Start by getting outside for a truly Canadian adventure? Here are eight ideas to help explorers and adventurers do just that in Hamilton Halton Brant.

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    Paddle, tube or raft down the Grand River

    Choose your own adventure on this designated Canadian Heritage River by canoe, kayak, raft, stand-up paddleboard and more. The area’s outfitting companies will help you plan your Grand River adventure with expert advice, equipment and trip guidance.

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    Hike to the top of the Niagara Escarpment or along Canada’s oldest footpath, the Bruce Trail

    Hiking in Hamilton Halton Brant means discovering some of Canada’s most magnificent landscapes. An ancient fossil in the limestone of the Niagara Escarpment, or a Bruce Trail waterfall frozen in time make it easy to forget about the destination and just enjoy the journey. Options include Guided Bruce Trail Waterfall Walks and Self-guided Bruce Trail Conservancy Waterfall Hikes.

  • 3

    Rock a Niagara Escarpment climbing adventure

    Why be limited by four walls at a climbing gym when you can take in views perched atop the Niagara Escarpment? A number of outfitters provide rock climbing and rappelling lessons along the limestone cliffs of Halton’s Rattlesnake Point. Experienced enough to venture out to climb on your own? Mount Nemo features a number of bolted sport lines.

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    Tiffany Falls
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    Climb a frozen waterfall

    Frozen Niagara Escarpment waterfalls offer a unique challenge for rock climbers looking to try something new. When the weather permits, Hamilton Conservation Authority allows use of Tiffany Falls for this signature sport. Learn more about ice climbing at Tiffany Falls with One Axe Pursuits who can help you plan your ice climbing adventure.

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    City of Waterfalls
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    Hike Hamilton’s waterfalls

    Hamilton’s captivating collection of over 100 waterfalls offers hikers endless options for day hikes that put these stunners front and centre. The Spencer Adventure is a day full of experiences as you hike from Dundas Peak along Spencer Gorge. Get complete hike details and download the Spencer Adventure brochure. Learn more about Hamilton’s waterfalls and discover other hiking options in Hamilton Halton Brant.

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    Raft the Nith River’s white water rapids

    If you’re looking for a rafting experience that’s more rapid than relaxing, you’ll want to book an early spring trip when high water on the Nith River near Paris produces exciting whitewater rafting with easy-to-moderate Class 1 & 2 rapids. Find an outfitter that specializes in rafting on the Grand River and discover other paddling adventures.

  • 7

    Bike the tough terrain in the Dundas Valley

    The Dundas Valley is full of waterfalls, elevation changes and sweet singletrack riding for experienced riders only. The routes are easy to follow using rider generated maps on Everytrail, but aren’t well marked. You can also get a riding map from FreeWheel in downtown Dundas.

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    Have a wilderness mountain bike adventure at Kelso Conservation Area

    Amazing views atop the Niagara Escarpment at Kelso Conservation Area make you feel a million miles from home. At Kelso, you’ll find easy access to 22km of some of the region’s best mountain bike trails. If you’re looking for an up-hill challenge, kick-start your ride by venturing up the ski-hill, or check out the Mountain Bike Skills Zone with wooden bridges, rollers, rocks and logs. View a map of Kelso Conservation’s trails and learn more about Singletrack Trails.

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Now thru September 1

Historic Garden Tours

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Time:        2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Cost:  Free outdoor event. Regular admission rates apply to...

Now thru May 1

The Collection: A Hands-On Experience

Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

Duration of Experience: 3.5 hours Availability: Year-Round, Afternoons Only Minimum Person: 12

Now thru September 15

Turbo Tubing… The Paddling Adventure For Everyone.

Grand River Rafting Company

31 Mechanic Street, Paris, ON, N3L 1L1

Not recommended for newborns to 2 years. *Save 4.00 off per person when you bring...

November 30

Dough-Re-Me: Historic Cooking Workshop

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Time:        9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ages:       6 years and up Cost:        $55 for 1...

Now thru September 7

Mindful Paddle & Floating Meditation

Burlington Beach Rentals

1084 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON, L7S1A2

Variety of Dates available between our Burlington beach & Binbrook Conservation location. 60 min's -...

Now thru October 13

All Hands On Deck!

HMCS Haida

658 Catharine Street N Pier 9, Hamilton, ON, L8L 8K4

1 hour experience. Minimum 10 people, maximum 30 people per tour.

Now thru January 5

The Collection Continues: A Quarter Century of Collecting

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Special Exhibition Admission Applies

Now thru October 20

Tandem Kayak Trips on the Grand River

Grand River Rafting Company

31 Mechanic Street, Paris, ON, N3L 1L1

Now thru November 11

Voyage of the Iroquois

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M4

November 23

First Day of Christmas

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Time:        12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Cost:        FREE

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