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Hamilton Waterfront Trolley

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Address: 47 Discovery Dr | Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 8B4, Canada
Phone Number: 905-525-4498
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Fun historical ride!

We hadn't heard of the Waterfront Trolley until arriving in Hamilton and decided to see what it was all about. We caught the free bus on James Street to the waterfront, which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We hadn't heard of the Waterfront Trolley until arriving in Hamilton and decided to see what it was all about. We caught the free bus on James Street to the waterfront, which dropped us off right at the harbour, in front of the trolley stop outside the restaurant and ice cream parlour. After boarding the conductor came by to collect... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great way to spend the day outside. For a small cost you cal get on the trolly and go for a ride. You definitely get your money's worth - it's a great long trolly ride along the water. You can make a day out of it down by the water. There is a William's Cafe, ice cream shop, stand for... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth taking in the summer, I think it's still under $5/ride but do bring a pillow (it is a bit bumpy), a sweater (it's chilly by the water) and maybe some mosquito repellent if you're doing it in the afternoon. Stop by Scoops at the Waterfront beforehand and get a scoop of ice cream. Much more fun like that.

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the Trolley ride. It's great for families young and old and gives a nice tour of the area. You have the option of getting on and off however we chose to stay on. I didn't realize how lovely the waterfront and it's trails were. The location is easy to get to, free parking and great value for... More 

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Thank SusW
Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little ride kids loved it... Its a good long ride travelling all the way to rbg area great little tour while visiting the water front Take the kids they will have a good time.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice tour, my family and I really enjoyed it. The tour is 1h 10m long and is about 13km in distance as per the tour guide operator. You really get to see a lot of the waterfront and parks in the area. Your kids will have a blast. It was very nice and I highly recommend this tour.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A nice, relaxing way to tour the waterfront. Great for those not up to a long walk - and really good for the price.

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Hamilton, Ontario
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

This was great for an afternoon family outing with young children or persons with disabilities. The train gave us a great little tour. Our children loved ringing the bell for the train and we stopped for ice cream after the train stopped to drop us off.

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Hamilton Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

This is lots of fun for people of all ages. Took my mom for her 83 BDay. It was the entire family. Inexpensive enjoyable, informative. We then stopped at Williams for lunch.

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Thank cosmokitty50
Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This trolley has to be the slowest way to get around, and often leaves you in the dust if it is full. The staff do not really know what they are talking about, as I have heard many errors made whilst passing this trolley on my bike. The seats are uncomfortable, and the tour is probably 10 years too early.

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