Get to know some great Canadians. Here are seven great day trip ideas that will help you do just that in Hamilton Halton Brant.

 

 

 

 

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    An eye-opening glimpse into the life of a poetess

    Chiefswood National Historic Site in Ohsweken is the birthplace and childhood home of Mohawk poetess E. Pauline Johnson. This unique mansion and museum features a selection of original furnishings and Johnson family artifacts. On the grounds of this National Historic Site you’ll find rare grassland prairies, Carolinian forests, swamplands and the Grand River. Rich in the history of both Mohawk and English cultures, a visit to this stately home provides unique insight into 19th century life.

  • 2

    Living History in Stoney Creek

    At the 19th century homestead and National Historic Site, Battlefield House Museum & Park, you can explore the home of the Gage family who retreated to the cellar during the War of 1812 as the Battle of Stoney Creek raged outside.

  • 3

    Alexander Graham Bell and more in Brantford and Brant

    Take the day and discover the achievements of Alexander Graham Bell at Bell Homestead National Historic Site, the story of Irish immigrants the Good Family at Myrtleville House Museum, and the life of a true Canadian original at Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead Estate.

     

  • 4

    Tour the estates of Hamiltonians who made history

    A 40-room Italianate villa (Dundurn National Historic Site) provides the backdrop to story of Sir Allan Napier MacNab, railway magnate, lawyer and Premier of the United Canadas. At Whitehern Historic House & Garden, a 19th century urban estate was home to the McQuestern family, headed by a wealthy industrialist.

  • 5

    Take a trip through history in Ancaster

    At Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, join the Farmer family as they journey from “The Ark” of family lore through 150 years of life in Ancaster, exploring how their world changed between confederation and 2017. Explore the history of Enerals Griffin and other early Black settlers at Griffin House, a preserved early 19th-century home set on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful Dundas Valley.

  • 6

    Step back in time and witness the evolution of Canadian culture

    The story of the Ireland family comes alive at Westfield Heritage Village alongside log buildings, a blacksmith shop, a railway station and locomotive, and a one-room schoolhouse.

  • 7

    Explore Oakville’s heritage at the estate of its founding family

    Year-round guided tours and exhibitions, special events and workshops are all part of your experience on the historic grounds of Erchless Estate, once home to six generations of Oakville’s founding family.

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Now thru October 15

Overnight Grand River Canoe Camping Trip

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

113 Grand River St N Paris, ON N3L 2M4

Starting at 113 Grand River Street North, Paris.

August 22 - 23

Adult/Teen Summer Art Classes – Outdoor Photography

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant

20 Ava Road, Brantford

10 am – 4 pm each day; Location is at the Coach House & Gardens;...

Now thru November 1

Self-Guided Grand River Group Trip

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

113 Grand River St N Paris, ON N3L 2M4

Various times available; Starting point at 113 Grand River St North This trip can launch...

Now thru December 31

Virtual Tour – Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

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

Now thru December 31

Christie Lake Conservation Area – Swimming, Picnicking

Christie Lake Conservation Area

1000 Highway 5 West, Dundas, ON, L9E 5E2

Open 7 days a week, from sunrise to sunset, unless otherwise posted. Per Vehicle and...

Now thru October 2

MINIATURE GOLF

Adventure Village

580 Van Wagners Beach Road Hamilton, Ontario L8E 3L8

Mon - Thurs 10 am - 9pm, Friday 12 - 10pm; Saturday 10am - 10pm;...

Now thru October 30

Private 90 Minute Nature Cruise

Grand River Dinner Cruises

36 Brant County Road 22 Caledonia, Ontario, N3W 2G9

Saturday & Sunday, departure times at 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. $350.00 taxes...

August 15 - 16

Adult/Teen Summer Art Classes – Watercolour & Mixed Media

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant

20 Ava Road, Brantford

10 am – 4 pm each day; Location is at the Coach House; Fees: $120...

Now thru October 30

Friends & Family Float on the Grand

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

113 Grand River St N Paris, ON N3L 2M4

Start at 113 Grand River St. North, Paris - various times available 8:30 am to...

October 30 - November 29

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Drury Lane Theatrical Productions

2269 New Street, Burlington, ON, L7R 1J4

Evenings 8 PM Oct 30, 31, Nov 6, 7, 12, 13, 14,19, 20, 21, 26,...

Now thru November 1

Hamilton Architecture Crawl

Tourism Hamilton

28 James Street North, Hamilton, ON, L8R 2K1

Now thru August 30

Sunday Music in the Gardens

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West Burlington, L7T 4H4

Admission-Adult $18; Youth/Student $15; Senior $15; Child age 4 to 12-$10; Child under age 4...

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