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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Bringing back the concept of simple Sunday fun.

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The Stay & Play Scavenger Hunt

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

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The $25 Family Fun Finder Challenge

The Summer of the Staycation.

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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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Let Us Be Your Guide

Subterranean Exploration

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

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Signs you Might be an Avid Adventurer

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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Now thru November 30

Go Karts and Paintball Fun

Cameron Speedway & Amusements

2633 Upper James St. Mount Hope , ON L0R 1W0

Mon - SUN: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm All prices are per driver, no splitting...

December 19

Family Fun Day: Family Solstice Celebration

Royal Botanical Gardens

16 Old Guelph Road, Burlington, ON

December 19, 2020 at 6:00 pm for approx 2+ hours Fee: $12 Child (4 to...

Now thru November 30

Upper Nith River Experience in Fall

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

Fall Colours!

Now thru April 30

Nith River Forest Hiking Experience

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

Trip offered on Saturday, Sunday or Monday from October 3, 2020 to April 30, 2021....

Now thru March 13

Ice climbing

One Axe Pursuits

7200 Appleby Line, Milton, ON, L9T 2Y1

Must request Ancaster location. Saturdays 10am to 4pm. $250 per person plus HST.

November 28 - March 21

Family Weekend Getaway – Nature’s Escape

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

Trip available on Friday, Saturday or Sunday November 28 to March 21. Cost: $449

Now thru December 20

Christmas Ferris Wheel Experience

Downtown Hamilton BIA

20 Hughson Street South, Hamilton, ON, L8N 2A1

Free Available noon-8pm every Thursday-Sunday from December 5 to December 20. Must wear Mask.

Now thru December 31

Christie Lake Conservation Area – Swimming, Picnicking

Christie Lake Conservation Area

1000 Highway 5 West, Dundas, ON, L9E 5E2

Open 7 days a week, from sunrise to sunset, unless otherwise posted. Per Vehicle and...

Now thru December 19

Hometown Holiday in Oakville

Oakville Downtown

146 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville, ON, L6J 1H4

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