Here are some ideas to help nature newbies and family fun seekers get started in our great outdoors in Hamilton Halton Brant.

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    An easy paddle down the Grand River

    The Grand River‘s gentle currents make it a great choice for first-time paddlers. Area outfitters make it so easy to gear up and go.

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    Walking Canada’s oldest footpath, the Bruce Trail

    The Bruce Trail winds its way 890 kilometres along the Niagara Escarpment from its southern tip in Niagara all the way to Tobermory. Many Hamilton and Halton conservation areas offer access to the trail, which has plenty of walking options for less than avid hikers.

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    Floral forays at Canada’s largest Botanical Garden

    It’s not quite walking on the wild side, but Royal Botanical Gardens’ 27 kilometres of walking trails include over 20 lookouts, 7 boardwalks and 21 stream crossings.

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    Get close to nature at our conservation areas

    Whether you’re interested in camping, hiking, swimming, cross country skiing or just getting a little closer to nature, Hamilton Conservation Authority has it all. You can enjoy the parks at Conservation Halton year-round, including Kelso Conservation Area, which changes from a ski hill in winter to sports playground in summer. The Grand River Conservation Authority is home to 7 conservation areas that offer habitat to a wide range of bird, plant and animal species.

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    An ideal cycling route for the whole family

    The seamlessly smooth and paved trail connecting Burlington and Hamilton along the waterfront is perfect for parents with trailers and kid seats, as well as little ones learning to pedal on their own. Ride the scenic shorelines of Lake Ontario and enjoy playgrounds, parks, beaches and food stops along the way.

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    Camping 101 at Bronte Creek

    If you’re new to the world of camping, Bronte Creek’s Learn To Camp program is a great way to learn the ropes. The conservation areas and private campgrounds in Hamilton Halton Brant offer a wide range of site choices and recreational activities for both tent and RV campers.

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    Outdoor family fun with little ones

    Kids will squawk for a visit to Mountsberg Conservation Area’s Raptor Centre in Halton, home to 15 different species of native birds of prey, including eagles, hawks, owls, vultures and falcons. Birds of Prey shows are held daily in the summer, and private 45-minute Raptor Encounters can be arranged. Consider a trip to Apps’ Mill Nature Centre in Brant for great family programming hosted by naturalists, including Owl Prowls, Frog Frolics and Bug Hunts.

     

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    Guided Waterfall Walks

    Hamilton, known as the Waterfall Capital, makes exploring this collection of stunners a breeze thanks to an extensive network of trails and hiking routes. Guided Bruce Trail Waterfall Walks feature waterfalls, scenic vistas, Carolinian forests and the natural beauty of the Niagara Escarpment.

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Now thru January 1

Woodland Cultural Centre – Self Guided Museum Tour

Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON, N3T 5V6

Now thru May 20

Space to Spoon

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

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

Date: Feb 8th to May 20th Opening Hours: Wed to Sun, 9:00am to 5:00pm Admission:...

March 12

March Break Paint and Plant Workshop at the Floral Collective

335 Kerr Street Oakville, ON L6K 3B7

Date & Time: Mar 12th, 10:00am to 12:00pm Price: $25.00

March 23 - 24

Visit with the Easter Bunny

Joseph Brant Museum

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

Date & Time: Mar 23rd & 24th, 10:00am to 4:00pm Event Price: $50.00 One digital...

April 6 - 14

Sap to Syrup: A Maple Syrup Making Experience

Terra Cotta Conservation Area

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

Dates: Apr 6th & 7th, 13th & 14th Two Sessions: 10:00am to 12:00pm & 2:00pm...

Now thru June 1

Sung Tieu – Civic Floor

Oakville Galleries

Oakville Galleries, 120 Navy Street Oakville, ON L6J 2Z4

Dates & Times: Feb 3rd - Jun 1st, 10:00am to 5:00pm Closed on Sundays +...

Now thru March 24

Lets go Birding! (for Beginners)

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

Date & Time: Jan 27th & Mar 24th, 9:00am to 12:00pm Fee: $20.00 (+$1 Service...

April 13

Sugarbush Wagon Rides At Terra Cotta Conservation

Terra Cotta Conservation Area

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

Date: Apr 13th Times: 4:30pm to 7:30pm with rides every half hour Price: $20.00 each...

March 8

Learning to Tie Dye at Steel Wheel Brewery

Steel Wheel Brewery

105 Powerline Rd, Brantford, ON N3T 5L8

Date & Time: Mar 8th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Workshop Cost: $75.00 + Tax Cost includes...

Now thru March 20

Painting for the Soul: Acrylic Painting Course

Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre

1 Bethel Rd, Paris, ON N3L 3E3

Date & Times: Feb 14th, 21st, 28th, Mar 6th, 13th, 20th (Every Wednesday), 1:30pm -...

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

Now thru December 31

Explore Paris Like A Local – A Sweet Escape

Tasty Road Trips Food Tours

Paris, Ontario

Tour Details: This tour is a 4.5 hour all-inclusive self-guided tour with all food, sips,...

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