The historic city of Hamilton stands at the west end of Lake Ontario. Thanks to the Niagara Escarpment (a United Nations World Biosphere) that divides it in two, this manufacturing and port city has outstanding trails, waterfalls and views.
There's no shortage of cultural attractions for visitors arriving on cheap flights to Hamilton. Dundurn Castle is the stately mansion once owned by Sir Allan Napier MacNab and now offers a fascinating insight into what life was like in 1855. The Museum of Steam and Technology, another National Historic Site, preserves the technology that powered Hamilton 140 years ago, while, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum has restored aircraft from more recent times.
Along with McMaster University, which gives the city a young, buzzy vibe, it has a proud sporting tradition. It's home to the Tiger Cats and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum, has live horse racing year round at Flamboro Downs and has hosted the Canadian Open four times.