Whether you’re a nature newbie, lacking in equipment, or just ready to try a new outdoor experience for the first time, you don’t have to go it alone in Hamilton Halton Brant. Our guided experiences and experienced outfitters make it easier than ever to plan your next outdoor or nature adventure.

  • Camping 101

    Need some camping confidence? Sign up for Bronte Creek Provincial Park‘s Learn to Camp program, where you’ll join Ontario Parks leaders and fellow new campers on an overnight camping trip to learn how to set-up camp, build a campfire and much more.

  • Just Add Water (falls)

    Take a Bruce Trail Waterfall Walk with Grand Experiences Canoe & Kayak Outfitters and an experienced guide will introduce you to the natural beauty of the Niagara Escarpment. You’ll see a total of 19 stunning waterfalls on the two-day hike and 28 waterfalls on the five-day hike, and off the trails, you’ll enjoy outstanding local cuisine and overnight accommodations.

  • Get Up, Stand Up

    Find out why stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is taking the world by storm. Get out and enjoy the water this summer with lessons at Burlington Beach with Burlington Beach Rentals or a two-hour introduction to the sport at WhaSUP in Troy. Grand River Rafting in Paris has mapped out a great route on the Grand River and will provide a lesson before you set out.

  • Solid as a Rock

    Whether you’re looking to spelunk through caves, rappel down limestone cliffs, or ice climb on a frozen waterfall, One Axe Pursuits offers programs for complete beginners as well as intermediate climbers atop the Niagara Escarpment in Milton. The certified instructors at Zen Climb conduct outdoor rock climbing courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced climbers at Rattlesnake Point.

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    Fly Me to the Grand

    Enjoy 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 to master the techniques, set-up and safety of the sport while fishing for steelhead, rainbow trout and brown trout.

  • Paddling for Beginners

    The Grand River’s gentle currents make it a great choice for first-time paddlers. Area outfitters such as Grand ExperiencesGrand River Rafting and Heritage River Canoe and Kayak Co. make it so easy to gear up and go. Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington offers programs for those looking to give paddling a try — Paddle in Paradise guided tours give participants a view of wetland plants and wildlife in Cootes Paradise and the three-hour Scenic Canoe Tour is a quintessential Great Lakes Canadian paddling experience.

  • Offshore Pursuits

    Trophy Chinook salmon and trout can be found a few miles offshore from Bronte Harbour in Oakville, and there’s no better way to get hooked on fishing than aboard a professionally crewed, well appointed and fully equipped sporting yacht. Hearn Fishing Charters offers Lake Ontario offshore pursuits on the Veterans Dream.

  • Animal Encounter

    Nature lovers will love getting up close and personal with the inhabitants at African Lion Safari in Hamilton. Get behind-the-scenes access with the Wake Up The Wild experience, an unforgettable, guided open-air truck tour where you’ll watch lions devour their breakfast and hand-feed a giraffe.

  • Snowshoe First Steps

    Cramp on at Crawford Lake every Saturday in winter. The family-friendly Sunset Snowshoe Hike includes a less strenuous hike, snowshoe games and fun nature activities (tracking, anyone?). The Moonlight Snowshoe Hike for adults offers insight into the history of snowshoeing, instruction on snowshoe techniques and a more strenuous guided hike on the trails. Both experiences end with hot chocolate and a marshmallow roast around the campfire.

  • Take a Hike

    Enjoy a guided half-day hike through Royal Botanical Gardens’ diverse trails and landscapes. The moderate hike combines physical activity with nature and learning. In Paris, Grand River Outdoor Wilderness Education offers interpretive and interactive-style nature hikes where participants learn about plants, trees and bird identification while hiking the Carolinian Forest of the Grand River Valley.

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Now thru May 18

Nith River – Experiential Learning Adventure

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

Check for available dates.

June 6 - September 27

Wake Up the Wild

African Lion Safari

1386 Cooper Road, Hamilton, ON, N1R 5S2

3 hour experience, mornings only. Maximum 12 people. Must be booked in advance.

May 1 - October 18

Rafting Trips on the Grand River

Grand River Rafting Company

31 Mechanic Street, Paris, ON, N3L 1L1

Launch times are 10am-1pm, 7 days a week. Reservations are a must (phone, email or...

May 16 - October 11

Bruce Trail Iroquoia Daytrip Hike

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River St. North, Paris, ON

2020 Dates: May 16, 17 / June 6, 7 / July 4, 5 / Aug....

May 2 - October 18

Grand River Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Rentals and Trips

Grand River Rafting Company

31 Mechanic Street, Paris, ON, N3L 1L1

Launch times are 10am-1pm, 7 days a week. Reservations are a must (phone, email or...

April 13 - November 2

Experience The Grand – 2 Day/1 Night Package

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

Order by phone, at our shop or on-line

May 1 - October 18

Tandem Kayak Trips on the Grand River

Grand River Rafting Company

31 Mechanic Street, Paris, ON, N3L 1L1

Launch times are 10am-1pm, 7 days a week. Reservations are a must (phone, email or...

November 21 - January 3

Christmas in Pioneer Spirit

Battlefield House Museum & Park – National Historic Site

77 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8G 5E5

Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM...

Now thru December 31

Virtual Tour – Griffin House

Griffin House – National Historic Site

733 Mineral Springs Road, Ancaster, ON, L9H 1A1

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