Parking and Bus Shuttles

Here are several options for accessing Pier 8 for TALL SHIPS® Hamilton.

Car Parking

  • Click here for a full map of the parking shuttle service.

    Pier 8 PAID parking ($5 per car) via Dock Service Road and Catherine Street North (entrance by the H.M.C.S. Haida), limited amount.

  • Eastwood Park PAID parking ($5 per car) is available with FREE bus shuttle to Pier 8.
  • Bayfront Park FREE Parking with FREE bus shuttle to Pier 8.
  • Pier 4 Park FREE Parking is also available and is within walking distance of Pier 8.
Free Parking Lot Shuttle between Bayfront & Eastwood Parks:
Friday, June 28 - 12:00 pm to 12:00 am
Saturday, June 29 & Sunday, June 30 - 9:00 am to 12:00 am
For a map of parking sites nearby Pier 8 and parking shuttle times, click here.
On-site disabled parking is limited. The bus shuttles are accessible. We recommend visitors with disabilities be dropped off in the parking lot off of Catharine Street North. For additional information, please contact us by email before your visit.

Route 99 Map & Schedule

FREE Waterfront Shuttle Route 99

FREE Waterfront Shuttle Route 99 will be operating throughout the event from downtown Hamilton which starts on the north side of King Street West at Summers Lane.  This shuttle will operate Friday, June 28, Saturday, June 29, Sunday, June 30 from 9:00 am to 12:00 am.  Click here for complete schedule and map.  (PDF)

Bike Valet Parking

Cycling to Pier 8?  Enjoy a complimentary and secure bike valet service on-site courtesy Open Streets Hamilton.  Drop your bike off, and retrieve it with a ticket when you are ready to leave.  Available until 6:30pm on Friday, 6:00pm Saturday & Sunday.

D.A.R.T.S Transit 

The Disabled and Aged Regional Transportation System (D.A.R.T.S.) provides specialized transit in Hamilton for an accessible community employing wheelchair accessible buses and taxi services where appropriate. DARTS provides a safe, high-quality, cost-effective and customer-focused door to door transportation service.

To reserve:   or call 905-529-1717