Attawandaron: Hamilton's Publisher

Attawandaron is a small press based in Hamilton, Canada. We focus on quality books of local interest.

Feature Book

Feature Book Information

The Relic Hunter : Buried Treasure in Hamilton
By Mike “Relics” Guarascia

Upcoming Events

Authors in the Park

Sunday August 7th, 2022

For further information about Authors in the Park, please contact Bill King at

Downtown Hamilton Walking Tours

Meet at King & John streets | Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. | Free to all!

May 22

Hamilton’s Stone Age
Highlights from Bill King’s new book, Hamilton’s Stone Age.

May 29

Bishops and Gas
Explore the area around St. Mary’s Cathedral, where Bishops and Gasworks once dwelt side-by-side.

June 5

Mountain Climbing
Explore the ruins of some of Hamilton’s old mountain roads.

June 12

The Railway Menace
Relics of the many railways which once blessed and plagued Hamilton.

June 19

Housing the Rich
How the other half lived in 19th century Hamilton.

June 26

Meet the McQuestens
Whitehern and other buildings connected with the McQuesten family and their friends.

July 3

Standing on Guard
Military highlights of Hamilton’s history.

July 10

High Crimes and Misdemeanors
Visit the favoured haunts of some of our best-remembered scoundrels and jailbirds.

July 17

Fire, fire!
Famous 19th century blazes and how they changed Hamilton.

July 24

Abandoned and Forgotten Cemeteries
We search out the few remaining graveyards and tombstones in downtown Hamilton.

August 7

A Royal Visitor
Retrace the steps of Hamilton’s first royal visitor, Prince Albert Edward, who called in September, 1860.

August 14

Birthday Tour
Discover the birthplaces of some famous Hamiltonians.

August 21

Tyburn’s Tree
There was nothing like a public hanging to bring 19th century Hamilton to life!

August 28

Alley Tour
Step into the hidden world of the many alleys which snake through downtown Hamilton.

September 4

People, places and events you’ve probably never heard of.

September 11

The Laird of Dundurn
The contributions of Sir Allan Napier MacNab (Bart.), good & bad.

September 18

Hamilton’s Castles
Hamilton had more castles than any other city in Upper Canada. We visit some of the less known.

September 25

Hamilton’s Ugliest Buildings
While many fine architects left their mark on Hamilton, we look for a few who were not so good.

October 2

Pub Crawl
A brief sampling of a rich Hamilton tradition.

October 9

Downtown Highlights
The best of the summer’s tours.

Sponsored by Attawandaron: Hamilton’s Publisher.
Questions?  Contact Bill King Now