Outdoor Activities in Hamilton
Hamilton is a great city in Canada with a rich culture and history and incredible natural areas. There are numerous Museums for visitors and learners. There are natural play areas for kids, waterfalls, nature trails, sports,etc. In short, the city has something for every visitor. Here are five activities that visitors can engage in during their time in Hamilton.
1. Explore the Legendary HMC Haida
Yes, you can explore the Navy ship a tribal class destroyer that served the Second World War, Cold War, as well as the Korean War. The HMC Haida is the most famous ship of the Canadian Navy. Explorers can see the ship at pier 9 on the waterfront. HMC Haida is now a museum ship among Canada’s National Historic Sites. The museum allows self-guided tours as well as an hour-long guided tour.
The guided tour is ideal for those that wish to learn more about the ship and view some of its secret areas. The museum also offers special programs and enjoyable learning experiences. Some veterans serve as guides. Thus, visitors can get a better picture of the real events of the war. Narrations from those who experienced the war first hand are better than the records in historical books.
You can explore the ship on Pier 9, 658 Catharine St N, Hamilton, ON L8L 8K4, Canada
2. African Lion Safari
The African Lion Safari is one of the most favorite attraction sites for visitors. The park is located just outside the city limits. With an area of about 300 hectares, the park has over 1000 animals. The park has over a hundred species of both birds and mammals from various parts of the world. The park has tour buses and experienced tour guides that ferry visitors through seven areas of the park.
Visitors have the opportunity of seeing free-roaming animals such as the African Lion, white lions, wildebeest, cheetah, zebras, giraffe, kangaroo, etc. The park allows tourists to take snaps of the animals. African Lion Safaris is a great place for family.
The African Lion Safari is located on 1386 Cooper Rd, Hamilton, Ontario N1R 5S2, Canada
3. Take a tour of the waterfalls
Hamilton is sometimes referred to as The City of Waterfall because it has more than a hundred waterfalls in the Niagara escarpment. Visitors can access many of the waterfalls via the famous Bruce Trail. Some of the famous waterfalls in the area include;
- Devil’s Punch Bowl (one of the tallest falls in the area) located on Ridge Rd, Stoney Creek, ON L8J 2X4, Canada.
- The 19-meter Albion Falls, on address 885 Mountain Brow Blvd, Hamilton, ON, Canada.
- Tiffany Falls on Tiffany Falls Side Trail, Ancaster, Hamilton, Ontario L9G 3H6, Canada
- The Tews falls (581 Harvest Rd, Dundas, ON L9H 5K7, Canada) is the tallest waterfalls. It is about 41 meters equivalent to 135 feet. The spring offers the best time to visit because the river can go dry during the months of summer.
- The Webster’s fall has more to offer. It has picnic tables bordered by a conservation area. It is located on Hamilton, ON L9H 4W2, Canada
4. View Art
The Art Gallery of Hamilton is the best place for art lovers. It is among the oldest of Canada’s art galleries. It boasts a collection of over ten thousands of works of art which make it rank as the third largest art gallery in Canada. It houses a collection of Canadian contemporary and historical art as well as ancient European art.
The art gallery of Hamilton is located on 123 King St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 4S8, Canada.
5. Royal Botanical Gardens
The Royal Botanical Garden is the best place for those that love hiking trails, walking through gardens and workshops. The garden has something for everyone. Expect to experience the Fall Migration during falls. The event celebrates the bird migration season. There is also the Great Pumpkin Trail that features pumpkin-themed activities as well as live entertainment.
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