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.
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Here are some of the hotels, motels, campgrounds, and lodges/cottages to be found along the Trans Canada Highway:
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
Her Majesty's Royal Chapel of the Mohawks is Ontario's oldest surviving church. Visit our vibrant Six Nations tourism site for a rich cultural experience.
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.
Freedom Oaks has the Lake Erie breeze being a factor on every hole. The signature hole is the 8th, a par 3 island green that will require pinpoint accuracy, and the longest hole is the 16th, stretching 559 yards to a downward sloping green.
National Car Rental operates in over 3,000 locations, and operates over 275,000 quality vehicles that serve over 15 million business & leisure travelers annually.
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.
TransCanadaHighway.com has lots of attractions, festivals, tours, and things to see & do in and around Hamilton.
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