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The waterfall capital of the world, Hamilton has over 100 waterfalls minutes away from the downtown core. In addition to the city's own wonderous waterfalls, Hamilton is the gateway to Niagara Falls and Niagara on the Lake. Familiarly known as a 'wonder of the world' Niagara Falls is a destination not to be missed. The falls themselves are breathtakingly beautiful (and powerful!) and the surrounding city is a tourism mecca with casinos, fun parks, museums, and more. Just down the road from the falls, visitors can unwind in Ontario's most prominent wine country, Niagara on the Lake. This charming town is settled amongst numerous beautiful vineyards.
The city is also booming with arts and culture with multiple performing arts venues and the third-largest public art gallery in Ontario. An attraction not to be missed is the African Lion Safari where you can take a drive through a 750 acres Wildlife Park.
It’s also a short drive, bus or train ride to Toronto along Lake Ontario, where there is even more to explore – from endless shopping & dining opportunities to world-class concerts & sporting events!
Book your trip now and find cheap flights to Hamilton from Edmonton, Halifax, Winnipeg, Kelowna, Abbotsford, Montego Bay, Cancun, and Puerto Vallarta. Why not make it a vacation with Swoop Getaways? Save up to 50% on your hotel† when you combine it together with a Swoop flight to get the best deal on your personalized package!
There are lots of options for getting around in Hamilton. You can take the local city bus, also known as the HSR. You can pick up a SoBi Bike from one of 120 hubs in the city or take a cab or ride share. Click here for more details on getting around Hamilton.
If you want to visit Toronto, there are many ways to get into the big city from Hamilton. You can catch a GO Bus or Train from Hamilton's downtown GO Station, which is a 20-minute drive from the airport, and both the bus and the train will drop you off right downtown at Union Station, in the heart of Toronto.
If you're looking for more freedom and flexibility, Swoop has great deals on car rentals. You can pick up right at the Hamilton airport and from there, it's approximately 1 hour into downtown Toronto – just be sure to check the traffic report first, and make sure you've got access to parking at your end location!
Between April and November, check out one of the Lady Hamilton Group’s free walking tours. Choose from Historic Downtown, Modern Downtown and James Street North tours.
Hamilton is a hub of Canadian comedy - Canadian comedy legends Eugene Levy, Ivan Reitman, Martin Short, and Dave Thomas all come from Hamilton.