Sights in Hamilton

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The Bruce Trail at Canterbury Falls

The Bruce Trail at Canterbury Falls

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Please find below a listing of sights worth seeing in Hamilton.

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Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

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Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
photo by: Joseph Hollick

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is a living museum which features  aircraft used by Canadians or Canada's Military. The Museum's collection includes aircraft that can still fly and others that remain on display.

Included in this museum is one of only two surviving Lancaster bombers in the world that still flies.

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tel:(905) 679-4183
openingHours:Open year-round from 9am to 5pm, closed only on Christmas Day and New Years Day
url:www.warplane.com
address:9280 Airport Road, Mount Hope ON L0R 1W0
email:museum@warplane.com

Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH)

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Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH)
Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH)
photo by: Mike Lalich

Founded in 1914, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is Ontario’s third largest public art gallery and owns one of the finest collections of art in Canada, featuring over 9,000 works of art including historical European, historical Canadian and contemporary art. Its recently-renovated and award-winning premises present exhibitions that change three times a year.

William Blair Bruce, painter (born in Hamilton, (then Canada West) 10 Oct 1859; died at Stockholm, Sweden 17 Nov 1906). He was Canada's first impressionist painter. The AGH was founded in 1914 with a large more..

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accessibility:Handicap accessible
tel:905-527-6610
url:www.artgalleryofhamilton.com
address:123 King Street West
email:info@artgalleryofhamilton.com

Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG)

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Rock Garden at the RBG in Tulip Season
Rock Garden at the RBG in Tulip Season
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The Royal Botanical Gardens located in both Hamilton and Burlington is Canada's largest botanical garden, incorporating both untamed and cultivated landscapes.

The RBG include the following: the RBG Centre, the Rock Garden, Lilac Garden (world's largest collection of Lilacs), Hendrie Garden, Hendrie Valley Sanctuary, Rose Garden, Laking Garden, Arboretum, Nature Interpretive Centre, Rock Chapel Sanctuary, Cootes Paradise Sanctuary and Princess Point.

There is parking at all locations or visitors can hop on the shuttle bus to travel to the various centres.

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tel:1-800-694-4769
url:www.rbg.ca
address:680 Plains Road West, Burlington on border of Hamilton
email:info@rbg.ca

Canadian Football Hall of Fame

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Canadian Football Hall of Fame
Canadian Football Hall of Fame
photo by: Joseph Hollick

The Canadian Football Hall of Fame was awarded to Hamilton in February 1962 and items were temporarily housed near Hamilton's football stadium. in 1972 a new glass and marble Hall of Fame building located beside Hamilton City Hall opened during the Grey Cup week festivities and is the permanent location of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

Each year, during the football season, an “Induction Weekend” is held in Hamilton. Ceremonies include a Celebrity Golf Tournament, unveiling of the steel busts, special presentations to the inductees of Hall of Fame more..

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tel:905-528-7566
openingHours:Tuesday - Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
url:www.cfhof.ca
address:58 Jackson Street West
email:info@cfhof.ca

HMCS Haida National Historic Site of Canada

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HMCS Haida
HMCS Haida
photo by: Joseph Hollick

HMCS Haida, a Tribal Class destroyer built in England, was commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy in 1943, serving in many theatres of operation through the Second World War. After a post-war refit, Haida continued in service through Korean War and Cold War situations, until she was decommissioned in 1963. The ship was acquired by the Province of Ontario and moved to Ontario Place (Toronto) in 1971. The ship was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1984 by the federal government, and ownership was transferred to Parks Canada in more..

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tel:905-526-0911
url:www.pc.gc.ca
address:HMCS Haida, Pier 9, 658 Catharine Street, North

Waterfalls and cascades

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The Bruce Trail at Canterbury Falls
The Bruce Trail at Canterbury Falls
photo by: Joseph Hollick

If you enjoy hiking, exploring wooded areas, searching for waterfalls and going off-trail, then Hamilton may be the destination for you.
At last count 126 waterfalls and cascades have been found within the city limits of Hamilton earning it the nicknames "The City of Waterfalls" and "The Waterfall Capital of the World". The reason for so many waterfalls and cascades in Hamilton is that The Niagara Escarpment (nickname is "The Giant's Rib") runs through the entire length of Hamilton actually splitting the city into upper and lower more..

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url:www.cityofwaterfalls.ca

Hamilton Harbour Queen Cruises

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Hamilton Harbour Queen at sunset
Hamilton Harbour Queen at sunset
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The Hamilton Harbour Queen is the only dinner cruise ship located in the City of Hamilton and offer guests the opportunity to view Hamilton's Waterfront from a different perspective while enjoying an unique dining experience.

Cruises normally last two to three hours depending whether for lunch, brunch or dinner.

Sunday afternoon cruises do not include meals and are only two hours. Saturday nights are the party dance cruises, also with no meals.

The Hamilton Harbour Queen also is available for private charters and parties. 

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tel:905-525-4498 or 1-866-649-3611
url:www.hamiltonwaterfront.com
address:47 Discovery Drive
email:kwarnock@hamiltonwaterfront.com

Dundurn Castle

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Staircase in Front Lobby of Dundurn Castle
Staircase in Front Lobby of Dundurn Castle
photo by: Joseph Hollick

Dundurn Castle is a National Historic Site that illustrates the life and times of Sir Allan Napier MacNab (1798 - 1862).

Dundurn Castle was constructed over a three-year period, and completed by 1835. Designed by a young English Architect, Robert Wetherall, Dundurn was built around the brick shell of Colonel Richard Beasley's colonial home. Designed as a fashionable Regency style villa, Dundurn (Gaelic for "strong fort") was nicknamed "Castle" by the citizens of Hamilton. The Castle, with its gardens, grounds and many unusual outbuildings, was one of the finest estates more..

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tel:905-546-2872
url:www.hamilton.ca
address:610 York Blvd.
email:dundurn@hamilton.ca

Puddicombe Estate Farms & Winery

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Lower Puddicombe Falls
Lower Puddicombe Falls
photo by: Joseph Hollick

We are a 210 year old family fruit farm. Our story begins in 1797 as cattle farmers. In the early 1900's we became fruit farmers.

1940 saw the planting of the first vineyard and today we are a working farm of approximately 300 acres of fruit. To keep up with changing times our owner Murray Puddicombe along with a wine master Jim Warren, formed a partnership and Stoney Ridge Winery was brought to our location. Also born at the same time was a general store, bake shop, and cafe. Introduced a few years later was an agricultural train and a pick your own operation. more..

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tel:(905) 643-1015
url:www.puddicombefarms.com
address:1468 Hwy #8, Winona
email:info@puddicombefarms.com

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Parks Canada Discovery Centre on Hamilton's Waterfront
Parks Canada Discovery Centre on Hamilton's Waterfront
photo by: Joseph Hollick

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address:57 Discovery Drive
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