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Hamilton in Pictures

Hamilton has a reputation as an industrial town, but it has plenty of sights for the curious traveller. Click through these photos to learn more about what the Hammer has to offer.

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Dundas features nature trails, waterfalls and a quaint downtown food and shopping district.

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Local Art Crawl

The local Art Crawl takes place on the second Friday of every month, and involves galleries, shops and restaurants around the intersection of Cannon and James St North.

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Art Gallery of Hamilton

Canadian artist Kim Adams’ Bruegel-Bosch Bus is part of the Art Gallery of Hamilton’s permanent collection. Housed in its own sculpture atrium, it’s an essential viewing at the gallery. The piece took seven years to complete.

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Cootes Paradise

Enjoying an early evening paddle at Cootes Paradise. The 250-hectare wetland is part of Hamilton’s Royal Botanical Gardens.

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Two of the mute swans that call Cootes Paradise home, as encountered from a walking path at the Royal Botanical Gardens’ arboretum. Photo by Ernie Ourique

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Bayfront District

Once a working tugboat, this refurbished 80-footer is now a playground at Pier 4, part of the Hamilton waterfront’s cleaned up and revitalized Bayfront district. A lively place in summer, the Bayfront is home to trails, boat and sailing clubs, open-air concerts and a café.