Canadian Sports & Landscapes

Wayne Gretzky was born here. Tiger Woods took his famous shot out of a fairway bunker to win the Canadian Open by a single stroke here. Canada’s largest collection of storied football artifacts lives here. Each spring the oldest road race in North America is run here. The roots of Canada’s proud history of sport run wide and deep in Hamilton Halton Brant, so there’s no better place to celebrate some of the country’s greatest players and plays.

Whether trying your luck on the golf green with a replica of a 200-year old putter or watching Grey Cup footage from 1909, you’ll leave with a new appreciation for just how far Canadian sport has come. Home to the Niagara Escarpment, Grand River and Bruce Trail, Hamilton Halton Brant also offers great options for sports fans looking for an activity that’s a little more rugged.

Heritage Sites & Attractions

Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum, Oakville
The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates the outstanding individuals and history of Canadian golf. Come see the 1904 Olympic Golf Trophy, test a long nose putter, design a golf hole and practice your swing with a wooden driver.
Canadian Football Hall of Fame, Hamilton
With a collection of over 30,000 Canadian football artifacts including trophies, helmets, playing equipment, game and record balls, jerseys, sweaters, flags, banners, photographs, films and videos, this is a must-see for any true football fan.
The Grand River
No matter how you choose to dip your paddle, there are all kinds of ways to experience the Grand River. Choose your own adventure on this designated Canadian Heritage River by canoe, kayak, raft, stand up paddle board and more. The area’s many outfitting companies will help you plan your Grand River adventure with expert advice, equipment and trip guidance. You’re sure to have a Grand old time! History buffs will enjoy learning more about the Legacy of the Grand River.

The Niagara Escarpment
The Niagara Escarpment is a Canadian landmark 450 million years in the making. The section of this UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve that runs through Hamilton Halton Brant offers a one-of-a-kind setting for outdoor adventures including hiking, cycling, rock climbing, and skiing.

The Bruce Trail
We’re proud to be home to the Bruce Trail. Canada's oldest and longest footpath winds its way through the Heart of Ontario providing the only continuous public access to the magnificent Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. With over 100 waterfalls, acres of Carolinian forest and stunning scenic lookouts, the Bruce Trail offers truly can’t miss experiences for hikers.

Cootes Paradise at Royal Botanical Gardens
Nestled between Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment, Cootes Paradise’s 18-kilometre trail system offers nature lovers access to a 320-hectare river-mouth marsh, glacial plateaus, 16 creeks and 25 kilometres of shoreline. The Marsh Boardwalk provides access to the Spencer Creek Delta, one of the largest creek deltas on Lake Ontario.

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