Cool off by the water in Hamilton this summer with these four kid-approved destinations.
1. West Harbour for Ships, Trollies and Tugboats
- HMCS HAIDA:
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.
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.
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.
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.