Hamilton Travel Guide

  • The fall is very popular
    The fall is very popular
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  • A cascade at the bottom of the gorge
    A cascade at the bottom of the gorge
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  • Rugged beauty of the falls
    Rugged beauty of the falls
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Hamilton Highlights

  • Pro
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    Faiza-Ifrah says…

     Proximity to cities in the USA and to Mississauga, good views of the Niagara Escarpment 

  • Con
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    cbarnumber11 says…

     Lots of industry. The air can get stinky. I don't notice it anymore but that's not a good thing. 

  • In a nutshell
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    cbarnumber11 says…

     It's not as bad as some people think! 

Hamilton Things to Do

  • Royal Botanical Gardens

    Canada's largest Botanical Gardens, the RBG has five garden areas, including RBG centre, Hendrie Park, Laking Garden & the Arboretum. It also has four nature sanctuaries, including Cootes Paradise, Hendrie Valley, Rock Chapel & Berry Tract. Click here to view the garden map. RBG Centre - The main centre for the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Centre...

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  • African Lion Safari

    After living in Ontario for over 20 years, I finally visited African Lion Safari. It was wonderful and worth the drive to get there. The bus toured close to wild animals. We had very close encounters while in the safety of the bus. For me, the bus ride highlight was having monkeys climbing onto the roof of the bus.

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  • Dundurn Castle

    Dundurn Castle is an historic chateau built to house Sir Allan MacNab, later prime minister of the united Province of Canada between 1845 and 1856. He hired architect Robert Wetherall and construction of this stately home was completed in 1835. It became the property of the City of Hamilton, and in the late 1960s, it was restored as a Centennial...

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  • Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

    This is Canada's answer to the US Air Force Museum in Dayton. The collection is more modest, but still impressive. The docents are very knowledgeable. This is a must-see for any aviation buff visiting the Toronto area. It has a number of the famous and not-so-famous aircraft that served in the Canadian forces, to include the Avro Lancaster...

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  • Spencer Gorge Conservation Area

    I arrived here after a weekend in Toronto expecting to take a few photos of the waterfall and then continue on my drive back home to Windsor. However, I ended up staying for half a day, enjoying the large grassy park which would be perfect for picnicking and dog walking, in addition to the lovely Webster's Falls. You will also find the Bruce Trail...

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  • Dundurn Castle

    Dundurn Castle is an historic chateau built to house Sir Allan MacNab, later prime minister of the united Province of Canada between 1845 and 1856. He hired architect Robert Wetherall and construction of this stately home was completed in 1835. It became the property of the City of Hamilton, and in the late 1960s, it was restored as a Centennial...

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  • Spencer Gorge Conservation Area

    I arrived here after a weekend in Toronto expecting to take a few photos of the waterfall and then continue on my drive back home to Windsor. However, I ended up staying for half a day, enjoying the large grassy park which would be perfect for picnicking and dog walking, in addition to the lovely Webster's Falls. You will also find the Bruce Trail...

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  • Lovely Tews Falls

    Only a 10 minute walk from Websters Falls along the Bruce Trail will bring you to Tews Falls. The water falls in a straight stream 41m over a bowl shaped portion of the Niagara Escarpment. It was a beautiful sight. There are two viewing platforms to see the falls, unfortunately, there didn't seem to be any way to get down to the base of the falls....

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  • Hike the Bruce Trail

    The Bruce Trail is a hiking path that extends for over 700kms along the Niagara Escarpment from Niagara Falls in the south to Tobermory, Ontario in the north. Here at Spencer Gorge, you can hike a small portion of the Bruce Trail for a wonderful day's outing.From the Tews Falls lookout, follow the Bruce Trail to a lookout at Dundas Peak. From here,...

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  • Royal Botanical Gardens

    Canada's largest Botanical Gardens, the RBG has five garden areas, including RBG centre, Hendrie Park, Laking Garden & the Arboretum. It also has four nature sanctuaries, including Cootes Paradise, Hendrie Valley, Rock Chapel & Berry Tract. Click here to view the garden map. RBG Centre - The main centre for the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Centre...

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  • The "Mountain"

    Called the Mountain in Hamilton, this steep cliff cuts through the region at an average height of 90 metres above Lake Ontario and loops around Dundas Valley as it winds around the land surrounding Lake Ontario. It offers breathtaking views and wide vistas of the entire regions especially Hamilton Harbour, Cootes Paradise, Lake Ontario &...

