- Have an Amazing Day in Hamilton
Have an Amazing Day in Hamilton
Are you in search of your ideal winter getaway – whether it's a midweek retreat, a weekend escape during the snowy season, or quality time with loved ones and chosen family? Hamilton beckons with a winter wonderland, offering a delightful blend of seasonal charm. Experience delectable winter cuisine, thrilling cold-weather events, a lively arts and culture scene, and a remarkable sports stadium. The greatest perk? Getting there is a breeze with GO!
A relaxing ride on the Lakeshore West line to Hamilton GO Centre or West Harbour GO Station gets you right to the heart of Hamilton with lots of fun within walking distance or a short ride on the Hamilton Street Railway (your co-fare is FREE!). For adventures on the outskirts of Hamilton (hiking, anyone?), Turo makes it simple to continue your journey after GO.
It’s Time to GO!
The fun starts from the second you step onto the GO train or bus to Hamilton!
Your awesome day in Hamilton on the GO will be free of stress from traffic, and the expense of parking and gas. . You’ll start your daytrip as soon as you board the GO by relaxing and reading an ebook or watching a couple of episodes of your favourite TV show on our free entertainment portal. You can also use our free Wi-Fi to start posting about your Hamilton adventure on social media!
Winter Fun in Hamilton with GO Transit!
Embrace the enchantment of winter in Hamilton with GO Transit! As the season unfolds, immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Royal Botanical Gardens, where the crisp air is filled with the serenity of snow-covered landscapes. Explore the heart of the city adorned in festive cheer with Christmas-themed and winter events that paint Hamilton with a vibrant palette of holiday magic. Let GO Transit be your guide to a winter wonderland filled with memorable experiences and seasonal delights!
Royal Botanical Gardens (Winter Wonders)
Enjoy a magical evening experience at Royal Botanical Gardens (RGB)! Perfect for a date or evening out with friends, Winter Wonders at RBG is a lovely way to celebrate the season. Festive music will play as you stroll through the gardens and illuminated pathways, decorated with lights and interactive installations. You can warm up with a festive drink or admire the charming indoor Botanical Train display. Top off your evening with a stop in the Shop at the Gardens for some unique holiday gifts. Purchase a GO + Winter Wonders Combo Ticket, available for Saturday experiences, and your ticket will include return GO travel to Aldershot GO station, admission to Winter Wonders, and free shuttle transportation between Aldershot GO Station and Royal Botanical Gardens.
- When: November 23, 2023 - January 7, 2024 (Thursdays to Sundays) 5 pm - 9 pm (timed ticket entry)
- Where: Royal Botanical Gardens
- Adult GO Event Combo Ticket* - $33.77 (available on Saturdays only)
- Includes: GO return ticket (to and from) Aldershot GO, a complimentary shuttle bus from Aldershot GO to RGB, and admission to the Winter Wonders
- Regular Adult Ticket - $23.60 (doesn’t include GO and shuttle from Aldershot to the event)
- Child Ticket - $19.08 (Kids 12 and under ride free on the GO)
As winter wraps its snowy arms around the landscape, Hamilton transforms into a wonderland of festivities and merriment. From dazzling light displays to heartwarming community events, Winterfest is a celebration that captures the spirit of the season. Join us as we embark on a journey through a snowy spectacle of joy and discovery, where the warmth of community and the sparkle of winter create unforgettable moments for all to enjoy.
- When: February 2-19, 2024
- Where: Winterfest Hub – The rooftop of Jackson Square
- Cost: Check back soon for more details!
Because Beer (Brrr) Craft Beer Festival
Over two days, Saturday and Sunday, sip and sample brews from 30+ breweries, including many local and Ontario craft beers and some international selections as well.
- When: February 2024, dates TBD.
- Where: Bridgeworks event space (200 Caroline St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 0A6)
- Cost: Check back soon for more details
Feeling like exploring more of the Greater Golden Horseshoe? There are a tonne of other great Winter events that GO Transit can take you to!
Don’t worry if some of these events aren’t for you; Hamilton has something for everyone. The vibrant cultural tapestry can take a slower, more contemplative pace.
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Founded in 1914, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is the oldest and largest art museum in the region, with a permanent collection that is recognized as one of the finest in Canada. Embracing Canadian historical, international, and contemporary art, the collection consists of more than 10,000 works.
Gage Park Tropical Greenhouse
The Gage Park Tropical Greenhouse is a 14,000-square-foot (1,300 square metre), fully accessible greenhouse that features a collection of subtropical plants, unique species and palm trees. The greenhouse also features Waterfalls, aquatic life, exotic fruit trees and many rare plants!
Check out Hamilton’s Street Art
Hamilton is a city full of wonders—and that goes for their art! Explore the more urban parts of the city by searching for all the public art. You’ll be amazed by all the beautiful murals throughout the city!
Save with PRESTO Perks
Find out how and where you can show your PRESTO card to get discounts on some of Ontario's top attractions, through the PRESTO Perks program.
Enjoy Delicious Dining in Hamilton
It’s time to eat! Don’t worry — you won’t go hungry in Hamilton. Head to King William Street and live your best foodie life exploring Restaurant Row. Try the best burger in the city at Hambrgr, or get your fill of tacos at The Mule.
Hiking in Hamilton
Did you know that Hamilton is home to more than 100 waterfalls?! Fall is a great season for outdoor exploring, so be sure to add hiking to your list of things to do in Hamilton.
The only thing better than picturesque waterfalls is when fall colours are in the background. Get your Instagram-worthy pics are some of the most popular Hamilton waterfalls including Tiffany Falls, Devil’s Punchbowl, Albion Falls, and Webster Falls.
GO with Turo
Here is the perfect pairing to get you to those scenic waterfalls and hiking locations when you travel to Hamilton with GO? It’s easy! We’ve partnered with Turo to make it simple for you to continue your journey by requesting a vehicle to be delivered to a GO station.
If it’s your first time using Turo, you can even use your PRESTO card to save $25 off your trip with code 37KYW8KA7. Waterfalls, here you come!
GO Back Again
As you board your bus or train to get back home, you might be thinking that you didn’t get a chance to see and do all of the fun Hamilton activities. But that’s okay. With easy GO travel to Hamilton, you can just plan another day trip!