With a population of over 500,000, Hamilton combines a small-town feel with big-city infrastructure. In the middle of the Niagara Escarpment, the city is home to over 100 waterfalls and 49 km of city trails. Hamilton has ranked as the top city nationwide for economic diversity by The Conference Board of Canada, with a wide array of employment opportunities.


Hamilton’s downtown core has an exciting shopping, culinary, art, and nightlife scene. Forbes Magazine has named Hamilton among “The top 7 under-the-radar foodie destinations’. With a transit system, GO stations, easy highway access, and on-street cycling lanes, you have options for travelling through the city. Visit the beachfront, one of the downtown parks, or enjoy a day of shopping, and take in the growing art and theatre scene.


Throughout its many communities, there’s always something fun to do in Hamilton!

  • Hamilton hosts a variety of music and art festivals, including the monthly Art Crawl and The Hamilton World Music Festival.
  • Stop by Theatre Aquarius and take in a live performance.
  • Visit the lakefront and take a stroll along one of the piers, taking in the stunning views, local shops and attractions on the shores of Lake Ontario.
  • In summer, hop on the Hamilton Waterfront Trolley, which takes you along a 12 km stretch of waterfront, or set sail on a Harbour Queen dinner cruise.
  • The First Ontario Centre and the Tim Hortons Stadium host a variety of shows, concerts, and sporting events, including the JUNO Awards in 2015.
  • Are you a golfer? The Hamilton Golf and Country Club has hosted the Canadian Open Championship 4 times.
  • If you’re looking for nature, you’ll find over 100 waterfalls and 49 km of city-owned trails.

Fun Fact

Hamilton holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the highest number of high fives during a world cup match, with 7,238 high fives at the Tim Hortons Stadium in 2015.