Places to Eat
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.
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.
West Harbour GO – 353 James Street N., Hamilton, ON. James St. N. , between Murray St. West and Strachan St. E.
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 – SoBi is Hamilton’s amazing bike share service, with plans for every rider, starting at $4/hour. There is a bike station located on Guise St., just outside of the marina gate. A great way to explore the city!
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.