Hamilton Tourist Attractions

Hamilton tourist attractions include Dundurn Castle, HMCS Haida, Royal Botanical Gardens, Cathedral of Christ the King, and Wild Waterworks water park.

Dundurn Castle (dundurncastle.com) is a historical, Neoclassical architectural style palatial building.

The castle was completed in 1835, and originally used as a private villa, but today, 42 of the total of 72 rooms are open to the public.

The building is considered one of Ontario’s most romantic villas, together with its stunning park-like gardens, making the place very popular for weddings and other events.

HMCS Haida (www.pc.gc.ca/haida) is a historic destroyer class ship that the Royal Canadian Navy used from 1943-1963, now available for public tours.

Haida is exceptionally famous historic warship, especially because of the fact that it has sunk more enemy ships than any other Canadian warship.

HMCS Haida has been used as a museumship in Hamilton, Ontario since 2003, when it was moved to its current location, Pier 9 within the city’s harbor.

Royal Botanical Gardens (www.rbg.ca) is the most popular tourist attraction in Ontario within the region between Niagara Falls and Toronto.

All in all, the size of the botanical gardens complex is 980 hectares (2,421 acres), and features a total of over 1,100 species of plants.

In addition to the beautiful, extensive gardens, highlight of the place include:

  • “Arboretum”, an outdoors education center,
  • a network of footpaths, and
  • the many floral arrangements.

Of the Hamilton tourist attractions, Cathedral of Christ the King(www.christthekingcathedral.org) is a Roman Catholic cathedral, in use since 1933.

Highlights of the church building include its bell tower, whose foundation stone was imported from the catacombs of Rome

…as a symbol of the connection between the cathedral and the ancientfirst Christian church (operating out of the catacombs), that functioned after the death of Jesus.

Finest aspects of the church include its interiors as a whole, made entirely in accordance with the English Gothic style of the 13th century.

Finally, Wild Waterworks (www.conservationhamilton.ca/wild-waterworks/) water park is open through the summer period.

The water park is located as a section of the 83 hectare (205 acre) Confederation Park, on the shores of Lake Ontario in Hamilton.

The water park’s highlights include its water slides, such as…

  • “Night Rider,”
  • “Blue Demon,”
  • “Vertigo”, and
  • “Sidewinder”…

…as well as Canada’s largest outdoors wave pool.