Canada’s 150th birthday weekend is almost here! Join us on July 2 to mark the occasion with free admission to 50 conservation, recreation, and cultural locations across the city. For times, details, and locations visit

Hamilton Community Foundation opens doors across the city for Canada 150. A Place to Belong event provides free access to museums, rec centres and conservation areas

Hamilton, ON – On July 2, 50 cultural, conservation and recreational sites across the city will be open to the public with free admission courtesy of Hamilton Community Foundation. The day-long event called A Place to Belong, is a Canada 150 initiative involving a number of local partners like the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Canadian Heritage Warplane Museum, Workers’ Heritage and Arts Centre and Royal Botanical Gardens. Twenty-one recreational centres, 18 conservation areas, and 11 museums and galleries are among the venues open to the public on July 2.

Admission to these sites is free for the day and most include free parking. All the day’s activities are family-friendly and vary from venue to venue. Have a swim, go for a picnic or enjoy our museums and world class gardens.  From Dundas to Stoney Creek, downtown to the mountain, no matter where you live in Hamilton there’s a free activity nearby.