Plan a right-side-of-the-brain discovery day trip at Hamilton Halton Brant’s diverse art galleries and enjoy live music, concerts and performances at the region’s concert halls and performing arts centres.

  • Engage with art

    Our region hearts the arts! Art Gallery of Hamilton is Canada’s third-largest public art gallery, and is home to over 9,500 works of art. Don’t miss Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant in Brantford, with its beautiful gardens and rotating exhibitions, and the Art Gallery of Burlington, home to the largest collection of Canadian contemporary ceramic art in Canada. Other public art museums worth a visit are Oakville Galleries in Oakville, FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton, and the McMaster Museum of Art in Hamilton.

  • Step inside studios

    Go behind the scenes and meet an intriguing community of local artists at fall studio tours taking place in Hamilton Halton Brant. Studio tours offer a different way to cruise the day away and enjoy the region’s vibrant arts scene as well as the stunning autumn colours. You’ll find jewelry, pottery, paintings, photography and more at the Dundas Studio Tour and Brant Studio Tour in October and the Art in Action Burlington Studio Tour in November.

  • Experience Hamilton's live music scene

    Hamilton’s live music scene has launched legends like Daniel Lanois, Arkells and Tom Wilson. Step inside the storied clubs and hear the next chapter in Canadian music for yourself at The CasbahThis Ain’t HollywoodMill’s Hardware and more. Core Entertainment’s FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place) offers a versatile close-knit venue for big names like Carrie Underwood and Chicago. Core Entertainment’s FirstOntario Centre (formerly Copps Coliseum) brings big talent to the Heart of Ontario, from singers and bands to acrobatic performances, ice shows and theatre. The Oakville Centre for the Performing ArtsSanderson Centre for the Performing Arts and The Burlington Performing Arts Centre offer a variety of performances from acrobatics and dance groups to opera, orchestras and jazz bands, comedy acts, ballet and children shows.

 

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December 7 - 22

Christmas Evening Tours

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Time:        7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Cost:        $30 per person. Pre-registration is required, weekends only.

December 1

Victorian Christmas Delights: Historic Cooking Workshop

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Time:        9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ages:       14 years and up Cost:        $50 per person....

Now thru June 14

Upper Nith River Experience, 5 Hour Guided Trip

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

December 13 - 15

Christmas Evening Tours

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Cost:        $30 per person. Pre-registration is required. Time:        7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Now thru December 21

Discover Hamilton Beer Tour

Beer Tours Hamilton

133 King St W Dundas

Weekly tours starting at 11 am in Dundas ending at 4 pm. Pickup at 24...

Now thru November 11

Voyage of the Iroquois

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

June 14 - September 13

Sunset Social Paddles

Burlington Beach Rentals

1084 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON, L7S1A2

2019 Dates; Friday, June 14th; Friday, July 19; Friday; August 16; Saturday, September 14. 2-...

Now thru September 22

The Family Super Board Trip

Grand River Rafting Company

31 Mechanic Street, Paris, ON, N3L 1L1

November 16 - January 5

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Whitehern Historic House & Garden – National Historic Site

41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 1L3

Time:        12:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Tuesday to Sunday) Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day &...

Now thru December 29

A Winter’s Night in Paris Culinary Experience

Arlington Hotel

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

Based on standard rooms only. Rooms are subject to availability. Reservations required to the Arlington...

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