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Pier 8 – Copps Pier Park

Welcome to Hamilton's Pier 8 and the Copps Pier Park. You're standing on a promenade designed to honour Hamilton's unique industrial roots and fascinating waterfront.

Copps Pier Park is named after the Copps family and their decades-long commitment to improving the water quality and public access to the waterfront. The nearby yellow Gantry Crane and the Copps Pier Park sign were inspired by the city's pride in its industrial steel-making heritage and constructed from the same material.

Hamilton Harbour is one of the hardest-working harbours in North America. It was once the pristine fishery for the Iroquoian-speaking First Nations who called the bay "Macassa" or beautiful waters. It was later known as Burlington Bay before becoming the engine that powered the area's industrial transformation. It is located on the western tip of Lake Ontario and bounded by Hamilton to the south and Burlington to the north.

In addition to the iconic Skyway Bridge and working factories, you'll find Parks Canada’s docked HMCS Haida, nearby. This National Historic Site was a WWII tribal class destroyer since turned museum ship.

For more on this destination visit our West Harbour Guide.

Pier 8 – Hamilton Waterfront Trust

Welcome to Hamilton's popular Pier 8, packed with great views and loads of fun.

Look out onto the bay, located at the western tip of Lake Ontario and enjoy the peaceful views. Watch the sailboats sail past along with an occasional ship – all part of Hamilton's hard-working harbour.

If you're lucky, Hamilton's iconic Theodore Tugboat – based on the much-loved Canadian TV show – will be docked nearby when you visit.

Behind you, you'll find an outdoor waterfront skating rink – complete with skate rentals as well as Williams

Nearby Williams Fresh Cafe offers indoor and patio seating and a fresh, casual menu with some of the best waterfront views of the city. Save room for ice cream from Hamilton Waterfront Scoops.

For more on this destination visit our West Harbour Guide.