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Hamilton, Canada

Dundurn Castle

Dundurn Castle

Dundurn Castle is a historic neoclassical mansion on York Boulevard in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The 18,000-square-foot  house took three years and was completed in 1835. The forty room castle featured and contained  the latest conveniences such as gas lighting and running water. It is currently purchased by the City of Hamilton in 1900 for $50,000 and $3 million for renovating the site in order to make it for public. Costumed interpreters guide visitors through the home, illustrating daily life from the 1850s. The Duchess of Cornwall, a descendant of Sir Allan MacNab, is the Royal Patron of Dundurn Castle.

 

 

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is avation museum which contains eagering of Canadian. It is located at the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport in Hamilton, Ontario. In the museum , 36 military jets, propeller-driven aircraft and helicopters is exhibited on display. Displayed is a collection of Canadian military aircraft, many in flying condition. The museum has also had several Second World War and Cold War aircraft, including a TBM Avengera De Havilland Canada built S-2 Tracker and a Bristol Bolingbroke. The flying collection is used to perform at air shows and is made available for local flights by museum visitors.

 

 

African Lion Safari

African Lion Safari

African Lion Safari is a family-owned safari park located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, about 100 kilometres  west of Toronto. Although situated in Hamilton city limits, it is situated near Cambridge, Ontario. There are more than 1,000 animals, representing over 100 species of mammals and birds from across the globe. Guests may tour seven game reserves  traversed via tour buses or the visitors' own vehicles where animals roam freely. Accompanying the game reserves is a large walking section where hundreds of exotic birds and primates, as well as the park's herd of Asian elephants, roam here and there. It is an accredited member of the CAZA, and is also a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), the International Elephant Foundation (IEF), the International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators (IAATE).

 

 

Battlefield House

Battlefield House

Battlefield House near King Street East and Centennial Parkway in Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada is a living history museum and site of the historic Battle of Stoney Creek on June 6, 1813. It was completed in 1796. The house and 15.5 acres  of parkland , were the property of the Women's Wentworth Historical Society. The park was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1960. Nestled under the Niagara Escarpment, this historic site is located on 32 acres of park land linked to the Bruce Trail. Also the Battlefield Monument and the Grandview  building are located on the property. During the first weekend in June, ac of the Battle of Stoney Creek is held with re-enactors in full regalia, representing both the British and American sides. The 2016 event was the 35th such re-enactment. British units made a night attack on an American encampment. Due in large part to the capture of both American brigadier generals, and an overestimation of British strength by the Americans, the battle was a victory for the British, and a turning point in the defence of Upper Canada.
 

 

Whitehern

Whitehern

Whitehern Historic House and Garden in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, built shortly before 1850, is a Late Classical house that is now a historic house museum. It is situated on the corner of Jackson Street West and MacNab Street South, just east of the Hamilton City Hall and behind the Canadian Football Hall of Fame museum. After its renovating was complete in 1971, Whitehern has been open as a civic museum and has occasionally served as a period film location. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1962. An Ontario Historical Plaque was erected by the province to commemorate Whitehern's role in Ontario's heritage.

 

 

Albion Falls

Albion Falls

Albion Falls is a 19 m  classical/cascade waterfall flowing down the Niagara Escarpment in Red Hill Valley, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. With cascade falls the downpour is staggered into a series of steps causing water to "cascade". The top of the falls are located on Mud Street. The lower-end of the falls can be found at the south-end of King's Forest Park in lower Hamilton by following the Red Hill Creek south towards the Niagara Escarpment.Albion Falls was once seriously considered as a possible source of water for Hamilton. The ravine at the Albion Falls has a legend of the Lover's Leap. The name of 'the Lover's Leap' is related to the sad tale. Nearby attractions include the Bruce Trail, Buttermilk Falls, Devil's Punch Bowl, Felker's Falls, Confederation Park (via Red Hill Trail), Mohawk 4 Ice Centre at Mohawk Sports Park, scenic views of lower Hamilton, King's Forest Golf Course and Park, Gage Park and Hamilton Children's Museum.
 

 

 

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