Westdale Tour in Hamilton, Hamilton (Self Guided)

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.
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Westdale Tour in Hamilton Map

Guide Name: Westdale Tour in Hamilton
Guide Location: Canada » Hamilton (See other walking tours in Hamilton)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 km
Author: Linda
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Westdale United Church

1) Westdale United Church

Westdale United Church has deep interconnections with the Westdale community, and represents a progressive Christian congregation, spreading the values of sharing, caring, affirming and acting. The church is housed in a building of classic architecture with stained glass windows, high vaulted ceiling and good acoustics. Being not only a place of worship, but also a learning centre, the church is keeping up with the times and is adding some modernization and facilities.
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Walker's Chocolate

2) Walker's Chocolate

Walker's Chocolate is a family-run Canadian business, which since 1983 has provided the best quality and most delicious chocolate. It had received many awards as Consumer Choice, and branched out into three Canadian cities. Even if you are not very passionate about chocolate, you should taste Walker's chocolate. For chocolate lovers, this shop is certainly a paradise. The shop is open Monday to Wednesday and Saturday between 10-5:30 pm and Thursday to Friday between 10-9 pm.
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Westdale Theatre

3) Westdale Theatre

Westdale Theatre is the only free standing movie theatre left in the city; it has a nostalgic appeal and is very valuable. It was renovated in 1979 and has a capacity of 593 seats, providing good quality sound and picture as well as comfortable seats. The movie theatre shows the best recent releases and has a snack bar, where one can wait before the film.
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Weil's Of Westdale Bakery

4) Weil's Of Westdale Bakery

If you want a taste of Westdale's delights, visit Weil's Of Westdale Bakery. Using only high quality ingredients, it offers the best bakery and pastry products. You should definitely try the artisan breads, which melt in your mouth, the most delicious cakes and cupcakes, cookies and other tasty products, provided by this amazing bakery. It is open Tuesday to Friday from 8 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 8:30 am to 5 pm.
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Churchill Park

5) Churchill Park

Churchill Park provides a great opportunity to relax from the city's noise and enjoy the beauty of nature, so take some hours off and spend them here. The park was established on the grounds of the Royal Botanical Gardens of Hamilton and offers activities such as soccer, lawn bowling and softball, as well as an accessible playground.

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.
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: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 10.8 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...  view more

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

Art Galleries Tour of 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.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 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.