Port Hamilton contains the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, the Royal Botanical Gardens, and the Bruce Trail. It is also home to McMaster University and several other colleges as well as the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. In 2006, Port Hamilton was recognized as an emerging arts and culture center, with several art galleries, production facilities for independent films, and recording studios.
The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum features aircraft used by the Canadian military from World War II to the present. The Royal Botanical Gardens protects over 1100 species of plants, including some that are found only here. Bruce Trail is an UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve covering over 800 kilometers following the edge of the Niagara Escarpment. Beginning on the Niagara River near the falls at Queenston, it ends at General Brock’s Monument in Queenston Heights.
Visitors to Port Hamilton will enjoy seeing the Dundurn Castle, a National Historic Site where Sir Allan Napier MacNab lived in the 1800s. The Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology is also a National Historic Site, and it contains two steam engines that pumped clean water to the city more than 140 years ago.
The Westfield Heritage Village is a 131-hectare area of pristine woods and unspoiled meadows that contains over 35 historic buildings spanning the city’s history. This was the site for filming of much of the Anne of Green Gables TV series. The 1796 Battlefield House and Museum in Stoney Creek where staff wear period dress and demonstrate daily life in the late 18th Century.