What Makes Hamilton Great?

Wednesday Dec 11th, 2019


Hamilton is a port city in the Golden Horseshoe of Ontario. Located on the south shore of Lake Ontario, with the Niagara Escarpment running through the middle of the city.

Hamilton is broken down into areas such as Downtown, East, West, and Hamilton Mountain. And, is surrounded by cities such as Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, and Waterdown that enrich the experience of Hamilton.

Hamilton activities are very diverse; from the arts expressed in music, theatre and various visual forms; museums and historical experiences; leisure and professional sports; nature cultivation and appreciation; and restaurants of every kind.

Take a walk and discover art galleries, street or public art.

Visit the James Street North galleries and more...

Hamilton artists Inc.

The Centre 3

You're invited to participate in the creative process through workshops, film showcases and family programs.

Art Gallery of Hamilton

Carnegie Gallery in Dundas

Experience big ticket or intimate music concerts:

Hamilton Music Festival

Smaller music venues:

Or Look back to when life was simpler in Hamilton Museums such as: 

Dudurn Castle

Dundurn Castle by Tobias

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and the HMCS Haida National Historic Site of Canada

Whitehern Historic House  

Battlefield House   

Westfield Village                                                                

You are surrounded by nature. From Hamilton's Waterfront, where you can walk, bike, or ride by trolley; Bayfront Park, home to scenic views, dances, festivals and celebrations; participate on a self-guided tour of the city: or experience the varied escarpment trails and views.

Hamilton Waterfront by Steve Evans

Bayfront Park     

Albion Falls by Joe deSousa

Dundas Peak by Brendan Church

Princess Point by Ravi Patel

Photo by Ravi Patel

Spencer Gorge Trail by Mohamed Moiz Ahmed

Tew Falls by Andrik Langfield

Tiffany Falls by Marcel Painchaud

And last but definitely not least:

The Royal Botanical Gardens

RBG by Allen R.

Sports activities will please the occasional participant to the professional athlete.

Casual activities are everywhere

Photo by Andrik Langfield

Treetop Trekking by Kashmira Parmar

Photo by Robert J. Morrow

Mountain Lanes by Randall Oberg

Around the Bay Road Race 2019 - 30k race

Hamilton Golf courses

Boating or sport fishing. Photo by VanveenJF.

Dragon Boating by VanveenJF

Flamborough Downs                 

Hamilton Bulldogs

Marauders - McMaster Football

Hamilton Tiger-Cats CFL team

Hamilton also provides places to learn to the University level and beyond.

If hungry you're in for a treat; there are several choices from quaint cafes to exquisite restaurants. Your taste buds will explode. Visit breweries, downhome farmers’ markets and restaurants galore.

Phot by j                                                                                                                                                          

Hamilton has been steadily improving in the last few decades by attracting technologically-advanced industries to create an environment for new product development and innovation. The start-up cost for new businesses is more appealing than in the Toronto area.

Photo by Elvir K

Photo by VanveenJF

In a nut shell, Hamilton has so much going for it. 

For more information click here for a tourist map: https://tourismhamilton.com/visitor-information/city-maps

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