The Grand River in Brant is well known by fishers from around the world as one of North America’s most plentiful and varied fishing grounds, with over 80 species of fish caught annually. Canadian Fly Fishing magazine rates the Grand River and Whiteman’s Creek as the top 1and 2 “Do it Yourself Fly-Fishing Destinations” in Ontario. Head out on a Grand River fly fishing experience with Fly Water Guiding, a local outfitter in Paris. Fly Water Guiding offers introductory fly fishing and casting courses for beginners, as well as drift boat walk and wade trips for advanced anglers. These experiences offer fishing for steelhead, rainbow trout and brown trout.

The Halton watershed provides a wide range of angling opportunities. From Lake Ontario and watershed streams and rivers, to conservation areas, ponds, and reservoirs the watershed provides habitat for brook trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass, Pacific salmon, rainbow trout and white sucker. Halton’s Mountsberg Reservoir is a largemouth bass angler’s Mecca, with fish hitting the scales at more than five pounds recorded annually. Northern pike, black crappie, pumpkinseed and brown bullhead are also present in the reservoir, and anglers may fish from shore or by boat (outboard motors prohibited). Combine your fishing outing with a day at the beach at Fifty Point Conservation Area – a great option for a day of splashing along Lake Ontario’s shoreline. Bring your tackle box and fish for salmon in Lake Ontario or catch rainbow trout and largemouth bass in the conservation area’s stocked pond, where a fishing license is not required. Other great fishing spots can be found at Sixteen Mile Creek, Bronte Creek and Grindstone Creek.

If you’ve been thinking it’s about time to introduce the children in your life to the simple joys of fishing, The Reservoir at Hilton Falls Conservation Area in Milton is a great place to try casting a line. It’s stocked with Largemouth Bass and Brook Trout, and Hilton Falls offers fishing rods and lures to use free of charge with your park admission.

You can also get the kids started at a fishing event. During Family Fishing Weeks, Canadian residents can fish Ontario waters license-free. Events take place twice a year in February and July. The annual Hamilton Harbour Fishing Derby takes place at the beginning of August and features prize draws for children and youth; 1000 free fishing rods for children 12 and under; fishing, environment and water safety demonstrations; and derby prizes for three different age categories: Under 10, 11- 17 and over 18. The Christie Lake Kids Fishing Day and The Grand River Bass Derby both take place in early July and are great opportunities to get your kids “hooked”!

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May 18 - October 13

Where Cultures Meet: Six Nations of the Grand River

Six Nations Tourism

2498 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0

Season Dates: May 18th to Oct 13th $70.00/person for a group of less than 20;...

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Home of #99 Taste Adventure

Tasty Road Trips Food Tours

Paris, Ontario

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

May 18 - October 13

A Day of Play: Indigenous Traditional Games

Six Nations Tourism

2498 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0

Season Dates: May 18th to Oct 13th Price: $70.00/person for a group of less than...

Now thru April 30

Crossing Borders – Coins from Around the World

1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L6

Exhibition Period: May 2nd, 2023 - Apr 30th, 2024

Now thru December 13

Art Crawl on James North

James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 2L2, Canada

Dates & Times: Second Friday of Every Month, 5:00pm till 8:00pm Free Event

Now thru June 26

Trivia Nights at Shawn & Ed Brewing Co.

Shawn & Ed Brewing Co.

65 Hatt Street, Dundas, ON, L9H 0C1

Dates & Times: Every Wednesday (Unless otherwise), 7:00pm - 8:30pm Free but reservations are recommended

July 2 - August 16

Summer Camp with Centre Francophone Hamilton

Centre francophone Hamilton

3 Locations

Dates: Jul 2nd to Aug 16th Times: 8:30am to 3:30pm Extended Care House: 7:30am to...

April 27

Paw-some Pet Party with the Oakville Milton Humane Society

445 Cornwall Road, Oakville, ON

Date & Time: Apr 27th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Drop Off - 9:15am to 9:30am Pick...

Now thru December 31

A Taste of Paris – Sip, Savour & Shopping

Tasty Road Trips Food Tours

Paris, Ontario

Tour Details: This tour includes three tasting locations with timed stops to make your day...

Now thru April 28

Special Exhibition – How can I know you?

Art Gallery of Burlington

1333 Lakeshore Road , Burlington, ON, L7S 1A9

Exhibition Dates: Jan 19th to Apr 28th

May 18 - October 13

On The Water with Six Nations Tourism

Six Nations Tourism

2498 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0

Season Dates: May 18th to Oct 13th Length: 3 hours. All tours must be booked...

Now thru December 7

Oakville Museum Guided Tour

Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate

8 Navy Street, Oakville, ON, L6J 2Y5

Tuesday to Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. General admission by donation (Suggested $7 per...

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