Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Hamilton

THE 10 BEST Indoor Things to Do in Hamilton on a Rainy Day

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Hamilton

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  • Kerri R
    Hamilton, Canada17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I am a frequent visitor the the Warplane museum. Every time I attend, I marvel at all the amazing aircraft displays. The museum does a fantastic job of offering fun and engaging events for all ages. Recently, I was a volunteer parking staff member for the Comic Con event. There were plenty of attendees dressed up in their favourite Cosplay or hero costumes. There was plenty of room to manoeuvre through the museum, tons of vendor booths, interviews and celebrity meetings. I am also delighted that the museum continues to offer ample FREE parking for all events. I wanted to highlight the excellent service of the museum and in particular, The Runway Café, who despite having had a credit/debit terminal issue Saturday morning, were still able to manage a huge line-up of attendees, vendors and guests by providing hot, tasty food that was processed quickly and efficiently. I was impressed! Thank you Warplane Museum for your amazing events and airplane fly-by's! I look forward the the RCAF 100 year celebration in 2024! Well done!
    Written January 3, 2024
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  • Demos J
    Hamilton, Canada67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We've lived in Hamilton since 2007, and while our kids have been to Dundurn Castle on school field trips, we never visited until this past December.

    My siblings and their families were in town over the holidays, and we chose this over the Royal Botanical Gardens for a visit.

    We were pleasantly surprised by how great the experience was. Our tour guide was dressed in period clothing, and was engaging and knowledgeable.

    I would suggest visiting on a misty, overcast day - somehow, it added to the charm, and made it feel as though we'd stepped back in time.
    Written March 31, 2024
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  • Try2TravelSustainably
    Hamilton, Canada296 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A big open gallery, unique art displays and occasionally they have programs too. The rotating and standing displays are always impressive.
    Written October 25, 2023
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  • Liz
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The new musical Maggie based on a story by Johnny Reid about the life of his grandmother was amazing!!
    Written May 10, 2023
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  • Robby G C
    Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King.

    The church is beige.

    The cross is at the highest!

    There are parking.

    They have a lot of trees and flowers. It is nice to walk here!

    A must see!
    Written April 23, 2021
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  • Michael J
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An absolutely delightful experience. A first-class museum. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and gave us a very informative and thorough tour of Whitehern.
    Written March 12, 2024
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  • Wayne R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing staff and great selection.
    Sara and Loraine were so helpful. Cheerfull and full of smiles Can't wait to try the Gin.
    Written March 29, 2024
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  • smith1294
    Hamilton, Canada85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Birthday celebration. We had a fantastic time. Terrific experience. Jane and her staff treated us three ladies exceptionally well.
    Written March 7, 2024
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  • AnLil
    966 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The old Copps Coliseum is in downtown Hamilton between Main Street East and York Street-Catherine. FirstOntario Centre’s not a very walkable area. The best thing is that it’s just 45 minutes from Toronto or Niagara. Seating 219 or 115 is directly under the box. Seating @16(208-09)/17(107-08) and 19(210-11) is probably cheaper—in the middle where the screens are. It’s accessed by stairs descending from FoodWorks poutine ($10-14) past PizzaPizza & the ATM. They directly face midway seats 55(228-29) and 53(121-22) by the Lounge. The nearest parking, by the bottom of the Centre escalators, is adjacent—under Jackson Square next door (flanked by Tim Horton’s coffee shops)—South-East of York’s one-way on Bay St. The other (W) side of the intersection at York-Bay is a grey Canadian Forces /government building without public parking there nor at the old red-brick Macdonald High School. From the sidewalk, it’s a bit confusing finding FirstOntario Centre (not to be confused with ‘Ontario Place’). The “Ontario Insurance” branding or Box Office sign is your best bet to enter the hockey arena/concert venue. Carry your own water bottle, which can be bought at the Nations Fresh Foods store with min. $30 supermarket receipt /parking validation (& washroom), just inside JacksonSquare’s Bay doorway. For wheelchair access there’s mainly one pay lot: on the other side of York Street (with RBC bank machine & BMO ATM beside Jackson Square’s Sheraton Hotel rear Starbucks /Pita Pit), past Anchor Bar fried pizza. For pickup/group order: 905-527 -7383 or ca208 @mypitapit.ca. Except holidays the ground level accessible door is open at the TekKlinic-Dollarama /food court corridor of Jackson Square. The Tim Horton’s (without washroom) is always open at the other end of the Square below Hamilton City Centre & college too. For Atkins dieters, Subway salad bowls (besides Pita Pit halal) is hidden behind Royal Shawarma. York Street is one way though. If you need to stop while driving East toward Toronto, in reverse, turn left off Bay onto Cannon Street and veer right along the water past Dundurn Castle; it’ll turn into the York Street ramp to access highway 403 that changes names (by highway 407 toll North or 403-Niagara S) to Queen Elizabeth Way E-Gardiner Expressway, toward downtown Toronto. Without the perks, FirstOntario is more conveniently located than one would think in SW Ontario!
    Written April 8, 2023
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  • realestatezebbie
    New Hamburg, Canada33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an amazing time at Batl. Great instructors, we had Shamar! He was very informative and fun. Highly recommend!
    Written December 20, 2023
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  • Junior
    Ontario, Canada12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a surprise. This is the best micro brewery I have been to in quite some time. If you want a lot of flavour and great beer this is the place for you. If I do have a negative and this is for micro brewery’s in general. It is over priced. I personally loved the American Pale.
    Written April 19, 2023
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  • Garry M
    Orillia, Canada999 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Saw lots of things we were interested in, made some nice purchases. Worth the drive. We will be back for sure.
    Written September 18, 2019
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  • Maurene_K
    Dover, NH10,970 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    While visiting Canadian friends with some friends from home, we had mostly group activities, but one day was a free day to spend doing things with one’s home host or hostess. On that free day, we went to the CF Lime Ridge Mall late in the afternoon.

