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Hamilton is the ninth largest city in Canada, the fourth largest city in Ontario and considered to be the waterfall capital of the world. Whether you want to cycle along the Escarpment Rail Trail or catch a festival at Gage Park, this beautiful city has a lots of hidden gems to explore.

McMaster University has called Hamilton home for almost 90 of its 130 years in existence. Nestled in the west end of Hamilton, the campus is connected to kilometers of nature trails, biking paths and Hamilton’s burgeoning waterfront.

If you’re looking for a way to unwind or have some fun outside of classes, Hamilton has plenty to offer.

1. Hike to one of Hamilton’s 120 majestic waterfalls
2. Take a selfie or scenic photo at Sam Lawrence Park
3. Tour the Hamilton Harbour by boat, or venture on the paved Waterfront Trail
4. Enjoy dining on Locke Street
5. Explore an art gallery on James Street North
6. Sample the latest beers at one of Hamilton’s many microbreweries (provided you are 19 years or older)
7. Visit one of the dozens of parks in Hamilton by catching a festival at Gage Park or go people watching at Gore Park Promenade
8. Skip a stone on Van Wagner’s Beach / Confederation Park