Incredible Experiences To Gift Now That They Can Enjoy Later

Clueless about what to buy that person on your list who seems to have absolutely everything already? Give the gift of an amazing experience to look forward to in 2023! Hamilton Halton Brant has all kinds of amazingly giftable experiences that your friends and family will adore! Here are just a few of our favourites.

The Experience: A Wonderful Woodsy Winter Walk

Grand Experiences’ Nith River Forest Hiking Experience is so much more than a hike. Activities on this four-hour authentic explorer’s experience include animal tracking and mastering how to build a campfire. The experience also includes a steaming bowl of Maple Chili cooked over an open fire.

The Experience: An Afternoon of Art

The Art Gallery of Hamilton has plans for some fantastic exhibits in the works for 2023. Giving the gift of an AGH Membership grants the recipient free unlimited admission to all of AGH’s upcoming exhibitions as well as discounts for a wide range of programming and reciprocal benefits to over 100 Ontario museums and galleries – all for just $55! Glenhyrst Art Gallery also offers great perks through its membership program.

The Experience: An Evening of Music

Surprise the music lover in your life with an exciting concert experience in Hamilton to enjoy later in the year. With big-name bands in the books, including Vance Joy and Shania Twain, 2023 is on track to be a stellar year for music fans in our region.

The Experience: A Swoosh Down The Slopes

The downhill ski and snowboard season at Glen Eden is on the second there is enough snow! This smaller hill in Milton has big heart and offers all kinds of snow-filled fun without the long drive. Great gift options include seasons passes for proven skiers or snow school for someone new to the sport.

The Experience: A High-Fashion Shopping Escape

Give the gift of a fashion-forward shopping trip later in the spring or summer with a gift certificate to one of Hamilton Halton Brant’s fantastic shopping spots. Great options include:

Joelle’s in Burlington

Suzanne’s of Paris

Pippa and Prue in Waterdown

Sundra in Hamilton

Sienna Boutique in Oakville

Aiden N Co. in Milton

Toronto Premium Outlets in Halton Hills

The Experience:  Miles and Miles of Fresh Air Fun

The gift of an annual park pass to enjoy a selection of Hamilton Halton Brant’s conservation areas is a great way to encourage outdoor lovers to get out and explore some new trails. A Conservation Halton membership pass offers a year’s worth of access to 8 amazing parks, including Rattlesnake PointCrawford Lake, and Mountsberg. A Hamilton Conservation Authority Membership Pass provides a year’s worth of access to 11 different parks and free entry to public programming at Westfield Heritage Village. The Grand River Conservation Areas membership offers entry to 10 conservation areas and the Luther Marsh Wildlife Management Area for up to 6 people in one vehicle. Miles and miles of beautiful trails aren’t the only benefit for Royal Botanical Gardens members. Members also enjoy a range of other perks, including food and gift discounts, free parking and free admission to RBG’s Winter Exhibit.

The Experience: A Summer Craft Brewery Sip Trip

Any craft beer lover will adore a six-pack of beers from a selection of different Hamilton Halton Brant breweries. Make it even more meaningful with the addition of a homemade voucher offering to be their designated driver for an afternoon of patio hopping when the weather warms up. Check out our True Brew Path partners to plan your route and create your custom holiday six-pack. 

The Experience: A Taste of The Town

Taste of Ontario Passports offer a gourmet way for foodies to savour their way through our region with the chance to win some great prizes too. Download and wrap up the free passports for Six Nations of the Grand River, Brant County, Brantford, Halton Hills, and the True Brew Path with the promise of a future road trip in Hamilton Halton Brant.


Find other great Hamilton Halton Brant experiences to gift this holiday season. Explore more available experiences, take advantage of special offers and discover the amazing events that will be taking place in the months ahead. Take advantage of our StayTripping hotel offers and receive a $50 or $100 VISA gift card too!