    The CF Lime Ridge Mall is a large two-story enclosed regional mall with 200+ brand name stores, restaurants, and entertainment. It covers over 815,000 square feet.

    The Hamilton Street Railway bus terminal is located on the west side of the mall at Upper Wentworth Street so it’s accessible by public transportation.

    When we visited, we found plenty of parking spaces at each place we wanted to shop.

    Hudson's Bay Company is the anchor store. Whenever I’m traveling, especially in Canada, I look for a Hudson's Bay Company store. It’s been in business since 1670. I think part of the company’s success is the marketing and how it stays contemporary. I love the brands the company’s stores carries and the way the stores are laid out and arranged. They have everything from retail brands that are popular in the United States, such as Champion, Nike, Columbia, Puma, to Italian sportswear brand Kappa, Canadian brand Lole, Toronto-based Foxy Originals brand, and the London-based French Connection brand as well as higher-end American brands, such as Vince Camuto.

    Then, moving around the mall, I found many brand name stores that are everywhere in the United States – Gap, Foot Locker, Yankee Candle, Guess, American Eagle Outfitters, Sunglass Hut, Victoria’s Secret, Old Navy, Forever 21, Naturalizer, etc.

    Other retailers of note were on the second level. They were: Ardene that carried younger women’s apparel and MINISO, a Japanese designer of low-cost lifestyle products that include everything from home furnishings, electronic, kitchenware, to accessories, cosmetics, and stationery. That company has only three stores in the United States. All three are in California.

    There is even an FAO Schwarz store there.

    There were two chocolatier shops: Purdy's Chocolates and Lindt Chocolate.

    This mall had a lot of dining choices. The Fox & Fiddle was a full-service restaurant with a bar area that served everything from wings, poutines, flatbreads, and nachos to soups, salads, burgers, fajitas, and popular entrées. It’s too bad that it was not well-rated on TripAdvisor. When I checked, its rating stood at only 2.5.

    But, there are plenty of fast food places to cheese from there. Ones I noticed included commonplace mall choices: Tim Hortons, Starbucks Coffee, Subway, KFC/Taco Bell, Arby's, and Baskin-Robbins. There are also the less common A & W and Thai Express.

    Fast food places I didn’t recall seeing in the United States included Bourbon St. Grill, Copper Branch, Manchu Wok, Villa Madina, Harvey's / Swiss Chalet Rotisserie & Grill, Extreme Pita, Kernels, Umi Sushi Express, Jimmy The Greek, Teriyaki Experience, Mucho Burrito, and LA Prep.

    Places for tea or coffee include Second Cup and DavidsTea, a specialty tea and tea accessory company that has expanded from Canada into Massachusetts with several stores, one of which is in 3rd Avenue Burlington, a small mall with about 20 stores.

    I thought that CF Lime Ridge Mall was very good because of all the stores, dining choices, and prices.

    The mall is handicapped accessible. The mall even has a loaner program for wheelchairs and walkers.

    I rate the CF Lime Ridge Mall at 4.50 and can recommend shopping here.

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    Written February 21, 2019
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  • Sara W
    Dundas, Canada16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful old building that once held the Library nicely renovated. Rotating displays all items can be purchased. I bought a unique raku polar bear. Unfortunately, the 'clerk' we had was unfriendly and came off as snobbish. Did not suit the small town feel of Dundas...Maybe better training is needed? Still worth a look around.
    Written February 11, 2020
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  • brad1133
    Brantford, Canada111 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stopped in here after hiking the Bruce trail. Victor was our guide/information portal/wine expert/ and great host. I had never heard or been to this winery.
    The wines. Very good. Our group sampled both reds and whites. The knowledge that Victoria explained to us was helpful and informative. He was very friendly, easy going, and made us relaxed
    I did find the wines pricey but it’s local and a small winery.
    I would recommend people go for the tastings and get some local wine knowledge
    Written March 14, 2021
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