Food Services

Waterfront Scoops Ice Cream Parlour

Hours of Operation Open Saturdays and Sundays in May 12pm to 8pm Open Daily June 3 to September 5, 2016 11am to 10pm                                                    ...

Williams Fresh Cafe

Welcome to Williams Fresh Cafe on Hamilton’s Waterfront! Open Daily from 8am to 11pm We offer a large variety of healthy choices on our menu including breakfast, wraps, salads, carved turkey breast, pasta and quiche just to name a few.  Williams also serves specialty coffees and decadent desserts for...

Waterfront Grill

WATERFRONT GRILL HOURS OF OPERATION  May and June Saturdays and Sundays only 12pm to...

Special Events

Hamilton Harbour Fishing Derby

Hamilton Harbour Fishing Derby 2016  – – FREE EVENT!  Saturday, August 13, 2016 8:00am – 12:00pm Pier 8 47 Discovery Drive Hamilton, ON NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED! _________________ Check in Stations: Pier 8 – Hamiltonian Dock HWT Centre – North Side Bayfront Park Boat Launch Fishway on Waterfront Trail LaSalle...

Music on the Waterfront

Music on the Waterfront Waterfront Stage – Pier 8 FREE CONCERT Join us every Thursday evening from July 7 to August 25 7:00 – 9:00 pm (weather permitting)     2016 Music Line Up – – Coming Soon!!! don’t forget to bring a lawn chair! Donations for this Free...

Waterfront Festival of Lights

Waterfront Festival of Lights – December to February Come visit our Waterfront Festival of Lights on Pier 8 – 57 Discovery Drive The Hamilton Waterfront Trust is a charitable organization with the mandate of connecting you to the water’s edge.  In keeping with our mandate, we have developed one of...

Waterfront Attractions

Hamilton Waterfront Trolley

Harbour-West Trolley Tour Have you ever wondered what those 2 big domes are at the Hamilton Waterfront?  What is the Fishway?  I didn’t know that about the H.M.C.S. Haida.  What is that silver pavilion at Bayfront Park?  Come aboard the Hamilton Waterfront Harbour West Trolley Tour and find out...

Bike Rentals

Waterfront Wheels  – Bike Rental Concession   Opening May 21, 2016 – – Saturdays and Sundays only 12pm to 7pm  ...

Hamiltonian Tour Boat

Hamiltonian Tour Boat In 2003 the Hamiltonian 12-passenger tour boat began  operations.  Now entering its 13th season, the tour boat offers a leisurely narrated 50 minute tour of Hamilton Harbour with the captain providing interesting stories and history of one of North America’s most noteworthy harbours.  The tour provides...

Hamilton Waterfront Outdoor Rink

  Hamilton Waterfront Outdoor Rink – Pier 8 ********************************************************************************************* Summer Season Opens May 20, 2016 DJ Evenings:  Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays         SKATE RENTAL HOURS May and June Every Wednesday beginning May 25th – – 5pm to 10pm Every Friday beginning May 20th – – 5pm...

Waterfront Development

Hamilton Harbour Queen

Hamilton Harbour Queen Cruises – ceased operations on September 28, 2014 ABOUT US Operated May 2005 to September 2014 by the Hamilton Waterfront Trust. In 2004 the Hamilton Waterfront Trust, in keeping with its mandate of  “Connecting You to the Water’s Edge” purchased the Harbour Princess which was operating...

Hamilton Waterfront Art Expressions

Hamilton Waterfront Art Expressions   Student Artists Decorate our Waterfront In 2006 when the Hamilton Waterfront Trail Extension (Pier 4 to Catharine Street) was opened, the Hamilton Waterfront Trust sponsored visual artwork by elementary and secondary students in Hamilton.  Over 35 murals were created and mounted on the Hamilton...

Hamilton Beach Trail

The Hamilton Beach Trail In the spring of 2003, the Hamilton Waterfront Trust and the City of Hamilton completed construction of the 8.5km Hamilton Beach Trail – – a multi-use, fully accessible waterfront trail which winds along the shores of Hamilton on the Lake Ontario side of the Beach...

Hamilton Waterfront Trail Extension

Hamilton Waterfront Trail Extension The Hamilton Waterfront Trail Extension is a ‘continuation’ of the existing Hamilton Waterfront Trail built by the City of Hamilton between Princess Point and Pier 4 Park in 2000.  The 1.9km trail extension starts at Pier 4 Park and proceeds eastward, just past Pier 8,...

Confederation Park

The Hamilton Beach Recreational Building, Lakeland Centre,  is situated at the north end of Confederation Park on Van Wagners Beach Road between the existing Go Cart Track and Lakeland Pool. The Lakeland Centre is a  prominent structure with a strong focal point to this site of renewed recreational activities. ...

Windermere Basin

Windermere Basin The Hamilton Waterfront Trust with assistance from the City of Hamilton and other provincial and federal agencies facilitated the restoration and development of  the lands surrounding Windermere Basin.  The purpose of the development project was to conduct restoration of the local ecosystem and provide natural wildlife areas...

Discovery Centre

In early October, 2010 the Hamilton Waterfront Trust called for proposals from over 300 organizations regarding leasing of space at the former Marine Discovery Centre.  During the past 12 months the Hamilton Waterfront Trust has  given over 50 tours of the building to various groups that had an interest...