As the end of the year approaches, the time left to take advantage of Ontario’s 2022 Staycation Tax Credit is also ticking away. In case you missed the fantastic news, Ontario residents who book a leisure stay within the province before the end of the year can get back up to 20% of eligible accommodation expenses in the form of a credit on their 2022 tax return.  Combine those tax savings with our fantastic fall hotel deals, and autumn becomes an even more appealing time for an overnight escape. While there is endless inspiration for ways to stay and play on our website, here are four itineraries we absolutely adore for fall.

Grand River, Paris

Get Going On Your Getaway Idea #1:
A Fall Foodie Field Trip

Fall is the perfect time to go straight to the source for fresh-from-the-farm produce. This article will guide you to Hamilton Halton Brant’s best local farm markets, pick-your-own places, and specialty food shops to score the freshest finds in our region.

After a morning of shopping or picking, pull on a cozy sweater and enjoy one last long, leisurely patio lunch. No matter where your morning has taken you, you’ll find a picture-perfect patio nearby. This roundup of our region’s best patios will point you in the right direction.

Spend the afternoon getting a taste of the diverse collection of craft breweries, cideries, distilleries and wineries that make up Hamilton Halton Brant’s True Brew Path.

Mash Paddle Brewing Co., Brantford

End your afternoon of exploring at one of the hotels featured in our StayTripping promotion to score a $50 or $100 VISA gift card. Put it toward a decadent dinner or some more foodie fun on the second day of your trip.

Looking for additional inspiration for your goodie getaway? This article offers itineraries for a wine lover’s Escarpment escape, a craft beer lover’s tasty tour, a plant-based graze, and a French food foray.


Get Going On Your Getaway Idea #2:
A Colour-Filled Autumn Adventure

From trees in all their fall glory along the Niagara Escarpment, to beautiful autumn reflections on Lake Ontario and acres of Carolinian forest along the Grand River, Hamilton Halton Brant is one of Ontario’s best destinations for catching breathtaking autumn colours.

Pick a few of Hamilton Halton Brant’s leaf viewing hotspots to visit on your first day. Fabulous fall events to time your trip with include:

Chiefswood Park Cabins, Ohsweken

Wrap up day one at a hotel featured in our StayTripping hotel promotion, and the $50 or $100 VISA gift card you receive in exchange can go toward dinner or an outdoor activity on your second day. Great options for fall outdoor fun include a Grand River paddle with Grand Experiences or Grand River Rafting, a long, leisurely cycle along Hamilton’s waterfront, or some mountain biking along a sensational singletrack trail.


Get Going On Your Getaway Idea #3:
A Family Thanksgiving Escape

Create a new Thanksgiving tradition for your family this year with an overnight adventure filled with all kinds of fall fun. Our Fall-oween article is loaded with inspiration for family-friendly fall adventures, including pumpkin and apple picking, outdoor activities and more.

There are all kinds of fabulous fall events running on Thanksgiving weekend that families will love, including the Apple Festival at Battlefield House, Pumpkins After Dark, Brantford’s Scare In The Square,  and Rockton’s World Fair.

Pumpkins After Dark, Milton

An indoor pool is the perfect place to land after a day of fall fun with the family, and several hotels with pools are included in our fall StayTripping promotion. These packages come with the added perk of a $50 or $100 VISA gift card that you can spend during your stay.


Get Going On Your Getaway Idea #4:
One Last Camping Weekend

Surprise! The Ontario Staycation Tax Credit allows you to claim back up to 20% of Ontario campsite booking fees too! Most campsites in our region remain open until Thanksgiving weekend, and you can find 20 of our favourite camping options, including conservation areas, private campgrounds, camping cabins and campy-feeling vacation rentals in this article.


This fall is the perfect time to stretch your day away into an overnight stay. In addition to scoring savings with the Ontario Staycation Tax Credit, stays booked that take advantage of our StayTripping accommodations offers reward you with the added perk of a bonus $50 or $100 VISA gift card!

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Now thru June 1

FREE Hamilton Waterfront Tour

Tour Guys

47 Discovery Dr, Hamilton, ON L8L 8K4

Now thru October 29

5 Day Bruce Trail Waterfall Walking Tour

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

This trip is offered on: Everyday Between: Nov 14, 2021 and Oct 29, 2022

Now thru November 19

Children’s Gardening: Junior Gardeners (Ages 8 to 12)

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON, Canada

*RBG Members receive 10% off most RBG Experiences programming when using the member discount code....

