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Hamilton Travel Guide

Hamilton is an historic city, one that saw major European settlement by United Empire Loyalists after the War of 1812, and that history has been proudly preserved. The range and number of the museums in the city, as well as its historic homes, are a testament to that fact.

Hamilton is located on the western end of the Niagara Peninsula and wraps around the westernmost part of Lake Ontario; most of the city, including the downtown section, is on the south shore. Hamilton is situated in the geographic centre of the Golden Horsehoe and is roughly the midway point between Toronto and Buffalo, New York.

There’s more than history to Hamilton. This is a community of vibrant neighbourhoods, each with a distinct character. Westdale, Ancaster and Dundas offer culturally rich and exciting areas for dining, visiting galleries, and shopping. In downtown Hamilton, James Street North is a bustling engine of artistic energy with new galleries and emerging artists making their homes here. Locke Street is the place for antiques, collectibles and cafes, while Hess Village, with its cobbled streets, upscale dining and funky club scene swings till the wee hours. The Waterfront district has become a Mecca for hikers, boarders and water sport enthusiasts. In the East end, there is a cornucopia of ethnic cultures, whose food stores and shops, like the bargain-priced fabric emporiums on Ottawa Street, are a buyer’s delight.

One of the best ways to view all Hamilton has to offer is from the hillside of Sam Lawrence Park. Hamilton combines effortless vacations that allow visitors peace and modern retreats showcasing some very important Canadian historic sites and nature parks. Guests will certainly find splendor in Mother Nature’s finest at the Royal Botanical Gardens. However, airplane fanatics could make the most of their trip to Hamilton by visiting the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and learn of all the events that occurred in Canada’s early aviation at war. Plus, if history is a passion, don’t miss out on Canada’s most famous warship the HMCS Haida National Historic Site. Famous stops would also have to include Dundurn Castle, the African Lion Safari Park, Christ the King Cathedral, and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

Hamilton is home to the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, the Bruce Trail, McMaster University and several colleges. Families will enjoy a visit to the waterfront’s Parks Canada Discovery Centre and the HMS Haida, Canada’s most famous warship. The African Lion Safari, north of Hamilton, is a perennial favourite with both adults and children. For fun in the water, Wild Waterworks has one of Canada’s largest outdoor wave pools and giant body slides.

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McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton
McMaster Museum of Art

The museum houses McMaster University's significant collection of 6,000 works of art and presents changing public programmes. Highlights include the Herman...

Griffin House, Hamilton
Griffin House

Griffin House stands as a testament to the bravery and determination of black men and women who journeyed to freedom...

Hamilton Theatre Inc., Hamilton
Hamilton Theatre Inc.

Over 50 years of providing

(Dance, Musical/Musical Theatre, Performing Arts, Theatres)
Kelly Lowe Glass, Kelly Lowe, Hamilton
Kelly Lowe Glass, Kelly Lowe

Kelly Lowe Glass

(Arts & Culture, Glass art, Studio)
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton
Art Gallery of Hamilton

Art Gallery of Hamilton is home to a comprehensive collection of Canadian historical, contemporary art and an impressive European collection...

(Galleries/ Exhibits/Shows, Public Art Gallery)
Hamilton Military Museum, Hamilton
Hamilton Military Museum

Discover Canadian military history at the Hamilton Military Museum!

Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra , Hamilton
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra

This region's largest and oldest fully professional orchestra with 10 concerts each season at Hamilton Place - from Classical to Jazz...

(Music, Orchestra/Symphony Orchestra)
Hamiton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra , Hamilton
Hamiton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

The HPYO provides an opportunity for young musicians from Hamilton and area, to develop their skills and share their knowledge...

(Music, Orchestra/Symphony Orchestra)
Hamilton Children's Museum, Hamilton
Hamilton Children's Museum

The Hamilton Children's Museum is an exciting and interactive destination for young children.

Dundas Museum & Archives , Hamilton
Dundas Museum & Archives

The people and events that have shaped the Dundas community come to life through the museum's collections and programming. Highlighted...

Canadian Football Hall of Fame & Museum , Hamilton
Canadian Football Hall of Fame & Museum

The Canadian Football Hall of Fame promotes all levels of Canadian football through exhibits and interactives.

Opera Hamilton , Hamilton
Opera Hamilton

Immerse yourself in beautiful music and theatre with Mozart's The Magic Flute; Massenet's Werther; and Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Don't miss...

(Music, Singer)
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, Hamilton
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Fieldcote is a cultural heritage centre with an emphasis on the collection,

Workers Arts & Heritage Centre , Hamilton
Workers Arts & Heritage Centre

Battlefield House Museum & Park, Hamilton
Battlefield House Museum & Park

The Gage Homestead, built in 1796, captures the way of life during the early 19th century.

Dundurn National Historic Site, Hamilton
Dundurn National Historic Site

Visit Dundurn Castle, the magnificent home of Sir Allan Napier MacNab, one of Canada's first premiers.

Symphony Hamilton , Hamilton
Symphony Hamilton

Professional full-sized orchestra performing fine classical concerts at affordable prices in the Hamilton and Burlington regions. Conducted by James R...

(Music, Orchestra/Symphony Orchestra)
Whitehern Historic House and Garden, Hamilton
Whitehern Historic House and Garden

Prominently situated in a walled garden, Whitehern is an outstanding example of a mid 19th century urban estate originally owned...

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, Hamilton
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology

Take a peek into life at the beginning of Canada's industrial revolution.

The Carnegie Gallery , Hamilton
The Carnegie Gallery

he Carnegie is a non profit, charitable community organization. The best in local and regional fine art and craft is...

(Galleries/ Exhibits/Shows, Public Art Gallery)
Theatre Aquarius, Dofasco Centre for the Arts , Hamilton
Theatre Aquarius, Dofasco Centre for the Arts

Enjoy world-class productions at Hamilton's professional theatre, September to May. Featuring traditional and contemporary dramas, warm comedies, sparkling musicals, classic...

(Comedy, Drama, Musical/Musical Theatre, Performing Arts, Theatres)
Canadian Warplane Heritage, Hamilton
Canadian Warplane Heritage

Home to over 40 aircraft from WWII to military jets; including an operational Avro Lancaster. Vintage aircraft flying*, restaurant, gift shop...

Dundas Valley School of Art , Hamilton
Dundas Valley School of Art

Visual art instruction for students ranging from pre-school to senior citizens. The in-house Dofasco Gallery showcases the work of local...

(Art Workshops, Workshops/Classes)
The Erland Lee Museum, Hamilton
The Erland Lee Museum

This Gothic Revival farmhouse, carriage house and 2 acres of picnic grounds was the 1897 birthplace of an early women's movement: the...

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