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.

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    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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December 26

The Beer Tour Co- Hamilton Public Beer & Cider Tour

The Beer Tour Company

This tour will run Sunday December 26, 2021. Multiple pickups in Hamilton/Burlington departing at 10:30am.

Now thru January 8

Special Exhibition | Cipher Decipher

Joseph Brant Museum

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

The exhibition runs from October 15, 2021 to January 8, 2022. Museum hours of operation...

Now thru December 31

Date Night – Painting Experience for 2

studio k2

156 Parkdale Ave N, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 5X2

$165/2person including all materials. Host a couples paint party (max 10 guests in studio unlimited...

December 20 - 29

Virtual Winter Holiday Camp

Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

December 20, 21, 22 and 27, 28, 29, 2021

Now thru December 31

Grain & Grit Beergarden

11 Ewen Road Hamilton, ON L8S 3C3

Now thru December 31

Furnace Room Brewery Tours & Tastings

Furnace Room Brewery

1 Elgin Street / Georgetown / ON L7G 3M2

Now thru December 20

Virtual Guided Hike: Autumn Edition at RBG

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

Fee: $10 each + Service Fee (Members 10% off*) Registration closes December 15

Now thru December 30

Free 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

Now thru January 9

Hamilton Beer Tour

The Beer Tour Company

$120.00+hst per person (8 person minimum) Tour is 5-7hrs long.

December 17 - 18

Family Fun Night: Family Solstice Celebration (Outdoors)

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

7pm- 9pm Please pre-register by December 7

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