11 Days and Ways to Taste the Flavours of Canada

Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #6
Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #6
Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #6
Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #6
Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #6
Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #6
Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #6
Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #6
Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #6
Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #6
Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #6
Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #6
Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #6

Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #6

Celebrate Canada’s big birthday with 150 Days of Great Canadian Day Tripping – great ideas for red, white and true-ly incredible days and ways to “do Canada 150” throughout the summer and fall.

Why not get started by spending a day tasting the flavours of Canada?  Here are ideas for eleven days and ways to help you do just that in Hamilton Halton Brant.

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Travel the True Brew Path.

Follow the True Brew Path for frothy flavour at six craft brewers.  You’ll discover trails, brewers, and shopping in Milton, the many meanings of 'flight' in OakvilleBurlington's best betsflights, paddles, and hops in Brantford, and taste your way around Hamilton/Dundas

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Go whole hog at Canada’s largest Ribfest.

Burlington’s Ribfest boasts twenty "Ribber Teams" from across North America who sell more than 150,000 pounds of ribs to hungry attendees. Mark your September calendar for the food and fun.

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Visit a farmers market.

Taste the best of the season.  Stop for farm-fresh produce and baked goods at Dyment's Farm and Lindley's Farm. Be sure to check out farmer’s markets in AncasterAldershotMiltonBurlington and Brantford during your visit.

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Plan a family farm adventure.

Seasonal festivals, wagon rides, a playground and corn trail, farm animals, barn market, café, bakery and gift shop make Springridge Farm the perfect place for a full day of fun. Time your visit with their harvest festival to celebrate the pumpkin crop! At Puddicombe Estate Farms and Winery you can pick-your-own apples, ride the farm train, or visit the children’s village and petting zoo. Bronte Creek Provincial Park's Children’s Playbarn is a 150-year-old barn that has been transformed into a huge children's play loft for climbing and jumping.

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Have a foodie farm experience.

Pick your own fresh Ontario apples, enjoy a country lunch at the waterfall dining area and grab a fresh pie at the retail shop at Chudleigh’s Entertainment Farm. Experience a taste of rural life in Hamilton at the Farm Crawl in May, July and August. Each farmer organizes events and designs its activities around experiencing the farm's operations. 

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Head to Burger Barn.

You know a burger has got to be good if it’s featured on the Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here! Located in Six Nations, head to the bright red barn for 22 delicious burgers, salads, sandwiches, pastas, and all-day breakfast. Be sure to try the house-made traditional strawberry juice.

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Do destination dining.

According to some of the top sources for foodie recommendations, there are many dining spots that make Hamilton Halton Brant worth the trip. Quatrefoil Restaurant in Dundas has contemporary French cuisine in a sophisticated environment; Hungry Hollow in Georgetown specializes in Southern-inspired barbecue; and Juniper Dining Co. in Paris features French Lyonnaise-inspired favourites.  The restaurants in Hamilton that have put the city on the radar of some of Canada’s top foodies include Earth to Table Bread BarTwo Black SheepThe Burnt TongueLake Road Restaurant, and Radius.

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Hit the Pumpkin trail.

Connect with local farmers, savour autumn flavours and find plenty of pumpkin-themed activities as you explore Halton’s Pumpkins to Pastries Trail. A self-guided map connects you to fall events and products available throughout the region.

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Fancy an agricultural fair.

The Rockton World’s Fair , a Thanksgiving tradition for over 160 years, attracts 50,000 people from all over the world for three days of traditional fall fair fun.  From midway rides to tractor and truck pulls, demolition derbies, farm-animal petting areas and livestock shows, there’s fun for everyone at the fall fairs in ActonAncasterBurford and Georgetown.  The St. George Applefest promises good food, fresh produce, tons of unique shopping and ongoing entertainment. Combine fall fair festivities with history and heritage at Battlefield House Museum and Park’s Apple Festival or Ireland House Museums Applefest Fall Fair. 

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Taste and tour at wonderful wineries.

Take a self-guided tour of Ridge Road Estate Winery’s vineyards and follow the paths to the scenic edge of the Niagara Escarpment. Spend time in their bistro-style tasting room afterwards, or enjoy a glass from the vineyard-side patio. Scotch Block Winery is a hidden gem boasting breathtaking Niagara Escarpment views. Visitors can sample wonderful wines ranging from dry fruit and grape wines, to Icewine and dessert wines.  

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Dine at the Gardens.

The Royal Botanical Gardens presents Ontarian Culinary Experiences, a series of dinners that will showcase different Ontario regions and their cuisine, emphasizing local ingredients and traditions.

These day trip ideas are just the start of 150 days of Great Canadian Daytripping. Explore more ideas for red, white and true-ly incredible Canadian day trips.



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