McMaster University recognizes that the University and surrounding Hamilton area, including their nature spaces, are situated on traditional territories shared between the Haudenosaunee confederacy and Anishnaabe nations. These lands are protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum belt. The wampum uses the symbolism of a dish to represent the territory, and one spoon to represent that the people are to share the resources of the land and only take what they need.
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Bayfront Park

City of Hamilton

Found along the banks of Lake Ontario, Bayfront Park is a 40-acre park in the West-end of Hamilton Harbour. Connected to the beautiful Hamilton Waterfront Trail, specifically the Desjardins Trail, the park is a great place to start or end a waterfront stroll. It includes a lower shoreline walkway, naturalized areas of shrubs, trees, and wildflowers, a public boat launch, numerous benches, picnic areas, a natural grass amphitheatre and a beach volleyball court.

Fun fact! As it was previously a site of industrial waste, Bayfront Park is a part of an ongoing initiative to reclaim the Hamilton Harbour by making the space an accessible and restorative part of the Hamilton community. Although many resulting issues still threaten the shores of Bayfront Park today, it is a symbol of the resilience of both lands, people and a possibility for a cleaner future for the Hamilton Harbour. Read more about the park’s history here.

Come out and enjoy a stroll, jog, or bike ride at Bayfront Park! It is the perfect place for anyone to get outside and enjoy a space where urban meets nature!


Visit the park listing on the Hamilton Website 

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Bayfront Park

200 Harbour Front Dr, Hamilton, ON L8L 1C8, Canada

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