Long weekends were made for getaways.
Plan yours in Hamilton this Victoria Day weekend, packed with outdoor adventures and cultural events.
Here’s a rundown of seven must-visit stops to add to your itinerary
Binbrook Conservation Area
Opening May 18
Hamilton’s newest outdoor attraction opens May 18. Zip into spring above a forest canopy as you travel from tree to tree on suspended bridges, swings, swinging logs, and zip lines!
Spring means Hamilton’s famous waterfalls are flowing beautifully. This long weekend is a great time to explore some of our favourites from iconic show-stoppers like Webster and Albion Falls to lesser-known treasures like Smokey Hollow Falls in Waterdown. Map out your adventure using our waterfall guide.
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (CWHM)
Until August 31 2019
For visitors interested in military and aviation history, a stop at Canada’s largest flying museum is a must. Don’t miss this chilling virtual reality experience recreating the 1943 Berlin Blitz. This unique cinematic experience transports visitors inside the bomber as the crew travels to the heart of Nazi-occupied Europe.
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Catch the Above the Fold exhibit before it closes May 26 which combines the work of nine renowned artists elevating the art form of origami. New must-see exhibits include Milli: A Celebration of Style honouring Hamilton’s trailblazing fashion retailer and Navigating Progress: Hind vs. Hind, exploring a conversation between a 19th century landscape painter and his great, great, great nephew – local artist Dave Hind.
One of our most popular attractions is newly opened for the season and ready to welcome your family for an unbelievably exotic experience. This huge drive-through reserve lets you get closer than they ever imagined to lions, elephants, giraffes, and monkeys – all roaming free. Skip the ticket line by purchasing a season’s pass in advance.
May 18 2019
Get your scare on during this spooky tour of downtown Hamilton’s historic streets and dark alleys with stops outside some of city’s most storied and beautiful old buildings and learn about the world’s most infamous killer.
May 19 2019
Explore Hamilton’s ‘hoppy’ craft beer and hard cider scene on this fun and tasty tour. Visit three delicious craft breweries and one gorgeous cider house and experience the passion and labour that go into making small-batch beer and cider.
Westfield Heritage Village
May 20 2019
Explore Hamilton’s ‘hoppy’ craft beer and hard cider scene on this fun and tasty tour. Visit three delicious craft breweries and one gorgeous cider house and experience the passion and labour that go into making small batch beer and cider.
For even more ideas, visit a complete listing of activities and events happening this weekend.