While we wait to reconnect in person, here are some ways to stay connected to some of Hamilton’s top attractions and experiences, safely from home.
AGH at Home: The Art Gallery of Hamilton
Southern Ontario's largest and oldest gallery is sharing collections and activities with art lovers at home. Think behind the scene videos of favourite exhibits, rare movie screenings and hands- on art workshops. You can also now view the gallery's permanent collection online (all 10,000 pieces) using their searchable database!
Virtual Tours: Hamilton Civic Museums
Travel back in time from the comfort of your own home. Get a guided room by room tour of Hamilton's iconic Dundurn Castle or get up close to the massive steam engines inside the Museum of Steam & Technology. Explore more historic hotspots on your own via these fascinating virtual tours.
RBG at Home: Royal Botanical Gardens
Get back to nature with help from Canada's largest botanical garden. Get yourself the healing power of plants and nature with a weekly lineup of interactive nature videos, family activities and gardening tips.
Virtual Experiences: Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
While the planes at Canada's largest flying museum might be grounded for now, there are still lots of ways for warplane buffs to engage online. Explore their extensive aircraft collection or scroll through the museum's popular YouTube channel. Bonus content: watch Rick Mercer take to the skies in Hamilton's Avro Lancaster (the only one in the world you can buy a flight on).
Stay at Home: Theatre Aquarius
Hamilton's professional theatre is pulling back the curtain on some online content theatre buffs will love, including fully staged Broadway productions and intimate sit-downs with theatre artists at home.
The Beat Goes On: Hamilton Music
While live music is still on hold, here are some ways to bring the healing power of music home.
Check out archived performances of recent concert series at the New Vision Music Hall and keep an eye on Supercrawl for rescheduled livestream music series, coming soon.
Classic music lovers can get their Beethoven and Vivaldi fix by tuning into the Hamilton Philharmonic at Home site which includes recitals and meet-the-artist videos.
And keep supporting local with curbside pick ups from local record shops like Dr. Disc and Into the Abyss.
Made In Hamilton: Eat, Drink and Shop
Looking for a perfect snack or beverage to go with that virtual experience? Searching for the perfect gift for a loved one you're missing? Hometown Hub is packed with food, drink and gift ideas to help you share that made-in-Hamilton love (with many shipping options across Ontario and beyond).
10 Binge-Worthy Shows and Movies Shot in Hamilton
While watching a bit more (okay a lot more) movies and shows, chances are that by now you’ve spotted a familiar backdrop. Think Ottawa Street transformed into 1950s Dallas in Umbrella Academy or superheros competing at Tim Hortons Field in The Boys.
Get cozy at home and see how many local spots you recognize with our shot-here guide.
Add a Made-in-Hamilton Backdrop to Your Next Zoom Meeting
Share your love of Hamilton on your next virtual hangout with these iconic local scenes. Choose from backdrops like Bayfront Park or Tew Falls.