Motto: Together Aspire – Together Achieve
Population: 519, 949 (as of 2011)
Lovingly known as Steeltown or The Hammer, Hamilton is home to the mass steel producers Stelco and Dofasco.
A uniquely urban destination located on the westernmost part of Lake Ontario, surrounded by stunning nature, Hamilton offers visitors an ideal blend of history, culture and outdoor adventure.
Waterfall Capital of the World
The perfect destination for nature and hiking enthusiasts. Hamilton boasts more than 100 waterfalls and cascades, most of which can be found along the Bruce Trail. This is the oldest and longest continuous footpath in Canada. It runs along the Niagara Escarpment from Niagara to Tobermory, spanning more than 885 km of main trail and 400 km of side trails. Explore them on your own or become a member of 1 of 9 Bruce Trail Clubs and take part in over 1,500 organized hikes. View a list of 81 waterfalls and their photos. Here is a list of hikes and their details.
Hamilton’s known attractions:
Royal Botanical Gardens is Canada’s largest botanical garden as well as a National Historical Site. With a mission for so much more than showcasing a beautiful array of cultivated and untamed landscapes, come for a visit to support and explore or, get involved. Hamilton’s Royal Botanical Gardens is a place which will surely captivate and inspire you.
There is a ferociously growing art scene and community in Hamilton, they have a lot to say and have a lot of fun. They host some amazing community events such as the James St. Supercrawl and the Hamilton Fringe Festival. For a list of local farmer’s market as well as other things to do, visit Tourism Hamilton.