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Give the gift of a Hamilton experience this holiday season

Give the gift of a Hamilton experience this holiday season

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  In addition to shopping local for beautiful presents this holiday season, why not add something a little different this year under the tree – like the gift of an amazing Hamilton cultural experience.   Art Gallery of Hamilton   Hamilton has an incredible, world-class art gallery in the heart of our downtown. Art Gallery […]

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A Vegetarian Tour of Hamilton

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The Green Smoothie Bar

Vegetarians and vegans rejoice! Hamilton’s fast evolving food scene is clearly embracing a veggie-friendly palate. The city is brimming with restaurants that have strong ties to local growers, a focus on seasonal, farm-to-table dishes that celebrate diverse global cuisine AND create masterful vegetarian/vegan dishes that would tempt the tastebuds of even the most committed carnivore. […]

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Spectacular Fall Hikes in Hamilton

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Dundas Valley

Fall is in the air, which means the time to see the leaves as they change from green to yellow, orange and red is upon us. So, where to go? There is no shortage of fall hiking options around this fabulous city, surrounded by so much nature. The bonus? No bugs at this time of […]

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Family Fun at Art Gallery of Hamilton

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Family Picnic

There are about a billion things that I love about Hamilton, which was a major factor in why I started my blog This Must be the Place to document it all. One thing that I truly love and appreciate about our city is that it is home to the Art Gallery of Hamilton. When we first moved to […]

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Animal Attraction: Behind the Scenes at African Lion Safari

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African Lion Safari

Excited and nervous: That’s how I felt before embarking on a VIP behind-the-scenes safari called Wake Up the Wild at African Lion Safari. It promised up-close encounters with some of the park’s most beloved animals, including a chance to hand feed Rothschild giraffes – the chance of a lifetime for any animal lover.   Monkey […]

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Souvenir Shopping in Hamilton

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Hamilton Souvenirs

  Whether you’re visiting Hamilton to take in a Pan Am soccer game or enjoying one of the many cultural festivals planned around the city for the Games, try not to go home empty-handed. Along with the memories you make, be sure to bring a little piece of Hamilton home with you. If you live […]

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Catch a Ride at Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology Steamer Days

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As a growing family with an active three year old and another one the way, we are always looking for family friendly activities to do over the weekend that are stress free, local, keep the little one busy and can get us out and exploring the Hamilton and surrounding area. It always amazes me that […]

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Strike a Pose: Take an Outdoor Yoga Class in Hamilton

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It’s a calm evening, with barely a ripple disturbing Hamilton’s Christie Lake. I’m lying in Savasana pose on a stand-up paddleboard (or SUP), the sounds of the conservation area – birds, crickets, the occasional fish jumping – gently joining this tranquil moment of relaxation before I open my eyes to blue sky. This SUP yoga class […]

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Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra Welcomes “New” Music Director

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Gemma New was recently named Music Director at the HPO (Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra), and she can’t wait to get to Hamilton. New is the associate conductor at the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and founder/director of the Lunar Ensemble in Baltimore. She received the prestigious Dudamel Fellowship with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conducted the lauded […]

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Where to Flock to Bird Watch in Hamilton

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“Don’t scan around with the binoculars, look in the direction you want and then lift them to your face,” suggests birder Peter Thoem, as I search about for a bird. I had asked Peter to take me around and show me some bird-watching hotspots in Hamilton. This was but one nugget of advice that I […]

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