Signature Events

Canada Day isn’t the only opportunity to show your civic pride this year. There are lots of red, white and true-worthy events and one-time celebrations taking place throughout Hamilton Halton Brant:

  • Around the Bay Road Race

    Hamilton's Around the Bay Road Race is the oldest on the continent, first run in 1894, three years before the… More >

    Hamilton's Around the Bay Road Race is the oldest on the continent, first run in 1894, three years before the Boston Marathon. Rich in tradition, it has been won by the best from around the world, including Boston Marathon winners and Olympic gold medallists. Become part of the continuing tradition by running this challenging course around Hamilton's natural harbour!

     


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  • Nature Connects Exhibit

    If you love LEGO, you’ll love Nature Connects. Created with over 300,000 LEGO pieces, this exhibition features 14 sculptures by… More >

    If you love LEGO, you’ll love Nature Connects. Created with over 300,000 LEGO pieces, this exhibition features 14 sculptures by New York artist, Sean Kenney. Building with LEGO bricks is about balance and connections, much like the biodiversity of Royal Botanical Gardens.

    Location 680 Plains Rd. W, Burlington, L7T 4H4

    Web http://www.rbg.ca/150-exhibitions


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  • The View from Here

    The Glenhyrst’s permanent collection exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary of Canada by showcasing masterworks by artists from Canada. More >

    The Glenhyrst’s permanent collection exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary of Canada by showcasing masterworks by artists from Canada.

    Location 20 Ava Rd., Brantford, N3T 5G9

    Web http://www.glenhyrst.ca/exhibits/future-exhibits/


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  • The "Fightingest" Weekend

    *This special weekend event features premium heritage programming. Discounted Fees for Canada 150: $4.90 per child and $7.30 per adult.… More >

    *This special weekend event features premium heritage programming. Discounted Fees for Canada 150: $4.90 per child and $7.30 per adult.  
    Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11
    Celebrate Canada’s military heritage and the contributions of the Royal Canadian Navy’s “Fightingest” ship, with an emphasis on D-Day operations and Haida’s many Battle Honours. Explore Second World War period vehicles, enjoy historic documentary film screenings and participate in guided tours.
    On Saturday evening, break out the jitterbug as part of HMCS Haida’s Canada 150 Celebrations. Relive the dance hall days of the 1940s as we present an unforgettable Shore Leave Party on the jetty, featuring Canada’s “Sweetheart of Swing”, Alex Pagnam and Her Alleycats. Admission included in entry fees. 
     

    Location 658 Catharine St N, Hamilton, L8L 8K4

    Web http://www.hmcshaida.com/


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  • A day on the Bridge

    On Sunday June 11, 2017 spend A Day On The Bridge with your family, friends and neighbours. Celebrate our magnificent… More >

    On Sunday June 11, 2017 spend A Day On The Bridge with your family, friends and neighbours. Celebrate our magnificent natural surroundings while commemorating Canada’s 150th birthday. Enjoy food, fun, activities, arts and music on the bridge throughout the day, and then a gala fundraising dinner and grand finale celebration to cap off the night. (Ticket Required for Gala). The historic McQuesten High Level Bridge offers a magnificent vantage point from which to view Cootes Paradise, Hamilton Harbour and the Niagara Escarpment.

    Time 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Web http://www.adayonthebridge.ca/


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  • Canadian Citizenship Ceremony

    Royal Botanical Gardens is proud to host our nation’s newest Canadians as they take their oath of citizenship in our… More >

    Royal Botanical Gardens is proud to host our nation’s newest Canadians as they take their oath of citizenship in our historic Rock Garden.

    Location 680 Plains Rd. W, Burlington, L7T 4H4

    Web http://www.rbg.ca/150-exhibitions


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  • Tall Ships Hamilton

    More than 40 Tall Ships will be sailing Canadian waters to honour the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation in… More >

    More than 40 Tall Ships will be sailing Canadian waters to honour the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation in 2017. They are scheduled to stop at host ports in Ontario, Québec and the Maritimes, giving thousands of people the opportunity to admire the majestic beauty of these cathedrals of the seas. Be ready in Hamilton Pier 8 location to see them on July 1st. More details to come.

    Location 28 James St. N, Hamilton, L8R 2K1

    Web http://www.hamilton.ca/canada150


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  • Air Force Day

    Meet current members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, see their aircraft up close on the ground and learn the… More >

    Meet current members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, see their aircraft up close on the ground and learn the many roles performed by Canada’s air force today. From helicopters, trainers and transports to the CF-18 Hornet plus the collection of vintage military aircraft from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, visitors will have a chance to view over 60 aircraft. Weather date: Sunday July 9, 2017. Admission: Adult (age 16+) $20, Child (age 6-15) $15. Price includes HST.

    Location 9280 Airport Rd., Mount Hope, L0R 1W0

    Web https://www.hamilton.ca/attractions/festivals-events/canada-150-events-listing


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  • Peace By Piece: Stitching Together Canadian Stories

    Celebrate Canada's 150th and share the stories that make Canada special with the Quilt of Belonging exhibit. In addition to… More >

    Celebrate Canada's 150th and share the stories that make Canada special with the Quilt of Belonging exhibit. In addition to the Quilt of Belonging this five week exhibit will showcase interactive programs, talks, workshops, displays, concerts and much more. Stay tuned for more information.

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  • Two Row Wampun

    Looking for a unique First Nations experience? Then register for the annual Two Row on the Grand Paddle in Southern… More >

    Location 181 Bethel Rd, Paris, N3L 3E3

    Web http://www.grandriverrafting.ca/two-row-grand-river-paddle


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  • Champions of Champions Grand River Pow Wow

    Take part in one of Canada's Indigenous events. The Grand River ‘Champion of Champions’ Powwow is an event that promotes… More >

    Take part in one of Canada's Indigenous events. The Grand River ‘Champion of Champions’ Powwow is an event that promotes rich arts heritage by showcasing our ‘pride’ in music, dance, arts and crafts. Many Native Americans from the United States now participate as well. The forum for this expression in the arts has been coined a “Powwow” and is always presented with the utmost dignity. The event takes place in the open-air, during the afternoon and on into the evening under lights. It has been held at Chiefswood Tent & Trailer Park, on the grounds of the former Estate of the Mohawk Poetess E. Pauline Johnson, at the Six Nations of the Grand River Community.

    Web http://www.grpowwow.ca/


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  • Winter Traditions!

    We’re celebrating Canadian Winter Traditions with food, heritage and environmental programing as well as children’s musical, theatrical, and story performances.… More >

    We’re celebrating Canadian Winter Traditions with food, heritage and environmental programing as well as children’s musical, theatrical, and story performances. Holiday Traditions returns with the RBG Botanical Train Show and a Signature Santa Experience.

    Location 680 Plains Rd. W, Burlington, L7T 4H4

    Web http://www.rbg.ca/150-exhibitions


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