Six Idea Starters to Celebrate the Big Year

Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #8
Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #8
Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #8
Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #8
Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #8
Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #8
Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #8
Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #8

Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #8 

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.

There’s never been a better year for a Great Canadian Day Trip, and we’ve got six idea starters for celebrating Canada’s big year to help you do just that in Hamilton Halton Brant.

Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #8

Define your own maple leaf groove. 

There are so many huge celebrations planned across the country this summer, but don’t fall prey to party peer pressure. Opt for the outings and gatherings that will make your heart happiest. Love a small-town vibe? Wander the streets of historic Paris for an afternoon. Prefer a once-in-a-lifetime adventure? Tour the Tall ships in Hamilton for an elevated Lake Ontario perspective. Bringing little ones along? Find an activity everyone will love like Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days at Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology.

 

Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #8

Find a new corner of our country to explore.

Embrace your inner explorer and capture the feeling newcomers to Canada had 150 years ago. Paddle a Voyageur Canoe down the Grand River, hike to the top of the Niagara Escarpment, or wander amongst the Bruce Trail’s waterfalls.

Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #8

Stop for an afternoon treat.

Follow the Hamilton Halton Brant True Brew Path for frothy flavour at six craft brewers. Taste the best of the season at farmer’s markets and family farms.  Or go whole hog at Canada’s Largest Rib Fest in Burlington this September.

Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #8

Set your adventure to an incredible soundtrack.

Listen in at the Sound of Music Festival, Canada’s largest free music festival, June 14 – 17; take in the Royal Botanical Gardens’ outdoor summer concerts in Burlington, or be part of the scene at the Brantford International Jazz Festival, September 15-17.

Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #8

Plan some “only in Canada” moments.

First Nations culture is on display at The Grand River Champion of Champions Pow Wow, July 21-23.  The Quilt of Belonging exhibit is our very own 36-metre textile tale of Canada at the Cotton Factory in Hamilton.  Oakville is home to our own “major”, the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Course, July 24 – 30.

Great Canadian Day Tripping Guide #8

Bring Canadian history to life.

Engage in a re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek at Battlefield House Museum & Park June 3-4, get hands-on with cooking classes at Dundurn National Historic Site, or take a vintage aircraft flight at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.

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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