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  • Confederation Park

    Located on the shores of Lake Ontario in Hamilton, Confederation Park is 83 hectres of fun and excitement. Activities at Confederation Park include Waterworks, Go-Karting, Camping, Adventure Village and Baranga's on the Beach. It is a large park with lots of activities, especially if you bring kids along. You could also take a scenic stroll, bike...

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Hamilton Restaurants

  • Good FOOD

    The first time I've been to this place with my friends. She ate here before and recommended me here. The moment i step in the door i felt right at home the decor was very different compared to other Thai restaurants around. i felt welcomed and relaxed. The waitress was friendly and over all service was great. I tried their food, it was well...

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  • Fantastic Middle Eastern

    We reserved a table at Dalina's for dinner before a Leonard Cohen show at Hamilton Place. We were traveling up from Washington D.C., via Buffalo, and I'd found some nice reviews on-line. Dalina's only has about eight tables so make sure you reserve in advance - particularly on show nights.I've got a list of favorite restaurants from around the...

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  • Seafood over a view of the Falls

    The restaurant seemed busy on Friday (It is closed on Mondays), food was delicious, but it was the ambience that we admired. What made it special was to actually walk around the restaurant and its neighbourhood admiring landscaping, flowers and the two falls.Various parking lots offered ample space for parking and the boys started a fencing...

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  • Amazing Vietnamese & Thai Food

    It is time to update the Vietnamese & Thai food in Hamilton. There are many Vietnamese & Thai restaurants in Hamilton, but Little Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant offers the best food I have ever eaten in Canada. We found this restauran by accidentially read the Toronto by Night Journal in Sheraton Hotel. After trying their food, we have to agree with...

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  • Disappointing

    January 9th 2008I shall begin with a positive, our server, Di is a treasure, I have had requests for her to be our server every time one of our groups is there.As to whether we will continue with the Corktown, I am uncertain. We have another larger group (15 to 20) coming in January 23 at 7:30 PM. If there is a repetition of this evenings fiasco,...

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  • ....the jazz place on the corner

    Most days...(i'm really not sure which)...you can listen to live jazz music at the Sundried Tomatos. It's more of a romantic night out or even a girls night out, but nothing too loud.... The place is small, not expensive at all....but nice and classy:)

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Hamilton Nightlife

  • Many bars in one

    An 'L' shaped street gives life to a slew of very different bars including english style pubs, a posh lounge, a shooter bar and a few run of the mill dirty hamilton bars. This place is quite lively on weekends during the warmer months. In winter time its a lot quieter with much of the crazy atmosphere gone but its still a good place for food and...

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  • A Sauna

    This place played great music, produced hot chicks, guy to girl ratio was about 50/50, but they like to pack this place. It can get pretty crowded even in the summer time with the patio open. Be prepared to wait in a bit of a line-up if you don't show up until 11. The dance floor was a frickin' sauna, you'll definately leave the floor soaked. so...

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  • Best Pub - period

    I know a thing or two about pubs and pub culture and there are very few pubs in North America that would meet the English or Irish standard of the word. The Archer Ale House in Bellingham, Washington is one of them, and another is the Winking Judge in Hamilton. Regulars at the bar, chilled-out students from Redeemer upstairs, live bands on...

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Hamilton Transportation

  • Local Transportation - Busses

    Busses of the Hamilton Street Railway run on a number of different lines. According to the outline of the city, most run either east/westbound, or south/northbound between upper and lower Hamilton. So getting from any point of the city to Upper Hamilton for example requires a transfer downtown. Tickets are $2.55, and you have to have the exact...

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  • To Hamilton from Toronto

    There are four trains daily from Toronto to Hamilton, all during the evening rush hour. These are, of course, commuter trains and are usually quite packed leaving Toronto. At that time of day, though, they are the best option. At other times, you'll take the bus. It leaves from Union Station, costs $16.40 return and takes anywhere from 50 to 75...

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  • Too many One-Way streets!

    Driving is easy in Hamilton, except there are too many one-way streets. It's confusing to visitors. There is bus service in Hamilton too, but it sucks. A lot of routes only have service every 30-60 minutes even during rush hour, and no night service. Plus, buses are very slow. It takes too long to get anywhere by bus.

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Hamilton Local Customs

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    by Anita_Porec Written Apr 27, 2003

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    ah...it is a religion in Hamilton ...more than it is a custom (or donut shop!)
    If you dropped out of the - anywhere in Hamilton - you would be no more than 100m away from a Tim Hortons donut shop.
    Hamilton is the capital of Tim Hortons ( or vice versa...)

