Canada’s history isn’t just about storied battles and game-changing inventions. The tales that remind us of the day-to-day lives of the families who bravely made their way in a new land are every bit as significant. Whether it’s the family of farmers who relentlessly worked their patch of land to provide, the teacher who ruled her one-room school, the early Black settlers who escaped to freedom, or the wealthy industrialists who shaped the economies of their communities, the stories of Hamilton Halton Brant’s founding families live on through our region’s beautifully preserved historic sites.

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Indoor Activities in Hamilton

Hamilton is perfect for an outing with friends, a weekend getaway or some family fun!

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A Montrealer’s Guide to a City of Culture

A travel writer explores the culinary, heritage and cultural scene in Hamilton.

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A Weekend in Brantford & Paris

Slow down, explore and dig a little deeper into the interesting history of Brantford and Paris.

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Indoor Winter Family Fun

Stay cozy while enjoying these day trip activities in Hamilton Halton Brant.

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Two days to celebrate the past

A two day itinerary to learn the history of Hamilton, Halton, Brant with the family.

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Day trips that bring the past to life

Plan a heritage inspired day trip that kids and adults alike will love.

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7 Ways to Get to Know Some of Hamilton Halton Brant’s Great Canadians

Get to know some great Canadians.

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Dundurn Castle

Dundurn National Historic Site offers an amazing glimpse into what life was like in a mid-19th century.

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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...

Now thru November 16

A Day of Play

Six Nations Tourism

2498 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0

Now thru November 11

Fly in an Avro Lancaster!

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

9280 Airport Road, Mount Hope, ON, L0R 1W0

1 hour flight and 1 hour museum tour. 4 persons required for flight.

December 6

A Night at Ireland House

Ireland House Museum

2168 Guelph Line Burlington, L7P 5A8

Time: 6:00-9:00 pm Price: $45 (includes tax and ticket fees)

Now thru October 31

Hamilton City Sights Tour

Redback Tours

5 Hamilton Street, North Waterdown, Ontario L8B 0G5

This tour runs weekly on Thursdays only. $80.00 per person plus tax. Offer valid until...

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 &...

December 1

Victorian Christmas Delights: Historic Cooking Workshop

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Time:        9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ages:       14 years and up Cost:        $50 per person....

November 23

An Evening with Jane Austen

Battlefield House Museum & Park – National Historic Site

77 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8G 5E5

Call or email to book Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Ages: Adults Cost: $25.00 (including HST)

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

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