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.
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).
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.
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.
Soak up more of the season on two wheels with our cycling guide to some of the city’s best trails.
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.
Soar above a forest canopy at this thrilling zipline and aerial game reserve – voted Ontario’s favourite attraction!
See lions, elephants and monkeys like you’ve never seen them before at Canada’s original safari drive-through wildlife park, opening in June.
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 season starts early in Hamilton with many outdoor dining areas set up on streets alongside private patios across the city this spring.
Park hangs with great food are where it’s at this spring.
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.
Raise a glass to warmer temps at one of Hamilton’s many quality-obsessed breweries and wineries – all with great outdoor seating for sipping.
Sample much of Hamilton’s headline-making food scene at this one-stop festival.
Concerts & Events
Be dazzled by world-class skaters and Olympians including Kurt Browning, Elvis Stojko and Piper Gilles.
Catch your favourite performers as they return to stages across Hamilton at CORE and Hamilton’s newest music venue Bridgeworks.
Get swept up in the beauty of classical performances of Beethoven, Mozart and Vivaldi.
This annual spring event gives curious visitors a unique peek inside some of the city’s most fascinating historic and architectural sites.
Ready, set, race! North America’s longest-running road race returns in person for its 127th season!
Hamilton’s CFL team kicks off their 2022 season late spring with pre-season and home opener games at Tim Hortons Field.
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.
Watch the Honey Badgers tip off for the fourth Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) season May 25th at FirstOntario Centre.
Explore More of Hamilton
Eat. Shop. Play. Repeat. Explore the city’s eclectic neighbourhoods and our guides to some of Hamilton’s best food, drink and shopping.
Take a walk on the artsy side this spring with our guide to some of the city’s best street art.
Treat yourself to a self-guided walking tour of these iconic Hamilton landmarks.