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Hamilton Warnings and Dangers

  • Stay away from Green win

    If you want a good place to live in Hamilton Stay away from anything connected with Green win homes .I have resided in one of there downtown property's for 6 months now and have gotten the run around with maintenance to the apt its self, Bad working order of the elevators, Cockroaches and bedbugs constant hot water (lack of) and attitude when...

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  • Hamilton sucks!

    Okay. Like any other city their's the goods and bad's. Anyways @lovehamilton4life I ain't a bad drive. Never had any accident and with 5 years of living in an a city like Hamilton, never gotten a ticket. Now, i'll tell you why i am here in a city that earns $30,000 a year on avg. salary. I am hear because i'm studying here. My parents are here....

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  • Lol

    Hamilton is a great place, your pointing out flaws that every city in the world has. Hamilton Pop 530k . OFC there's gonna be bad thing's it's life *** happens deal with it. People talking about Ancaster with a pop of 30k lol. You think it's better there. Crime is every where. Scary dark allys stay out of. WELCOME TO THE REAL LIFE. Enjoy your stay...

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Hamilton Off The Beaten Path

  • Activities galore at Christie Lake Cons...

    Christie Lake Conservation Area, with its 336 hectare of one of the most beautiful lake settings on the Niagara Escarpment, has activites for almost everyone. We joined two other families to enjoy our two favorites - canoeing and hiking. In order to avoid traffic jams on Highway 403 / QEW we took Dundas Street all the way, crossing Highway 8, to...

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  • Waterfalls at Chedoke Radial...

    We only could say 'Wow!' at our first experience with the beauty of the Niagara Escarpment, the Chedoke Golf Course and a magnificent view of the west end of Hamilton and the Dundas Valley by hiking on Chedoke Radial Recreational Trail (pictures 2 and 3). The extreme warm weather did not make our hike any easier.Hiking westwards of the parking lot...

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  • Failed brutal hike to explore Lower...

    We hiked on Radial Recreational Trail eastwards of the Chedoke Golf Course parking lot this time to find Lower Chedoke Falls. When we found the west end of the ravine, we decided to leave that Radial Recreational Trail and hiked upwards following Bruce Trail markers. However, the crest of the trail was too far away from the waterfalls the sound of...

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Hamilton Favorites

  • Park ST. and Robinson St.

    ...this is right infront of our building.... April 04th....and there was more snow to come after that......

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  • sunrise....balcony !

    another picture of the sunrise, facin the mountain...also, included in the picture is the wind-flower....which we have three of - to scare away pigeons and birds...and planes...

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  • Sunrise from our BALCONY:)))

    early autumn sunrise in Hamilton....I wish I could take a nicer picture, but the sun rises partly on the other side of the building....maybe next time I should try climbing to the roof:)

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Great city.
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Wouldn't trade it for anywhere else.
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A REAL review from someone who knows this city
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HAMILTON. DIRTY AND CRACKED OUT. AVOID !
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NEW HAMILTON
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Ghetto areas, DANGER(POOR, UGLY)
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The idiot's guide to Hamilton**
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Ugly, Boring, Scary!
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Hamilton's not that bad
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Know exactly where you want to go, or else.
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Downtown Issues
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Dundurn Castle
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Dundurn Castle.
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Experiencing the eerie and lonely Sherman Falls
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Pretty Mills Falls in a pretty neighbourhood
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Exploring Albion Falls downstreams
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Awestruck at the rugged beauty of Albion Falls
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Lower Cliffview Falls - tribulation and triumph
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Experience a cascade
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Exploring Smokey Hollow Falls downstreams
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Journey behind the Smokey Hollow Falls
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Hiking on Bruce Trail for reaching Borer's Fall
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Top of the Smokey Hollow Falls
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Viewing the Borer's Fall
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Hiking at the Royal Botanical Gardens
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Observing wild flowers
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Awed at the Tew's Falls
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Exploring Webster Falls
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Spencer Gorge/Webster's Falls Conservation Area
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Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
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Canada's Finest Gardens
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African Lion Safari
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Dangers
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There are almost no problems in Hamilton
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HMCS Haida
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Parks Canada Discovery Centre
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Hamilton City Centre
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R.H.L.I Museum
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Royal Botanical Gardens
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Map of Hamilton

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