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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November 23

An Evening with Jane Austen

Battlefield House Museum & Park – National Historic Site

77 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8G 5E5

Call or email to book Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Ages: Adults Cost: $25.00 (including HST)

Now thru November 19

2-Day Bruce Trail Waterfall Hiking Tour

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

Now thru August 23

Girlfriend Friday One day Retreats

Burlington Beach Rentals

1084 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON, L7S1A2

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Must register in advance. Limited spots per date. Ladies only...

Now thru October 28

Waterfalls- Hamilton Sight Seeing Tour

Redback Tours

5 Hamilton Street, North Waterdown, Ontario L8B 0G5

Tours run every Sunday and Monday, only. Pickup locations; Oakville, Burlington, Waterdown, Hamilton, starting at...

Now thru October 20

Canoe Trips on the Grand River

Grand River Rafting Company

31 Mechanic Street, Paris, ON, N3L 1L1

Now thru September 15

Turbo Tubing… The Paddling Adventure For Everyone.

Grand River Rafting Company

31 Mechanic Street, Paris, ON, N3L 1L1

Not recommended for newborns to 2 years. *Save 4.00 off per person when you bring...

Now thru November 30

Where Cultures Meet

Six Nations Tourism

2498 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0

Now thru November 19

Weekend in Paris Adventure

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....

Now thru November 18

Grand Voyageur

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River Street N Paris, N3L 2M4

Available daily Between: Apr 2, 2019 and Nov 18, 2019 $80.00 + taxes

Now thru October 20

Tandem Kayak Trips on the Grand River

Grand River Rafting Company

31 Mechanic Street, Paris, ON, N3L 1L1

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