Add some Spring to your step with these Heart of Ontario StayTripping savings

This year it pays to getaway. Literally! Combining Ontario’s new Staycation Tax Credit of up to 20% back on eligible accommodation with our red-hot StayTripping savings and gift card offer makes room in your vacation budget for even more getaway fun. Be sure to time your trip with some of the awesome activities planned in the weeks and months ahead.

Get the details on how to take advantage of the Staycation Tax Credit on eligible accommodations here.

A curated selection of overnight accommodation packages – PLUS – a bonus pre-paid VISA gift card

With the advance booking of one of our StayTripping accommodation packages below you’ll receive a prepaid VISA gift card to help explore more in the Heart of Ontario! Receive a $50 gift card when you book a one night stay or a $100 gift card when you book two consecutive nights. Browse all of the available packages and contact the hotel of your choice directly to book now. Valid on qualifying stays through December 31, 2022. See full terms and conditions here.

Know Before You Go

We’re thrilled that Ontario is reopening and can’t wait to welcome you to Hamilton Halton Brant this spring. As a few of our region’s tourism partners may take some additional time to return to their pre-pandemic operating capacities and protocols, feel free to reach out to the places you plan on visiting in advance to confirm that they’re ready to serve you in the way you’re expecting.

Events Close to Home View All >>

May 23 Burlington’s Rotary Drive-Thru Ribfest 2022

Now thru May 23 Ingrid Mayrhofer: After All That Was Solid Melts Into Air

May 25 Home Opener: Hamilton Honey Badgers vs. Montreal Alliance

May 26 Digging Roots

May 26 Neon Dreams with guests Casey Lowry and NEW CITY – Live at Mills Hardware!

May 26 - 27 Burlington Student Theatre Presents: Chicago – Teen Edition

May 27 Ellevator – Live at Bridgeworks!

May 28 Anyway Gang — Live at Bridgeworks!

May 28 Kiwi Jr. & Weird Nightmare — Live at Mills Hardware!

May 28 Spring Indigenous Market

May 28 An Evening at the Brant Inn

May 28 - 29 Great Canadian Butter Tart Festival 2022 – Paris

May 26 - 29 Roald Dahl’s Mathilda the Musical Jr.

May 29 Holmedale Art Crawl: Spring 2022

May 30 Jann Arden: Live!

May 25 - 30 Hamilton Black Film Festival 2022

June 1 Rescheduled 2020 Canadian Championship

June 4 Breakfast from the Farm – Paris

June 4 Boy Golden — Live at Mills Hardware!

June 5 Amanda Rheaume — Live at Mills Hardware!

June 11 Sound of Music Presents: Live on the Lake

June 11 Pride in Nature

June 11 My Son the Hurricane — Live at Bridgeworks!

June 11 Antique Appraisal Event

June 11 Barton Village Festival 2022

June 16 Taste of Glenhyrst: Bohemian Summer Stroll

June 9 - 17 Hamilton Arts Week 2022

June 17 - 18 FrancoFEST 2022

June 18 Downtown Milton SummerFest

June 12 - 19 2022 Sound of Music Festival

June 23 Tynomi Banks — Live at Bridgeworks!

June 25 Ken Yates + Abigail Lapell — Live at Mills Hardware!

June 25 The Arkells Present: The Rally

June 8 - 25 Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash

June 26 Feast on the Farm: Heart of Ontario

June 25 - 26 Blooms and Bubbles

June 25 - 26 Skyfest 50

June 25 - 26 Air Show 50

June 25 - 26 Paris Craft Crawl and Food Festival

June 22 - 28 Oakville Film Festival 2022

July 1 Brantford’s Canada Day

July 1 It’s Your Festival 2022

July 1 Fireworks from the Rooftop

July 9 Burlington Car Show

July 14 Burlington Student Theatre Presents: The Addams Family

July 15 - 16 Because Beer 2022

July 16 - 17 2022 FlyFest

July 13 - 17 Brantford Summer Music Festival

July 15 - 17 Burlington Food Truck Festival 2022

July 19 Rage Against the Machine with Run the Jewels: Public Service Announcement Tour

Awesome Experiences to Book Now View All >>

Michèle Pearson Clarke: Muscle Memory

Growing Your Own Food: Workshops

Talons and Tailfeathers

Margaret Watkins: Black Light

AGH Youth Community Art Gallery Presents: Metamorphosis

Children’s Gardening: Junior Master Gardeners (Ages 8 to 12)

Virtual Guided Hike: Summer Edition

Discovery Station

Botanically Dyed Garden Cards

Summer Mindfulness Walks

Tricky Trees

Self-Guided Tour at Bronte Creek

AGH Summer Camp

All Guilds Show 2022

Not Just a Birding Club: Sweet Summer Birding

Fun Farmyard at Springridge Farm

Watercolour Fun for Beginners

Camping at Rattlesnake Point

Intro to Urban Gardening

True or False? The Fun Science Exhibition

Camping at Kelso

Hamilton Civic Museums Virtual Exhibitions

Wake Up the Wild

Plein Air in Watercolour

Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour: Renewal Art Show

Heritage Workshops

Camping at Fifty Point

Camping at Brant Park

Special Exhibition | Beyond Human Limits

Get Up, Keep Going, Push Further. Beyond Human Limits takes visitors inside the minds and bodies of extreme athletes to explore the psychology, physiology, and physicality of some of the most extreme activities in the world. In this high energy exhibition, visitors experience the thrill of extreme sports in exciting, interactive exhibits and immersive environments.

Beyond Human Limits was developed and produced by Science North, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada and will be on view at Joseph Brant Museum from June 4 – September 24,2022. This exhibition is included with the price of regular admission. For more information, please visit:

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Kelso Mountain Bike Series 2022

Walk Through the Seasons

Camping at Valens Lake

P.A. Day Camp (in-person) | Under the Big Top at Joseph Brant Museum

Camping at Bronte Creek

Turbo Tubing For Beginners: Five Oaks Trip

Five Oaks to Brant Park takes about 2 hours. Designed for families, seniors or people wishing to see what tubing is like before doing a longer trip. 

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Perennials for the Home

A Taste of Japan

Camping with Toronto West KOA

Guided Walking Tours in Milton

Children’s Gardening: Sow and Grow (Ages 5 to 7)

Lake to Longhouse Tour

Medium Longhouse Basket Workshop at Chiefswood Park

Children’s Longhouse and Small Pack Basket Workshop at Chiefswood Park

Downtown Milton Flashback Tour

Large Pack Basket Workshop at Chiefswood Park

Sunset Photography

Summer Day Camp

Learn 10 Trees

Megan Ellen MacDonald

RBC Artist In Residence: Nathan Eugene Carson

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