About Hamilton

McMaster University is located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada at the western end of Lake Ontario and is located in the community of Westdale. Westdale Village offers over 80 shops, services, restaurants, and cafes. Steps away from campus, Westdale Village is a popular location for students looking for off-campus housing.

Downtown Hamilton is only a short bus or bike ride from campus. The downtown area delivers a distinct experience and energy through businesses and entrepreneurship, diverse events, a booming food scene, and a bustling waterfront.

Hamilton is home to a growing arts and culture community, with hundreds of unique shops and restaurants, monthly art crawls, and a vibrant music scene.

The Graduate List

Throughout your time at McMaster University, we highly encourage you to venture outside of campus and explore what Hamilton has to offer! Pop the Bubble is a wonderful blog run by McMaster students through the SSC that highlights some of the best things to do in the Hamilton community. They’ve compiled a number of these things into “The Graduate List”, which is like a bucket list of things to do in Hamilton before you graduate!

The Graduate List:

1. James St. North Art Crawl

2. Attend a Ti-Cats or Bulldogs Game

3. Check out the Farmer’s Market

4. Visit the Waterfront

5. Check out Three Waterfalls

6. Climb the Escarpment Stairs

7. See a Movie at Westdale Theatre

8. Hike through Cootes Paradise

9. Attend Doors Open Hamilton

10. Visit the Art Gallery of Hamilton

If you want view more content posted by Pop the Bubble, check out their website!