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:
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.
The Staircase is an architecturally
spectacular community performance space
named for its unique cast iron spiral
staircase.The main four story heritage
building houses an intimate 67 seat live theatre. See all manner show of talent...
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.
Near OLG Casino. Located off Highway 403 and Wayne Gretzky Parkway. Free Daybreak Breakfast, Free High Speed Internet , Gym/Fitness Center , Pets Allowed
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:
Dell Pharmacy offers health products and
services in the Southern Ontario region.
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.
On the beautiful Niagara escarpment just above Stoney Creek, is this countryside escape just outside of the city. Established in 1964 and designed by Rene Muylaert, this mature course has tree-lined fairways intersected by the meandering Tw
Accessible, playful, and engaging the Hamilton Fringe Festival is an action-packed performance event that takes place over 11 days each July in downtown Hamilton from July 16 - July 26.
When Mother Nature cuts your outdoor season short, The Golfer's Den provides the perfect indoor solution. Drive, Chip and Putt in the same manner you would outdoors while using your very own clubs. (or ours). Come and enjoy a round of indoo
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