Hamilton Tourism

Hamilton is a paradox of sorts: all buffed from the outside yet with a warm, loving heart on the inside. This underdog of Canada has finally emerged from its reputation of being primarily an industrial hub with no soul or personality; and boy has it proved its naysayers wrong! If you look beyond the steel and smoke, you will see a city hiding a wealth of natural beauty and sweeping views. Hamilton has preserved its proud cultural vibrancy and heritage in attractions like the Warplane Museum, Dundurn Castle and HMCS Haida. On the one hand, you will be dizzy with the beauty of the mellifluous waterfalls that dance gaily in and around Hamilton and on the other, prepare to be pleasantly surprised with the entertainment that this vibrant city has to offer.

If you’re a hiking enthusiast, the stupendously beautiful Bruce Trail connects to Hamilton and offers brilliant opportunities to explore the surrounding areas that are blessed with natural glories. The Niagara Escarpment is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, complete with gorgeous trails and gushing waterfalls, this area is where nature runs amok.

Hamilton changes its colors for every kind of visitor; this iridescent town is waiting to be explored and offers something for every mood; from merry to morose.

Essential travel information and Hamilton tips for your visit

  • Well known for waterfall hiking, Hamilton is a great destination to discover nature. Do remember, however, that many waterfalls are difficult to hike and are quite challenging for beginners.
  • If you plan on hiking the Bruce Trail, do register on the official website and carry adequate supplies with you.
  • Not all areas in Hamilton are extremely safe. Do not try to venture out alone in the evening in areas like Downtown.
  • Know the pollution level of Hamilton before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 52.27 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 50.89 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 40.18 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 41.96 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 20.54 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 27.68 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 36.29 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 20.54 (Low)
  • How safe is Hamilton for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Hamilton.

    • Burglary and Theft 39.08 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 40.49 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 43.84 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 41.3 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 38.38 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 47.46 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 42.96 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 66.2 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 73.59 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 40.85 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 48.55 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 32.04 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 58.8 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Hamilton is 166.51 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 52.83 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 61.06 (High)
    • Pollution Index 49.08 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 35.81 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 60.47 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 82.31 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.22 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 124.29 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Hamilton

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.17 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.09 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 25.82 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 64.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 37.6 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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