Now thru December 2

We Are Made of Stardust

McMaster Museum of Art

McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L6

Now thru October 15

Grand Overnight Camping Adventure

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

This trip is offered on: Daily Between: May 1, 2022 and Oct 15, 2022

Now thru October 31

Apple Picking At Chudleigh’s Farm 2022

Chudleigh’s Entertainment Farm

9528 HWY 25, Halton Hills, ON, L9T 2X7

Now thru November 28

Grand River Valley Hiking

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

This trip is offered on: Everyday, Saturdays by request Between: May 1, 2022 and Nov...

Now thru October 29

Oaks & Acorns Nature Play

Royal Botanical Gardens

16 Old Guelph Rd, Hamilton, ON L0R 2H9

Now thru October 30

Chairlift Rides at Kelso Conservation

Kelso Conservation Area / Glen Eden

5234 Kelso Road, Milton, ON, L9T 2X7

Now thru December 31

Explore Paris Like a Local Tour

Tasty Road Trips Food Tours

Paris, Ontario

Visit our website for dates and availability

Now thru November 15

Grand River Rafting Adventure

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

This trip is offered on: Daily Between: May 15, 2022 and Nov 15, 2022

Now thru December 31

AGH Youth Community Art Gallery Presents: Phobia

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Online only. FREE.

Now thru October 31

Rentals – Canoe, Kayak, Bikes, River Tubes

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

This trip is offered on: Daily; Between: Apr 10, 2022 and Oct 31, 2022

Now thru December 14

Artful Moments: Memory Care

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Tuesdays, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm September 28, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 2,...

October 6 - 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

Now thru October 31

Voyage of the Iroquios

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

This trip is offered on: Daily Between: May 1, 2022 and Oct 31, 2022

Now thru January 8

The Living Vault: The Collection and Performance

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Now thru December 31

Guided Walking Tours in Milton

16 James Street, Milton, ON, Canada

Now thru June 1

Brant County Beer Tour

The Beer Tour Company

All patrons must be 19yrs of age or older. By booking you are accepting our...

Now thru November 6

Self-Guided Paddling the Grand River – Paris to Brantford

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

This trip is offered on: Daily Between: Nov 9, 2021 and Nov 6, 2022

Now thru December 31

Hamilton Civic Museums Virtual Exhibitions

Hamilton Civic Museums

Throughout the City of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON, L8R 2K1

Now thru January 31

Downtown Milton Flashback Tour

Downtown Milton BIA

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

Now thru November 30

Flight, Bite & Nature Walk

Visit our website for current availability.

October 28 - 29

Steam Museum After Dark – Adult Flashlight Tour

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology – National Historic Site

900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton, ON, L8H 7N2

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Ages: 14+ years Cost: $15.00 per person. Pre-registration required....

Now thru December 14

GOODBODYFEEL Moves

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Now thru October 26

Youth Arts Collective: Art-Making

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Now thru October 29

To Market, to Market, to Market, We Go Day-Trip

Tasty Road Trips Food Tours

Paris, Ontario

Visit our website for dates and availability.

December 27 - January 8

Winter Break Drop-In Activity Centre: Victorian Toy Makers

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology – National Historic Site

900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton, ON, L8H 7N2

Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Ages: 3+ years Cost: FREE event. Regular museum admission...

Now thru October 24

Weekend In Paris

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

This trip is offered on: Daily Between: Apr 15, 2022 and Oct 24, 2022

Now thru October 24

Experience the Grand – 2-Day / 1-Night Package

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

This trip is offered on: Daily Between: Dec 2, 2021 and Oct 24, 2022

Now thru December 7

Virtual Adult Studio Class: Mindful Drawing with Tyler VanHolst

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm From September: First Wednesday of Every Month Registration Required

Now thru January 18

Mohawk Institute Residential School Virtual Tour

Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON, N3T 5V6

Now thru December 31

Hamilton Civic Museums Virtual Tours

28 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 1A1

Now thru October 30

Harvest Weekends at Springridge Farms

Springridge Farm

7256 Bell School Line, Milton, ON, L9T 2Y1

November 12 - December 17

Art of Bonsai

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

Every week on Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm from November 12, 2022 until...

Now thru October 30

Spey Casting Lessons

Fly Water Guiding

17 Alexander Avenue, Paris, ON N3L 2V6

October 29 - 30

Basket Making Workshop

Chiefswood Park Cabins

1037 Highway 54 Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0

Oct. 29 @ 9am and Oct. 30 @ 3pm

November 3 - December 11

FUNHOUSE

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Now thru June 1

Downtown Hamilton Walking Tour

Tour Guys

36 Hunter St. E., Hamilton, ON L8N 3W8

Now thru October 2, 2022

Paddle the Beast!

