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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March 14 - 21

Beat the Clock at Fieldcote

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

64 Sulphur Springs Rd. Ancaster

This activity is for All Ages Runs 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on March 14...

May 1 - October 15

Mohawk Run

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

Nature Galore!

March 14 - 21

March Break Activities: Be a Theme Park Engineer!

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology – National Historic Site

900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton, ON

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM; This is a free event. Regular admission rates apply to...

Now thru May 1

MacNab’s Kitchen at Dundurn Enhanced Experience

Dundurn Castle – National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

2 hour experience. Available year-round, mornings only. Minimum 15 persons.

May 2 - 3

Doors Open: Fieldcote

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster, ON

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM This is a free event. No museum admission fees.

May 2 - 3

Doors Open: Dundurn National Historic Site

Dundurn Castle – National Historic Site

610 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM This is a free event!

November 17 - January 4

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 &...

May 2 - 3

Doors Open: Whitehern Historic House & Garden

Whitehern Historic House & Garden – National Historic Site

41 Jackson St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 1L3, Canada

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM; For All Ages; This is a free event. No museum...

April 24 - October 26

Grand River – Rafting Adventure

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

A Great Canadian Adventure!

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