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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Desjardins Trail

Royal Botanical Gardens

Open all year round, the Desjardins Canal is a great area for runners, bikers, walkers, rollerbladers, skateboarders and hikers alike! It forms a section of the Hamilton Waterfront Trail close to McMaster beginning at Princess Point and surrounding the Desjardins Fishway and Cootes Paradise. Take a stroll over from McMaster through the trails and follow the Desjardins Trail to Bayfront Park for some ice cream. Great place to find that perfect bench to catch the evening sunset. The trail is also home to the Waterfront Trolly which routinely travels between Princess Point and Bayfront Park on weekends.

A perfect waterfront getaway steps from the University, be sure to come out and join the fun!

Cootes Paradise Trails Website 

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Desjardins Trail

Desjardins Recreation Trail, Hamilton, ON, Canada

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