Ancaster is a town with deep roots. Dating back to 1793, it's one of the oldest towns in the province and was once the largest industrial centre in Canada. Its wealth is still visible today with gorgeous historical architecture and a small, but dynamic, downtown.

Make your way to Ancaster Village for restaurants, sweet treats, shopping, and heritage buildings.



Coach & Lantern is housed in a 200-year-old stone building, serving up British pub vibes, pub fare and pints.

Sammy's Family Restaurant features tasty fare like classic eggs Benedict for adults and bear-face pancakes for the kids.

Indian Village is popular for its authentic dishes made with freshly ground spices.

The Brassie Pub offers the fun and flavour of a classic British pub with tasty fare and crisp pints.

The Olive Board is a casually sophisticated wine bar paring wine with amazing charcuterie boards.

Fine Dining

Ancaster Mill is an iconic Hamilton fine dining experience with a curated earth-to-table menu and beautiful views, including its own waterfall.

Cavallo Nero gives Italian classics a modern twist with a focus on local, seasonal ingredients.

Coffee & Treats

Caniche French Bakery is famous for its flaky croissants and fresh pain au chocolat, but they sell out quickly so go before noon.

Purple Pony is the perfect spot to cool off in the summer, with delicious treats and a gram-worthy patio for the kids.

Castelli Mercato is a favourite among locals for its Italian bakery treats, fresh made sandwiches, and signature pizzas.

Chocolate Sensations is a must-visit for chocoholics with an assortment of bars, truffles, coated pretzels, and dipped fruits.

Breweries & Bars

Brewers Blackbird Kitchen & Brewery delivers crisp craft beer and delicious food in a cool and laid back setting.

Barrel Heart Brewing specializes in craft beer aged in oak barrels for a one-of-a-kind drinking experience.

See & Do


Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre is a beautiful space in the heart of Ancaster, bringing theatre, music, and film to life.

Griffin House is a National Historic Site overlooking the Dundas Valley exploring the history of Enerals Griffin and other early black settlers to the area.

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum celebrates the past with rotating history exhibits and beautiful natural heritage with landscaped gardens.

Heritage Walking Tour helps you explore some of the "village's" most interesting heritage buildings.


Tiffany Falls is worth the hike along a forested trail and over bridgees to view this beautiful cascade waterfall.

Carluke Orchards is a must stop for apple lovers whether you want to pick-your own or take home a treat from their bakery.

Copetown Woods is an 18-hole championship course with a sprawling Victorian-style clubhouse.


Ancaster Cheese & Fine Foods has everything a foodie needs from gourmet cheese, charcuterie, and local artisan foods.

Hanleys features high-quality women's fashion from big-name designers like Alexander Wang and Max Mara.

Annie & Flora Market is what home decor dreams are made of, with a beautifully curated pieces for your home.

Curated Cradle is the perfect space for mamas and babies to hang, sip on a coffee, or do a little retail therapy.

Flow by Nicole is a must-visit for the fashion-minded with a unique collection of women's clothing and accessories.

For a full list of places to shop in Ancaster visit Ancaster Village BIA