Plan a summer day trip that animal lovers will adore with any of the unique, interactive experiences below.

 

 

 

  • 1

    Have breakfast with lions...

    Enjoy behind-the-scenes access to African Lion Safari on a VIP Wake Up The Wild experience. One of the park’s game wardens will guide you on an unforgettable experience where you’ll watch lions devour their breakfast, hand-feed a giraffe and create memories that will last a lifetime.

  • 2

    Spot Bald Eagles at Canada's largest botanical garden...

    Royal Botanical Gardens’ Cootes Paradise is a nationally designated Important Bird Area (IBA) that is home to hundreds of species of birds during their spring and autumn migrations, including the Least Bittern, Hooded Warbler, White Pelican, Caspian Tern, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Osprey, Pileated Woodpecker, and the Prothonotary Warbler. A pair of nesting Bald Eagles has stolen the show in recent years, however, with the claim of being the first on Lake Ontario in more than 40 years.

  • 3

    Meet birds and bison...

    Mountsberg Conservation Area’s Douglas G. Cockburn Raptor Centre is home to two dozen different birds of prey, each with their own unique story. Learn about native birds of prey, ask questions and see Mountsberg’s raptors up close at Bird of Prey shows and raptor encounters.

    Mountsberg is also home to its very own herd of bison, which you can watch from the Wildlife Walkway.

  • 4

    Watch the great gliders...

    Go beyond the zoo and experience animals in their natural habitats at Mount Nemo Conservation Area. The thermal updrafts and air currents off the Niagara Escarpment create a perfect playground for turkey vultures. Watch these winged wonders glide on their six-foot wingspan for up to six hours without flapping a wing. The Brock Harris Lookout and North Loop Lookout are great locations for watching the show, and on a clear day, you can see all the way to the CN Tower!

  • 5

    Ride the river...

    Canoe, kayak or raft the Grand River with an area outfitter and they’ll help you spot wildlife along the way including snapping turtles, great blue herons, bald eagles, egrets and more. Grand Experiences, Grand River Rafting and Heritage River Canoe and Kayak Co. are all great local outfitters that will provide your group with the expert guidance and gear you need for a great trip.

  • 6

    Find farm animal fun...

    Want in on a secret? Baby animals in real life are even MORE adorable than the ones on your Facebook feed!

    Younger children will love meeting barnyard animals at Bronte Creek Provincial Park‘s Children’s Playbarn in Oakville, Springridge Farm in Milton and Puddicombe Farms in Stoney Creek. Take a Great Canadian Day Trip and see some of these cuties for yourself.

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August 22 - 23

Adult/Teen Summer Art Classes – Outdoor Photography

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant

20 Ava Road, Brantford

10 am – 4 pm each day; Location is at the Coach House & Gardens;...

Now thru September 27

African Lion Safari – Drive Thru Game Reserve

Open Daily 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; All prices not including 13% HST. ADULT (13+...

Now thru October 11

Path Less Travelled – 2 Day/2 Night Mennonite Cycling Experience

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

113 Grand River St N Paris, ON N3L 2M4

Starting at 113 Grand River St. North, Paris @ 9:30am Bike - Regular $/person $499.95;...

Now thru August 30

Learn to Stand Up Paddleboard

Staycation Beach and Boat Rentals Inc.

1094 Lakeshore Rd Burlington, Ontario

$78.95 + HST book online & waiver required

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 October 30

Private 90 Minute Nature Cruise

Grand River Dinner Cruises

36 Brant County Road 22 Caledonia, Ontario, N3W 2G9

Saturday & Sunday, departure times at 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. $350.00 taxes...

Now thru September 10

Adult/Teen Summer Art Classes – Write, Write, Write

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant

20 Ava Road, Brantford, ON N3T 5G9

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Coach House for 6 weeks; $120 non-members /...

Now thru October 15

Paris to Brant Park

Grand River Rafting Company

31 Mechanic Street, Paris, ON, N3L 1L1

Summer | June 20 to September 13, 2020 - Monday to Friday - Various times...

Now thru September 15

Learn to Kayak

Staycation Beach and Boat Rentals Inc.

Binbrook Conservation Area, 5050 Harrison Road, Hamilton, Ontario

Price: $100-$145 Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. - 2 to 1.5 hr sessions July 7 & 14...

Now thru September 30

Self-Guided Tour: Come to Your Senses

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West Burlington, L7T 4H4

Admission-Adult $18; Youth/Student $15; Senior $15; Child age 4 to 12-$10; Child under age 4...

Now thru January 3

AGH Exhibition – Early Snow: Michael Snow 1947-1962

Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

Gallery Level 1 Special Exhibition Admission Adults $13.25 | Students (6+) $8.85 | Seniors $10.65...

Now thru November 7

Upper Nith River Experience

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

113 Grand River St N Paris, ON N3L 2M4

Starting point at 113 Grand River St. North, Paris, at 10:00 am Canoe - regular...

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