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Found along the banks of Lake Ontario, Bayfront Park is a 40-acre park in the West-end of Hamilton Harbour. The park itself boasts some features perfectly suited to a waterfront park setting. Such amenities include an asphalt pathway, a lower shoreline walkway, naturalized areas of shrubs, trees, and wildflowers, a public boat launch, numerous benches, picnic areas and a natural grass amphitheater. 

Fun fact! 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. According to an article published by the City of Hamilton, of the 40 acres of land that make up Bayfront Park, 25 acres of it was part of an old, industrial waste, landfill used in the early 1960s. In the 1990s, when the land was chosen to house the park, the City of Hamilton removed approximately 20,000 tonnes of industrial waste and contaminated soil from the site. 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.

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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! 


Access to Bayfront park is free to all users. 

Parking rates may apply. 

Bayfront Park

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  • When biking, please obey all traffic signals and always remember to wear a helmet.
  • Hamilton buses are free for students with valid student IDs and bus passes.