Attractions

Hamilton Attractions

Hamilton is full of exciting things to do and see. Whether you’re looking for an exciting place to bring the kids, an educational expedition to a local museum, or a relaxing day on one of the many sprawling green golf courses, you are sure to enjoy your time in the city.

Attractions & Entertainment

Canadian Football Hall of Fame

The Canadian Football Hall of Fame honours the country’s best contributors to the sport and features interactive exhibits.

First Ontario Centre & Hamilton Place Theatre

Check out a show at the First Ontario Centre or Hamilton Place Theatre—home to the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and world-class entertainment.

Tim Horton’s Field/Hamilton Tiger-Cats

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a Canadian Football League team based in Hamilton, Ontario founded in 1950 with the merger of the Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Flying Wildcats. The Tiger-Cats play their home games at Tim Hortons Field.

History & Heritage

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

Home to over 40 aircraft from WWII to military jets; including an operational Avro Lancaster. This venue features vintage flying aircraft, a gift shop, restaurant, displays, guided tours and lots of plane fun!

Dundurn Castle

Experience a guided tour of this 40-room Italianate-style villa built in the 1830’s on Burlington Heights; the former site of a fortified military encampment established by the British in 1813.

Westfield Heritage Village

History comes alive any Sunday and statutory holiday at Westfield. Carefully restored and staffed with costumed interpreters, the buildings capture the true charm and spirit of early Canadian culture.

Bay Front Park / HMCS Haida

Bayfront Park boasts a number of features perfectly suited to a waterfront setting and is located nearby the HMCS Haida, a WWII Tribal Class Destroyer—Canada's most decorated warship.

Whitehern Museum

Experience one of the finest examples of an intact historic home in Canada. Explore the heritage of Victorian ideas and possessions that influenced life at Whitehern on the eve of WWII.

Battlefield House

Experience a guided tour of this early 19th century homestead once home to the Gage family.

Arts & Culture

Theatre Aquarius

Enjoy world-class productions at Hamilton's professional theatre, September to May. Featuring traditional and contemporary dramas, warm comedies, sparkling musicals, classic children's shows in a state-of-the-art facility.

Art Gallery of Hamilton

The Art Gallery of Hamilton is home to a comprehensive collection of Canadian historical, contemporary art and an impressive European collection. AGH hosts an exciting schedule of varied exhibitions and programming.

Nature & Outdoors

Waterfall Capital of the World

The City of Hamilton is home to more than 100 waterfalls, some as high as 41 m.

Royal Botanical Gardens

Take an exhilarating trip through nature's most beautiful work. Royal Botanical Gardens features five glorious gardens, a 30-kilometer trail system and four nature sanctuaries.

African Lion Safari

Canada's Original Safari Adventure. Get Closer Than You Ever Imagined...to majestic lions, giraffe, cheetah, rhino... and over 1,000 other exotic birds and animals from around the world!

Bruce Trails / Rail Trails

Hamilton is home to several stunning trails spanning thousands of acres. The two most reputable are the Bruce Trail Conservancy and the Rail Trail.

Golf Courses

Hamilton offers some of the region’s best golf courses, set against the backdrop of the Niagara escarpment.