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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Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON, Canada

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Christmas Evening Tours

Dundurn Castle – National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Ages: All Cost: $35 per person. Pre-registration required.

Now thru December 31

Serial Production

McMaster Museum of Art

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

December 27 - January 8

Winter Break Drop-In Activity Centre: Victorian Toy Makers

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology – National Historic Site

900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton, ON, L8H 7N2

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Now thru December 31

Where Cultures Meet

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2498 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0

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Now thru December 31

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Hardy Road, Brantford, ON, Canada

Now thru August 26

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104 Bronte St N, Milton, ON L9T 2N5, Canada

Now thru September 18

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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 August 28

Sketchbook Sundays

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

Now thru August 26

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Whitehern Historic House & Garden – National Historic Site

41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 1L3

11:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Now thru December 31

Fire Over Water Exhibit at Crawford Lake

Crawford Lake Conservation Area

3115 Conservation Road, Milton, ON, L9T 2X3

9am - 7pm.

Now thru September 24

Special Exhibition | Beyond Human Limits

Joseph Brant Museum

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

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August 20

Large Pack Basket Workshop at Chiefswood Park

Chiefswood Park Cabins

1037 Highway 54 Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0

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Now thru August 19

AGH Summer Camp

Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

Now thru September 25

Fit in the Core

450 Nelson Ave, Burlington, ON L7S 1N3

September 24

Contemporary Art Bus Tour

Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

Now thru December 31

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16 James Street, Milton, ON, Canada

Now thru 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 December 31

A Day of Play Experience

Six Nations Tourism

2498 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0

Price: $70.00/person for a group of less than 20; $60.00/person for a group of 20...

Now thru June 1

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The Beer Tour Company

All patrons must be 19yrs of age or older. By booking you are accepting our...

Now thru October 2

Paddle the Beast!

Grand River Rafting Company

119 Jennings Rd, Brantford (Brant Conservation Area)

Now thru December 31

Hamilton Civic Museums Virtual Tours

28 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 1A1

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 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...

Now thru August 17

Paddling in Paradise

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

August 14, 2022

Tricky Trees

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

9am - 12pm

Now thru September 4

Historic Garden Tours at Dundurn National Historic Site

Dundurn Castle – National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

FREE outdoor event Saturdays and Sundays, 2:00 to 3:00pm. Regular admission rates apply to the...

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...

August 24

Sunset Photography

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

6pm - 9pm.

August 18

McMaster Museum of Art: Central Campus Sculpture Tour

McMaster Museum of Art

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

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...

Now thru January 31

Downtown Milton Flashback Tour

Downtown Milton BIA

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

Now thru August 23

Kelso Mountain Bike Series 2022

Kelso Conservation Area / Glen Eden

5234 Kelso Road, Milton, ON, L9T 2X7

Now thru June 1

Hamilton Beer Tour

The Beer Tour Company

All patrons must be 19yrs of age or older. By booking you are accepting our...

Now thru August 16

Intro to Urban Gardening

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON, Canada

6 to 9 p.m.

October 28

Steam Museum After Dark – Adult Flashlight Tour 2022

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology – National Historic Site

900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton, ON, L8H 7N2

Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Ages: 14+ years Cost: $15.00 per person. Pre-registration required....

August 20

Heirloom Tomatoes Cooking Workshop

Dundurn Castle – National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ages: 14 years and older Cost: $55 per person....

Now thru September 30

On The Water Experience

Six Nations Tourism

2498 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0

Cost: $110.00 per person

Now thru August 19

Summer Day Camp with Museums Burlington

Ireland House Museum

2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON, L7P 5A8

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

Now thru December 31

Hamilton Civic Museums Virtual Exhibitions

Hamilton Civic Museums

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

Now thru August 26

Summer Camps at the Art Gallery of Burlington

Art Gallery of Burlington

1333 Lakeshore Road , Burlington, ON, L7S 1A9

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 December 2

We Are Made of Stardust

McMaster Museum of Art

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

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 October 31

Fresh Market Farms U-Pick

521 Concession Road 6 East, Hamilton, Millgrove, ON L0R 1V0, Canada

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.

September 17

Bake, Find, Feast! A Family Friendly Historic Cooking Workshop

Dundurn Castle – National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 AM Ages: All Cost: $55 for 1 adult and 1...

Now thru 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...

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