Cutting across southern Ontario – from Dundalk, just west of Georgian Bay to Port Maitland on the north shore of Lake Erie – the Grand River is not only a strikingly geographical feature of Central Canada, but it is also historically important, economically vital and socially significant.


The river enjoys both a long natural history as well as an extensive cultural history that begins with the end of the last ice age. This series of twelve downloadable PDFs tells the story of the Grand River, including its geology, its history prior to the arrival of Europeans in the 1600’s, as well as the significance of the region to the American Revolutionary Wars, the War of 1812 and the Industrial Revolution.

Viewpoints
Natural History of the Grand
Native Nations – Pre-European Contract
New Settlers in Unsettled Times
Roots of the War of 1812
In the Midst of Conflict
Traitors and Treason in the War of 1812
On Land and Lake
The End Game – McArthurs Raid
Transforming the Grand River
Forging Ahead – Development of the Watershed
Shaping the Legacy of the Grand River

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Now thru January 8

RBG Tour: Family Winter Walk

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

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 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

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.

December 2, 2022

A Night at Ireland House

Ireland House Museum

2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON, L7P 5A8

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 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 3 - 17

Candlelight Christmas Celebration 2022

Bell Homestead National Historic Site

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

Now thru January 8

RBG: Discovery Station – Plants of the Holidays

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

December 10 - 16

Winter Twinkle Express

Downtown Milton BIA

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

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

December 11

Museum Christmas Tour

Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate

8 Navy Street, Oakville, ON, L6J 2Y5

1:30-2:30 and 3-4 p.m. Fee: $6.22

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