Cool off by the water in Hamilton this summer with these four kid-approved destinations.

1. West Harbour for Ships, Trollies and Tugboats

    Climb aboard Canada's "most fightingest ship". This floating museum ship gives families a feel for how sailors lived, worked and fought.
  • Harbour West Trolley Tour:
    The kids will love this open air waterfront trolley tour while parents will love the commentary about one of North America's most fascinating harbours.
  • Tugboat Playground at Pier 4:

    When the temperature rises, locals flock to this tugboat playground and splash pad at Pier 4. The colourful boat is perfect for climbing while running through sprinklers and water jets.

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2. Hamilton Beachfront for Waterslides, Poolside Relaxing and Retro Eats

  • Wild Waterworks:
    Race down the waterslides, jump the waves in the region's biggest wave pool and cruise down the winding Easy River.
  • Lakeland Pool:
    Soak up the sun while the kids work off that summer boredom in the pool or splash pad. Don't forget to climb to the top of the lighthouse for a view!
  • Hutch's on the Beach:
    Hungry yet? People travel far for this iconic 1950s diner, serving up famous burgers, fish n' chips, shakes and of course - huge ice cream cones! The kids will love the classic booths and jukebox tunes.

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3. Binbrook Conservation Area For Zip Lining and Beach Fun

  • FunSplash Sports Park:
    Climb, jump and slide around this huge floating inflatable playground.
  • Treetop Trekking Hamilton:
    If that's not enough adventure for you, head to nearby Treetop Trekking Hamilton. Cross bridges along a treetop canopy or zip line over the man-made lake and enjoy the shoreline views.
  • Hamilton Beaches:
    Relax. You've earned it. Catch some rays on the sandy beach at Binbrook or head to Valens or Christie Lake Conservation Areas for more beach time as well as fishing and boating.

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4. African Lion Safari

  • Misumu Bay Wet Play:
    Cool off during your visit to one of Hamilton's most popular attractions with a stop at this epic splash pad. Look out for rain trees and huge tumble buckets.
  • African Queen Boat Cruise:
    Set sail around Water Safari Lake while the captain points out lemurs, spiker monkeys and even a pink-backed pelican.

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