John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport or Hamilton International is the airport that serves Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The airport was named after Hamilton Member of Parliament and cabinet minister John C. Munro. The airport has two asphalt runways, one at around 1,800 meters or 6,000 feet, and another at an estimated 3,000 meters or 10,000 feet. Located at 43.173611 latitude, -79.935 longitude, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport serves as an alternate and reliever airport for the Toronto Pearson International Airport. The airport is designed for use by large airplanes on overseas flights, with a centerline lighting made for low-visibility operations, among others.
What to see & do
Hamilton in Ontario, Canada, is a port city that is home to the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, the Bruce Trail, McMaster University, and Mohawk College. Hamilton's many points of interest include Dundurn Castle, Westfield Heritage Centre, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Battlefield House, Bayfront Park, Tiffany Falls, African Lion Safari, Canadian Football Hall of Fame, Devil’s Punch Bowl, McMaster Museum of Art, Albion Falls, FirstOntario Centre, and Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, among others. The Devil’s Punch Bowl is a 37-meter ribbon waterfall by the Niagara Escarpment in Stoney Creek, Hamilton. Found within the Devil’s Punchbowl Conservation Area, the waterfall is also maintained by the Hamilton Conservation Authority. The area has been featured in various movies, TV shows, as well as attractions. The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is a Canadian aviation museum located within the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. The museum features World War II and Cold War aircraft, among others. The Royal Botanical Gardens or RBG of Hamilton, Ontario is a known primary tourist attraction in between Niagara Falls and Toronto. Covering 980 hectares, the sanctuary is the plant biodiversity hotspot for Canada, with more than 1,100 species of plants within its boundaries.
How to get around within Hamilton
When travelling around Hamilton, the public transportation services within the area include the Hamilton Street Railway or HSR, and a transit system. The Hamilton Street Railway operates public transit buses that get into the city and its surrounding suburbs. The whole of Hamilton can be divided into two main sections, consisting of the ‘The Mountain’ and downtown. The Mountain refers to anything on the escarpment, while access to the mountain remains limited to a few roads. It is recommended that when traveling up the mountain, travelers are to learn which accesses are needed to be taken for a better trip. Hamilton’s downtown core, on the other hand, is fairly well-known due to its many one-way streets which most have turned two-way over the past years. The transit system within Hamilton is satisfactory although most of its neighboring suburbs suffer from infrequent buses. The main bus hub that serves Hamilton is located at MacNab St S.
How to get there
John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport operates flights to and from Calgary, with seasonal and charter flights to and from destinations such as Cancún, Cayo Coco, Montego Bay, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Varadero, Fort McMurray, Halifax, Miami, Saskatoon, Orlando, Moncton, and Halifax, to name a few, via airlines such as Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat, Canadian North, Sunwing Airlines, and WestJet.
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