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:
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.
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!
indoor pool and fitness center. Savor the taste of delectable cuisine at our Saffron Restaurant & Bar. For meeting facilities, social events or wedding receptions, our flexible meeting space is ideal for groups of 12-372 people.
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
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
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:
Designed by golf course architects Graham Cooke/Darrell Huxham and Associates, each of the holes has 4 tees, and there are 8 man-made ponds on the course, with the tees tucked among hem
This private club and Stanley Thompson designed course has 27 scenic holes with an 18 hole course as well as a 9 hole par 3 course. The 'long course' is scenic and challenging, with six ponds and two waterfalls. The par 3 'short course' hel
This 18 hole layout was designed by renowned Canadian architect, Dick Kirkpatrick to challenge players of all skill levels. This course demands accuracy and the undulating bent grass greens will test your putting skills ! Driving range and
The new 18-hole championship golf course was re-designed in 2001 in a parkland motif, by renowned architect Ted Baker &Associates. Afterwards. relax on the beautiful patio, or in the 12,000 square-foot clubhouse (which can comfortably a
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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