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A Family Outing to Hendrie Valley

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Birds

Return to What A Day That Was This winter we took our first family seasonal visit to Hendrie Valley. It’s a forested marshy area that is part of the Royal Botanical Gardens World Biosphere Reserve tucked in just west of the McQuesten (High-Level) Bridge heading towards Burlington. It truly is a magical little spot for […]

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Hamilton Turns It On for 2015 JUNO Awards

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Harlan Pepper

Hamilton, 1995. The last Canadian Kresgie’s store, in Gore Park, has closed, destined to become a bingo hall. The once mighty Lister Block is about to follow suit. Our core and our spirits need a boost. Then in late March, Canada’s JUNO Awards roll out the red carpet in Hamilton, focusing the country’s attention on […]

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Heritage Hotspots – Places to Play

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Zoetic Theatre

Hamilton is an exciting place to be right now, especially for those of us attracted to the amazing architecture this city boasts. A few years into my interior design career, I decided to focus on working with historic places and public spaces. I was drawn to the inherent magic of heritage sites and that something […]

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Discover the Raw Beauty of Hamilton’s Frozen Waterfalls

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Hamilton Waterfall

Over the holidays, I went on a few hikes on the trails near my home. Because of the spring-like temperatures, the waterfalls I passed were flowing pretty much as they usually do. But fast forward a couple of weeks and one big deep freeze instantly transformed the waterfalls into living ice sculptures. The Outdoor Explorer […]

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#MyHamilton – An Insider’s Guide to the Best of the City

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MyHamilton - Guest Blogs

Hamilton is home to some great stories. #MyHamilton is a new place for Tourism Hamilton to share them with visitors and locals. Our storytellers are some of Hamilton’s greatest cheerleaders – each with a unique voice and a fascinating point of view. They’re blogging about food, music, festivals, attractions, heritage and nature. Meet them all […]

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2014: A Look Back in Photos

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Canada Day

As we prepare to welcome a new year, we wanted to first take a last look back at the wonderful year that was here in Hamilton. We’ve collected some of our favourite photos, courtesy of Jeff Tessier for a visual look back at 2014. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday and a happy new year […]

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Hike Your Heart Out Hamilton

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Forest

Nestled along the Niagara Escarpment – a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve –  Hamilton offers outstanding opportunities for incredible hiking. Enjoy scenic views, waterfalls, forests, marshland and miles of trails along the way – all within minutes of the city. Cootes Paradise The largest wetland at the western end of Lake Ontario, this hike has three major access […]

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Back to the Land – Enjoy Hamilton’s Great Harvest this Fall at Local Farms

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Puddicombe

Fall is the perfect time of year to visit the many beautiful farms that Hamilton has to offer. Enjoy the fresh crisp air, beautiful scenery and charming country atmosphere, with countless activities for you to enjoy in Hamilton’s countryside. Surrounded by acres of farmland, Hamilton offers orchards, country restaurants, tours, hay rides, pick your own […]

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Shining a Light on Hamilton’s Local Wineries

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Winery

Surrounded by vast countryside and the lush Niagara Escarpment, Hamilton is well known for its’ farm offerings and agricultural fairs. Less well known are its local wineries. Hamilton is actually home to two well-established wineries, Puddicombe Estate Farms and Winery and Ridge Road Estate Winery  whose combined history in the region stretches back hundreds of […]

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