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.

Find new ways to play in Hamilton Halton Brant this fall. Explore available experiences, take advantage of special offers and discover the amazing events that will be taking place while you’re in town.

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Now thru January 1

Museums Burlington Online Galleries

Joseph Brant Museum

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

December 17

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop at Andrew’s Scenic Acres

Andrews Scenic Acres

9365 10th Sideroad, Milton/Halton Hills, ON, L9T 2X9

Date & Time: Dec 17th, 1:30pm - 3:00pm Workshop Price: $55.00 + Taxes

Now thru December 31

Self-Guided Group Tours

McMaster Museum of Art

McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L6

Groups of 10 or more, please contact Nicole Knibb in advance:

Now thru December 31

Rum and Chocolate Pairing

Manns Distillery

581 West Street Brantford, Ontario

Book on your own time, requires a group of 8 or more

Now thru December 31

Date Night Painting Experience for 2

studio k2

156 Parkdale Ave N, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 5X2

Our experiences are offered in studio at The Cotton Factory in Hamilton, ON

Now thru December 31

Road to the Ridge: Taste of the Escarpment

Tasty Road Trips Food Tours

Paris, Ontario

Tour Details: This tour is a 4.5 hour all-inclusive self-guided tour with all food, sips,...

Now thru January 1

Woodland Cultural Centre – Virtual Museum Tour

Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON, N3T 5V6

Now thru December 31

Kick Start Experience

iFLY Toronto

2007 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, Ontario, ON, L6H 6P5

2 Flights x 1 Flyer From 1 to 13 flyer(s) per session From $59.99, ''super...

Now thru December 31

Treewalk Village

Treetop Trekking

5050 Harrison Rd, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0

Ages 3-17: $22 Ages 18+: $10 2 and under or 65+: $0

Now thru December 31

Ghost Walks: Dundurn Castle and Bus Tour

Ghost Walks

Dundurn Castle, 610 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON L8R 3E7, Canada

A Bus/Tour Guide of Hamilton Museums and a scary heritage tour of Dundurn Castle. The...

Now thru January 1

Woodland Cultural Centre – Self Guided Museum Tour

Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON, N3T 5V6

Now thru December 31

Traveling Art Retreats

studio k2

156 Parkdale Ave N, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 5X2

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