Hamilton Bed and Breakfast
With your stay at one of Hamilton's excellent bed and breakfast accommodations, you'll find various activities to keep you busy.
Take in the scenery and then do a little sight seeing and shopping. Hamilton's bed and breakfast accommodations are in the heart of Ontario's culture.
Finding Hamilton Accommodation - Inns
You can view our online Hamilton Bed and Breakfast accommodation listings or purchase
the Canadian Bed and Breakfast Guide, a printed directory of bed and breakfast accommodations across Canada, including
Canadian inns. It was established in 1982 by Gerda Pantel and is now produced by Marybeth and Jay Moyer,
Enjoying Niagara Inc. It is an ideal trip planner for travel in Canada. The Guide started as, and remains,
the only national printed guide to Bed and Breakfasts in Canada. Bed and Breakfast lodgings in the book are
listed with picture and extensive descriptions which includes information on: rooms, breakfasts, amenities,
things to do, price, means of payment, how to locate them, etc.
Selecting your Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
In choosing bed and breakfast accommodation it is recommended that you look at the descriptive details of the
bed and breakfasts in the area in which you will be staying. There will in most cases be a choice of options
that will cover the needs and value preferences of prospective bed and breakfast guests. It is best to book ahead
and while this can frequently be done by e-mail, calling by phone is not a bad option. It gives you a chance to
speak to the host, ask some questions that may not have been answered for you in the listing, and to get a feel
for the reception you can expect.
Hamilton - A City For All Seasons
Hamilton offers many natural and man-made diversions for the leisure traveler. The beauty of the escarpment alone compels attention as it changes its expression to greet each successive season.
The City of Hamilton is a rare marriage of topography and human settlement, one of a handful of urban centres in North America that are tiered and encircle a bay of significant size to serve as an international port. It is the area’s unique natural architecture that has contributed in great measure to the formation of a distinct regional character and heritage.
The summer bay is dotted with power and sail craft; jet skis playfully slap the crests of waves, while steering clear of windsurfing enthusiasts. Bayfront Park and Pier 4, acres of former industrial landfill restored to a green area, are alive with walkers, runners, roller-bladers and kids playing on the landlocked tugboat, the twisting, turning tubes and slides, or running through the water toys. The 1,500 kilometres of trails invite hikers, bikers and window-shopping naturalists to explore the verdure of Hamilton’s forests and botanical exhibits. The more sedate can tread manicured fairways of more than two dozen golf courses, or tour the charming settings of six communities for the many curiosities, antiques and heritage sites.
Fall is a cool blaze of burnt oranges, reds and yellows, country fairs and pumpkin carving, knitted sweaters on children and their dogs, good cheer and bracing walks.
Winter introduces a fresh set of delights. The trails are given over, not just to hikers but also to the swoosh of cross-country skiers who shuffle gracefully through the snowy forest cathedrals. Many golf courses forego the quiet golf etiquette of summer for the whoops of tobogganers and downhill skiers. Downtown, the city streets and Gore Park are dressed for Christmas, in the manner extolled by Charles Dickens – there are carolers, and yes even tiny reindeers. Dundurn Castle and the venerable Whitehern Historic Home & Garden near Hamilton City Hall, are decked with holly and primed for special Christmas tours.
Spring is a time of renewal, a time for tapping trees and boiling the sap down to maple syrup at Westfield Heritage Village. It is a time to come out to visit the world’s largest lilac collection and experience the colours of the Tulip and Iris Show and displays at the famous Royal Botanical Gardens.
Hamilton - A City For All Seasons content: www.hamiltonundiscovered.com