A Perfect Day Away with Kids

A Perfect Day Away with Kids
A Perfect Day Away with Kids
A Perfect Day Away with Kids
A Perfect Day Away with Kids
A Perfect Day Away with Kids
A Perfect Day Away with Kids
A Perfect Day Away with Kids
A Perfect Day Away with Kids
A Perfect Day Away with Kids

Family Day Trips with a Canadian Spin.

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

There’s never been a better year for a Great Canadian Day Trip, and we’ve put together some ideas for family days out with a Canadian spin to help you “do the 150” in Hamilton Halton Brant.

A Perfect Day Away with Kids

Take in Canada’s awesome landscapes.

Why not get started by spending a day exploring Canada’s great landscapes? Tube, raft or paddle down the Grand River, visit the Waterfall Capital of Canada (Hamilton), hike to the top of the Niagara Escarpment, or walk Canada’s oldest footpath, the Bruce Trail.

A Perfect Day Away with Kids

Time travel into Canadian history.

Interactive heritage experiences will prove that history is far from boring.  Go beyond the textbooks with flight simulators at Hamilton’s Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, pioneer play dates at Westfield Heritage Village, shipboard tours at the the HMCS Haida, and vintage streetcar rides at Halton County Radial Railway.

A Perfect Day Away with Kids

Fascinate them with First Nations Culture.

Let kids explore a 15th Century Reconstructed Iroquoian Village and learn from hands-on displays, exhibits and seasonal demonstrations at Crawford Lake Conservation Area.  Spend the day dancing to a new beat at one of the region’s amazing Pow Wows: The Grand River Champion of Champions Pow Wow in July or the Three Fires Homecoming Pow Wow and Traditional Gathering in August are great options.

A Perfect Day Away with Kids

Take terrific trips for toddlers.

The youngest travellers will love Wild Waterworks’ Little Squirt Works

in Hamilton, meeting the farm animals at Puddicombe Estate Farms in Stoney Creek, having an exotic animal adventure at African Lion Safari, or riding on a miniature steam engine.

A Perfect Day Away with Kids

Design a day trip grade schoolers will love.

Teach them with time travel at Bell Homestead National Historic Site or Dundurn National Historic Site, have an amazing animal encounter at Mountsberg Conservation Area’s Douglas G. Cockburn Raptor Centre (home to two dozen different birds of prey), spend a day searching for ancient fossils at Dundas Valley Conservation Area, or take time for a first-time paddle on the Grand River.

A Perfect Day Away with Kids

Try a teen-approved way to spend the day.

Thrill seekers can take a family climbing lesson on the limestone cliffs of Milton’s Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area, learn the ins and outs of mountain biking on Kelso Conservation Area’s Mountain Bike Skills Zone, give wakeboarding a try at Binbrook Conservation Area, or defy the law of gravity with a thrilling free-fall experience at Oakville’s iFLY Toronto. If you’re looking for a lower-key day out, brand-conscious teens will be thrilled with the collection of stores at Halton’s Toronto Premium Outlets, or appreciate a trip to the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Canada’s third-largest public art gallery.

A Perfect Day Away with Kids

Limit the driving and don’t break the bank.

What’s a family on a budget to do this summer? The answer isn’t to stay home and mourn the loss of summer fun. There’s no reason a day trip can’t be just as exciting as an away-from-home vacation, and Hamilton Halton Brant has lots of budget-friendly alternatives that will still inspire plenty of smiles with a collection of summer deals.

These 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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