Sport Tourism

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Hamilton is a city with a passion for sport. Hamilton is home to North America’s oldest professional football team, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats; North America’s oldest road race, the Around the Bay; inaugural host of the Commonwealth Games in 1930; biannual host of the longest running international multi-sport event in north America, the CANUSA Games; Part of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Games and much, much more!

The City of Hamilton has been in the business of sport tourism for many years, but Tourism Hamilton has now made this $2 billion per year industry a strategic priority.  Full-time staff has been dedicated to Sport Tourism, and we are excited about working with a wide variety of sport organizations, and showcasing all that Hamilton has to offer for sport events and sport conventions.

“I love bringing my events to Hamilton.  The people are friendly and it is like coming home”
– Al Hong, Ontario 5 Pin Bowlers’ Association

Toronto 2015 Mascot - Pachi

Toronto 2015 Mascot – Pachi

Tourism Hamilton’s Sport Tourism is committed to providing our clients with a full service experience, from the early stages of bidding, through to hosting and post-event follow-up. Our assistance includes:

  • Development of Bid Proposals
  • Site Inspections
  • Planning Assistance with Host Committee
  • Attendance Building
  • Accommodations
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Media and Promotion
  • Visitor/Participant/Delegate Information & Registration Assistance
  • Receptions and Entertainment
  • Welcome Letters
  • Airport Transfers
  • Sport Alerts
  • Post-Sport/Event Evaluation


Here’s a video recap of the Santa 5k road race, held in Nov 2012.