Spring is finally in the air and beckoning adventure. Channel that spring fever into a fun-packed trip to Hamilton with our spring destination guide.

Outdoor Adventure:

Spring Blossoms


Catch the stunning but short blossom season while you can at Bayfront Park (Japanese cherry blossoms near Bay Street entrance); Gage Park (sakura trees); Centennial Park (magnolia blooms), and Royal Botanical Gardens (cherry, magnolias, lilacs, peonies).

Waterfalls

Spring showers mean Hamilton’s many waterfalls are especially active this time of year. If visiting popular Tew and Webster Falls at Spencer Gorge Conversation Area, make sure to reserve your spot early.

Hiking


Watch nature spring back to life on one of Hamilton’s many breathtaking hiking trails that cross the Niagara Escarpment and wrap around our waterfronts.

Cycling


Soak up more of the season on two wheels with our cycling guide to some of the city’s best trails.

Attractions:

Royal Botanical Gardens

Canada’s largest botanical garden is a must-visit in spring to see one of the world’s biggest lilac collections and many more blooms as well as special Mother’s Day tea and brunch events.

Treetop Trekking

Soar above a forest canopy at this thrilling zipline and aerial game reserve – voted Ontario’s favourite attraction!

African Lion Safari

See lions, elephants and monkeys like you’ve never seen them before at Canada’s original safari drive-through wildlife park, opening in June.

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

Mark Canada’s largest flying museum’s 50th anniversary with new aviation exhibit and events. You can even rent a flight on a vintage plane!

Food & Drink

Patio Guide

Patio season starts early in Hamilton with many outdoor dining areas set up on streets alongside private patios across the city this spring.

Best Parks in Hamilton for a Picnic

Park hangs with great food are where it’s at this spring.

Sew Hungry

Discover Ottawa Street, Hamilton’s historic fabric district and now bustling retail, design and culinary strip, during this one of a kind food truck festival with 20+ participating food trucks and restaurants.

Brunch Guide

Raise a glass to warmer temps at one of Hamilton’s many quality-obsessed breweries and wineries – all with great outdoor seating for sipping.

Food & Drink Festival

Sample much of Hamilton’s headline-making food scene at this one-stop festival.

Concerts & Events

Stars on Ice

Be dazzled by world-class skaters and Olympians including Kurt Browning, Elvis Stojko and Piper Gilles.

Live Music


Catch your favourite performers as they return to stages across Hamilton at CORE and Hamilton’s newest music venue Bridgeworks.

Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra

Get swept up in the beauty of classical performances of Beethoven, Mozart and Vivaldi.

Doors Open Hamilton

This annual spring event gives curious visitors a unique peek inside some of the city’s most fascinating historic and architectural sites.

Sports

Around the Bay Race

Ready, set, race! North America’s longest-running road race returns in person for its 127th season!

Tiger-Cats

Hamilton’s CFL team kicks off their 2022 season late spring with pre-season and home opener games at Tim Hortons Field.

Forge FC

Hamilton’s Canadian Premier League champions Forge FC kick off a busy 2022 soccer season this spring with home games played on the pitch at Tim Hortons Field. And don’t miss their rescheduled 2020 CanHamp Final match against Tofonro FC June 4.

Hamilton Honey Badgers

Watch the Honey Badgers tip off for the fourth Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) season May 25th at FirstOntario Centre.

Explore More of Hamilton

Neighbourhood Guides

Eat. Shop. Play. Repeat. Explore the city’s eclectic neighbourhoods and our guides to some of Hamilton’s best food, drink and shopping.

A Guide to Hamilton Street Art

Take a walk on the artsy side this spring with our guide to some of the city’s best street art.

Architecture Crawl

Treat yourself to a self-guided walking tour of these iconic Hamilton landmarks.

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