If your Holy Grail is an amazing trail, point your hiking boots toward Hamilton Halton Brant. The Bruce Trail, Canada’s oldest and longest footpath, is just the beginning of the scenic walkabouts that await. Treat your feet to a few hours of adventure on hundreds of miles of paths and trails.

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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Waterfall Trip Ancient Gorge

Travel east to explore the Bruce Trail, Niagara Escarpment landscapes, the Waterfront Trail and Lake Ontario lookouts on this two-day trek.

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Waterfall Trip Urban Passage

Hamilton is the home of extraordinary natural landmarks and the place to take in breathtaking views of thundering, rushing and invigorating waterfalls along groomed trails and pathways.

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Waterfall Trip Dundas Valley

Two days to discover Carolinian forests, geological formations and six stunning waterfalls along the Bruce Trail.

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Waterfall Trip Great Escape

Travel along Grindstone Creek Escarpment Valley and discover the gardens and trails of the vast nature reserve that is the Royal Botanical Gardens.

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Waterfall Trip Hilton Falls

Spend two days in Halton Hills, an area of multiple conservation areas that are perfect places to access the Niagara Escarpment and Bruce Trail and enjoy hiking a vast network of wetlands and forest.

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Waterfall Trip Views and Vistas

The largest waterfall in the region is the highlight of this two-day jaunt that also takes in the small town charms of Dundas.

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Four ways to stop and smell the flowers at RBG

Water, Water Everywhere

Home to miles and miles of Lake Ontario shorelines and historic harbours.

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Paddling along the Grand River

Local outfitters offer a range of unique experiences on the Grand River.

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Picture perfect gardens

As our country’s gardens come back to life each spring, a beautiful lesson in Canadian history blooms as well.

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Trick or Treat Tradesies

Scare up some fun in Hamilton Halton Brant!

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Rural On The Ridge

Take a day trip detour on Hamilton’s escarpment ridge

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Pints & Plants: 6 Must-try Beer and Vegan Food Pairings

Fuel up with Hamilton Halton Brant’s favourite plant-based beer and food combos

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Build Your Best Basket

Hit the road for fall picnic fun

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Find Fall Flight Flavours

Pair These Ale Trail Stops with Autumn Adventures in Hamilton Halton Brant

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Trade FOMO for JOMO: Easy Swaps For More Summer Joy

Get on the fast path towards a more joy-filled summer.

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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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This Art is Outside: Get an Outdoor Art Fix

Find creative ways to blend an art experience with some fresh air and sunshine.

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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 Stay & Play Scavenger Hunt

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

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8 Ways To Have a Blast on a Canadian Long Weekend

Add some spark to your long weekend this summer.

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4 Fun-Filled Field Trips

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

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Put Some Zing In Your Spring in Hamilton Halton Brant

Spring adventure is in the forecast at these fun events and festivals.

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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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Discover Even More Cool Claims to Fame

The list of our region’s claims to fame keeps growing.

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Let Fly in Hamilton Halton Brant

Why birdwatchers flock to these six hotspots.

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Top 6 Places for Fall Foliage

Your guide to awe-inspiring spots.

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Discover 7 cool claims to fame

Discover 7 cool claims to fame in our region.

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Discover Your Perfect Brand of Grand

9 Budget-Friendly Family Trip Ideas

Hiking for Everybody

We’ve got a hike for that.

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Let Us Be Your Guide

Cross Country Trail Blazing

Conservation areas offer great access to the Niagara Escarpment during winter months.

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Signs You Belong to a Fresh Air Family

Find out if your family qualifies for all things outdoors.

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Cache In

Beach Blanket Bingo

Hiking Hamilton’s Waterfalls

Fall is a perfect time for outdoor adventures in Hamilton Halton Brant.

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Head out on a Spencer Adventure

A self-guided hike that follows Spencer Creek and showcases waterfalls, historic dams and mills.

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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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Explore the Bruce Trail on a guided 2-day or 5-day Waterfall Walk

experience waterfalls, scenic vistas, Carolinian forests and the natural beauty of the Niagara Escarpment.

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Fall Foliage 101

Discover unbe-leaf-able autumn adventures.

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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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Now thru September 1

Cycle, Savor and Explore Brantford

Tourism Brantford

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

Now thru August 31

Hike the Yellow Bench Trail at Terre Bleu

Terre Bleu Lavender Farm

2501, Sideroad 25, Milton L0P1B0

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...

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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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...

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 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 1

Explore the Core in Brantford

Tourism Brantford

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

Now thru November 28

Flycasting Lessons

Fly Water Guiding

17 Alexander Avenue, Paris, ON N3L 2V6

Expert-led Experience

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:...

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

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 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 August 31

Experience Apiary at Terre Bleu

Terre Bleu Lavender Farm

2501, Sideroad 25, Milton L0P1B0

Now thru September 1

A Grand Experience in Brantford

Tourism Brantford

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

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

Overnight Grand River Canoe Camping Trip

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

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 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 26

Learn to Paddle

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

Paddle Canada Instructor-Led

Now thru September 1

A Weekend Journey in Brantford

Tourism Brantford

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

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 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...

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...

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 September 1

Sip, Shop and Paddle in Brantford

Tourism Brantford

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

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 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 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

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 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...

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