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:
The non-smoking Quality Hotel® provides accommodations designed for corporate business and leisure travelers, as well as families on trips at an affordable rate.
Log Inn B&B is a wholesome retreat in southern Ontario, close to all major attractions. Nestled in the Niagara Peninsula not far from Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Only one hour to Toronto or to Niagara Falls.
located in downtown Brantford,with spacious rooms and such welcome amenities as complimentary wireless high speed internet, and complimentary continental breakfast.. Pets welcome.
Our popular campsites are close to our 1/2 mile of sandy beach that's perfect for swimming. We've got over 450 campsites for tents and trailers, Knight's Beach is the place for you!
Admiral Inns provides fine clean, quality rooms, fully licensed dining lounges, modern meeting facilities and a friendly efficient staff.
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:
Designed by golf course architects Graham Cooke/Darrell Huxham and Associates, each of the holes has 4 tees, and there are 8 man-made ponds on the course, with the tees tucked among hem
This course was built on rolling terrain, with wide tree-lined fairways , but inherently, some uneven lies. Hole #2 features a dogleg left fairway. There are two water hazards on this course, and #3 has a creek that comes into play, and #8
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.
Local travel agents who've been to all inclusive vacation package destinations and resorts. Cheap charter flights to Britain, Europe, and elsewhere. Escorted Tours and Cruise Vacations. Hamilton area store locations.
Three days of warm weather and sunshine in August for Brantford Kinsmen Annual Ribfest at Cockshutt Park in Brantford, Ontario. Astonishing amount of mouth watering ribs and chicken to be consumed over the weekend. Come enjoy this family festival.
TransCanadaHighway.com has lots of attractions, festivals, tours, and things to see & do in and around Hamilton.
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