This year, it pays to book an Ontario getaway. Literally! Ontario residents can receive up to 20% of their leisure accommodation fees back as a tax credit on their 2022 tax return. In addition to traditional accommodations providers, like hotels and motels, the credit can also be applied toward bed and breakfasts, cottages and other vacation rentals. Here are just a few of the great vacation rentals you’ll find in our region, paired with nearby restaurants and activities to enjoy during your escape.


In Hamilton

Green Acres Cabin

Get away from it all in an off-grid cabin in the woods, complete with horses grazing in the neighbouring pasture. With a bedroom, full bathroom and kitchen, you’ll have everything you need, but if cooking doesn’t appeal, Uber delivers right to the cabin’s front steps! There’s also a spacious outdoor hot tub and optional ATV rentals to tour the forest trails. Get all the details.

Explore A Little More … Green Acres Cabin is just a short drive from the cute little towns of Dundas and Ancaster, so be sure to make time for a bit of strolling, shopping and sipping. Brewers Blackbird, in Ancaster, is a newer addition to Hamilton Halton Brant’s thriving craft beer scene and definitely worth checking out. In Dundas, Shawn and Ed Brewing Company serves up one-of-a-kind brews in a lovingly restored curling rink!

Brewers Blackbird
Hip Downtown Hamilton Loft

This beautifully renovated two-bedroom loft will make you feel like you’re on a New York City adventure. There’s a full kitchen for cooking up a fabulous meal and a pool table in the lounge area. Get all the details.

Explore A Little More …Take advantage of your downtown Hamilton location and walk to area attractions like Dundurn Castle and the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

Somerset Cottage at West Avenue Cider House

This airy three-bedroom cottage is a perfect home base for a weekend of cider and wine tasting and touring! Take in orchard views, enjoy 25 acres of hiking trails, and stroll over to the Cider House for a tasting at your leisure! Get all the details.

Explore A Little More … Nominate a designated driver and do some touring to the other cideries, wineries and craft breweries that are nearby. Carlisle Cider Co., Orange Snail Brewers, and Andrews Winery are all great options.

Somerset Cottage

In Halton

Hidden Valley Hideaway

Forest views, a sauna, Grindstone Creek babbling in the background, easy access to Bruce Trail hiking and all the comforts of a beautifully designed modern home will make you feel like you’re a million miles away at this hidden escape that’s just minutes outside Burlington. Get all the details.

Hidden Valley Hideaway

Explore A Little More: If the verdant views of this cottage leave you hungry for more, make the short trip to Royal Botanical Gardens and explore 27 kilometres of trails at Canada’s largest botanical garden.

Mulberry House By The Lake

Room for eight guests and a stellar location within walking distance of the restaurants, shopping and entertainment of downtown Burlington make this historic home a perfect place to gather with friends. Get all the details.

Explore A Little More: Music lovers will want to time their trip to coincide with one of the many stellar performances at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre or the annual Sound of Music Festival. Cyclists should bring their bikes along and do some two-wheeled touring along Burlington’s Waterfront Trail.

Burlington Waterfront

In Brant

The Walnut

An overnight at The Walnut will make you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the pages of a home décor magazine. This beautifully decorated home sleeps six and is just a five-minute walk to downtown Paris. Get all the details. 

The Walnut

Explore A Little More: Take advantage of the fact that you’re just steps away from a canoe launch and spend some time exploring the Grand River by canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard. No boat? No problem! Local outfitters like Grand Experiences and Grand River Rafting Company will be happy to get you all geared up!

Grand Experiences
Historic Carriage House Loft

A stay at this lovely loft offers so much more than a place to rest your head. Take in gorgeous Grand River views, watch deer in the garden, enjoy afternoon tea in the historic cabin by the river’s edge and learn about the fascinating history of Paris at this heritage property. Get all the details.

Explore A Little More: Go home with a better understanding of Aboriginal culture by taking some time to #SeeSixNations. This digital map and tour guide makes it easy to find fascinating local landmarks, including Chiefswood National Historic Site, Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks, Woodland Cultural Centre and the Six Nations Nature Trail.

Are you looking for additional getaway ideas for spring? Check out our Pick, Pick, Go article for helpful tips and tricks for pairing your ideal escape with special savings and fantastic spring events.


