As the third largest public gallery in Ontario, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is home to one of the most diverse collections in the country. Featuring over 7,500 works of art, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is home to many key historical, modern and contemporary artworks, and is internationally recognized as having one of the finest collections of Canadian art.
Another large tourist draw is the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Featuring the aircraft used by Canada's Military from the beginning of World War II up to the present, visitors can walk through the displays or take part in interactive workshops and flight combat simulations.
Throughout the year, the Ronald V Joyce Centre for the Performing Arts, Copps Coliseum and the Hamilton Convention Centre offer a wide range of concerts, performances, and other entertainment options. For example, many come to see performances by the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera Hamilton and the critically acclaimed Theatre Aquarius theatre company.
For sport enthusiasts, Hamilton offers year-round entertainment. From September to May, Copps Coliseum is home to the Hamilton Bulldogs - the farm team for the NHL's Montreal Canadiens. From June to September, the members of the Hamilton Thunder Professional Soccer Team show off their impressive skills. And from July to early November, the Hamilton Tiger Cats of the Canadian Football League take the field in their quest for the storied Grey Cup.
After a Tiger Cats game, head downtown to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and learn about the history and progression of football in Canada. Another side of Hamilton is revealed in Hess Village – a popular area highlighted by cobbled streets and restored Victorian houses around Hess and George Streets. Here you can find restaurants, pubs and galleries that are sure to make your visit to Hamilton memorable.