The next time you’re driving to Toronto or Niagara Falls, stop in Hamilton, where tourist traffic isn’t quite so rampant. The Niagara Escarpment provides spectacular scenery, with beautiful trails and waterfalls. Visit nearby farms, orchards and vineyards, or plan your trip to coincide with Hamilton’s lively fall fairs.

Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King

The Cathedral Basilica is the Roman Catholic Cathedral for the Diocese of Hamilton in Ontario. Opened in 1933 and named a Basilica in 2013, it stands as a clear beacon of faith at the Western entrance of the City of Hamilton. The Diocese of Hamilton is home to more than 600,000 Catholics in Hamilton, Halton, Waterloo, Wellington, Brant and Bruce-Grey regions.

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology

Witness the social and mechanical life of Canada's early industrial revolution. Housed in a 150-year-old Waterworks, this National Historic Site preserves two 45-foot high, 70-ton steam engines, perhaps the oldest surviving Canadian-built engines. The historic Hamilton Waterworks is a Civil and Power Engineering Landmark. The museum offers guided tours, various permanent and changing exhibits and...

Spencer Gorge Conservation Area

From the escarpment brow, noted for its panoramas, to the forested depths of the gorge below, the Spencer Gorge Conservation Area exhibits the physical features which have made the Niagara Escarpment one of Ontario's most spectacular geological formations. This significant natural area contains two beautiful waterfalls: Webster and Tew Falls. Webster is a magnificent tiered waterfall and Tew,...

Battlefield House Museum & Park

One of the first houses to be built in Stoney Creek, Battlefield House was the home of the Gage family from 1796 until 1835. During these settlement years of the early 19th century, James and Mary Gage cleared and worked the land with their ten children and became well-known for their warm hospitality. The War of 1812 had a direct impact on the Gage family as they found themselves confined to...