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TOURISM in Hamilton, Ontario

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Tourism in Hamilton is welcoming more people from across the region, nation and world through several exciting attractions and events.

$575 million Hamilton annually attracts 5.9 million visitors who spend an estimated $575.8 million.
59 In 2022, Tourism Hamilton hosted 59 meetings, conventions, and sporting events.
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Arts Thrive

Hamilton offers exciting arts and culture for visitors and locals.

  • Monthly art crawls along James St. North bring thousands of art lovers downtown on the second Friday of every month to enjoy the arts district’s studios, galleries, restaurants, and stores – all open late.
  • The famous Art Gallery of Hamilton and one of the country’s leading university art collections, the McMaster Museum of Art, are at the centre of the city’s art renaissance – inspiring more and more artists and creative professionals to move to Hamilton.
  • Food lovers will enjoy Hamilton’s diverse restaurants, including fine dining, international food, farmers’ markets, craft breweries, locally roasted coffee, and food trucks.

History Abound

As one of the oldest cities in the province, Hamilton has a fascinating historical heritage. 

  • The city has beautiful architecture, incredible museums, and many landmarks. Its 15 National Historic Sites include Dundurn Castle, HMCS Haida, Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, and the newly enhanced Rock Garden at Royal Botanical Gardens.
  • The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, the country’s largest flying air museum, is in Hamilton and features one of only two air-worthy Lancaster bombers.
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Outdoor Adventure.

Hamilton is located between Lake Ontario’s southern shores and the Niagara Escarpment lush landscape.

  • The city offers easy access to conservation and recreation lands and a natural playground for cyclists, hikers, boaters, and other outdoor adventurers. 
  • More than 100 beautiful waterfalls are located near the escarpment’s wooded trails, just minutes from the city’s downtown core. Visitors can also enjoy waterfronts at the West Harbour and the Beachfront. Outdoor family attractions include Royal Botanical Gardens and Wild Waterworks.
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“Tourism Hamilton works to establish Hamilton as an appealing destination for sport and convention delegates and leisure travellers resulting in substantial economic impact for the city. We look forward to continuing to celebrate Hamilton’s exciting renewal.”

Ryan McHugh, Manager of Tourism and Events
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For the full picture, contact the City of Hamilton’s Tourism Lead, Hildegard Snelgrove

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