Five Days and Ways to Honour our Military Heroes

Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #3
Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #3
Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #3
Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #3
Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #3
Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #3
Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #3

Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #3 

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 honouring Canada’s military heroes?  Here are five great day trip ideas that will help you do just that in Hamilton Halton Brant.

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Fly in a vintage aircraft or get up close to the Avro Lancaster.

Hamilton’s Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum boasts one of the world’s largest displays of operational aircraft. This distinctive delta-shaped building houses over 40 historic aircraft, and it’s where you can see the only flying Avro Lancaster in North America.

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Who doesn’t enjoy the pipes and drums? Enjoy a spectacular evening of military musical celebration and experience a tradition that extends back over a century. Feel the thrill as the Regimental Band of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Band and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Pipes and Drums perform in front of Dundurn National Historic Site.

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Become a War of 1812 enthusiast.

Visit Chiefswood National Historic Site to discover the important role Six Nations warriors played in the War of 1812 or take a trip to Battlefield House Museum & Park for the re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek.  

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Satisfy you inner military buff.

Investigate the War of 1812, the Rebellion of 1837-38, the Boer War and World War I at the Hamilton Military Museum, known for its reconstructed World War I trench.  At Southern Ontario’s largest military museum, the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in Brantford, you’ll find collections from the War of 1812 to the present day, restored vehicles and artifacts from the army, navy, and air force.

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Tour Canada’s most decorated warship.

A visit to the HMCS Haida in Hamilton will give you a first-hand appreciation for the challenges faced by the ship’s courageous crew during those decisive and important sea battles. During the Canada 150 year, special events include Thirsty Thursdays and a Women in War weekend.

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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