City of Hamilton
Hamilton is defined by its geography. The Niagara Escarpment (“the mountain” to locals) cuts through the middle of the city, providing outstanding vistas, trails, and waterfalls. Hamilton’s Harbour and Lake Ontario provide great recreational pursuits, from boating to parks to trails.
With 65 waterfalls in its boundaries, the City of Hamilton is known locally as the “City of Waterfalls.”
The city’s rich cultural heritage is authentically preserved and displayed in museums including Dundurn Castle, Battlefield House Museum and park and the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. The city also boasts the newly renovated Art Gallery of Hamilton and vibrant performing arts companies like the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera Hamilton .
The Bruce Trail and other footpaths weave through the city’s lush surroundings and along the waterfront, showcasing wildlife and waterfalls. The City of Hamilton maintains 5,523 acres of parkland, municipal properties and open spaces.
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