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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March 16 - 24

Ultimate VIP Tour of Maple Syrup in the Park at Terra Cotta Conservation Area

Terra Cotta Conservation Area

14452 Winston Churchill Boulevard, Halton Hills, ON, L0P 1N0

Dates: Mar 16th & 17th, 23rd & 24th Times: 9:30am to 12:30pm Event Price: $45.00...

March 2 - 3

Exceptional Experiences: 2-Day Floorcloth Workshop with Lori Le Mare

Dundurn Castle – National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Ages: 18+ years Tickets: $250.00 per person. Pre-registration is...

March 16

Owl Prowl and Birding (Adults)

Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre

1 Bethel Rd, Paris, ON N3L 3E3

Date & Time: Mar 16th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm Registration Fee: From $18.00 + Taxes

Now thru May 29

Dance Fitness with Mindfulness & Movement

Dundas Museum & Archives

139 Park Street West, Dundas, ON, L9H 1X8

Dates: Every Wednesday and Saturday (Unless otherwise stated) Times: 7:00pm to 8:00pm Class Price: $10.00...

Now thru December 31

Private Date Night Painting for 2

studio k2

The Cotton Factory, DyeWorks Building, 9 Landsdowne Avenue, Hamilton

Whenever Date Night is! Event Price: $165.00 + hst per couple.

Now thru April 21

Winter Exhibit – Nature’s Superheroes: Life at the Limits

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

Dates & Times: Jan 27th to Apr 21st Time-ticketed Event

March 16

The Joy of Birding (Intermediate)

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

Date & Time: Mar 16th, 9:00am to 12:00pm Fee: $20.00 (+$1 Service Fee & HST,...

March 16

Owl Prowl and Birding (Family)

Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre

1 Bethel Rd, Paris, ON N3L 3E3

Date & Time: Mar 16th, 5:30pm - 7:00pm Registration Fee: From $9.00 + Taxes

Now thru January 1

Museums Burlington Online Galleries

Joseph Brant Museum

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

Now thru January 1

Woodland Cultural Centre – Virtual Museum Tour

Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON, N3T 5V6

Now thru December 31

Brant Eats

Brant Tourism

31 Mechanic St, Paris, ON N3L 1K1

For your enjoyment all-year round!

May 14

Eliza’s Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at Bell Homestead

Bell Homestead National Historic Site

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

Date & Time: May 14th, 1:00pm & 3:00pm Price: Adult - $45.00 + Tax Children...

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