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Hamilton

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Steeltown
As a major hub of Canada's steel industry, Hamilton remains off the radar for most tourists, though it hosts a slew of vibrant autumn fairs and provides an ideal stop on the way to Niagara Falls. Surrounded by photogenic nature, the city offers an abundance of outdoor activities for travelers savvy enough to pause here for more than a few hours. A holiday in Hamilton allows you to explore a destination free of tourist crowds, with scenic waterfalls, farms, orchards, and vineyards just a short drive away from good eateries and cozy hotels. Add Hamilton and other destinations in Canada to your travel itinerary using our Canada trip maker.
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Popular things to do in Hamilton

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African Lion Safari ©
Safari
African Lion Safari
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Dundurn Castle ©
Castle
Dundurn Castle
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Mount Hope
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
HMCS Haida National Historic Site ©
Military Museum
HMCS Haida National Historic Site
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Hamilton

Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Garden
Royal Botanical Gardens Burlington
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Port Credit ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Port Credit Mississauga
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Storybook Gardens ©
Theme Park
Storybook Gardens London
3.6
Duration: 8 hours
Square One Shopping Centre ©
Shopping Mall
Square One Shopping Centre Mississauga
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Hamilton

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Art Gallery of Hamilton ©
Art Museum
Art Gallery of Hamilton
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology ©
History Museum
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Dundas Museum & Archives ©
Specialty Museum
Dundas Museum & Archives Dundas
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Creations Art Gallery & Framing ©
Art Gallery
Creations Art Gallery & Framing Ancaster
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Hamilton

Westfield Heritage Village ©
History Museum
Westfield Heritage Village
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Battlefield House Museum & Park ©
Specialty Museum
Battlefield House Museum & Park Stoney Creek
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Hamilton Brantford Rail Trail
Hiking Trail
Hamilton Brantford Rail Trail
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Pier 4 Park ©
Park
Pier 4 Park
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Hamilton

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Pickwick Books ©
Antique Store
Pickwick Books Waterdown
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Textures Craftworks ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Textures Craftworks
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Donn Zver Pottery
Gift & Specialty Shop
Donn Zver Pottery
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Picard's Peanuts
Gift & Specialty Shop
Picard's Peanuts Waterdown
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Hamilton

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Wild Waterworks ©
Water Park
Wild Waterworks
3.4
Duration: 2 hours
Little Rays Nature Centre ©
Zoo
Little Rays Nature Centre
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
The Hamilton Toy Museum ©
Children’s Museum
The Hamilton Toy Museum
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Valens Conservation Area
Water Body
Valens Conservation Area
3.7
Duration: 2 hours

Places to visit with Hamilton

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