Home to miles and miles of Lake Ontario shorelines and historic harbours, as well as the Grand River watershed, celebrate Canada’s most valuable resource in Hamilton Halton Brant.

  • A Rare Meromictic Lake

    Experience Crawford Lake, a rare meromictic lake, which means its layers of water do not intermix, creating a unique environment that has allowed archaeologists to drill core samples of pollen from hundreds of years ago.

  • This Trail's a Shore Thing

    The section of the Waterfront Trail which runs between Burlington and Hamilton is a beautiful stretch of shoreline that offers amazing options for recreational pursuits, including beaches, bike trails, wading pools and great restaurants and cafes that offer perfect patios for dining with a view.

  • Gateway to Hamilton's Waterfront

    Hamilton Waterfront’s Pier 8 is a wonderful place to spend the afternoon. Take a relaxing cruise on the harbour, or try a spin on the outdoor roller-skating rink. There are also great options for a meal or snack.

  • Water-filled Fun

    Hamilton’s Confederation Beach Park is a 93-hectare package of fun and adventure located on the shores of Lake Ontario offering family fun like batting cages, go-karts and the Wild Waterworks water park.

  • Catch the Big One

    Fifty Point Conservation Area boasts one of the warmest and cleanest beaches on western Lake Ontario. Catch a big one at the site’s fishing pond, which is stocked with rainbow trout and largemouth bass – no fishing license required!

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    Harbour Cruisin'

    Hamilton Harbour has played an important role in North America’s industrial heritage, and a tour of this landmark offers a fun and relaxing way to learn more about it.  Take a 50-minute tour aboard the The Hamiltonian and be treated to unique views of the natural, recreational and industrial faces of Hamilton.

  • Lakeside Lounging

    Pinehurst Lake is a nine-hectare (23-acre) kettle lake formed by a single piece of ice. The lake has a sandy beach and is surrounded by mature Carolinian forest.

  • Swimmers' Paradise

    Valens Lake Conservation Area is a 300-hectare paradise for swimmers, fishers, and sunbathers.

  • Adventures Afloat

    Christie Lake Conservation Area offers a beautiful lakeside setting on the Niagara Escarpment. Rent a rowboat, canoe, kayak or tube and go for a float. Fish in the reservoir for northern pike and largemouth bass. Relax on the 360-metre sandy beach.

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Now thru November 6

Free Fridays

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Free Admission 11:00 am – 8:00 pm Free Tours at 6:00 pm

Now thru January 5

The Collection Continues: A Quarter Century of Collecting

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Special Exhibition Admission Applies

Now thru January 6

David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden Experience

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

1.5 hour experience. Minimum 15 persons.

December 13 - 15

Christmas Evening Tours

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Cost:        $30 per person. Pre-registration is required. Time:        7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

December 27 - January 5

The Science of Music: Holiday Drop-In Activity Centre

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology – National Historic Site

900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton, ON

Dec 27-31, 2019 & Jan 2-5, 2020, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. This is a...

December 15 - March 31

Glen Eden Ski and Snowboard Centre Rentals and Lessons

Kelso Conservation Area / Glen Eden

5234 Kelso Rd. Milton, L9T 2X7

Pre-Season - Open daily 7 days a week 8:30 am to 4:30 pm In-Season -...

Now thru May 1

The Collection: A Hands-On Experience

Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

Duration of Experience: 3.5 hours Availability: Year-Round, Afternoons Only Minimum Person: 12

Now thru December 31

Float High in the Sky at iFLY Toronto(Oakville)

iFLY Toronto

2007 Winston Park Drive Oakville, L6H 6P5

FLIGHT HOURS Monday: CLOSED Tuesday to Thursday: 2 PM - 9 PM Friday: 11 PM...

Now thru December 29

A Winter’s Night in Paris Culinary Experience

Arlington Hotel

106 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M5

Based on standard rooms only. Rooms are subject to availability. Reservations required to the Arlington...

Now thru December 22

Christmas Evening Tours

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Time:        7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Cost:        $30 per person. Pre-registration is required, weekends only.

Now thru December 15

Santa’s Workshop Experience During Christmas on the Farm

Springridge Farm

7256 Bell School Line Milton, Ontario L9E 0N7

10 am - 3 pm Admission to Santa’s Workshop is $10 (includes HST) per child....

December 26 - February 17

Winter Wagon Rides

Conservation Halton

2259 Milburough Line Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0

* Available daily December 26th, 2019 until January 5, 2020 and weekends and holidays January...

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