WatervieW Condominiums provide the perfect jumping off point for itineraries that visit the surrounding areas of Hamilton, Niagara Falls and other spots on the Peninsula. If you want ideas on perfect day-trip itineraries for a Saturday, follow the quick-visit itineraries below. Pick and choose your favourites and let us know which you liked best.
Just 24 minutes away, Hamilton provides a clear choice a way to go to a ‘big city’ for fun, without the hassle of driving an hour on highways into Mississauga or Toronto. Here are just a few of the must see activities in Hamilton.
- Dundurn Castle – provides a look at the elite of Canadian society at the turn of the 19th
- Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum – simply one of the best aerial adventures for kids of all ages.
- HMCS Haida National Historic Site – it’s not every day you can climb aboard a working naval fighting ship that saw battle in multiple wars.
- Art Gallery of Hamilton – largest and oldest art gallery in Southwestern Ontario.
- Spencer Gorge Conservation Area – provides a breathtaking view of Webster falls and the surrounding escarpment area.
- Seven Sundays in Gage Park – a great event for the entire family including Food Truck alley and live concerts. (Summer Season)
- Hamilton’s Farmers Market – founded in 1837 and open year round, it’s simply one of the best on the Peninsula.
Within a 30 minute drive you could be relaxing beside one of the true natural wonders of the world, Niagara Falls. Of course, with the carnival atmosphere that has grown up around this natural wonder, Niagara Falls, Lundy Lane and Clifton Hill provide not hours, but days of fun.
- Niagara Falls – no trip to the area would be complete without looking out upon the Niagara Falls and its natural splendour.
- Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory – located in the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, the natural and serene setting featuring over 2,000 free range butterflies is a sight.
- Skylon Tower – or the Niagara SkyWheel provide an amazing view of the surrounding area and falls. Skylon for dinner, SkyWheel for the view.
- Journey Behind the Falls – or the Maid of the Mist are two attractions that are a must see for first-timers, children and return visits.
Not up for the hub-bub of Niagara Falls? Take in the more subdued pleasures of Niagara-on-the-Lake. From the theatre, the amazing wineries to Fort George and downtown shopping, NOTL is a simpler life.
- Fort George National Historic Site of Canada – step back in time to the War of 1812 and an outpost fort on the border.
- Shaw Festival Theatre – simply one of the best theatre towns in Canada, a day trip should include one of these fantastic plays.
- Laura Secord Homestead – visit the home of one Canada’s most well-known heroines.
- Wineries Galore – with over 20 wineries nestled in this little corner of the Peninsula if you are a wine lover, this is a must see area.
These three areas are just starting points on your adventurous route through the activities of the Niagara Peninsula. You could simply enjoy a walk along the Grimsby Beach, visit the shopping centres in Hamilton or trek the Bruce Trail. Whatever you choose, there will never be a dull moment when you live at WatervieW.