Don’t go anywhere yet, however. Rent a car in Hamilton and explore this pleasant lake-side city at your leisure...
Located on the western shores of Lake Ontario, Hamilton is the third largest city in the Canadian province of Ontario. Sprawling around a natural harbour and dotted with large green spaces, Hamilton is a nice place to stay for a while, perhaps as an alternative to the bustling streets of Toronto or the tourist crowds of Niagara Falls.
There is plenty to see and do in the city, though there are no major tourist attractions. Instead, time in Hamilton can be spent browsing work at art galleries and absorbing local history at the museums. Many happy afternoons pass in waterfront parks or seeking out some of the 100 waterfalls that are said to tumble within the city boundaries.
Hamilton’s farmers’ market fills a stretch of York Boulevard with fresh produce, as well as appetising aromas that drift away from cookery demonstrations and scenes of everyday life crying out to be captured on camera. Visitors can skate outdoors, visit nature reserves, hop aboard the waterfront trolley, splash about in summer at a water park… there are endless ways to enjoy this charming city by the water.
Book car rental in Hamilton and you can travel around with ease. It’s wise to book as far in advance as possible to save money and to secure a vehicle that suits you. Choose whether to collect your rental car at the airport or to pick up your vehicle at a convenient location in and around downtown Hamilton.
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When you arrange car rental, Hamilton becomes a great base for day trips to the nearby attractions...
Located halfway between the city of Toronto and the world’s most famous waterfall, Hamilton is well placed for explorations of these manmade and natural wonders.
Hit the road from Hamilton and you can be in the centre of Toronto within 45 minutes. The immense spike of Toronto’s CN Tower is hard to miss as you make your way into this great metropolis. You can dine at the revolving restaurant and drink in the views or, if your stomach is made of stronger stuff, walk – hands-free – at the edge of an outdoor platform.
If towering heights make you tremble, see Toronto from a completely different angle as you delve into the depths of PATH – a subterranean walkway that hosts mile upon mile of shopping, entertainment, transport and other tourist options. Alternatively, see battle re-enactments at Fort York, catch a ball game at the home of the Toronto Blue Jays or simply savour the unique atmosphere of this friendly city.
Head along the southern shore of Lake Ontario from Hamilton, swing a right at the city of St Catharines, and you’ll soon come across the sister cities of Niagara Falls – one in Ontario and another across the US border in the state of New York. Staying on the Canadian side of the falls offers the best vantage points of all three natural attractions – the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and the smaller Bridal Veil Falls. Hop aboard the Maid of the Mist boat for a close up (and wet) view and see things from a new perspective when you Journey Behind the Falls.
If you missed the chance to dine with 360-degree views of Toronto, you can do it here in Niagara Falls at the Skylon Tower. It’s an unforgettable way to see one of the world’s most incredible natural spectacles.