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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 AccommodationsAdmiral Inn Hamilton

Admiral Inns provides fine clean, quality rooms, fully licensed dining lounges, modern meeting facilities and a friendly efficient staff.

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Hamilton AccommodationsThe Staircase, Hamilton's Arts Incubator

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...

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Hamilton AccommodationsPuddicombe Estate Farms & Winery

We have the only winery in the city of Hamilton and we have a train, children fun village, bakery, general store, pick your own fruit, wine shop, cafe and banquet room.

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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 AccommodationsCrowne Plaza Hamilton Hotel and Conference Centre

Located in the heart of downtown Hamilton, a 10-minute walk to Harbour front, 2 blocks from Hamilton Convention Centre, Hamilton Place Theatre, Copps Coliseum, Art Gallery and Lloyd D. Jackson Square shopping complex.

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsThomas Cook Travel

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.

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsHamilton Children's Museum

The Hamilton Children’s Museum invites young visitors to stretch their imagination as they touch, build and experiment in a friendly, child-focused setting. Home to interactive, hands-on galleries, the museum encourages learning through play.

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsEnterprise Rent-a-Car

Unlike other rental car companies, Enterprise focuses on neighborhood markets. We specialize in renting to people who need a temporary replacement car or a vehicle for a special occasion.

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsShawn & Ed Brewing Co.

We ran a Kickstarter campaign in June 2015 to help raise money to restore key historical elements of the building. We rebuilt the wall that was destroyed when a dump truck crashed into it after having lost its brakes on Sydenham Hill (

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsMohawk Chapel

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.

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