Hamilton is home to more than 100 waterfalls and cascades. Situated on the shores of Lake Ontario, there is extensive waterfront, conservation areas and activity centers to make the most of the lakeshore. Popular attractions include to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Royal Botanical Gardens and the Bruce Trail.
Hamilton is a port city 64 km south-west of Toronto. It is one of Canada's leading industrial centers largely due to its iron and steel industry. Notable communities with Hamilton include Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook and Stoney Creek.
Hamilton has a population of 536,917. It is the 9th large city in Canada, and 3rd largest in Ontario. There are many students residing in Hamilton as it houses McMaster University, rated 4th in Canada and 77th in the world. The most important economic activity in Hamilton is manufacturing, it is known as being the steel capital of Canada.