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Now thru December 7

Virtual Adult Studio Class: Mindful Drawing with Tyler VanHolst

Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm From September: First Wednesday of Every Month Registration Required

Now thru December 17

Art of Bonsai

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Every week on Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm from November 12, 2022 until...

December 10 - 16

Winter Twinkle Express

Downtown Milton BIA

251 Main Street East, Milton, ON, L9T 1P1

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Now thru November 30, 2022

Flight, Bite & Nature Walk

Visit our website for current availability.

Now thru December 31

The Bigger Picture: Art in Hamilton 1950-2000

Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

Now thru December 10

Art FUNdamentals! Single Session Saturday Classes

Oakville Galleries

1306 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville, ON, Canada

Ages 9 to 12, Per Session: Members - $18.50 | Non Members - $21.75, 10...

Now thru December 15

Artful Moments: Creative Expressions, Brantford

Art Gallery of Hamilton

25 Bell Ln, Brantford, ON N3T 1E1

Thursdays, 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm October 6, 20, November 3, 17, December 1, 15

December 27 - March 9

Glen Eden Snow School Academy Programs

Kelso Conservation Area / Glen Eden

5234 Kelso Road, Milton, ON, L9T 2X7

Now thru December 31

A Day of Play Experience

Six Nations Tourism

2498 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0

Price: $70.00/person for a group of less than 20; $60.00/person for a group of 20...

December 17

Family Art Workshop: Holiday Wrapping Paper

Oakville Galleries

1306 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville, ON, L6J 1L6

Family, children ages 6 to 12 year. 1:30 pm - 3pm.

Now thru December 30

Winter Past Times

Battlefield House Museum & Park – National Historic Site

77 King Street West Stoney Creek, L8G 1H9

Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ages: All Cost: Adults: $8.75, Seniors/Youth: $7.50, Children: $5.25,...

Now thru December 22

Nith River Forest Hiking Experience

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

This trip is offered daily. Registration required.

Now thru January 18

Mohawk Institute Residential School Virtual Tour

Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON, N3T 5V6

Now thru December 31

Hamilton Civic Museums Virtual Tours

28 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 1A1

February 11 - May 28

Radical Stitch

Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

Now thru January 28

Special Exhibition | A Taste of Science

Joseph Brant Museum

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

Joseph Brant Museum is open from 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday-Saturday. The special exhibition is included...

Now thru January 8

RBG: Storytime

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Now thru December 11

FUNHOUSE

Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

Now thru November 1

Bee Beard Experience

Backed By Bees

6214 Appleby Line, Burlington, Ontario L7M 0P7

$199.99

Now thru November 30, 2022

Fly Casting Lessons

Fly Water Guiding

17 Alexander Avenue, Paris, ON N3L 2V6

Now thru April 6

Edward Burtynsky: Chai

Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

Now thru December 31

Explore Paris Like a Local Tour

Tasty Road Trips Food Tours

Paris, Ontario

Visit our website for dates and availability

Now thru January 8

RBG: Discovery Station – Plants of the Holidays

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Now thru December 14

Artful Moments: Seniors Art by Phone

Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm September 28, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 2,...

January 3 - 6

Winter Break Camp | Four Seasons at Joseph Brant Museum

Joseph Brant Museum

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

Now thru December 15

Gairloch Gardens Art & Heritage Tour

Oakville Galleries

1306 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville, ON, Canada

This program is free of charge. Registration is not required and all are welcome.

Now thru January 8

Ride the RBG Express

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Now thru December 29

Lights from the Rooftop

Joseph Brant Museum

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

Now thru December 14

Artful Moments: Memory Care

Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

Tuesdays, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm September 28, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 2,...

Now thru December 14

GOODBODYFEEL Moves

Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

Now thru January 8

Gatherings: Roger Ferreira and Kareem-Anthony Ferreira

Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

Now thru December 20

Virtual Guided Hike: Fall Edition

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Now thru January 8

The Living Vault: The Collection and Performance

Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

Now thru January 8

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Whitehern Historic House & Garden – National Historic Site

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

Closed: Mondays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00...

