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Hamilton
Travel Guide

Hamilton showing a house and a park

Come to explore fascinating heritage and culture. Stay for excellent cuisine and convenient access to outdoor activities.

Hamilton, Ontario offers an exciting blend of arts, nature and historic attractions. Spend a weekend exploring city highlights or use Hamilton as a base for an extended appreciation of regional attractions.

Enjoy eclectic arts year-round in the heart of the city. James Street North hosts arts crawls monthly. Every September, hundreds of thousands of people come for free music and art as part of the multi-day James Street Supercrawl. Participate in these events and visit the impressive Art Gallery of Hamilton, which has more than 10,000 pieces of Canadian and European art.

While Niagara Falls is less than an hour away, the Bruce Trail running through Hamilton is close to numerous smaller waterfalls. Follow this walking trail to enjoy beautiful outdoor scenery in any season. Elsewhere in the Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve, smell the flowers, see unusual outdoor sculptures and attend events at the Royal Botanical Garden. Visit the drive-through African Lion Safari and Wild Waterworks for great family fun.

Incorporated more than 150 years ago, Hamilton has 15 national historic sites. Experience the Victorian era at Dundurn Castle, a 48-room Italianate villa built in 1813. See vintage aircraft at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Wander through the Battlefield House Museum & Park to learn about Hamilton’s role during the War of 1812.

Hamilton has seen amazing growth in restaurants, in both number and variety. Look for Peruvian to Portuguese, Cajun to Caribbean, sushi to sweetbreads and gastropubs to burger joints, with new restaurants opening frequently. Find culinary hotspots in Dundas, food carts and a farmers market in downtown Hamilton and local coffee shops in every neighborhood. Reserve tickets for unique Pop Up Hamilton events combining exceptional cuisine with arts and entertainment.

The city is located at Lake Ontario’s western end, providing plenty of activities on the lake. Drive to Hamilton in less than an hour from Toronto or Niagara Falls. Rent one of the 750 GPS-enabled smart bikes from 100 spots around town for easy access to Hamilton’s sights and neighborhoods.

Sandman Hotel Hamilton
Sandman Hotel Hamilton
3.5 out of 5
560 Centennial Parkway North, Hamilton, ON
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £72 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Situated in the shopping district, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lake Ontario, Confederation Park and Adventure Village. Wild Waterworks and Eastgate ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,241 reviews)
"It’s near the hospital so I can get there quickly from the hotel when I’m on call My room had a broken makeup mirror the remote was missing but management was nice about it."

Reviewed on 9 May 2021

Sandman Hotel Hamilton
Waterfront Hotel Downtown Burlington
Waterfront Hotel Downtown Burlington
3 out of 5
2020 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON
The price is £59 per night from 19 May to 19 May
Situated in Burlington, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Spencer Smith Lakefront Park, Lake Ontario and Burlington City Hall. Burlington ...
4.3/5Excellent! (983 reviews)
"the view-property right by the waterfront"

Reviewed on 12 May 2021

Waterfront Hotel Downtown Burlington
Visitors Inn
Visitors Inn
3.5 out of 5
649 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON
The price is £62 per night from 23 May to 23 May
Situated in Hamilton, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, McMaster University and FirstOntario Centre. Hamilton Convention ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (987 reviews)
"Unfortunately, the power went out for a bit. So that was unfortunate."

Reviewed on 9 May 2021

Visitors Inn
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Simply Comfort.3BR House.Outdoor HOT TUB
Simply Comfort.3BR House.Outdoor HOT TUB
3.5 out of 5
2 Griffin Street, Hamilton, ON
Situated in Hamilton, this holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Village Theatre Waterdown and 2 mi (3.3 km) from City View Park. Royal Botanical Gardens and ...
Simply Comfort.3BR House.Outdoor HOT TUB
This Cozy Apartment is Located in a Safe and Friendly Neighbourhood
This Cozy Apartment is Located in a Safe and Friendly Neighbourhood
819 Garth St, Hamilton, ON
The price is £110 per night from 30 May to 30 May
Situated in Hamilton, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chedoke Falls and Mohawk College. FirstOntario Centre and McMaster University are also within ...
This Cozy Apartment is Located in a Safe and Friendly Neighbourhood
Upscale Studio - Boutique Apartment - Prime Downtown Location!
Upscale Studio - Boutique Apartment - Prime Downtown Location!
14 Duke Street, Hamilton, ON
The price is £118 per night from 31 May to 31 May
Located in the heart of Hamilton, this romantic apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church and Hamilton Convention Centre. ...
Upscale Studio - Boutique Apartment - Prime Downtown Location!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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