Hamilton, ON, Canada (Hamilton Division)

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Hamilton, ON, Canada (Hamilton Division)

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Handsome Hamilton oozes history

With a distinguished castle, heritage village, and abundance of tumbling waterfalls, Hamilton is a city of historic delights and natural beauties. Visitors can gaze in awe at Canadian warplanes and a massive WWII Tribal Class destroyer, or wander through elegant restored homes that are rich in history and architectural beauty. Hamilton vacation rentals are close to serene parks, breathtaking gorges and cliffs, and a safari that provides glimpses of fierce lions. Lavish botanical gardens put on a wondrous display of flowers and foliage, and the streets of Hamilton are dotted with exquisite churches, galleries, and mansions to delight the eye.

Ice skating and stunning lookouts in Hamilton

Hamilton has developed a thriving arts scene with live theater, historic and contemporary art exhibitions, and numerous clubs and venues showcasing new and established bands. In winter, the lush waterfalls of summer are frozen solid, providing an amazing mountain climbing course for intrepid climbers. Those who like to remain on firmer footing can tie on a pair of ice skates and glide along an outdoor skating loop or choose from 1 of over 30 outdoor skating rinks. In summer, Hamilton vacation rentals provide a great base from which to venture out on hikes to spectacular waterfalls or quiet strolls through botanical gardens.

Tragedy and inspiration at Hamilton’s historic sites

Dundurn Castle is an imposing 40-room Italianate-style villa built in the 1830’s. Within its elegant walls visitors can learn about the lives of the MacNab family and their servants. In summer, there are historic cooking workshops and garden tours available. Whitehern House and Garden has a costumed guide who shares the fascinating and tragic history of the McQuesten family who lived in the beautiful building from 1852 until 1968. HMCS Haida, known as "Canada's most fightingest ship", is another gripping historical site. A Tribal class destroyer, it served in WW2, the Korean Conflict, and the Cold War.

Frozen waterfalls and ice cream carnivals in Hamilton

Compared with much of Canada, Hamilton boasts a moderate climate. Warm summer days hover in the 70s, ideal weather for attending an ice cream carnival or spending an evening under the stars while watching a film in the forest with the family. Visitors can sing their hearts out at one of many summer music festivals, or view the creations of local artists at the Art Crawl. Hamilton vacation rentals are a cozy base to venture forth in winter for bike riding on snow trails, snowshoeing through fresh powder, or hiking through woods to see frozen waterfalls.

Hamilton puts you close to the Great Lakes

Only a short hour drive to the billowing mists of Niagara Falls and just 45 minutes from the bright lights of Toronto, Hamilton is an excellent home base for adventures near and far. While out exploring the parks and lakeshore of Hamilton itself though, you may spot Canada geese and bright red cardinals, or cheeky squirrels and inquisitive rabbits. White-tailed deer, muskrats, and foxes are also in the wilder areas of the Hamilton region, and may be spotted by patient adventurers.