Hamilton, Ontario on TransCanadaHighway.com



hamilton lies on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, the 'Mountain'

Why Visit Scarborough?

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.

Trans-Canada Highway History

Hamilton Neighbourhoods Greater Toronto Area To-From Toronto








Hamilton Attractions & Accommodations Map

Hamilton Accommodation & Attractions

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.

Accommodations Directory Listings

Here are some of the hotels, motels, campgrounds, and lodges/cottages to be found along the Trans Canada Highway:

Directory Search

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.

More Info

Hamilton AccommodationsArrival Inn

Reserve a room for a great stay, on your business or personal travel

More Info

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.

More Info

Hamilton AccommodationsDays Inn Brantford

Near OLG Casino. Located off Highway 403 and Wayne Gretzky Parkway. Free Daybreak Breakfast, Free High Speed Internet , Gym/Fitness Center , Pets Allowed

More Info

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

More Info

More Nights... More places to stay in Hamilton

TransCanadaHighway.com has lots of hotels,mnotels, beds & breakfast, long-term accommoodtion, and comprgrounds to choose form in and around Hamilton.

More Info

Attractions Directory Listings

Here are some of the attractions, museums, historical sites, and sports activities to be found along the Trans Canada Highway:

Directory Search

Hamilton Travel & AttractionsGravity Climbing Gym

Test your climbing skill on a variety of climbing walls and courses, to prepare yourself for great recreation in a scenic outdoor environment, or enjoy climbing indoors when the weather gets rough. Individuals and groups bookings are both welcome.

More Info

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.

More Info

Hamilton Travel & AttractionsBattlefield House Museum & Park National Historic Site

Experience a guided tour of this early 19th century homestead once home to the Gage family. The Gages worked the land with their ten children and became a strong voice in the hamlet of Stoney Creek. Experience the Re-enactment of the War of 1812!

More Info

Hamilton Travel & AttractionsHamilton City Limo

Proudly serving clients in Hamilton, ON and surrounding area for Several years. We pride ourselves on really taking great care of our clients and having the most exceptional service in the area.

More Info

Hamilton Travel & AttractionsRock Chapel Golf Centre

9 Hole Executive Golf Course has holes ranging from 112-300 yds, with smart course routing, course conditioning and large greens. During a typical 90 minute round, there are shots over water, uphill lies and well placed bunkers. r.

More Info

More Attractions... Things to see & do in Hamilton

TransCanadaHighway.com has lots of attractions, festivals, tours, and things to see & do in and around Hamilton.

More Info

Featured Listings Add Your Free Listing, if you're not listed

If your local area business is not already here or in the FoundLocally.com directory (try the SEARCH box at the top), and you would like to be featured (randomly), add yourself to the Free Listings!

Be found on FoundLocally.com AND TransCanadaHighway

Add Free Listing

Hamilton Search  Click to expand this menu

Local: Hamilton Info  Click to expand this menu
Ontario Provincial Info  Click to expand this menu