Hamilton, Halton & Brant
Cootes Paradise, Hamilton
Photograph Courtesy Tourism Hamilton
The Heart of Ontario is centrally located between Niagara Falls and Toronto, where urban sophistication exists alongside small-town charm and gracious hospitality. Experience the City of Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Brantford, Milton, Halton Hills, Brant County, and Six Nations—the Heart of Ontario.
Within 30 minutes of Toronto to our east, London to our west, and Buffalo and Niagara Falls to our south, and reaching north towards Kitchener/Waterloo, we are within easy reach of hundreds of thousands of visitors who are looking forward to experiencing everything exceptional we have to offer.
Did you know?
You can explore over 125 waterfalls, including Tews Falls, one of the highest falls in Ontario at over 41 meters.
The Niagara Escarpment, which runs through the heart of our region, has been designated as a World Biosphere by UNESCO.
The Royal Botanical Gardens is Canada's largest botanical gardens and is home to hundreds of birds and plants.
Hamilton is home to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum—the only place on Earth where visitors can take a flight in the Lancaster Bomber, the most famous Allied bomber of World War II.
Alexander Graham Bell made the world's first long-distance phone call from his home in Brantford, Ontario, to downtown Paris, Ontario.
The Grand River is home to over 80 different species of fish, which represent over 50 percent of all the species found in Canada.
The people of Six Nations are the oldest living participatory democracy on Earth. Their 800-year-old model of self-government served as an inspiration for Thomas Jefferson, the leading author of the U.S. Constitution.
The Burlington Art Centre is home to Canada's foremost collection of contemporary Canadian ceramics.
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