Plan a day trip that kids and adults alike will love with any of the interactive heritage experiences below. Can't decide on just one? Supersize your day trip and stay a little longer with our Bring Learning to Life, Downton Abbey Delight, Family Fun by Land, Air and Water, and Honouring our Veterans itineraries. View our complete collection of summer offers, or download a convenient printable version with 21 featured deals.
Let dreams take flight
Experience the thrill of navigating the legendary Lancaster bomber or a supersonic CF-101 Voodoo jet on Hamilton’s Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s flight simulator.
Downton Abbey delight
Diehard Downton fans will love taking a Downton day trip to explore Hamilton’s Dundurn Castle National Historic Site and comparing the life of a prominent Victorian family with that of their servants in this magnificent 40-room estate. Other close-to-home historic sites like Myrtleville House Museum, Whitehern Historic House & Garden, and Erchless Estate will make you feel like you’ve stepped onto the set of your favourite show.
Pioneer play date
You’ll feel like you’ve stepped right onto the set of Little House on the Prairie as you tour restored heritage buildings and chat with costumed interpreters at Westfield Heritage Village.
Read about one blogger’s Westfield Heritage Village day trip with her young daughter.
All steamed up
Introduce train fanatics to a steam engine that puts Thomas the Tank Engine to shame at the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology.
Head for the Hamilton Harbour and climb aboard the HMCS Haida for a tour of Canada’s most decorated war ship.
Read about one blogger’s HMCS Haida day trip.
Read about how one blogger combined a trip to see the HMCS Haida with a Grand River paddling adventure.
Dial up some fun
Learn more about one of the most important scientific breakthroughs in history, the telephone, at Bell Homestead National Historic Site.
Read about one travel writer’s day trip to Bell Homestead National Historic Site.
Ride a historic streetcar
Ride the vintage streetcar at Halton County Radial Railway, where the scenic two-kilometre route includes a stop at an ice cream shop.
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