Hamilton is a Canadian port city on the western tip of Lake Ontario. The Niagara Escarpment, a huge, forested ridge known locally as “the mountain” and dotted with conservation areas and waterfalls, divides the city. The long-distance Bruce Trail runs along the escarpment. HMCS Haida, a naval warship on the city’s lakefront, and the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in the south, trace Canada’s military past.
There are 40 well decorated rooms inside this castle, and a produce garden with lots of vegetables, herbs and fruits. The castle boasts an Italian-style villa, renovated about 50 years ago. This castle included a zoo before it was turned to a museum in the 1900s. Originally built in the 1830s; an old castle full of memories from the past. You will be impressed with how they have preserved its condition.
African Lion Safari
One of Hamilton’s most popular tourist attractions is home to lions, elephants and giraffes… oh my! African Lion Safari’s expansive drive through reserve lets families get closer than they ever imagined to some of the world’s most exotic species. The kids will also love cooling off at the waterpark, the hands-on animal shows and the unforgettable daily elephant swims.
Canadian War Plane
Entertain yourself with Canada’s military history by visiting this heritage museum. You will be awed with the 40 aircraft now available for public viewing. Some of these planes are still being restored though, but a good number are available for viewing. These are the airplanes used during the World War II, and it includes the Avro Lancaster. You’ll also find other interesting artifacts that will remind you of Canada’s war history. Take your grandfather and your kids with you.
HMCS Haida National Historic Site
The famous warship, the last of the tribal class, has served in the WWII and the Cold War. It was built in 1942 for the Royal Canadian Navy and was converted to a destroyer in 1952. It was then decommissioned in 1963. And 15 years ago, it was finally opened for public viewing. Now you can get a chance to explore this legendary ship while imagining the scenes of the war. You get to see the officers’ cabins and the historic decks.
Devil’s Punchbowl Falls
One of Niagara Escarpment’s beautiful sites has two waterfalls, the lower falls and the upper falls. It’s called The Devil’s Punchbowl. The Silurian rock is also found here, and if you’re taking the trail through Stoney Creek, you would have to start at this location. The falls look stunning and extraordinary. Definitely a must-see!