Know Before You Go

We’re thrilled that Ontario is reopening and can’t wait to welcome you to Hamilton Halton Brant this spring. As a few of our region’s tourism partners may take some additional time to return to their pre-pandemic operating capacities and protocols, feel free to reach out to the places you plan on visiting in advance to confirm that they’re ready to serve you in the way you’re expecting.

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Now thru May 31

Exhibition Tours at AGH

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Thursdays at 6:00 pm Saturdays & Sundays at 1:00 pm

July 23

Watercolour Fun for Beginners

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON, Canada

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Now thru October 18

Walk Through the Seasons

Chiefswood Park Cabins

1037 Highway 54 Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0

No need to pre-register for this FREE event, sign in when you arrive. Wear proper...

Now thru December 31

Hamilton Civic Museums Virtual Tours

28 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 1A1

Now thru May 23

Michèle Pearson Clarke: Muscle Memory

Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

August 24

Sunset Photography

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

6pm - 9pm.

May 31 - August 10

Not Just a Birding Club: Sweet Summer Birding

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Fee: $20 / session + Service Fee. (Members 10% off*) Please pre-register 10 days in...

August 6 - 13

Plein Air in Watercolour

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON, Canada

Saturdays, August 6 & 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

June 2 - August 31

Seeing the Invisible at RBG

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Adult: $19.50 Senior: $16.50 Youth/Student: $16.50 Child age 4 to 12: $11.50 Child under 4:...

Now thru September 5

Fun Farmyard at Springridge Farm

Springridge Farm

7256 Bell School Line, Milton, ON, L9T 2Y1

$12 +HST weekends and holidays $9 +HST weekdays Admission to Fun Farm Yard is per...

Now thru June 18

Heritage Workshops

Ireland House Museum

2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON, L7P 5A8

Now thru August 13

All Guilds Show 2022

Art Gallery of Burlington

1333 Lakeshore Road , Burlington, ON, L7S 1A9

August 20

Large Pack Basket Workshop at Chiefswood Park

Chiefswood Park Cabins

1037 Highway 54 Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0

Cabins are also available for rent for those interested. Time: 9am-4pm Cost: $325 (Half must...

Now thru January 31

Downtown Milton Flashback Tour

Downtown Milton BIA

251 Main Street East, Milton, ON, L9T 1P1

June 1 - August 17

Growing Your Own Food: Workshops

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON, Canada

Fee: $20 per session or $50 for all three sessions + Service Fee (Members 10%...

June 11 - August 17

Paddling in Paradise

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

June 6

P.A. Day Camp (in-person) | Under the Big Top at Joseph Brant Museum

Joseph Brant Museum

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

9am - 4pm, pre-registration required

Now thru June 26

Farmers & Friends

Mountsberg Conservation Area and Discovery Centre

2259 Millborough Line, Campbellville, ON, L0P 1B0

$10 per person + Gate fee - Tickets must be purchased for all members in...

Now thru June 1

AGH Youth Community Art Gallery Presents: Metamorphosis

Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

Online only

Now thru July 3

Habitat Hunt

Mountsberg Conservation Area and Discovery Centre

2259 Millborough Line, Campbellville, ON, L0P 1B0

Price: $10 (age 2 and up) plus gate fee

Now thru December 31

Serial Production

McMaster Museum of Art

McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L6

June 4 - September 24

Special Exhibition | Beyond Human Limits

Joseph Brant Museum

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

Joseph Brant Museum Tuesday - Saturday - 10:00AM to 4:00PM Special exhibition is included with...

June 4 - September 25

Wake Up the Wild

African Lion Safari

1386 Cooper Road, Hamilton, ON, N1R 5S2

Available on select dates from June – September, 2022. Tour subject to availability. Advanced reservations...

July 4 - August 19

Summer Day Camp

Ireland House Museum

2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON, L7P 5A8

Please email museumeducation@burlington.ca for more information or if you have any questions.

August 7

Botanically Dyed Garden Cards

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON, Canada

10am - 1pm.

June 28 - August 16

Intro to Urban Gardening

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON, Canada

6 to 9 p.m.

