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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A Colourful Fall Road Trip With Friends around Hamilton Halton Brant

Pack your bags for a relaxed adventure with your BFFs.

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Water, Land, Air: Find Unexpected New Ways For Your Family To Play This Summer

Family Fun 3 Ways

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Take It Inside

Escape inside for a change.

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Sneaky Spring Savings

5 Ways to Do More & Spend Less On Family Fun This Weekend

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The Only-In-Ontario Summer Road Trip

Can’t-Miss Stops For Your Next Cruise

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Junior Foodies On Board

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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Discover Your Perfect Brand of Grand

Top 10 Attractions for Kids

A Downton Abby Day in HHB

Indoor Winter Family Fun

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

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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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Parenting Blogger Finds Frugal Fun at Dundurn Castle

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

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Parenting Blogger Finds Frugal Fun at Whitehern Historic House and Garden

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Now thru February 29

The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Freedom & Legacy Voices

Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate

8 Navy Street, Oakville, ON, L6J 2Y5

Date & Time: Feb 1st - 29th, 1:00pm to 4:30pm General Admission by Donation Closed...

Now thru January 1

Museums Burlington Online Galleries

Joseph Brant Museum

1240 North Shore Boulevard East, Burlington, ON, L7S 1C5

Now thru December 31

Hamilton Civic Museums Virtual Tours

28 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 1A1

May 14

Eliza’s Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at Bell Homestead

Bell Homestead National Historic Site

94 Tutela Heights Road, Brantford, ON, N3T 1A1

Date & Time: May 14th, 1:00pm & 3:00pm Price: Adult - $45.00 + Tax Children...

Now thru January 1

Woodland Cultural Centre – Self Guided Museum Tour

Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON, N3T 5V6

Now thru December 31

A Day of Play Experience

Six Nations Tourism

2498 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0

Price: $70.00/person for a group of less than 20; $60.00/person for a group of 20...

Now thru June 30

Winter Staycations in Brant

Brant Tourism

31 Mechanic St, Paris, ON N3L 1K1

Some winter activities but enjoy others all year round!

Now thru December 31

Where Cultures Meet

Six Nations Tourism

2498 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0

$70.00/person for a group of less than 20; $60.00/person for a group of 20 people...

Now thru May 20

Space to Spoon

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

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

Date: Feb 8th to May 20th Opening Hours: Wed to Sun, 9:00am to 5:00pm Admission:...

March 3 - 29

Maple Syrup Season at Westfield

Westfield Heritage Village

1049 Kirkwall Road, Rockton, ON, L0R 1X0

Event Dates; March 3, 10, 13, 14, 17, 24, 29, 31 Free for HCA Membership...

Now thru February 28

Oakville Museum workshop – Knitted hat

Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate

8 Navy Street, Oakville, ON, L6J 2Y5

Date & Time: Feb 21st & 28th, 6:30pm - 8:00pm Workshop Cost: Regular - $32.38...

Now thru December 7

Oakville Museum Guided Tour

Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate

8 Navy Street, Oakville, ON, L6J 2Y5

Tuesday to Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. General admission by donation (Suggested $7 per...

Now thru January 1

Woodland Cultural Centre – Virtual Museum Tour

Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON, N3T 5V6

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