Start by spending a day connecting to Canadian culture. Here are ideas for 20 days and ways to help you do just that in Hamilton Halton Brant.

 

 

  • Day 1: Take in a performance by a Canadian musical artist

    Top Canadian artists are performing all over Hamilton Halton Brant. Whether you prefer classical or country, roots or rock, this is the year to open your ears to homegrown talent and to get to know our live music venues, including Core Entertainment’s Hamilton Place and FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts in Brantford, Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts in Oakville, Burlington Performing Arts Centre in Burlington and Milton Centre for the Arts in Milton.

  • Day 2 to 4: Listen in at the Brantford Jazz Festival

    There will be continuous free music at the Brantford Jazz Festival, featuring four stages of world-class entertainment ranging from traditional jazz to Big Band Swing to Spanish Afro-Cuban grooves and Dixieland Jazz.

  • Day 5 to 7: It's Time to Supercrawl

    Supercrawl takes over James Street in Hamilton with three days of free music spread over multiple stages. Be one of the 130,000 visitors annually who gather to watch over 50 bands. One of the largest free music festivals in Ontario, the festival also showcases large-scale visual art installations, performance art, an artisan market, food trucks and fashion.

  • Day 8: Immigration Stories at the Museum

    From Far and Wide: Tales from a Suitcase, at the Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate. uses its suitcase and costume collection and archival documentation to tell stories of immigration from over 150 years as a collective history of becoming Canadian.

  • Day 9 to 16: Give kudos to a Group of Seven genius

    Lawren Harris Week celebrates Brantford-born Group of Seven member Lawren S. Harris, and highlights the abundance of cultural assets in the city. The premiere annual celebration promises a week of free, participatory events, as well as the unveiling of a permanent piece of public art.

  • Day 17: Take in trains and technology at the museum

    From May to October, catch a ride on miniature trains, enjoy a free guided tour, and witness the social and mechanical life of Canada’s early industrial revolution during Live Steamer Days at the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology.

  • Day 18: A feast for the eyes

    Check out the many performing and visual arts venues that are an integral part of the Canadian cultural scene, including the Art Gallery of HamiltonArt Gallery of BurlingtonGlenhyrst Art Gallery, and Theatre Aquarius.

  • Day 19: Experience Hamilton's Live Music Scene

    Hamilton’s live music scene has launched legends like Daniel Lanois, Arkells and Tom Wilson. Step inside the storied clubs and hear the next chapter in Canadian music for yourself at The CasbahThis Ain’t HollywoodMill’s Hardware and more.

  • Day 20: A Horticultural Connection

    Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington is the largest botanical garden in Canada, a National Historic Site, and registered charitable organization with a mandate to bring together people, plants and nature. Explore and enjoy the many historical plant collections, the Mediterranean Greenhouse, and 27 km of nature trails.

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Now thru April 13

Winter Exhibit: Wildlife Rescue

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; RBG Centre, Included in your General Admission or Membership

June 6 - September 27

Wake Up the Wild

African Lion Safari

1386 Cooper Road, Hamilton, ON, N1R 5S2

3 hour experience, mornings only. Maximum 12 people. Must be booked in advance.

February 13

The It’s-not-Valentine’s-Day Singles Mixer

Steel Wheel Brewery

105 Powerline Rd, Brantford, ON N3T 5L8

7:00-9:00 pm - $10 + tax/person (ticket includes the course + a beer)

February 8

Letterpress Card Making

Centre3

173 James St. North, Hamilton, ON

Registration Required; 12 - 5pm; Full price - $85; Member price - $60

March 5

Craft & Coir – Painted Mat Workshop

Steel Wheel Brewery

105 Powerline Road, Brantford

7-9 PM - reFIND Salvage - $65+tax/person (includes the course, materials + a beer)

March 19

Beer Sensory Course

Steel Wheel Brewery

105 Powerline Road, Brantford

7-9 PM - Steel Wheel Brewer, Mitch Tuckey - $30+tax/person (includes the course + beer)

April 1 - June 30

Upper Nith River Experience in Spring

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M4

Check for available dates.

February 1 - March 14

A Taste of Paris Food Tour

Tasty Road Trips Food Tours – Experience Local!

The Tour will begin at 10:30am. $55.00 for tour. Tour only available on February 1st,...

May 1 - October 18

Private Boat Shuttles on the Grand River

Grand River Rafting Company

31 Mechanic Street, Paris, ON, N3L 1L1

7 days a week. Reservations are a must by phone or email.

Now thru May 1

MacNab’s Kitchen at Dundurn Enhanced Experience

Dundurn Castle – National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

2 hour experience. Available year-round, mornings only. Minimum 15 persons.

February 27

Museum After Hours | Discover the Myths & Mysteries of the Great Lakes

Joseph Brant Museum

1240 North Shore Boulevard East, Burlington, ON, L7S 1C5

This presentation is geared for audiences aged 16+.  Reserve your spot for this special evening....

May 2 - 3

Doors Open: Dundurn National Historic Site

Dundurn Castle – National Historic Site

610 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM This is a free event!

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