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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 AccommodationsFlamboro Valley Camping Resort

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.

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Hamilton AccommodationsBest Western Little River Inn

Centrally located to all the businesses and organizations in the area, Simcoe's corporate hotel provides an exceptional stay at an affordable price. Unilever, OPG, Esso and Superior Essex are located near this Simcoe, ON hotel.

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Hamilton AccommodationsComfort Inn Simcoe

All rooms equipped with iron/board, hairdryer, in-room coffee, dataport phones and pay per view movies. Free high speed internet access or in-room wireless access as well as upgraded rooms with fridge and microwave also available

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Hamilton AccommodationsShelter Valley Campground

The ultimate experience in family camping! Nestled in the valley of the Maitland River, enjoy the oudoors in this 45-acre park. Planned activities and events are a highlight - from fireworks to ice cream socials

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Hamilton AccommodationsComfort Inn Brantford

located in downtown Brantford,with spacious rooms and such welcome amenities as complimentary wireless high speed internet, and complimentary continental breakfast.. Pets welcome.

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsBudget Car & Truck Rental

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!

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsThe Hamilton Military Museum

The Hamilton Military Museum was built in the late 1830s. It was originally Sir Allan MacNab’s gatehouse. During your visit you will learn about the War of 1812. The museum features many Canadian military history exhibits.

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsAvis Rent A Car

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsPros Golf Centre

This relatively short course was built on predominantly flat terrain, but the fairways are wide open and rolling and an occasional mound can cause uneven lies, ending with small, fast and fairly flat greens.

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsJetways Shuttle Service

Jetways offers daily one-way and round-trip airport shuttle transfers from Hamilton and Burlington to the Buffalo Niagara Int. Airport With Jetways, flying from Buffalo has never been easier!

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