Welcome to the heart of Ontario and the economic engine of Canada. Hamilton is a city like no other, with a rich history, culture and surrounded by natural landscapes. Its also well-known for its industrial heritage, the unique urban feel, a vibrant arts scene, and a bustling downtown.

Located between Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment, Hamilton offers incredible access to nature trails, parks, waterfalls, museums, art galleries, and incredible restaurants and shopping experiences. As the the ninth-largest city in Canada, fourth largest in Ontario and ranked as one of the top 10 places to do business in Canada, Hamilton is only 45 minutes from Toronto and the U.S. border and it’s connected to kilometers of nature trails, biking paths, and a expanding waterfront.


Hamilton is now one of Canada’s leading industrial centres, through its growing iron and steel industry. Other industries include the manufacture of railroad equipment, clothing, appliances, turbines, automotive parts, wire, nails, and candy. Part of the importance of their economy relies on the health care, local government, and education. The city is also a financial hub and the centre of an extensive fruit-growing districts.



  • Hike to one of Hamilton’s 120 waterfalls
  • Tour Hamilton Harbour by boat or the paved Waterfront Trail
  • Dine on Locke Street
  • Take a selfie at Sam Lawrence Park
  • Explore an art gallery on James Street North or the nearby Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • Cycle on the Escarpment Rail Trail
  • Sample the latest brews at one of Hamilton’s microbreweries (if you are 19 years or older)
  • Visit one of the dozens of parks in Hamilton
  • Watch a concert/sporting event at the First Ontario Centre or Concert Hall


Hamilton is conveniently situated on a major rail, air, water, and road transportation networks to other large North American Centres such as Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, and New York.

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