15 Best Things to Do in Hamilton (Ontario, Canada)

Hamilton is a historic port city in the Niagara Peninsula region of Ontario. It is wrapped around the western edges of Lake Ontario midway between Toronto and the US border. In the past, this growing city was quite industrial, known then as ‘Steeltown’. Today, Hamilton still has its industrialised area, though it also has a thriving art community, historic sites and a lovey waterfront.

Hamilton is not on many tourists lists of places to go, but there are numerous things to see and do in the city. Everything from shopping to outdoor recreation can be enjoyed, and it even has a lively nightlife scene. If you are considering visiting the city, here are the 15 best things to do in Hamilton:

1. Wander around a castle

Dundurn Castle

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Dundurn Castle

The impressive Dundurn Castle is a neoclassical mansion that was built in the 1930s. It took three years to build the 1,700 square metre mansion, which is located on York Boulevard.

Dundurn Castle was purchased by the city in 1900 and since then it has been open to the public. It is now also designated as a National Historic Site of Canada.

It is a magnificent castle that is surrounded by stunning grounds and greenery. The Hamilton Military Museum is housed in a building on the grounds, as is the Cockpit Theatre. It is also a fantastic spot for a wedding.

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Dundurn Castle