Wander between waterfalls. Spelunk in hidden sinkholes. Marvel at a rare meromictic lake. Crawl into a historic limestone kiln. Search for fossils in the rocky crevices on the Niagara Escarpment. Watch turkey vultures drift effortlessly on wind currents for hours. If it’s been a while since you’ve heard yourself say, “You will not believe what I saw today,” it’s time to spend a few hours exploring in Hamilton Halton Brant.

When exploring our region’s trails, waterfalls and conservation areas, please follow posted safety rules, stay on marked trails and do not climb or bypass fencing. Stay at least a body length away from escarpment and gorge edges and always be alert for potential hazards such as falling rocks and slippery rock surfaces.

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Switch up your go-to sport.

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Forest Bathing 101: 4 Reasons To Take A Woodsy Walk

Unwind and relax with a forest bath.

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Sunday Funday: 4 Retro Ways to End The Week

Bringing back the concept of simple Sunday fun.

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The scavenger hunt that needs to be on your summer bucket list.

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4 Fun-Filled Field Trips

Surprise your “class” with an end of the year field trip!

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8 Ways for Nature Lovers to Welcome Spring

This spring’s outdoor must-do’s.

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Hamilton & Area Hikes Wilkes Dam/Grand River Loop

Follow the Grand River for 18 kms of awesome.

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Hamilton & Area Hikes Waterfront Loop

Enjoy historical sites and lakeside breezes.

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Hamilton & Area Hikes Paris Two Rivers Loop

Discover the riverside trails of Paris, Ontario.

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Hamilton & Area Hikes Going to the Chapel Route

A true Niagara Escarpment adventure with scenic vistas.

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Hamilton & Area Hikes Felker’s and Albion Falls Loop

Waterfalls highlight a route along Hamilton mountain.

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Hamilton & Area Hikes Dundas Valley All-Falls Loop

Explore 1,200 hectares of lush Carolinian forest.

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The Best of Spring: Six Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors

The definitive spring guide to fresh air forays.

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Subterranean Exploration

Eramosa Karst Conservation Area features trails, boardwalks and bridges to explore.

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Find out if you qualify as an avid adventurer.

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Fall Into Nature

Enjoy all things fall at Conservation Halton.

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Family camping at Kelso

All you need to know about camping at Kelso.

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Fall Festivals, Fresh Air and Farm Fun

Discover family-friendly entertainment farms, wineries, farmers’ markets, fairs and festivals.

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Motorcycling through the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory

Hit the road this fall with a tour by bike.

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Crawford Lake Conservation Area

Discover how easy it is to escape from Toronto for a taste of Nature Unexpected in Hamilton Halton Brant.

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Signs you’re Ready to Become a New Explorer

Find out if you are ready to explore all things outdoors.

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Date Night in Paris

Grab an oar for a date night WAY more fun than dinner and a movie.

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7 Fun Family Day Trips in Hamilton Halton Brant

There’s never been a better year for a Great Canadian Day Trip.

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Sports Attractions and Activities

The roots of Canada’s proud history of sport run wide and deep in the Heart of Ontario.

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6 Ways to Explore Awesome Canadian Landscapes

Explore Canada’s Great Landscapes.

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Outdoor Adventures for the Nature Novice in Hamilton Halton Brant

Ideas to help nature newbies and family fun seekers get started in our great outdoors.

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8 Ways to be Outdoor Adventurous in Hamilton Halton Brant

Start by getting outside for a truly Canadian adventure.

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Colourful Fall Fun

Plan a day trip that fresh air fun seekers will love with any of the outdoor adventures below.

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Outdoor Experiences & Tours View All >>

Now thru October 22

5-Day Bruce Trail Waterfall Walking Tour

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

A UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Offered every day.

Now thru November 30

Bruce Trail Iroquoia Waterfall Day Trip

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

Canada's Oldest and Longest Footpath

Now thru August 28

Oaks and Acorns Nature Play (Outdoors)

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Date & Time: July 17th - August 28th at 9:30am Please Note: this is not...

Now thru October 15

Overnight Grand River Canoe Camping Trip

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

Now thru November 28

Flycasting Lessons

Fly Water Guiding

17 Alexander Avenue, Paris, ON N3L 2V6

Expert-led Experience

Now thru October 15

Paddling the Grand River – Paris to Brant

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

Now thru August 21

Cycle & Yoga Session at Terrebleu Lavender Farm

Terre Bleu Lavender Farm

2501, Sideroad 25, Milton L0P1B0

If you are a Terre Bleu Beyond the Yellow Door Collective Member, these sessions are complimentary...

Now thru September 1

A Grand Experience in Brantford

Tourism Brantford

399 Wayne Gretzky Parkway, Brantford, ON, N3R 8B4

Now thru September 6

Cambridge to Paris Route with Grand River Rafting Company

Grand River Rafting Company

181 Bethel Rd, Paris, On N3L 3E3

Trip Dates: June 19 through September 6, 2021. Monday-Friday at 9am. Pricing: Starting at $65...

