A Must-Visit Destination Hiding in Plain Sight

The port city of Hamilton lies right in the middle of Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe region, hugging the westernmost banks of scenic Lake Ontario. With that in mind, it’s no wonder the aboriginals who first settled here dubbed the area Macassa,” which roughly translates to beautiful waters.” In addition to its picturesque location, Hamilton is renowned for its thriving arts scene, abundance of mouthwatering, local eateries and unique roster of impressive Canadian sights. Independent boutiques, battleships and excellent museums are all part of the essential Hamilton experience, but there’s also adventure waiting for the outdoorsy folks. Hamilton is also known as the Waterfall Capital of the World and boasts more than a hundred waterfalls just outside the core – be sure you pack your hiking boots, as there are trails all around for everyone from beginners to experienced hikers. As if that wasn’t enough reason to visit, both Toronto and Niagara Falls sit less than an hour’s drive away, making Hamilton the perfect hub for exploring the very best of the Golden Horseshoe.

More impressive still are the many authentic adventures that are to be had in Hamilton’s immediate vicinity. The nearby Halton region, which encompasses charming cities like Burlington and Oakville, and Brant County are home to remarkable zoos, hip dining options, sleek cocktail bars and much more.

Although slightly off the beaten path, all of the above make Hamilton, Halton & Brant a top destination for visitors to the region looking for a genuine Canadian experience hiding in plain sight.

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