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

 

 

 

 

  • 1

    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 August 28

Roller Skate in the Square

Harmony Square District

89 Dalhousie Street, Brantford, ON, N3T 3B1

Date and Time: Mondays and Wednesdays - 7:00pm to 9:00pm FREE Roller Skate Rental Available...

Now thru November 15

Grand Experiences: Big Creek Eco-Adventure

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

113 Grand River Street North, Paris

Date & Times: Every day, starting at 9:00am Price: varies depending on choice of boat

Now thru November 30

Grand Experiences: Bruce Trail 2 Day Hiking Package (Guided Trip)

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

113 Grand River Street North, Paris

Dates and Times: Available every day of the week - book in advance! Price: $525.00...

Now thru October 29

Grand Experiences: 4-Hour Guided Tour

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

113 Grand River Street North, Paris

Date & Times: Every day, starting at 9:30am Price: varies depending on choice of boat

Now thru October 15

Grand Experiences: Paddling the Grand River – Paris to Brantford

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

113 Grand River Street North, Paris

Date & Times: Every day, starting at 9:00am Price: varies depending on choice of boat

August 19

Whisper to the Moon

Chiefswood National Historic Site

1037 Highway 54, Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0

Date and Time: Aug 19th - 6:30pm to 12:00am Price: $99 per person

Now thru July 27

Wandering Wellness Summer Retreat Series

Up Yoga & Wellness

100 Dundas St. East, Paris Ontario

Dates & Times: Jul 13th & 27th, 10:30am to 4:30pm Event Price: $250.00 per person

Now thru October 10

Guided Sunrise Paddles

Six Nations Tourism

Brant County Highway 54, Ohsweken, ON

Dates and Times: Every Wed starting Jun 26th until Oct (at sunrise) Cost: $35 per...

Now thru November 15

Grand Experiences: Grand Voyageur

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

113 Grand River Street North, Paris

Dates and Times: Offered every day, starting at 9:00am or 1:30pm - book ahead! Price:...

Now thru October 25

Dog-Eared Cafe: Open Mic with Lisa Costa

Dog-Eared Cafe

121 Grand River St N, Paris, ON

Dates and Times: 2nd and 3rd Friday of every month - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Now thru August 16

Exhibition: Poetry in Stitches

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

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

Dates: Apr 23rd to Aug 16th (Tuesday to Saturday) Times: 12:00pm to 4:00pm Cost: Regular...

Now thru October 13

On The Water with Six Nations Tourism

Six Nations Tourism

2498 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0

Season Dates: May 18th to Oct 13th Length: 3 hours. All tours must be booked...

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