Your Guide to a Perfect Summer in Hamilton

It’s time to bring fun back, with a perfect summer getaway, right next door.

We’re easy to reach and packed with bucket list summer experiences you won’t find anywhere else.

Mix and match these outdoor experiences, blockbuster events, kid-approved attractions, and food and drink spots to plan a summer adventure to remember.

Your perfect summer getaway is closer than you think.

  • Your Perfect Summer, Next Door

Perfect Summer Contest

Make it an extra special summer by entering our Perfect Summer in Hamilton Contest for a chance to win a 2-night getaway this September!
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See & Do

Outdoor adventure, blockbuster events, and world-class attractions are waiting for you this summer.

  • Chase these breathtaking waterfalls across the city with our Waterfall Guide.
  • Hike your heart out along the forest and waterfront trails branching off of the Niagara Escarpment that cuts through the city using our Hiking Guide.
  • Check out our Cycling Guide to see the best of the city on two wheels.
  • Explore like a local with our neighbourhood guides to the best food and shopping in every corner of the city.
  • Take a self-guided tour of the city’s best street art.
  • Fun fact, Hamilton is actually 80% rural! Get back to the land with these grounding agricultural experiences.

Top Attractions

Add some wow to your visit at these world-class attractions.

Top Festivals and Events


Release your wild child with these kid-approved experiences, guaranteed to banish summer boredem.


Fuel your perfect summer getaway with these delicious food and drink ideas.

Bonus Planning Tips

Make your getaway extra perfect with these insider tips.