Get lost in a sunflower maze. Chase some waterfalls. And sip some sangria streetside. All this and more is waiting for you in Hamilton this September.
1. Saturdays on Locke
September 5 & 12
Explore this popular neighbourhood strip during these car-free Saturdays when Locke Street closes to car traffic (between Hunter and Stanley Streets). Stroll, browse, shop and dine out on the street. Visit our patio guide for some more inspiration.
2. "Come to Your Senses" Tour
Royal Botanical Gardens
Enter a sensory world of fragrant blooms and brilliant colours at Royal Botanical Gardens' Rock Garden and Hendrie Park. Maps are available to direct your self-guided tour.
3. Soar Up High at Treetop Trekking
Binbrook Conservation Area
Head into the forest for ziplines, suspension bridges, Tarzan swings, and swinging logs. If heights aren't your thing, the GPS Rally will take you on a forest treasure hunt.
4. Nature is calling: Trails & Waterfalls
Now more than ever we need the healing power of nature. Hamilton's endless hiking trails and cycling routes offer plenty of space to reflect and reconnect. Or chase some waterfalls with a self-guided waterfall tour.
5. Tour a Historic Kitchen Garden
Wander through this gorgeous two-acre garden that uses 19th century tools and techniques to grow food for Dundurn Castle's historic kitchen and local food kitchens. Stop and chat with a gardener dressed in period costume about what they're harvesting. Dundurn Castle is also now open for tours.
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6. Take an Umbrella Academy Inspired Tour
When you're done binging Season 2 of this insanely popular Netflix show, put on your walking shoes and explore where some of your favourite scenes were shot across the city with our interactive map. UA2 fans can also check out young Vanya actor T.J. McGibbon's take on her perfect day in her hometown.
7. Get Lost in a Corn and Sunflower Maze
Hanes Corn Maze Farmland
A later planting season means there's still time to explore this amazing sunflower maze in Hamilton's sprawling country side (until around mid-September). And if visiting later, there's still the 20-acre corn maze. Don’t leave without popping into The Tiny Shop Bakery specializing in from-scratch fruit pies in over 30 varieties.
8. Take a Six Spot Tour
Westfield Heritage Village
Sundays in September
Book a personal, self guided tour with up to ten people from one social circle at one of the region's most fascinating living history museums. Travel from site to site and meet with knowledgeable costumed interpreters who'll share experiences of earlier times through multi-sensory demonstrations. Time slots available for bookings Sundays throughout September.
8. Attend a Supercrawl Rooftop Concert
York Boulevard Parkade
September 24 – 27
Hamilton welcomes back live music with this first of its kind six-concert series. Supercrawl's Skytop Live Concert Series will feature artists such as Tim Hicks, Lee Harvey Osmond, Choir! Choir! Choir!, Skratch Bastid and more, performing on the rooftop of this new temporary open-air venue on top of downtown Hamilton's six story York Boulevard Parkade. Guests can also enjoy fashion and drag shows, a vendor market and touchless bar service. Tickets for matinee and evening concerts available with strict distancing and safety protocols enforced.