Art Galleries Tour of Hamilton, Hamilton

The richness of the cultural life and the large number of art galleries and talented artists in Hamilton can attract and delight both locals and tourists. There are many venues where one can see interesting exhibitions and presentations. Take this guide to experience those worth seeing.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Art Galleries Tour of Hamilton Map

Guide Name: Art Galleries Tour of Hamilton
Guide Location: Canada » Hamilton (See other walking tours in Hamilton)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Author: Linda
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Ecklund Art Gallery

1) Ecklund Art Gallery

Ecklund Art Gallery was established in 2007 by one of the most famous philanthropists in the city, Chris Ecklund. It focuses on Hamilton's artists and promotes works illustrating the most important and valuable places in the city, such as architectural monuments, landmarks, parks and other interesting attractions.
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Arts Hamilton

2) Arts Hamilton

Promoting arts and culture, as well as assuring the collaboration and connectivity of the community through different manifestations, presentation and events is a noble purpose, achieved by one of the oldest art communities in Ontario, which is Arts Hamilton. It was established in 1969 and has since offered artists the possibility of showing their works and receiving some feedback.
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Downtown Arts Centre

3) Downtown Arts Centre

Downtown Arts Centre is a unique place with the purpose of promoting and developing people's cultural sense and offering space for any kind of event. It has two theatre halls, one for 300 visitors and the second for 60, used for music production, plays, dance shows, film screenings, as well as meetings, seminars or poetry readings. The art gallery of the Centre hosts interesting exhibition and visual art displays.
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Hamilton Artists Inc

4) Hamilton Artists Inc

Hamilton Artist Inc. supports local artists, both beginners and those who are well-established, and brings a significant contribution to the maintenance and development of cultural aspects of city life. It reflects the environment through different exhibitions, performances, presentations and public events. The centre was founded in 1975 by a group of local artists who wanted to create a professional exhibition centre and since then, thanks to a considerable effort, they managed to promote the art productions in the city. The venue is open Tuesday to Friday: Noon - 5 pm and Saturday: Noon - 4 pm.
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Artword Artbar

5) Artword Artbar

Artword Artbar and Artword Gallery is a perfect place that knows how to combine the best features in one single venue. It can be considered a live music venue, a place for artists and lovers of the arts to meet, or an impressive art gallery. In one single place you can receive a significant dose of beauty and a little piece of Hamilton's culture. Many different events are organized and you are welcome to be a part of them from Tuesday to Saturday from 4 pm to midnight and Sunday afternoons for special events only.
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You Me Gallery

6) You Me Gallery

You Me Gallery has as its purpose to awaken the spirit of the community in its appreciation of the beauty of arts and to take part in the city's cultural manifestation. It provides space for local artists and Japanese Canadian artists and organizes art projects, exhibitions and meetings. The gallery is accessible Wednesday to Sunday, between 12 and 5 p.m.
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Tiger Group Studio Gallery

7) Tiger Group Studio Gallery

Tiger Group Studio Gallery was established in 1974 under the initiative of a number of local artists, whose wish was to share their inspiration, visions and ideas as well as support and promote the arts. The name of the gallery mimics one of Hamilton's football teams, but it especially comes from the concept of tiger in Eastern art. The venue is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Fridays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Walking Tours in Hamilton, Canada

Create Your Own Walk in Hamilton

Create Your Own Walk in Hamilton

Creating your own self-guided walk in Hamilton is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Westdale Tour in Hamilton

Westdale Tour in Hamilton

Westdale Village is a neighbourhood in Hamilton, bustling with specialty shops and interesting places. Locals and visitors are delighted by the plethora of boutiques, bakeries, pubs and stores with unique items. Be ready to devote some of your time to visiting the worthwhile places in Westdale, presented in this self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 km
Museums and Galleries of Hamilton

Museums and Galleries of Hamilton

The city of Hamilton has very interesting and valuable museums and galleries, providing really beautiful and exceptional pieces of art. They illustrate the culture and the history of the city as well as contemporary tendencies. This self-guided tour is a helpful source for discovering these worthy places.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Hamilton, a port city on the western tip of Lake Ontario in Canada, is dominated by the Niagara Escarpment, a massive, forested ridge commonly referred to as "the mountain". Aside from this, there are other, man-made, attractions in the city, including HMCS Haida, a naval warship moored at the city's lakefront, and the Hamilton Military Museum, showcasing Canada's military history. To explore these and other notable sights of Hamilton, take this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Religious Tour of Hamilton

Religious Tour of Hamilton

Religious life in Hamilton is channelled into many congregations, which are spreading different religions and providing space for worship for everybody. Take this tour and discover the oldest and most attractive churches with very impressive architecture and rich history.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Hamilton for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Hamilton has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Hamilton, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.