Need an escape from those long meetings? Look no further. Hamilton, Ontario has the tranquil phenomenon that will take you far away from the mundane board room. Known as the “Waterfall Capital of Canada,” the City features a culture that encourages trendy art and music offering business travelers more to see than just the local office parks. Whether you’re in town for business or just on your way between Toronto and Detroit, find out where to stay, what to eat and which natural wonders are a must see next time you’re in southeast Ontario.
Where to Stay
Located in the middle of downtown, Visitors Inn in Hamilton, Ontario prides itself in providing luxurious accommodations at an affordable price. For a relaxing or romantic getaway, Visitors Inn has Jacuzzi Suites that feature, as you can tell by the name, a large in-room Jacuzzi.
Another luxurious choice for your business accommodation is the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel. Located in the middle of the business district you’ll feel ultimately connected to the City as the hotel is situated next to Copps Coliseum, the Hamilton Convention Centre and Hamilton place. Featuring incredible views of Lake Ontario, the hotel will fulfill all of your lodging needs.
Where to Eat
Located a little outside of town is Ancaster Old Mill, a fine dining restaurant near Hamilton, Ontario. The restaurant features a dining room built out over a waterfall-fed creek affiliated with the Niagara escarpment, creating a picturesque and unique dining experience. Serving self-described “EARTH TO TABLE” cuisine, the Ancaster Mill utilizes local and seasonal ingredients from nearby farms to provide changing menus year round.
What to Do
Featuring over 100 waterfalls around the area, it’s no surprise Hamilton is known as the “Waterfall Capital of Canada.” Get an up close and personal experience with waterfalls found along the Niagara Escarpment and Bruce Trail. Hikers and those who enjoy the natural water wonders will rejoice at the multitude of trails located in and around Hamilton.
Another gem located in Hamilton is the Royal Botanical Gardens (RGB). Visitors are welcome to explore over 2,700 acres of gardens and sanctuaries that feature over 27 kilometres of walking trails – some of which connect to the Bruce Trail. Offering guided tours, learning experiences, at-risk plant species and more, the RGB is a fantastic place to stop while in Hamilton.