August 31

Family Fun Day: Summer Splendor (Outdoors)

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Date & Time: August 31, 2021, 9:30am-11:30am Fee: $12 Child (4 to 12 years), Free...

Now thru September 6

Glen Morris to Paris on the Water Route

Grand River Rafting Company

181 Bethel Rd, Paris, On N3L 3E3

Trip Dates: June 19 through September 6, 2021. Seven days a week. Start times from...

Now thru August 31

Hike the Yellow Bench Trail at Terre Bleu

Terre Bleu Lavender Farm

2501, Sideroad 25, Milton L0P1B0

Now thru September 1

A Weekend Journey in Brantford

Tourism Brantford

399 Wayne Gretzky Parkway, Brantford, ON, N3R 8B4

Now thru August 31

Enjoy a Staycation Day for 2

Burlington Beach Rentals

1084 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON, L7S1A2

Party of 2 CAD $125.00 plus 13% HST ($250.00+ Value)

Now thru September 6

Paris to Brant Park Route with Grand River Rafting Company

Grand River Rafting Company

119 Jennings Rd, Brantford, ON

Trip Dates: June 19 through September 6, 2021. Seven days a week. Start times between...

September 11

Family Fun Night: Going Batty (Outdoors)

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Date & Time: September 11, 2021, 7:00pm-9:00pm Fee: $12 Child (4 to 12 years), Free...

Now thru October 15

Grand River Adventure Getaway – One Night Getaway

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

Availability: This trip is offered day Between: Apr 10, 2021 and Oct 15, 2021 Pricing:...

Now thru October 15

Voyage of the Iroquois

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

Grand River - Highway of the Iroquois

Now thru October 10

The Beast – 8-Person Stand Up Paddle Board

Grand River Rafting Company

181 Bethel Rd, Paris, On N3L 3E3

Make a memory on the Grand River

Now thru September 1

Sip, Shop and Paddle in Brantford

Tourism Brantford

399 Wayne Gretzky Parkway, Brantford, ON, N3R 8B4

Now thru September 1

Explore the Core in Brantford

Tourism Brantford

399 Wayne Gretzky Parkway, Brantford, ON, N3R 8B4

Now thru October 30

Grand River Experience – Guided Paddle

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

To Book: Book on line at www.grand-experiences.com or call us at 1-888-258-0441 Note: need to...

Now thru October 26

Learn to Paddle

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

Paddle Canada Instructor-Led

August 17

Family Fun Day: Who’s Been Here? (Outdoors)

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Date & Time: August 17, 2021 - 9:30am-11:30am Fee: $12 Child (4 to 12 years),...

Now thru October 28

Pedal and Paddle – A Canadian Adventure

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

Now thru October 15

Experience the Grand – 2 Day/1 Night Package

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

Costing: Per Person, Based on Double Occupancy, Choice of Canoe, Kayak or Bike: Canoe $289.65; Kayak $299.00;...

Now thru October 31

2-Day Bruce Trail Hiking Experience

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

Nature-Based Overnight Escape

Now thru August 19

Rock at the Rock

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Date & Time: every Thursday from 5pm - 9pm Admission: Included with General Admission, Included...

Now thru August 10

Yoga at the Gardens

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Date & Time: every Tuesday from 5:30pm - 6:45pm Fee: $15 per class + Service...

Now thru September 23

Learn to Stand Up Paddleboard With Us!

Burlington Beach Rentals

1084 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON, L7S1A2

Group Classes: 6:45 PM - Thursday Evenings; 9:00 AM - Sunday Mornings (July & August);...

Now thru October 28

Weekend or Mid-Week in Paris Adventure

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

Costing: Per Person, Based on Double Occupancy. Canadian Dollars. Contact us for Single Occupancy Rate:...

September 11

Native Plants of Ontario in Nature & in the Garden (outdoors)

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Date & Time: September 11th; 9:00am-12:00pm or 1:30pm-4:30pm This program will be taking place outdoors....

Now thru October 15

Paddling the Grand – Self-Guided Group Trip for 10

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

Availability: This trip is offered daily, between: March 10, 2021 and October 15, 2021 To...

Now thru November 18

Grand Voyageur – Guided

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

Availability: This trip is offered daily, between April 20, 2021 to November 18, 2021 To...

Now thru September 11

Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga

Conservation Halton

2596 Brittania Road West, Burlington, ON, L7P 0G3

Date & Time: July 17th - September 11th from 8:45am to 10:00am $13.50 per person,...

Now thru November 2

Rentals – Canoe, Kayak, Bikes and River Tubes

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

Now thru September 1

A Peaceful Paddle through Brantford

Tourism Brantford

399 Wayne Gretzky Parkway, Brantford, ON, N3R 8B4

Now thru September 1

Cycle, Savor and Explore Brantford

Tourism Brantford

399 Wayne Gretzky Parkway, Brantford, ON, N3R 8B4

Now thru August 31

Experience Apiary at Terre Bleu

Terre Bleu Lavender Farm

2501, Sideroad 25, Milton L0P1B0

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