Now thru June 1

FREE Downtown Hamilton Walking Tour

Tour Guys

36 Hunter St. E., Hamilton, ON L8N 3W8

December 6 - 13

Holiday Wreath Workshop and Dinner Experience

Pearle Hotel & Spa

3 Elizabeth St, Burlington, ON L7R 0A4

Bookings must be made directly with the Isabelle Reservations Team. Please e-mail to confirm your...

Now thru December 31

AGH Youth Community Art Gallery Presents: Phobia

Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

Online only. FREE.

December 27 - March 17

Glen Eden Snow School Core Programs

Kelso Conservation Area / Glen Eden

5234 Kelso Road, Milton, ON, L9T 2X7

Now thru June 1

Downtown Hamilton Walking Tour

Tour Guys

36 Hunter St. E., Hamilton, ON L8N 3W8

Now thru December 31

Trail Mix

Tourism Brantford

Hardy Road, Brantford, ON, Canada

December 27 - January 8

Winter Break Drop-In Activity Centre: Victorian Toy Makers

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology – National Historic Site

900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton, ON, L8H 7N2

Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Ages: 3+ years Cost: FREE event. Regular museum admission...

December 27 - January 6

RBG Winter Camps

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Single day: $60 4-day camp (December 27-30): $240 5-day camp (January 2 to 6): $300...

Now thru June 1

FREE Hamilton Waterfront Tour

Tour Guys

47 Discovery Dr, Hamilton, ON L8L 8K4

Now thru December 2

We Are Made of Stardust

McMaster Museum of Art

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

Now thru January 5

The Augmented Reality Holiday Hunt

Oakville Downtown

146 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville, ON, L6J 1H4

Now thru November 19

Bruce Trail Iroquoia Day Trip

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

This trip is offered on: Daily Between: Apr 16, 2022 and Nov 19, 2023

Now thru January 8

Botanical Train Display

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Available November 23 to January 8*. *Date exceptions: December 25, 26, January 1.

Now thru December 31

Art For Victory

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

9280 Airport Road, Mount Hope, ON, L0R 1W0

Wednesday to Sunday - 9 am to 5 pm. Exhibit is FREE with admission. Regular...

December 3 - 17

Candlelight Christmas Celebration 2022

Bell Homestead National Historic Site

94 Tutela Heights Road, Brantford, ON, N3T 1A1

Now thru January 8

RBG Tour: Family Winter Walk

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Now thru January 31

Downtown Milton Flashback Tour

Downtown Milton BIA

251 Main Street East, Milton, ON, L9T 1P1

Now thru December 31

Serial Production

McMaster Museum of Art

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

December 2

A Night at Ireland House

Ireland House Museum

2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON, L7P 5A8

Now thru December 31

Hamilton Civic Museums Virtual Exhibitions

Hamilton Civic Museums

Throughout the City of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON, L8R 2K1

Now thru June 1

Hamilton Beer Tour

The Beer Tour Company

All patrons must be 19yrs of age or older. By booking you are accepting our...

Now thru January 8

Victorian Christmas

Dundurn Castle – National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON

Closed: Mondays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00...

Now thru December 31

Guided Walking Tours in Milton

16 James Street, Milton, ON, Canada

December 9 - 30

Christmas Evening Tours

Dundurn Castle – National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Ages: All Cost: $35 per person. Pre-registration required.

Now thru November 30, 2022

Home of #99: A Brantford & Paris Tasting Adventure

Tasty Road Trips Food Tours

Paris, Ontario

Visit our website to check availability.

Now thru January 5

AGH Virtual Tours: Fridays at Four

Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

Now thru June 1

Brant County Beer Tour

The Beer Tour Company

All patrons must be 19yrs of age or older. By booking you are accepting our...

Now thru December 31

Fire Over Water Exhibit at Crawford Lake

Crawford Lake Conservation Area

3115 Conservation Road, Milton, ON, L9T 2X3

9am - 7pm.

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