad’s Donuts – An old-fashioned donut diner, complete with the best homemade donuts around.  574 James St. N.

Hutch’s Harbourfront – Fish & chips & ice cream, oh, my! A short walk west from the Marina, at 325 Bay St. N.

Two Cougars & A Cafe – A north Hamilton institution, serving generous home-cooked breakfasts & lunches. Well worth the drive to 601 Burlington St.

Activities

Harbour Queen – Discover the Hamilton Waterfront aboard the Hamilton Harbour Queen.  Day or evening cruises offer something for everyone including dining, dance party, sightseeing and special event cruises.

Harbour West Trolley – Discover Hamilton’s West Harbour aboard this charming trolley tour. Departs every 45 minutes from Scoops ice cream stand. See timetable and fares here.

Hamiltonian Tour Boat – 12-passenger tour boat offers a 50-minute narrated tour, highlighting the natural, industrial, and recreational faces of Hamilton Harbour. See timetable and fares here.

Roller Skating at Pier 8 – Free rink open to the public, offering ice skating in winter, and roller skating in the summer.

Bayfront Park & Waterfront Trail – A popular destination for walking, jogging, cycling and rollerblading, the Waterfront Trail connects to local attractions such as Cootes Paradise, Royal Botanical Gardens and Dundurn Castle.

HMCS Haida National Historical Site – Experience life aboard a WWII Tribal Class Destroyer – Canada’s most decorated warship.

James North Art Crawl – Second Friday of every month is Art Crawl on James St. North. Restaurants, shops and galleries are open into the evening, with special exhibits and activities.

Pier 4 Park – A short walk from Harbour West Marina, Pier 4 Park features a real, vintage tugboat incorporated into a children’s play structure. There is also a children’s splash pad and a shoreline promenade.

Getting Around

Hamilton Street Railway Waterfront Shuttle –  This FREE service operates 7 days per week, is fully accessible and provides service between downtown Hamilton and the Waterfront starting late June and ending first weekend in September.

Bike Rental – Bike rental service launches summer 2014.

Waterfront Trail – On foot, rollerblade or bike, explore the Hamilton leg of the 1,300-km Waterfront Trail. This section of the trail is off-road.

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