Are the below-freezing temperatures and shorter days getting you down? Kick those winter blues to the curb with these 5 activities around Hamilton that will lift your spirits and put you in a better mood during this time of year.
Get Some Art Therapy
Did you know that Hamilton is home to one of the largest and oldest art galleries in all of Canada? The AGH showcases over 10,000 works of art and has one of the finest collections in Canada detailing contemporary, modern, and historic artworks. It’s also renowned for its exhibitions, where you can find over 30 different events to explore throughout the year. Spending a little time here touring around or discovering their public programs and educational activities is sure to nip those winter blues in the bud.
Enjoy a Live Show
We all know that listening to music can greatly improve our mood and help us feel happier. So if you’ve been feeling the winter blues, it might be time to visit the FirstOntario Concert Hall to catch a live performance. Here you can find everything from Broadway shows, to circus and dance performances, to concerts from chart-topping artists, and exquisite musical performances by the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Whatever you’re into, you can find it here.
Learn Something New
When you want to do something a little more interactive, head down to one of the many museums in the city. One you can’t miss is the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum that has over 30 military jets, aircraft, and helicopters on display that were used by the Canadian military in World War II.
Spend an Afternoon Shopping
If you’re starting to feel a little squirrely after being cooped inside for days, explore the Hamilton Farmer’s Market on the corner of York and James. There are lots of artisan vendors to browse through – over 70 in fact – that sell everything from produce to prepared foods to maple syrup, local wine, and tasty sandwiches.
Take a Tour
Just because its cold and snowing outside doesn’t mean you can’t take a tour inside. There are a number of guided brewery and wine tours, food tasting tours, and city tours that you can enjoy that won’t require you to stand outside in the cold. Redback Tours and Maxima are two local tour operators that offer a wide range of exciting experiences that you can enjoy year-round.
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