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.
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Here are some of the hotels, motels, campgrounds, and lodges/cottages to be found along the Trans Canada Highway:
301 deluxe guest rooms, with views of Lake Ontario or the Niagara Escarpment. Pools, sundeck and fitness centre. Enjoy a great meal or refreshment in our restaurants and lounges. Club Floor features upgraded services and amenities
located in downtown Brantford,with spacious rooms and such welcome amenities as complimentary wireless high speed internet, and complimentary continental breakfast.. Pets welcome.
Reserve a room for a great stay, on your business or personal travel. Close to downtown Hamilton and walking distance to area restaurants and shopping mall. Rollaway and Crib available on request.
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.
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.
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:
Opened in 2003 on farmland owned by the family for 30 years, this course has rolling landscape and naturally sandy soil, ideal for a golf course. Enjoy the 8800 sq ft Victorian style clubhouse with wrap-around verandas, with a 200 person ba
This unpretentious tavern known for its microbrew selection also features occasional live music.
This course offers very long, tight fairways with many mature trees lining the edges. There are several sand bunkers strategically placed throughout the course.
The Hamilton Military Museum was built in the late 1830s. It was originally Sir Allan MacNab’s gatehouse. During your visit you will learn about the War of 1812. The museum features many Canadian military history exhibits.
Visit this preserved early 19th century home, set on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful Dundas Valley. Explore the history of Enerals Griffin and other early Black settlers, and enjoy a walk along nearby trails.
TransCanadaHighway.com has lots of attractions, festivals, tours, and things to see & do in and around Hamilton.
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