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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August 14

Tricky Trees

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

9am - 12pm

Now thru June 18

Heritage Workshops

Ireland House Museum

2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON, L7P 5A8

July 10 - September 11

Summer Mindfulness Walks

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

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 October 23

Camping at Bronte Creek

Bronte Creek Provincial Park

1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville, ON, L6M 4J7

Please note that domestic animals (pets) are not permitted in the yurt or on site...

July 16

Learn 10 Trees

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

9am - 12pm

May 22 - October 2

Paddle the Beast!

Grand River Rafting Company

119 Jennings Rd, Brantford (Brant Conservation Area)

Now thru July 3

Lake to Longhouse Tour

Conservation Halton

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

11am - 3pm

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 November 30

Camping at Fifty Point

Fifty Point Conservation Area

1479 Baseline Road, Winona, ON, L8E 5G4

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 October 15

Camping at Brant Park

Brant Conservation Area

119 Jennings Road, RR #4, Brantford, ON, N3T 5L7

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