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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 nearb y 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 AccommodationsStaybridge Suites Hamilton - Downtown

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Hamilton AccommodationsPuddicombe Estate Farms & Winery

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.

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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 Brantford

located in downtown Brantford,with spacious rooms and such welcome amenities as complimentary wireless high speed internet, and complimentary continental breakfast.. Pets welcome.

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsAvis Rent A Car

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsBrantford Kinsmen Annual Ribfest

Three days of warm weather and sunshine in August for Brantford Kinsmen Annual Ribfest at Cockshutt Park in Brantford, Ontario. Astonishing amount of mouth watering ribs and chicken to be consumed over the weekend. Come enjoy this family festival.

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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!

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsGrand River Kayak

We offer guided kayak tours along the lower Grand River and north shore of Lake Erie. We also offer lessons and fitness classes. We sell kayaks, paddlesports gear, clothing, footwear and accessories for your outdoor pursuits.

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Hamilton Travel & AttractionsThe Hamilton Military Museum

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.

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