Hamilton Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Hamilton; our list of the best things to see, including Westfield Heritage Village, The Art Gallery of Hamilton and Queen Elizabeth Park.
  • The best place in Hamilton: Westfield Heritage Village

    Westfield Heritage Village

    1049 Kirkwall Rd
    Surrounded by 131 ha (324 acres) of unspoiled woods and meadows, this living history museum spans various time periods in 35+ historic buildings, plus a steam locomotive. Much of the TV series Anne of Green Gables was filmed here.
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  • The Art Gallery of Hamilton

    The Art Gallery of Hamilton

    123 King Street West
    Founded in 1914, AGH is Ontario's third largest public art gallery, and boasts one of the country's finest collections. Its emphasis is on 19th-century European, Historical Canadian, and Contemporary Canadian art. In 2003, the AGH began a major renovation project, designed by Hamilton-born and raised architect Bruce Kuwabara. The revamped gallery opened in 2005 and includes a new 2,500-square-foot glass pavilion and Sculpture Atrium.
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  • Queen Elizabeth Park

    Queen Elizabeth Park

    Cambie St & W33rd Ave
    An old quarry that was converted into a number of gardens and ponds. The top of the park is the highest point in the city of Vancouver and offers views of the entire city. Bloedel Floral Conservatory, top of Queen Elizabeth Park. Daily 10AM-5PM. $4.60/$2.30 (adult/child). Tropical plants and birds under the white dome.
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  • The street had fallen on hard times earlier in the decade, but is undergoing a resurgence and has become one of the city's most popular destinations for antiques, fabric and home furnishings.
  • The Waterfront at Burlington Downtown

    The Waterfront at Burlington Downtown

    This is the City of Burlington's official facebook page.
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  • This is the City of Burlington's official facebook page.
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  • This is the City of Burlington's official facebook page.
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  • Discovery Landing

    Discovery Landing

    Designed by Baird Sampson Nuert it has given residents and visitors a unique place to discover, celebrate, play, and relax by our lake. Discovery Landing is open all day, daily and features The Observatory, Spencer's on the Waterfront, the Bite Café, and an information area to provide information on the park. Discovery Landing overlooks the Rotary Centennial Pond, a 10,000 square-foot year-round water feature. In the spring, summer and fall it is a reflective pool ideal for model sail boating and in winter it will have free ice-skating on an artificial ice surface.
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  • This is the City of Burlington's official facebook page.
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  • Kerncliff Park

    Kerncliff Park

    This is the City of Burlington's official facebook page.
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  • Burlington Art Centre

    Burlington Art Centre

    The Burlington Art Centre
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  • Workers Arts and Heritage Centre

    Workers Arts and Heritage Centre

    51 Stuart St
    Preserving, honouring, and promoting the culture and history of all working people. Their mandate points in the social justice direction, the union direction and the community activism path.
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  • Casbah Lounge

    Casbah Lounge

    King West at Queen
    Best mid sized live music venue in the city. A large selection of craft beers are available in both rooms. Friendly atmosphere everynight.
  • Christie Lake Conservation Area

    1000 Highway 5 West, Flamborough
    sunrise–sunset. $4/person, additional $4 if bringing a vehicle. Centred around the beautiful Christie Reservoir, this conservation area features a 360-metre long beach and a chlorinated swimming area separate from the reservoir. Also contains several ponds stocked with fish and large natural areas accessible by hiking trails.
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  • McMaster Museum of Art

    University Av at Sterling St
    Tu,W,F 11AM-5PM, Th 11AM-7PM, Sa 12PM-5PM. Houses a nationally significant collection of more than 6,000 works of art, featuring a permanent collection and contemporary exhibitions, lectures and events.
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  • Grand River Raceway & Slots

    7445 County Rd
    M–Th 9AM–2AM, F-Su 24 hours. Features seasonal live harness racing, over 200 slot machines, and the River's Edge Restaurant, which offers fine casual dining.
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  • downtown core

    on Brant Street
    Stores are in an old town setting with many restaurants, cafés, and boutiques nearby.
  • Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology

    900 Woodward Av at the QEW
    June 1 to Labour Day: Tu-Su 11AM-4PM; Labour Day to May 31: Tu-Su 12PM-4PM. A fine example of 19th century public works architecture, and the only surviving facility of its time in North America, this National Historic Site houses the two 14 m (45-foot) high, 63.5-tonne (70-ton) steam engines which pumped the first clean water to the city over 140 years ago. Features various exhibits and events, including daily engine demonstrations.
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  • Parks Canada Discovery Centre

    57 Discovery Drive
    Houses state-of-the-art interactive exhibits in three galleries, a lobby and a 65-seat theatre, allowing visitors a virtual glimpse of Canada's national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas. Adjacent is HMCS Haida [14], offering self-guided tours of Canada's "fightingest ship".
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  • Canadian International Military Tattoo

    101 York Boulevard
    canadianmilitarytattoo.ca/pages/maps.html), ☎ 905-546-3100 or 1-888-523-1753. held annually each June in Hamilton. started in 1992, to celebrate the 125th birthday of Canada, the Region of Hamilton-Wentworth presented The Greater Hamilton Tattoo.
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  • Doors Open Hamilton

    usually held on the first weekend in May
    A division of Doors Open Ontario [19], it is an annual opportunity to discover the City, the Province of Ontario, and Canadian Heritage.
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  • Dundurn Castle

    610 York Blvd
    Canada Day to Labour Day: Daily: 10AM-4PM; Labour Day to Canada Day: Tu-Su: 12PM-4PM. One of Hamilton's most-recognized landmarks, Dundurn Castle is a National Historic site, illustrating the life and times of Sir Allan Napier MacNab (1798–1862). More of a stately home than a "castle", the still-impressive structure was completed in 1835. Features year-round programming, tours, restaurant and an on-site military museum.
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  • Canadian Football Hall of Fame

    58 Jackson St
    Has interactive programs, displays, a library, archives and is home to the Grey Cup.
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  • Animation

    one of the best animation colleges in the world
  • Royal Botanical Gardens

    Canada’s largest botanical garden
    It is comprised of several gardens and natural areas, spread out over 900 hectares, accessible by foot, car, and a RBG run shuttle bus.
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  • Erchless Estate

    at the bottom of Navy Road by Lake Ontario
    A museum chronicles 19th century life and the Erchless family, founders of the town of Oakville.
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Hamilton uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.