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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.

Where to stay in Hamilton

Hamilton featuring a house

Central Hamilton

3.5/5Good!(2 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Central Hamilton, FirstOntario Centre and Art Gallery of Hamilton are top sights worth seeing.

Central Hamilton
Aldershot, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Aldershot

If you're spending some time in Aldershot, Royal Botanical Gardens and Lake Ontario are top sights worth seeing.

Aldershot
Landsdale, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Landsdale

Landsdale might not have many top sights, but FirstOntario Centre and Art Gallery of Hamilton are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Landsdale

Top hotels in Hamilton

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Sandman Hotel Hamilton
Sandman Hotel Hamilton
3.5 out of 5
560 Centennial Parkway North, Hamilton, ON
The price is £81 per night

Situated in the shopping district, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Confederation Park, Adventure Village and Wild Waterworks. Lake Ontario and Eastgate ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,063 reviews)

"Fabulous beds, fabulous staff & cleanliness. Would definitely stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar 2020

Sandman Hotel Hamilton
Visitors Inn
Visitors Inn
3.5 out of 5
649 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £80 per night

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! (1,113 reviews)

"It was quiet, clean and comfortable. Very nice property. Will go back again."…"

Reviewed on 19 May 2020

Visitors Inn
Motel 6 Toronto West - Burlington - Oakville
Motel 6 Toronto West - Burlington - Oakville
2 out of 5
4345 North Service Rd, Burlington, ON
The price is £50 per night

Situated in Burlington, this motel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Amazing Adventures Playland, Lil' Monkeys and Millcroft Golf Club. Bronte Creek Provincial Park ...

3.4/5 (1,287 reviews)

"No restaurant or bar . Do you think you could fix the sound of the elevator opening and closing. No breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2020

Motel 6 Toronto West - Burlington - Oakville

Popular places to visit in Hamilton

African Lion Safari
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African Lion Safari

Meet the native and exotic animals and discover why African Lion Safari is a favourite in Hamilton. While in this family-friendly area, you can savour the top-notch restaurants.

Albion Falls
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Albion Falls

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Albion Falls during your travels in Hamilton. Discover the area's top-notch restaurants and its great live music.

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
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Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

You can study the exhibits at Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, a museum with a storied past, during your trip to Hamilton. Experience the area's great live music and acclaimed theatre scene.

Top things to do in Hamilton

Hamilton Waterfalls & Bluffs Hiking Tour
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Hamilton Waterfalls & Bluffs Hiking Tour

£47
Per adult
Private Wine & Chocolate Tour
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Private Wine & Chocolate Tour

100% of travellers recommend
£179
Per adult
Niagara Adventure Beach Trail Ride
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Niagara Adventure Beach Trail Ride

100% of travellers recommend
£53
Per adult
Niagara Beach Trail Ride
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Niagara Beach Trail Ride

£43
Per adult
Clifton Hill Fun Pass to 6 Niagara Falls Attractions
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Clifton Hill Fun Pass to 6 Niagara Falls Attractions

88% of travellers recommend
£20
Per adult
Niagara Falls in One day Tour from New York City
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Niagara Falls in One day Tour from New York City

78% of travellers recommend
£180
Per adult

Reviews of Hamilton

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