Canadian Innovation & Transportation

From the childhood home of the inventor of the telephone to the historic steam engines that helped position Hamilton as one of Canada’s key industrial cities; you’ll be amazed by the legacy of great Canadian innovation in Hamilton Halton Brant and the impact it has made on the way we live, work and travel.


Heritage Sites & Attractions

Bell Homestead National Historic Site, Brantford
From 1870 to 1881, this was the Bell family’s first Canadian residence and the place where Alexander Graham Bell discovered the fundamental concept of the telephone in 1874.

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Hamilton
One of the world’s largest displays of operational aircraft, this distinctive delta-shaped building houses over 40 historic aircraft, including the only flying Avro Lancaster in North America.

Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology, Hamilton
Housed in a 150-year-old Waterworks, this National Historic Site has preserved two 70-ton steam engines and offers various exhibits and special events including Live Steamer Days from May through October.

Personal Computer Museum, Brantford
With over 45 interactive computer displays and over 1,000 computers, this shrine to the PC houses the largest known collection of computers and video games in Canada.

HMCS Haida, Hamilton
Touring Canada’s most decorated war ship will give you a first-hand appreciation for the challenges faced by the ship’s outrageous crew during those decisive and important sea battles.

Halton County Radial Railway, Milton
Ontario’s first and largest electric railway museum features historic electric railcars operating on two kilometres of scenic track.

Hamilton Harbour Queen and The Hamiltonian, Hamilton
Whether you're a local or out of town guest, you can cruise the Hamilton Waterfront in style with dining, dance party, sightseeing and special event cruises.
Grand River Cruises, Caledonia
This tranquil country setting is the perfect place to relax and enjoy beautiful river scenery, excellent service and delicious food.
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