Hamilton

Canada

Photo provided by City of Hamilton’s Tourism and Culture Division
Photo provided by City of Hamilton’s Tourism and Culture Division

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.

Known for

Shopping, Live Music and Museums

Explore map

Where to stay in Hamilton

Central Hamilton
Image for Central Hamilton
Trover photo by D. C. McPhee

Central Hamilton

Central Hamilton is a neighborhood that welcomes all visitors.

Aldershot
Image for Aldershot
Trover photo by D. C. McPhee

Aldershot

Aldershot is a welcoming neighborhood.

Landsdale
Image for Landsdale
Trover photo by kthrnprl

Landsdale

Landsdale is a welcoming neighborhood.

0

Top Hotels in Hamilton

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Image for Sandman Hotel Hamilton
Sandman Hotel Hamilton
3.5 out of 5
560 Centennial Parkway North, Hamilton
$73/night
Aug 11 - Aug 12
4.4/5Excellent! (563 reviews)

"Nice, newer hotel. Convenient location. Extremely small pool and hot tub. Cleaning staff could use some better training. No shampoo or conditioner in the bathroom, and raw lettuce left under the pillow on the couch. Front desk staff was nice enough, but nothing extra. Mostly just ignored you when ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Sandman Hotel Hamilton
Image for Ramada by Wyndham Jordan/Beacon Harbourside Resort
Ramada by Wyndham Jordan/Beacon Harbourside Resort
3 out of 5
2793 Beacon Boulevard, Lincoln
$72/night
Jul 29 - Jul 30
3.4/5Good! (968 reviews)

"Very clean. Comfy bed. Good breakfast. Nice balcony with wonderful view of Lake Ontario. You evan get to stay dry while watching thunderstorms!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

Ramada by Wyndham Jordan/Beacon Harbourside Resort
Image for Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
3.5 out of 5
116 King St W, Hamilton
$109/night
Jul 24 - Jul 25
4.1/5Very Good! (1,664 reviews)

"It was updated and clean. Having the Jackson Square shopping is a great addition."…"

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Sheraton Hamilton Hotel

Other places like Hamilton

Kitchener
Image for Kitchener
Kitchener
London
Image for London
London
Greenville - Spartanburg
Image for Greenville - Spartanburg
Greenville - Spartanburg
Fort Lee - Paramus
Image for Fort Lee - Paramus
Fort Lee - Paramus
Trover photo by Ron Namilit