Hamilton is home to a variety of exciting things to see and do.  You can see a list of things on Tourism Hamilton [website] or on [tripadvisor].  Hamilton is also a short drive to the scenic Niagara Falls.

Here are some specific points of interest within Hamilton.



  • Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum [website] [tripadvisor] – The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum was created to document, inform, and preserve the Canadian history of war and other aviation artifacts which are important to our history.  Also includes bookable flights.
  • HMCS Haida National Historic Site [website] [friends of HMCS Haida] [tripadvisor] – Resting in beautiful Bayfront park, the HMCS Haida was a Canadian warship which participated in several conflicts and has a rich history.
  • Dundurn Castle [website] [tripadvisor] – Dundurn castle is a 40 room Italiante-style villa built in the 1830’s which was a former site of a fortified military encampment  and home to Sir Allan Napier MacNab former premier of the Province of Canada.
  • Whitehern Museum [website] [online information] [tripadvisor] – The home of the McQuesten family of which  3 generations lived in the house.  A costumed interpreter gives a tour discussing the family history and including information on elements of each time period.
  • Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology [website] [website] [tripadvisor] – An educational trip back in time.  This museum contains two of the oldest steam engines in Canada and quite a bit of the history of Hamilton.
  • Battlefield House Museum [website] [tripadvisor] – An important location for the historic battle of stoney creek.
  • Westfield Heritage Village [website] [tripadvisor] – A historical site containing a small village and showcasing early life in Canada.


  • Art Gallery of Hamilton [website] [tripadvisor] – Local museum containing permanent and rotating exhibits.
  • Theatre Aquarius [website] [tripadvisor] – Live theater showcasing a variety of plays all year round.
  • Hamilton Place [website] [website] [tripadvisor] – Showcases smaller acts and has regular performers in the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (HPO).
  • First Ontario Centre [website] [website] [tripadvisor] – Primarily focusing on sporting events and major music events, but has a variety of shows throughout the year.