Now thru July 3

Wildflower Walk

Crawford Lake Conservation Area

3115 Conservation Road, Milton, ON, L9T 2X3

Meeting Area: Crawford Lake Visitor Centre, Duration: 1 hour, Available: Weekends and holidays, 10AM and...

September 10 - 11

Corn Wash Basket Workshop at Chiefswood Park

Chiefswood Park Cabins

1037 Highway 54 Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0

Cabins are also available for rent for those interested. Time: 9am-4pm Cost: $200 (Half must...

Now thru August 19

Children’s Gardening: Sow and Grow (Ages 5 to 7)

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON, Canada

Now thru May 31

Discovery Station

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Length: At your leisure.

Now thru May 22

Megan Ellen MacDonald

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant

20 Ava Road, Brantford, ON, N3T 5G9

Now thru July 3

Lake to Longhouse Tour

Conservation Halton

3115 Conservation Road, Milton, ON L9T 2X3, Canada

11am - 3pm

June 6 - July 25

Drumming

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON, Canada

August 14

Tricky Trees

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

9am - 12pm

Now thru May 31

A Taste of Japan

Tourism Burlington

414 LocuStreet Street, Burlington, ON, L7S 1T7

Now thru December 31

Guided Walking Tours in Milton

16 James Street, Milton, ON, Canada

Now thru July 27

Z’otz* Collective: Eccentric Coincidence

Art Gallery of Burlington

1333 Lakeshore Road , Burlington, ON, L7S 1A9

Now thru August 28

Garden Tour

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

10 to 20 Minutes. 11am, 1pm, 2:30pm.

Now thru June 20

Virtual Guided Hike: Spring Edition

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Now thru June 12

Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour: Renewal Art Show

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON, Canada

10 a.m. to 8 p.m., last admission is 7 p.m. Admission is included with your...

Now thru June 26

Talons and Tailfeathers

Mountsberg Conservation Area and Discovery Centre

2259 Millborough Line, Campbellville, ON, L0P 1B0

July 9 - 10

Children’s Longhouse and Small Pack Basket Workshop at Chiefswood Park

Chiefswood Park Cabins

1037 Highway 54 Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0

Cabins are also available for rent for those interested. Time: 9am-4pm Cost: $225 (Half must...

May 24 - August 23

Kelso Mountain Bike Series 2022

Kelso Conservation Area / Glen Eden

5234 Kelso Road, Milton, ON, L9T 2X7

May 22 - September 18

Turbo Tubing For Beginners: Five Oaks Trip

Grand River Rafting Company

119 Jennings Road, Brantford, Ontario

$33 per person plus HST Includes turbo tube, paddle, pfd jacket, upstream shuttle ride, map...

June 9 - 30

Perennials for the Home

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON, Canada

6 to 8:30 p.m.

Now thru December 31

Hamilton Civic Museums Virtual Exhibitions

Hamilton Civic Museums

Throughout the City of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON, L8R 2K1

July 16

Learn 10 Trees

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

9am - 12pm

June 12

Medium Longhouse Basket Workshop at Chiefswood Park

Chiefswood Park Cabins

1037 Highway 54 Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0

Cabins are also available for rent for those interested. Time: 9am-4pm Cost: $155 (Half must...

June 21 - September 15

Virtual Guided Hike: Summer Edition

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Fee: $10 + Service Fee. (Members 10% off*) Please pre-register by September 15**

Now thru May 21, 2022

True or False? The Fun Science Exhibition

Joseph Brant Museum

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

Now thru May 29

Margaret Watkins: Black Light

Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

Tickets required

June 26

June Wildflower Walk

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

10am - 12pm.

Now thru December 31

Art For Victory

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

9280 Airport Road, Mount Hope, ON, L0R 1W0

Wednesday to Sunday - 9 am to 5 pm. Exhibit is FREE with admission. Regular...

July 18 - August 19

AGH Summer Camp

Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

May 22 - October 2

Paddle the Beast!

Grand River Rafting Company

119 Jennings Rd, Brantford (Brant Conservation Area)

Now thru July 3

Slither & Crawl

Mountsberg Conservation Area and Discovery Centre

2259 Millborough Line, Campbellville, ON, L0P 1B0

Meets in the Cameron Courtyard. *Children must be accompanied by an adult. $10 per person...

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