Grand River Rafting Company

119 Jennings Rd, Brantford (Brant Conservation Area)

Now thru October 30

Grand River Experience

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

This trip is offered on: Daily Between: Nov 16, 2021 and Oct 30, 2022

Now thru December 31

Fire Over Water Exhibit at Crawford Lake

Crawford Lake Conservation Area

3115 Conservation Road, Milton, ON, L9T 2X3

9am - 7pm.

Now thru December 22

Nith River Forest Hiking Experience

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

This trip is offered daily.

Now thru October 18

Walk Through the Seasons

Chiefswood Park Cabins

1037 Highway 54 Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0

No need to pre-register for this FREE event, sign in when you arrive. Wear proper...

Now thru October 15

The Grand Canoe Camping Experience

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

This trip is offered on: Daily Between: Apr 30, 2021 and Oct 15, 2022

Now thru October 15

Tours of Auchmar

88 Fennell Ave W, Hamilton, ON L9C 1E7

September 17, September 24, October 1, and October 15 at 12 pm, 1:30 pm and...

December 9 - 30

Christmas Evening Tours

Dundurn Castle – National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Ages: All Cost: $35 per person. Pre-registration required.

Now thru October 31

Fresh Market Farms U-Pick

521 Concession Road 6 East, Hamilton, Millgrove, ON L0R 1V0, Canada

Now thru December 31

Art For Victory

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

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

Wednesday to Sunday - 9 am to 5 pm. Exhibit is FREE with admission. Regular...

Now thru November 27

Cambridge to Paris Grand River Day Trip – Self-Guided

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

This trip is offered on: Sat Sun Between: Oct 30, 2021 and Nov 27, 2022

October 24

Youth Group Night: Pumpkins in the Park

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Now thru November 30

Home of #99: A Brantford & Paris Tasting Adventure

Tasty Road Trips Food Tours

Paris, Ontario

Visit our website to check availability.

Now thru October 24

Overnight Grand River Canoe Camping Trip

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

This trip is offered on: Daily Between: Apr 30, 2022 and Oct 24, 2022

Now thru January 8

Gatherings: Roger Ferreira and Kareem-Anthony Ferreira

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Now thru December 31

The Bigger Picture: Art in Hamilton 1950-2000

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Now thru October 15

Canoeing Basic Skills Certification

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

This trip is offered on: Sun Between: May 5, 2022 and Oct 15, 2022

Now thru November 19

Bruce Trail Iroquoia Day Trip

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

This trip is offered on: Daily Between: Apr 16, 2022 and Nov 19, 2023

Now thru December 31

A Day of Play Experience

Six Nations Tourism

2498 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0

Price: $70.00/person for a group of less than 20; $60.00/person for a group of 20...

Now thru June 1

Hamilton Beer Tour

The Beer Tour Company

All patrons must be 19yrs of age or older. By booking you are accepting our...

Now thru October 28

Pedal & Paddle – Canadian Adventure

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

This trip is offered on: Daily Between: Apr 10, 2022 and Oct 28, 2022

Now thru December 20

Virtual Guided Hike: Fall Edition

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

Now thru December 31

Serial Production

McMaster Museum of Art

McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L6

Now thru December 14

Artful Moments: Seniors Art by Phone

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm September 28, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 2,...

October 8 - January 28

Special Exhibition | A Taste of Science

Joseph Brant Museum

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

Joseph Brant Museum is open from 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday-Saturday. The special exhibition is included...

Now thru November 30

Fly Casting Lessons

Fly Water Guiding

17 Alexander Avenue, Paris, ON N3L 2V6

Now thru June 1

FREE Downtown Hamilton Walking Tour

Tour Guys

36 Hunter St. E., Hamilton, ON L8N 3W8

October 14 - 23

Camper Halloween

Bronte Creek Provincial Park

1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville, ON, L6M 4J7

Now thru December 31

Trail Mix

Tourism Brantford

Hardy Road, Brantford, ON, Canada

Now thru October 31

2-Day Bruce Trail Hiking Experience

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

This trip is offered on: Daily Between: Nov 14, 2021 and Oct 31, 2022

October 11 - 31

Taste of Burlington – Fall 2022

Tourism Burlington

414 LocuStreet Street, Burlington, ON, L7S 1T7

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