Hooray For Easy, Breezy Spring Escapes
This spring, it’s time to trade complex travel planning for easy, breezy getaways that you can pull together effortlessly. All it takes is three simple steps to create a winning spring adventure that reflects your getaway goals, interests and budget. Let’s get started!
Step 1: PICK Your Ideal Getaway Length
Narrow in on your getaway goals. Are you looking for an action-packed day trip that lets you get back home for bedtime? Is a quick overnight getaway with a much-needed change of scenery just what the doctor ordered? Or is it time for a multi-day vacation that lets you really get away from it all?
To get inspired, visit our Pick-Pack-Go page to build your customized getaway or cruise through some of our favourite itinerary ideas for:
Step 2: PACK Your Selection of Special Savings, Offers and Perks To Bring Along
Don’t leave money on the table! Between the Ontario Staycation Tax Credit, our Hamilton Halton Brant Staycation gift card promotion and other partner offers, there are significant savings to be had on your next getaway. Visit our Pick-Pack-Go page to start saving on your customized getaway.
Here are some of our favourite ways to save this spring.
The Ontario Staycation Tax Credit
In an effort to encourage travel to help the tourism and hospitality sectors recover from the pandemic, Ontario residents can claim 20% of eligible accommodation expenses when filing their 2022 Income Tax and Benefit Return.
Tax Credit Fast Facts
Only one individual per family can claim the credit for the year, but that claim can include the eligible expenses of your spouse or common-law partner and eligible children. The credit can be claimed for accommodation expenses for single or multiple leisure trips of less than a month at:
- Hotels and motels
- Lodges and resorts
- Cottages and campgrounds
Accommodations can be booked either directly with the accommodation provider or through an online accommodation platform.
Learn more about the Ontario Staycation Tax Credit
StayTripping Pre-Paid VISA Gift Cards
Take advantage of our StayTripping accommodations packages, and you’ll receive a $50 prepaid VISA gift card with the booking of a one-night stay or a $100 prepaid VISA gift card with the booking of two consecutive nights. Browse our current StayTripping hotel offers. See full terms and conditions here.
Individual Partner Offers and Perks
From daily specials at restaurants in Hamilton Halton Brant to discounts on tickets to area attractions and sporting events, the Travel Deals section of our website is a must-read as you plan out your trip itinerary.
Step 3: GO and Enjoy Some Awesome Spring Events
After you’ve narrowed down the places you’d like to visit on your day trip, overnight escape or multi-day vacation, be sure to check out our Events Calendar or visit our Pick-Pack-Go page to select your favourite spring festivals and events taking place in Hamilton Halton Brant. Use the sort feature to curate a list of events by categories that interest you, including Food and Drink, Live Music, Festivals, Nature and Wildlife, Sports and more. Here are just a few of the events taking place this spring to give you a sense of the calibre of activities in Hamilton Halton Brant:
Visit our Pick-Pack-Go page to build your customized getaway.
Find even more spring travel inspiration in our newest travel blogs:
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7 Sensational Stays With Ontario Staycation Tax Credit Savings