To make your experience of visiting FirstOntario Center even better, book a few nights at one of the local hotels and extend your trip without having to rush to catch the train or bus back home. You will have time to enjoy the local sites and restaurants Hamilton has to offer, soaking up the vibes, food and nature. Have a look at our guide below to get some ideas on how to make your visit amazing!


Best Western Motherwell Centre Moorings Hotel

A great base to use for sightseeing that features amenities that will give you comforts whilst away from home.

The Sheraton Hamilton

its close location and amenities that will help pamper and refresh you, as well as provide some retail therapy with it being situated near the shops!

Homewood Suites by Hilton Hamilton

A hop, skip and a jump away from the venue, this is the place to rest your head to be close to all the action of the arena.

Hampton Inn by Hilton Hamilton

A 4-star hotel that caters for all the family, from children to the furry pawed members of the family.


The Royal Botanical Gardens

is a must-stop place, with its seasonal trails, like its Great Pumpkin Trail, and continuous year-round splendours. It is always a place of majesty and beauty.

Dundurn Castle

A crowning jewel in Hamilton’s architectural crown. The castle is a neoclassical mansion that has stood on York Boulevard since 1835 with guided tours giving a glimpse into daily life in the 1850’s.

Art Gallery of Hamilton

Soak in some amazing culture and art in the 7,000 square feet of the oldest and largest art museum in Southern Ontario with a permanent collection that is considered the finest in Canada.

BATL Axe Throwing

Hit your first bullseye with an axe in a safe environment that will work out the stresses of life and add in lots of fun!


Berkeley North

In the heart of downtown on King William Street the restaurant welcomes people in with their West Coast inspired décor and menu. With the option of late-night cocktails, it’s a great place to extend your visit into the evening.

The Redchurch Gallery

A beautiful, renovated space in Gore Park with speciality food and drinks as well as a gallery space that celebrates local artists.

The Aberdeen Tavern

The N.Y style tavern that has a true foodie’s dream menu with a great ambience and hospitality.


Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food that tickles the taste buds with fresh ingredients and cooking.


A fusion restaurant that has the option of a ‘Truly Eat Undefined’ tasting course that will awaken your taste buds in a special culinary experience.

Bronzies Place

Both your heart and your belly will be full after experiencing the delicious Italian food and hospitality you receive from this place in the heart of downtown Hamilton.

Rustic Reuben Deli sandwiches and salads that are to die for. You will enjoy the artistry of an epic sandwich that will be a highlight of your trip.