Ancaster is a picturesque and historic community located on the Niagara escarpment, within the greater area of the city of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. This former town was founded officially in 1793 and was one of the oldest European communities established in present day Ontario. Today, Ancaster's primary points of interest are its historical Ancaster Heritage Village core, its abundant recreational walking trails and its interesting variety of restaurants, pubs and shops.
Ancaster is the most westerly portion of the Golden Horseshoe conurbation of southern Ontario. It is generally considered to be an affluent bedroom community whose residents are typically professionals who work in downtown Hamilton, Brantford, Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga or Toronto. Ancaster residents have the nearby access to 403 Highway allowing for a convenient commute to work or wherever you have to go. The community features all types of housing, from large farms to new condo projects or large family houses. Every year in September Ancaster Agricultural Society present the Ancaster Fair - a fun family activity that attract many visitors.