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:
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.
family run campground, located in a peaceful valley in Southern Ontario, Canada (North of Hamilton). The campground was established in January 2003. Lost of amenities and activities for you and your whole family to enjoy.
Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Free Weekday Newspaper
Reserve a room for a great stay, on your business or personal travel. Close to downtown Hamilton and walking distance to area restaurants and shopping mall. Rollaway and Crib available on request.
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:
Beautiful 18 Hole, 5,800 yard golf course with large, well manicured greens and fairways weaving through majestic Sandusk Creek & Jacob's Pond. Weekday $29, Weekends $34. Power Carts available. Great Clubhouse with wrap around deck.
Our clubhouse is fully licenced and panoramic views of numerous fairways can be enjoyed from our patio. Our fun leagues start play the first week in May. We have the ideal venue to host tournaments and are licenced to serve 244.
We provide exciting games laser tag Arena located in Hamilton. Our laser tag adventure is excellent for walk-ins, Birthdays, Parties, corporate events and much more! Book party Now at:(905) 383-8300
Thomas Cook is the largest leisure travel retail company in Canada. We employ experienced professional travel consultants, backed by a fully integrated web site & call centre. Our customers benefit from our superior buying power with our suppliers.
Located only minutes away from downtown Hamilton and offering a spectacular view of the city, the Chedoke Golf Club features two 18-hole championship golf courses.Built in 1896, The Martin course was the original home of the Hamilton Golf &
TransCanadaHighway.com has lots of attractions, festivals, tours, and things to see & do in and around Hamilton.
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