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HMCS Haida, Pier 9, Hamilton, Ontario
African lion safari Elephants swim
Elephants at African Lion Safari

Hamilton, Ontario has a large variety of historical sites, cultural and educational institutions, and an aviary for exotic birds.

See also: List of roads in Hamilton, Ontario

Historical sites and museums

See also: List of National Historic Sites of Canada in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 31 Service Battalion Museum, accredited military museum, Heritage Museum; dedicated to documenting Combat Service Support in Hamilton; largest collection of the Canadian Women's Army Corps artifacts; located next to HMCS Haida
  • Auchmar, historic estate of the Honourable Isaac Buchanan
  • Battlefield House Museum, Stoney Creek
  • Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, home of one of the last two remaining operational Lancaster bombers; also in operation Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane, Bristol Bolingbroke
  • Dundurn Castle, including the Hamilton Military Museum and Dundurn Park, west end; home of Sir Allan Napier MacNab, former Prime Minister of Upper Canada
  • Erland Lee Museum, birthplace of Women's Institutes, Upper Stoney Creek
  • Hamilton Children's Museum, east end
  • Hamilton Farmer's Market, founded in 1837
  • Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology, east end
  • HMCS Haida, National Historic Site, historic naval ship; Canada's most famous warship and the last remaining Tribal Class destroyer in the world
  • Nash-Jackson House, at Stoney Creek Battlefield Park
  • Ottawa Street North, textile district, voted one of Canada's favourite streets in the 2011 'Great Places in Canada' contest; ranked in Top 5 spots for antique shopping in Canada by CAA Magazine
  • Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Heritage Museum, downtown
  • Westfield Heritage Village, Flamborough
  • Whitehern Historic House & Garden, downtown

Cultural institutions


Dundurn Castle at Dundurn Park (summer)
Whitehern Museum


  • Bach Elgar Choir
  • Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Hess Village, commercial and entertainment hub in historic buildings


  • Hamilton Theatre Inc., musical theatre

Other popular attractions


See also: Culture of Hamilton, Ontario
  • Festival of Friends, founded in 1975, the largest annual free music event in Canada


See also: List of sports venues in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Around the Bay Road Race, the longest continuously held long distance foot race in North America (since 1894)
  • Canadian Football Hall of Fame, downtown
  • CANUSA Games, Hamilton is twinned with Flint, Michigan, and its amateur athletes have competed in these games since 1958
  • Jukasa Motor Speedway, a 5/8-mile oval auto racing track, Cayuga, Ontario
  • Flamboro Downs and Flamboro Slots, horse racing as well as car racing

Parks, trails and waterfront

Pier 4 Park
Hamilton Harbour Cruises via Hamilton Harbour Queen
See also: List of waterfalls in Hamilton, Ontario and Hamilton Conservation Authority
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