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hamilton lies on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, the 'Mountain'

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Hamilton is bisected by the Niagara Escarpment, with lake views and parks on top ("the Mountain") and great lakefront action and attractions below. There are beaches and attractions close to the Skyway connecting to Burlington. The harbour is a showcase of heavy industry and steel manufacturing that made Hamilton the city it now is. Just to the east are Stoney Creek (site of War of 1812 battles) and the Niagara Wine Country.
View of Aberdeen neighbourhood from Escarpment

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.

Escarpment view East

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.

Downtown as seen from the Stoney Creek escarpment 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.

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Hamilton AccommodationsKnights Beach Resort

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!

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Hamilton AccommodationsDays Inn Brantford

Near OLG Casino. Located off Highway 403 and Wayne Gretzky Parkway. Free Daybreak Breakfast, Free High Speed Internet , Gym/Fitness Center , Pets Allowed

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Hamilton AccommodationsArrival Inn

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Hamilton AccommodationsTravelodge Simcoe

Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Free Weekday Newspaper

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Hamilton AccommodationsQuality Inn & Suites Brantford

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.

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsCarlisle Golf And Country Club

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

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsBattlefield House Museum & Park National Historic Site

Experience a guided tour of this early 19th century homestead once home to the Gage family. The Gages worked the land with their ten children and became a strong voice in the hamlet of Stoney Creek. Experience the Re-enactment of the War of 1812!

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsCopetown Woods Golf Club

Opened in 2003 on farmland owned by the family for 30 years, this course has rolling landscape and naturally sandy soil, ideal for a golf course. Enjoy the 8800 sq ft Victorian style clubhouse with wrap-around verandas, with a 200 person ba

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsHamilton Airport Taxi Service

Hamilton Airport Taxi Service offering you a luxurious,reliable and hassle-free professional chauffeured transportation services, who do not compromise on safety.

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsDundurn National Historic Site

Experience a guided tour of this 40-room Italianate-style villa built in the 1830’s on Burlington Heights. Dundurn Castle tells the story of the family who lived above stairs and the servants who lived and worked below stairs.

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