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Getting to Know Hamilton

Your guide to the city of Hamilton’s top attractions and unique shopping destinations.

Cycle your way through a city that is the perfect urban-nature mix.
Cycle your way through a city that is the perfect urban-nature mix.

Located in the heart of the city, our Hamilton rentals offer you quick access to everything the Hammer has to offer! You can start your day with a short morning walk to Hamilton’s popular year-round indoor farmer’s market, where you’ll find diverse artisan crafts, organic produce, European-style bakeries and fresh dairy products. Looking for a truly unique shopping experience? You’re in luck because Hamilton is home to many local gems and speciality stores. 

Welcome to Hess Village, a pedestrian's haven!

Head to Ottawa Street, also known as the ‘Textile District”, where you can find the best fabrics in Canada or catch the Ottawa Streetfest for a unique street sale with great shopping deals, food options and some artsy crafts. Prefer a more traditional shopping experience? You can head to one of Hamilton’s many malls like CF Lime Ridge, Mountain Shopping Plaza or the Centre on Barton to find your favourite products. 

If you’re tired of the hustle and bustle of the city and want to enjoy nature’s peace, you need a day of relaxing at Sam Lawrence Park to enjoy views of the city from the top of the Niagara Escarpment. As a city that is surrounded by nature and split into upper and lower regions by the Niagara Escarpment, it is a dream destination for nature and urban lovers alike. With over 3480 acres of parkland, there are endless outdoor recreation choices. You can choose between hiking or cycling at one of the city’s many rails or go on a picnic at the famous Bayfront Park along the banks of Lake Ontario. 

With an abundance of diverse attractions, Hamilton is a city with a lot to offer. It is well-known for being home to some of the largest free festivals in the country like the Festival of Friends, Canada’s largest music festival or the Locke Street Festival, a popular street festival for shopping, food and live entertainment. Other exciting activities that our guests can catch are pop-up markets like Locke St. Pop-Up Holiday market, which makes the holiday season a little more special with a selection of local hand-made products, jewelry, unique decors, pottery and so much more.

A busy day calls for a cup of coffee at the Oscar on Bold's rooftop, overseeing the city's hustle and bustle.

The city of Hamilton is mainly served by Highway 403 and the QEW and has a local bus system as well as the GO transit. So whether you choose to stay close to our heart-of-the-city properties or explore nearby cities across the Golden Horseshoe, you will find that travel is easily accessible and efficient.