Hamilton: The Secret’s Out
Prepare to discover a Hamilton you don’t know. Tourism Hamilton’s new video #SecretsOut lets viewers in on the incredible beauty of a city on the rise. Look deeper, listen closer, and discover a city that’s sure to surprise you. Find out what we’ve known all along. Where the arts thrive. Nature surrounds. And history is revealed.A good secret is hard to keep. Hamilton: It’s Happening Here.
Hamilton offers exciting arts and culture for visitors and locals.
Monthly art crawls along James Street 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 for this well-known event.
The beautiful Art Gallery of Hamilton and one of the country’s leading university art collections, McMaster Museum of Art, are also in Hamilton. There are artistic areas in neighbourhoods across the city, with more and more artists and creative professionals moving to Hamilton.
Food lovers will enjoy Hamilton’s diverse restaurants including fine-dining, international food, farmers’ markets, craft breweries, locally roasted coffee and a popular food truck scene.
Heritage and history
As one of the oldest cities in the province, Hamilton has a fascinating historical heritage.
The city is full of 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.
Hamilton is located between the southern shores of Lake Ontario and the lush landscape of the Niagara Escarpment.
The city offers easy access to conservation and recreation lands, 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, African Lion Safari and Wild Waterworks.
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