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 October 31

Hamilton City Sights Tour

Redback Tours

5 Hamilton Street, North Waterdown, Ontario L8B 0G5

This tour runs weekly on Thursdays only. Pickup/drop off locations; Oakville, Burlington, Waterdown, Hamilton, starting...

Now thru September 22

The Heights: A War of 1812 Tour of Dundurn National Historic Site

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Dates:       SUNDAYS, May 26, June 23, July 28, August 25, September 22, 2019 Time:        9:30...

Now thru September 7

Mindful Paddle & Floating Meditation

Burlington Beach Rentals

1084 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON, L7S1A2

Variety of Dates available between our Burlington beach & Binbrook Conservation location. 60 min's -...

Now thru May 1

The Collection: A Hands-On Experience

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Duration of Experience: 3.5 hours Availability: Year-Round, Afternoons Only Minimum Person: 12

December 13 - 15

Christmas Evening Tours

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Cost:        $30 per person. Pre-registration is required. Time:        7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

October 26

Harvest Home Breakfast

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museums

64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster, ON, L9G 1L8

Cost:        Adults: $16.00, Children: $8.00 (12 and under). Pre-registration required. Limited seating available. Time:        9:00...

Now thru November 11

Voyage of the Iroquois

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

December 1

Victorian Christmas Delights: Historic Cooking Workshop

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Time:        9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ages:       14 years and up Cost:        $50 per person....

June 22 - August 24

Meditation Class at Terre Bleu Lavendar Farm

Terre Bleu Lavender Farm

2501, Sideroad 25, Milton L0P1B0

Select Dates Only

July 21

Plant Bake Hunt Eat!: Family Friendly Historic Cooking Workshop

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Cost: $55 for 1 adult and 1 child. $20 for each additional child. Pre-registration is required....

Now thru September 13

Sunset Social Paddles

Burlington Beach Rentals

1084 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON, L7S1A2

2019 Dates; Friday, June 14th; Friday, July 19; Friday; August 16; Saturday, September 14. 2-...

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