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Attendees enjoyed an incredible experience down by the water at Pier 8 the 2013 Canada Day long weekend and emerged entertained, engaged and enlightened! Everyone was transported back to 1812 and explored naval history and the traditions and trades of the time. People enjoyed an interactive theatre experience where historical fiction met performance; children’s activities, buskers; music each evening at the Waterfront Stage and spectacular Canada Day Fireworks at nearby Bayfront & Pier 4 Parks.  Festival attendees were encouraged to come down in 1813 period dress!

Friday June 28, 2013

Liana’s Ransom Harbour Cruises
Food, Beverage and Craft Vendors Open

Parade of Sail, fully narrated at Pier 8
Guests joined us on the waterfront as we welcomed the fleet of tall ships on Friday June 28, 2013 with cannon fire. There were different areas to experience the Parade of Sail in Hamilton Harbour.  The ships entered under the Burlington Skyway Bridge into Hamilton Harbour.
Viewing Areas: Pier 8, Bayfront & Pier 4 Parks, York Blvd Bridge,  La Salle Marina

Click here for a map outlining the Parade of Sail route. (PDF)  

 

Saturday June 29, 2013

Deck Tours 
US Brig Niagara, Sorlandet, The Peacemarker, Fair Jeanne & St. Lawrence II

Free On-Land activities

Liana’s Ransom Harbour Cruises

Food, Beverage and Craft Vendors Open

Free Live Music

Sunday June 30

Deck Tours 
US Brig Niagara, Sorlandet, The Peacemarker, Fair Jeanne & St. Lawrence II

Free On-Land activities

Liana’s Ransom Harbour Cruises

Food, Beverage and Craft Vendors Open

Free Live Music

Waterfront Attractions

  • Hamilton Harbour Queen Cruises offers a variety of public cruise options including dining, dance party, sightseeing and special event cruises.  If you have out of town guests visiting, then a cruise aboard the Hamilton Harbour Queen is a great way to entertain them and show off the city from the water.  If you are a local resident then come escape with us and enjoy a wonderful experience out on the water.  Contact us at 905-525-4498 or visit www.hamiltonwaterfront.com.  
  • Hamiltonian Tour Boat. 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 unique views of the natural, recreational and industrial faces of Hamilton. Contact us at 905-525-4498 or visit www.hamiltonwaterfront.com.  
  • Hamilton Waterfront Trolley.  The two 37-passenger rubber tired trackless trolleys allow both young and old the opportunity to travel along the Hamilton Waterfront Trail.  Contact us at 905-525-4498 or visit www.hamiltonwaterfront.com.  
  • HMCS Haida National Historic Site of Canada Come aboard and experience life on Canada’s most decorated war ship! Discover how sailor’s lived and worked as you tour the only remaining tribal class destroyer in the world! Commissioned in 1943 HMCS Haida is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2013!  Hours of Operation June 28 to June 30, 2013: 10 am to 6 pm.  Location: Pier 9, 658 Catharine Street (within walking distance of the tall ships).  www.parkscanada.gc.ca/haida
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