Hamilton - Ontario

Located on the Niagara Escarpment on the western end of Lake Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario, is much more than the nickname Steeltown implies. Although the city is known more for its steel mills than its tourism, Hamilton is a centre for history and culture. Settled by United Empire Loyalists after the War of 1812, the city is a stunning mixture of Regency architecture and modern styles. Dundurn Castle and the nineteenth-century Westfield Heritage Village are only some of the places showing Hamiltonís rich heritage.

One of the best places to start exploring Hamiltonís culture is in Hess Village, where shops and restaurants cater to any budget or taste. Art galleries, nineteenth-century churches, and the architecture of McMaster University can provide a fascinating insight into Ontarioís history, while festivals and special events are fun for everyone.

Activities for young and old abound in Hamilton. From the African Lion Safari north of Hamilton to the waterslides and childrenís museum, young visitors always have a place to go. Young and old can enjoy examining war memorabilia or seeing the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum. Wilderness conservation areas are good places to experience nature, while walking or cycling along the shores of Lake Ontario is always popular.

From walking trails to historic buildings, Hamilton has something for every visitor.

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  • African Lion Safari
    This drive-through wildlife park is home to over 1,000 exotic birds and animals that roam free in large game reserves.
  • Flower Hill Farm
    Five unique show gardens, ovr 800 varieties of perrenial flowers, ornamental grasses, fresh cut flowers, solar and wind-powered irrigation.
  • Mount Albion Conservation Area
    One of the HCA's two outdorr education sites, Mount Albion is a passive 41 hectare conservaton area offering excellent wildlife observation opportunities.
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