Known locally as “The Hammer” or “Steeltown” for its industrial roots, Hamilton is celebrated for being home to some of Ontario’s best natural attractions and eclectic neighbourhoods like Westdale Village.
Explore Hamilton’s lush nature conservatories, walk scenic hiking trails like the Cootes Paradise Trails and visit over 100 waterfalls in the Niagara Escarpment.
Hamilton is also renowned for its local arts, culture and culinary scenes. Talented chefs and craft brewers have helped put the city on the foodie map. Galleries, museums and live music in Hamilton are a must-see for culture lovers.
Where is Hamilton?
Hamilton is located on the western end of Lake Ontario. Just an hour’s drive from Toronto, Niagara or London, Hamilton makes for a perfect day trip.
It’s also connected by VIA Rail, GO Transit and bus services including Coach Canada.
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Last updated: November 16, 2023