By Ken Hirter

 “Roll out those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer” here in Hamilton’s North End this Summer “Yours to Discover” at Discovery Drive at Pier 8. Get to Hamilton’s Waterfront by HSR’s newest Replica Trolley bus by taking the #99 Waterfront Shuttle.  For more information their website is or call 905-527-4441

Visit the HMCS Haida and the Hamilton Harbour or even better yet take the Hamilton Harbour Queen Cruise. If strolling on the grounds you can crab a coffee and dessert at Williams Cafe which has a wonderful patio and an outdoor roller skating rink. Walk around the pier and drop into Sarcoa Restaurant aka JEM at Sarcoa Event Center for a delightful brunch or dinner on their magnificent patio overlooking the beautiful Hamilton Bay.

The Trolleys starting running from June the 25th till September the 04th 2017 and best yet the cost is FREE and is wheelchair accessible.

After getting off the Trolley hop on the Harbour West Trolley Tour ranked #1 on Trip Advisor amongst the top 13 attractions here in Hamilton.

Prices are priced as follows (subject to change) and weather permitting.

$6.00 adults

$4.00 seniors & children

FREE for children 3 years and under.

By Day take a calm ride along the picturesque Waterfront to Princess Point each tour is 90 minutes in duration.

For more information please call 905-523-4498 or visit their website

If spooky and scary and travelling the Trolley by night then the Trolley Service has an Event called Ghost Walks.

With their upcoming dates for 2017:

July 28th

August 25th

October 07th

Also approximately 90 minutes in duration.

For more information please call 855-8GHOSTS (844-6787)

For more calendar of Summer events for Hamilton and Hamilton’s North End please contact and for FREE evening outdoors concert series information and dates at Pier 8.

I rode the Red Rocket when I lived in Toronto from 1985-2007 this Summer I will be riding Hamilton’s Red Trolley down to Discovery Drive at Pier 8. Try it today you’ll be glad you did.

Till next month’s Walkabout take care of you and those around you. Cheers