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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. An extensive network of nearby trails and hiking routes makes exploring this collection of natural stunners a breeze. Learn more about Hamilton’s waterfalls and discover other hiking options in Hamilton Halton Brant.
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.
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.
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.