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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 AccommodationsSheraton Hamilton Hotel

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

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Hamilton AccommodationsBest Western Little River Inn

Centrally located to all the businesses and organizations in the area, Simcoe's corporate hotel provides an exceptional stay at an affordable price. Unilever, OPG, Esso and Superior Essex are located near this Simcoe, ON hotel.

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Hamilton AccommodationsQuality Hotel in Hamilton

The non-smoking Quality Hotel® provides accommodations designed for corporate business and leisure travelers, as well as families on trips at an affordable rate.

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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 AccommodationsComfort Inn Hamilton

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.

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsFlamborough Hills Golf Club

Gentle rolling hills, mature tree lined fairways, and water on 7 of the 27 holes, this course also has abundant wildlife.

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsDell Pharmacy

Dell Pharmacy offers health products and services in the Southern Ontario region.

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsEmpire Greens Golf Course

check out our great golf course, wit its many challenging holes

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsDell Pharmacy

Dell Pharmacy offers health products and services in the Southern Ontario region.

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsWhitehern Historic House & Garden National Historic Site

Discover one of the finest examples of an intact historic home in Canada during a guided tour with a costumed interpreter. 3 generations of the McQuesten family lived at Whitehern from 1852 until 1968.

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