Environment & Community

Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup

Harbour West Marina is a proud partner of the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup: largest initiative of its kind in the world, using waste capture technology to remove plastics found in and around marinas in the Great Lakes region.

With a new bin in 2021 from Laurel Steel, we now have three bins in operation. Our environmental partner, BARC, also came on board this year to execute the waste characterization.

Ultimately, through the data collected and research generated, the team hopes to encourage residents and businesses to rethink our habits on land, and keep plastic out of the lake.

Boating Ontario Robert Eaton Environmental Award

In 2011, the marina received the Robert Eaton Environmental Award for Excellence in environmental practices within the marine industry.

Diamond 5-Anchor Clean Marine Rating

In 2011, Harbour-West was one of only nine marinas in Ontario to earn the Ontario Marina Operator Association’s “Diamond” 5-Anchor Clean Marine Rating. The “Diamond” designation recognizes our commitment to guidelines that help us achieve best environmental practices.

Partnership with Royal Hamilton & Burlington Yacht Clubs

The Harbour West Marina was presented with a plaque for assisting them in supporting the 2011 Mobility Cup Regatta.

Tourism Hamilton’s Green Award

In 2009, the marina received Tourism Hamilton’s Green Award. Presented annually to a business demonstrating excellence in sustainable tourism, the award recognizes the marina’s contribution toward making Hamilton a great place to visit and live.

Clean Marine 5 Anchor Rating

Since 2005, the Ontario Marine Operators Association awarded the Harbour West Marina, the then top rating of 5 Anchors for environmental practices.