You don’t need to score a cottage invitation to enjoy fabulous waterside dining this summer. Here are five great choices for summer meals with a stunning side of cool blue water.

  • Spencer’s at the Waterfront, Burlington

    Overlooking Lake Ontario, Spencer’s at the Waterfront offers breathtaking views and fabulous food.

  • 2 Rivers Restaurant, Paris

    Perched on the Grand River, the 2 Rivers Restaurant riverside terrace offers a great view with a delicious menu.

  • Emma’s Back Porch, Burlington

    Enjoy cottage style cooking on Emma’s Back Porch waterfront patio.

  • Stillwaters Plate and Pour, Paris 

    At Stillwaters Plate and Pour! on the Grand River in Paris guests can enjoy rooftop and lower patio seating in summer months.

  • Barangas on the Beach, Hamilton

    Barangas on the Beach is the place to go for Greek and Mediterranean cuisine on one of Ontario’s largest water front patios

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October 18 - 27

Hamilton Fall Garden & Mum Show

Tourism Hamilton

1000 Main Street East, Hamilton, L8M 1N2

Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Children (6 to 12): $6 Adults (13 to 54):...

December 7 - 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 November 19

Weekend in Paris Adventure

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

Now thru September 7

Mindful Paddle & Floating Meditation

Burlington Beach Rentals

1084 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON, L7S1A2

Variety of Dates available between our Burlington beach & Binbrook Conservation location. 60 min's -...

Now thru August 31

Behind the Scenes Tour – Interpreter-led

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology – National Historic Site

900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton, ON, L8H 7N2

Date:       SATURDAYS July 13, 27 AND August 3, 10, 24, 31, 2019 Time:       9:30 AM...

Now thru October 20

Canoe Trips on the Grand River

Grand River Rafting Company

31 Mechanic Street, Paris, ON, N3L 1L1

Now thru October 1

Wake Up the Wild

African Lion Safari

1386 Cooper Road, Hamilton, ON, N1R 5S2

3 hour experience, mornings only. Maximum 12 people.

November 16 - January 5

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Whitehern Historic House & Garden – National Historic Site

41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 1L3

Time:        12:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Tuesday to Sunday) Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day &...

Now thru September 29

On The Water Experience

Six Nations Tourism

2498 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0

Now thru October 1

Rose Garden and Hendrie Park Experience

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

Duration of Experience: 1.5 to 2 hours. Hours are 10am to 5pm; not hours are...

Now thru October 5

Rock Climbing

One Axe Pursuits

7200 Appleby Line, Milton, ON, L9T 2Y1

Rattlesnake Point from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, $200 + HST

October 26

Harvest Home Breakfast

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museums

64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster, ON, L9G 1L8

Cost:        Adults: $16.00, Children: $8.00 (12 and under). Pre-registration required. Limited seating available. Time:        9:00...

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