The unpredictability of late-fall weather can make planning outdoor excursions a little tricky. Within a few hours, things can shift from balmy sweater weather to the season’s first flurries. That’s no reason to hole up inside, though! Here are some excellent options for outdoor fun to enjoy no matter what weather Mother Nature sends our way during those final weeks of fall.

Cast A Line

Get the gear and the guidance you need to spend an afternoon fly fishing the Grand River in Paris right through November. Fly Water Guiding is offering a five-hour Introduction to Spey Casting course that will demystify spey casting, lines, and fly presentation and help you get started fishing with confidence. Get more details.

Grand River, Paris

Walk The Bruce Trail’s Waterfalls

Fall rains make autumn a wonderful time of year to catch Hamilton’s waterfalls in all their gushing glory. Choose from our collection of self-guided trips or Grand Experiences’ all-inclusive five-day Bruce Trail Waterfall Walking Tour, which includes an expert guide, shuttle service to and from hiking points, meals and accommodations. Get more details.


Ti One On

Even the nastiest fall weather doesn’t stop Hamilton Ti-Cats fans from enjoying their home games. This fall’s home games are about so much more than the touchdowns and tackles with all kinds of fun for the whole family at Tim Hortons Field, including live music at Canada’s largest outdoor bar, a Family Zone with the Stripes’ Jungle playground, Families On The Field opportunities, the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and more. Get more details.


Pick A Day For One Last Paddle

Chilly fall waters are uninviting, but Grand Experiences’ expert guides and excellent rental gear will help ensure you stay on top of the Grand River instead of in it!  Excellent trip options available this fall include The Grand Canoe Camping Experience, Experience The Grand Package, Pedal & Paddle Canadian Adventure, Voyage Of The Iroquois and Mohawk Run. Get more details. 

Grand River, Brant

Eat And Explore

Tasty Road Trips offers self-guided tours, including Explore Paris Like A Local, Home of #99: A Brantford & Paris Tasting Adventure, A Day By The Grand – Paddle, Taste & Tour that include lots of time to take in local nature trails and scenic views in between all the delicious stops. Get more details.


Explore Hilton Falls By Bike

Hilton Falls Conservation Area offers excellent mountain biking on six different trails. As its name suggests, The Bent Rim trail is perfect for those looking for a technical two-wheeled challenge. Red Oak Trail offers a more relaxed ride around the reservoir. Get more details.


Strap On Some Skates

Hamilton Waterfront’s Pier 8 Outdoor Rink serves up fun skating all year round. There is recreational roller skating during warmer weather, and when winter arrives, it becomes an ice rink.

Should winter weather arrive early, Burlington’s 10,000 square-foot Rotary Centennial Pond with year-round water feature offers ice-skating on an artificial ice surface. Harmony Square in downtown Brantford is home to another wonderful outdoor rink. Weather permitting, Conservation Hamilton also offers ice skating at Valens Lake and Fifty Point. Check their Ice Status before you go to verify that the ice is safe for skating.

Pier 8, Hamilton

Keep On Camping

While many campsites shut down for the season at Thanksgiving, Valens Lake Conservation Area offers campsites on a first-come, first-served basis all fall and winter long. The cozy cabins at Chiefswood Park are another excellent option for campers who don’t want to brave cooler fall temperatures in a tent.

Find even more ways to get outside and enjoy the final weeks of fall with our suggestions for cyclinghikinggolf and more.

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March 26

MicroMosaic Jewellery with Heather Vollans

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant

20 Ava Road, Brantford, ON, N3T 5G9

Date: Sunday, March 26th Time: 1 pm – 4 pm Location: Coach House at Glenhyrst...

April 1 - 2

Where Are We? An Online Workshop with Larry Brown

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant

20 Ava Road, Brantford, ON, N3T 5G9

Dates: Saturday and Sunday April 1 & 2 Duration: 2 days Time: 1:30pm to 3:30pm...

March 13 - 17

AGH March Break Camp

Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

March 13 - 17

March Break Camp – The Great Canadian Tour

Joseph Brant Museum

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

Now thru January 1

Woodland Cultural Centre – Self Guided Museum Tour

Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON, N3T 5V6

February 12

Heritage Workshop: Candle Making

Ireland House Museum

2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON, L7P 5A8

Now thru March 19

Winter Mindfulness Walks

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

Now thru December 31

Hamilton Civic Museums Virtual Tours

28 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 1A1

Now thru March 31

Charcuterie Package at Arlington Hotel Paris

Arlington Hotel

106 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M5

Prices subject to applicable taxes. Available for stays between January 1st to March 31, 2023,...

Now thru February 25

Make What You Want Workshops

The Barn Door Studio

158 Main St E #156, Milton, ON L9T 1N6

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