The Westfield Heritage Centre contains the Westfield Heritage Village and is spread across an area of 130 hectares (321.23 acres). With home to 30 historic buildings, the village is certainly one of the most amazing historic destinations in Ontario. Interpreters in costumes will guide you through this maze of history and acquaint you with the rich Canadian culture. Live history demonstrations along with the beautiful county side backdrop will surely take you to the olden days. Educational programs, group tours and guided tours of the site are available. Events and activities at this site keep the visitors entertained.
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.
Hamilton is situated on the Niagara Escarpment, meaning an abundance of waterfalls and spectacular natural features. Also known as Horseshoe Falls for its distinctive shape, this cascading attraction is found within the Devil's Punchbowl Conservation Area, falling a total of 37-meters (121.4 feet). The scenic site also offers lovely views of the entire Hamilton region. It has been used as a backdrop for several movies and television series, as well as countless family photos! Stop by for your very own and a breath of fresh air.
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.
The Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology traces the progress of technology and steam engines from industrial revolution till date. Set in a waterworks building that is more than a century old, this interesting museum houses two of the oldest surviving examples of Canadian-made steam engines. While these 70-ton engines form the centerpiece of the museum, it houses several other permanent exhibits as well. The Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology is best visited during the summer, when Live Steamer Days and other events spell a whole lot of fun for the entire family. Kids can undertake free miniature train rides that run along the length of the museum premises, or watch steam engines chug along the tracks. The museum also provides riveting tours that typically last under an hour.
At the brink of the North End neighborhood in Hamilton, the Pier 4 Park provides an ideal summer day escape. Overlooking the scenic Burlington Bay, this park features soft green trails, interspersed with an asphalt pathway that connects several corners of the park to one another. A giant tugboat sits at the edge of the bay, forming the centerpiece of this cute park. The area around the boat makes for a great play area for kids as well. In the evening, take a seat on one of the sheltered benches and watch the sun go down on the bay, painting the water and skies with hues of amber and orange. Later, walk down Discovery Drive and have yourself a warm cuppa at Williams, or stop by at the Pier 7 Boardwalk and enjoy undisturbed views of the marina.
With beautiful surroundings and picturesque trails, the Cliffview Falls certainly is a site to behold. It beckons nature lovers to enjoy the beauty of the waterfall and the endless expanse of greenery.
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.
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.
The Workers Art and Heritage Centre was opened by community and union activists, artists and labor historians 15 years ago as a means to celebrate Canadian workers and labor history. The Centre is located in a historic Custom building, which, built in 1860, used to regulate trade flow throughout Canada. Nowadays, the site boasts a variety of educational exhibits, performances and lectures centered around the theme of Canadian's working people. Make a stop at the Centre, it's a sure learning experience!