Hamilton Parks & Gardens
Colourful feathered friends await visitors at the Aviary, which is home to numerous species of tropical exotic birds. Enjoy the company of peacocks, parrots, cockatoos and more.
Home to the world's biggest collection of lilacs, the Royal Botanical Gardens serves as a floral museum. See acres of roses, irises and other flowers. Open daily from 10 am - 5 pm.
Confederation Park boasts a number of family-friendly attractions, including large waterpark, mini-golf, batting cages, basketball courts, go-karts, restaurants and more. Camping facilities are also available. Located near Lake Ontario in Hamilton.
Sam Lawrence Park
This park provides a great panorama of Hamilton. It is beautifully landscaped and has some wonderful floral displays.
Christie Lake Conservation Area
The Christie Lake Conservation Area has something for everyone. Known for its 360m sandy beach, the lake itself is ideal for swimming or exploring via canoe or paddle boat. Nine surrounding ponds offer plentiful amounts of fish, including trout. In addition, there are over 10km of nature trails that meander through the idyllic meadows and forest. For those who just want to relax, plenty of picnic facilities are also available.
Borer's Falls Conservation Area
Discover why the Grand River area is often called waterfall country at this picturesque waterfall, located on the scenic Bruce Trail. The surrounding parkland is covered in beautiful woodland with meandering nature trails. The area is known for its numerous lilac bushes. The are can be reached via car, foot or bicycle.
Dundas Valley Conservation Area
Spend a day with nature by exploring over 1,200 hectares of Carolinian forest at this amazing park, which also offers nature trails, coldwater streams, bird and wildlife watching opportunities and a visitors centre set in an historical home. Cycling and horseback riding are permitted on some trails. In winter, the park is a great place for sledding.
Fifty Point Conservation Area
This park has a number of attractive features, including world-class marina facilities and one of the cleanest beaches in Ontario. Enjoy a stroll on the promenade, enjoy a meal with a picturesque lakefront view, go fishing, enjoy a wilderness picnic or camp out at this true getaway. Located minutes from Hamilton.
Binbrook Conservation Area
This conservation area has a number of attractive features, including hiking trails, observation platforms, a swimming beach, picnic facilities and an unspoiled natural habitat. In the summer months, a series of exciting fishing derbies in featured. Located on the shores of Lake Niapenco.