Hamilton is known as The Hammer. Steeltown. The Ambitious City. It’s also been called the Brooklyn of Canada: the new housing hotspot for Toronto transplants. Hamilton is located less than an hour’s drive from the United States border and only 45 minutes from Toronto, Niagara Falls, Waterloo, and Guelph. An on-campus GO Bus Terminal allows students to commute easily from the Greater Toronto Area.
more waterfalls than anywhere else in the world (100+)
a thriving art scene
a beloved Canadian Football League team
endless hiking trails
a vibrant music and nightlife culture
enough delicious restaurants to impress any foodie
Getting Around: Bikes, Planes, Trains, & More.
9 Things to do within 30 Minutes of Campus
Read about our student’s experience moving to Hamilton and Canada and what they have been loving the most!
Explore Tew's and Webster's waterfalls in Dundas
12 min drive
Hike the Bruce Trail
18 min bike, 9 min drive
Watch an old flick at the Westdale Theatre
11 min walk
Go canoeing through Cootes Paradise
4 min drive
Get a history lesson at Dundurn Castle
9 min drive
Go for a boat ride at the West Harbour
13 min drive
Stop and smell the roses at the Royal Botanical Gardens
13 min drive
Check out the galleries on James St.N
22 min bike ride, 28 min bus ride
Take a selfie in front of the Hamilton sign
7 min drive, 15 min bus
Take the Engineering Virtual Tour of Campus
Register Now: MacEng Tours
In-person MacEng Tours are currently scheduled on Thursdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. time slots.
IF YOU ARE A LARGE GROUP (EX. HIGH SCHOOL GROUP) PLEASE CONTACT THINKENG@MCMASTER.CA DIRECTLY TO ARRANGE A PRIVATE TOUR FOR YOUR GROUP.