If warplanes and fighter aircraft interest you then head straight to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. This museum houses aircraft models that were actually used during World War II. It is home to several propeller-powered aircraft, helicopters and military jets. Several of the aircraft on display are in an operational condition. Avro Lancaster is a part of the museum's air shows. The Lancaster is one of the few functional Lancasters on the planet.
Established in 1962, the Battlefield House is an esteemed living history museum. It's located on the site where the Battle of Stoney Creek was fought during the War of 1812, preserving the culture and heritage of the neighboring area. The Battlefield House is open to visitors who are invited to take informative guided tours when they come. A can't-miss cultural attraction, it also puts on events dedicated to educating and entertaining its guests.
Established in 1914, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is a famous public gallery in the city and one of the oldest in Canada. The gallery was renovated in 2005, replete with a spacious pavilion and modern exhibition spaces. Boasting of a collection that amounts to 9000 objects, it focuses on European and Canadian art. The gallery calendar is always full with interesting events like temporary exhibitions, art classes, workshops and art festivals. The efforts are directed towards giving the common man a unique art experience. A visit to this space gets you acquainted with the exquisite world of fine art and contemporary art.
FirstOntario Centre, formerly known as Copps Coliseum, is a sought-after event venue in North America. It is a multifaceted entertainment arena that hosts a variety of happenings ranging from massive sporting events to intimate artistic spectacles. The facilities at FirstOntario Centre are excellent, creating a great backdrop for such high profile goings on as American Idol performances and Britney Spears concerts. Check the events schedule when in Hamilton for the chance to see some first-rate entertainment.
An address that's more than 150 years old, the Locke Street South hosted horse races during the early 18th century. Today, this historic address beckons those seeking retail bliss. Come here with plenty of time on hand as the street has a lot to offer in the form of eclectic shops, health and wellness services, specialty stores and diverse eateries to satiate your tastebuds. Apart for shopping, the place is bustling with travelers and locals during cultural events and markets.
Before it was a popular Hamilton tourist attraction, Whitehern was home to Ontario politician Thomas McQuesten. The late-Classical structure was built around 1850 and named a National Historic Site of Canada in 1962 for its displays of Georgian, Edwardian, and Victorian era artifacts. Whitehern is open to the public, and guided tours of the property are conducted regularly. For an outing that as historical as it is charming, come check it out.
Established in 1983, by the Cohen couple, The Arctic Experience Gallery focused on marvelous sculptures by the Canadian Inuit artists. In 1993, the gallery moved to the nerve center of Hamilton, in a beautiful building reflecting Victorian architecture. Following this the gallery merged with McNaught Gallery and expanded its collection to include prints and paintings that augmented the creations on display. Arctic Experience McNaught Gallery does not feature a regular operation schedule, calling ahead before your visit is advisable.
The Hamilton Downtown Family YMCA brings the people together with an array of social events benefiting all sections of people. The center is involved in a number of activities that include child care, health and fitness and community outreach programs. For more on the its activities in Hamilton, call ahead or check out their website.
For all those football fanatics out there, this is one place that you would definitely want to see. The Canadian Football Hall of Fame commemorates and honors all those who have made a significant contribution to Canadian football. The hall of fame is operated as a museum where exhibits related to the Canadian football's history are displayed. However, the center of attraction in this museum is the metal busts of members who have been inducted over all these years. Visitors can tour the place and get a feel of the rich history that the Canadian football possessed.