Nestled in the heart of the "Golden Horseshoe" against the Niagara Escarpment, Hamilton has a population of 322,000 people, making it the ninth biggest city in Canada. Hamilton's climate sitting on a bay at the western end of Lake Ontario is generally continental (warm summers and cold winters) and is influenced by its proximity to the Great Lakes.
The escarpment that rises above Hamilton shelters the lower part of the city from warm southerly winds, making the downtown cooler than the south end on the escarpment. The area above the escarpment is know as Hamilton Mountain.
The city has long been known as a Steel Town, supplying steel for the automobile manufacturing sector centred around Toronto. Stelco and Dofasco remain the two largest private-sector employers in the city.
Over the past 20 years, the city has been working on a program of "greening" the city to improve the quality of life for its residents. The Bruce Trail today spans 776 kilometres from Queenston to Tobermory, including 10 kilometres in Hamilton. The city is also home to the Royal Botanical Gardens and Iroquoia Heights Conservation Area.
The city is equally close to Toronto and the US border at Queenston, making it convenient for industry and travellers alike. This very location also made it the location of a famous and important battle in the War of 1812 at nearby Stoney Creek. There is a lot of history in and around Hamilton.
Hamilton has three major areas: along the lake (between Downtown, the steel mills and Stoney Creek) are older homes, on The Mountain, atop the Niagara Escarpment with its great vistas are more recently built homes (with the most recently built homes edging closer to Hamilton's airport), and in the mixed urban-rural communities of Dundas, Ancaster, and Flamborough to the northwest.
There are also a number of nearyby bedroom communities to the south, stretching from Hope to Brantford south to Dunnville on Lake Erie.
There are also nearby communities in the Niagara Region. And if you are a fan of the Hamilton Spectator newspaper, you might also include Burlington & Oakville in the Halton Region in this marketplace.
Here are a featured SAMPLING of hotels, motels, long-term accommodation, vacation rentals, lodges and campgrounds. For a complete (and searchable listing) use the red SEARCH feature at right.
Here are some of the hotels, motels, campgrounds, and lodges/cottages to be found along the Trans Canada Highway:
Admiral Inns provides fine clean, quality rooms, fully licensed dining lounges, modern meeting facilities and a friendly efficient staff.
Near OLG Casino. Located off Highway 403 and Wayne Gretzky Parkway. Free Daybreak Breakfast, Free High Speed Internet , Gym/Fitness Center , Pets Allowed
indoor pool and fitness center. Savor the taste of delectable cuisine at our Saffron Restaurant & Bar. For meeting facilities, social events or wedding receptions, our flexible meeting space is ideal for groups of 12-372 people.
The non-smoking Quality Hotel® provides accommodations designed for corporate business and leisure travelers, as well as families on trips at an affordable rate.
Newly renovated full service hotel, close to Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, OLG Casino Brantford, Earl Haig Family Fun Park, Ben-Mar Family Fun Center, Canoeing the Grand, public golf courses.
TransCanadaHighway.com has lots of hotels,mnotels, beds & breakfast, long-term accommoodtion, and comprgrounds to choose form in and around Hamilton.
Here are some of the attractions, museums, historical sites, and sports activities to be found along the Trans Canada Highway:
9 Hole Executive Golf Course has holes ranging from 112-300 yds, with smart course routing, course conditioning and large greens. During a typical 90 minute round, there are shots over water, uphill lies and well placed bunkers. r.
27 meticulously manicured golf holes and 12,000 square foot fully licensed clubhouse with facilities for 200 guests has garnered awards from Canada's Golf Course Ranking Magazine (Gold Medal, 1995) and Score Magazine (one of the top 18 wome
Budget has great deals on Compacts, Mid-sizes, Minivans, and Standard SUVs, even trucks for your move. With "Fastbreak" you have no lines, no paperwork, no signatures...and one-click online booking!
Greyhound Canada is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in Canada, serving nearly 1,100 locations. It has become an icon of bus travel, providing safe, enjoyable and affordable travel to 6.5 million passengers each year.
Great cars. Great rates. Great Srvice. Hertz is the preferred car rental company of CAA. Free customer pickup & return, Unlimited km rates. One-way rentals. daily, weekly, weekend rates.
TransCanadaHighway.com has lots of attractions, festivals, tours, and things to see & do in and around Hamilton.
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