Are you looking for a student experience in a community that blends cosmopolitan with a little bit of rustic charm? Welcome to the heart of Ontario and the economic engine of Canada. Welcome to Hamilton and south-central Ontario. McMaster University has called Hamilton home for almost 90 of its 130 years in existence.

The City of Waterfalls

With more than 100 waterfalls within city limits, there’s a reason Hamilton is called “The City of Waterfalls.” McMaster is a short walk from the Niagara Escarpment (a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve), the waterfront trail, the Royal Botanical Gardens, Lake Ontario and the Cootes Paradise nature reserve, a large and beautifully maintained waterway.

4 Things to do in Hamilton

A scenic shot of a waterfall in Hamilton

Hike to one of Hamilton’s 120 waterfalls

A fountain in the middle of downtown Hamilton

Explore the artistic and historic downtown

Benches in Gage Park

Visit one of the dozens of parks in Hamilton