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As one of the oldest cities in the province, Hamilton has a fascinating historical heritage.
The city is full of beautiful architecture, incredible museums and many landmarks. Its 15 National Historic Sites include Dundurn Castle, HMCS Haida, Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology and the newly enhanced Rock Garden at Royal Botanical Gardens.
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, the country’s largest flying air museum, is also in Hamilton and features one of only two air-worthy Lancaster bombers left in the world.
Hamilton offers exciting arts and culture for visitors and locals.
Monthly art crawls along James Street North bring thousands of art-lovers downtown on the second Friday of every month to enjoy the arts district’s studios, galleries, restaurants and stores, all open late for this well-known event.
The beautiful Art Gallery of Hamilton and one of the country’s leading university art collections, McMaster Museum of Art, are also in Hamilton. There are artistic areas in neighbourhoods across the city, with more and more artists and creative professionals moving to Hamilton.
Food lovers will enjoy Hamilton’s diverse restaurants including fine-dining, international food, farmers’ markets, craft breweries, locally roasted coffee and a popular food truck scene.