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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Fall For… Dundas and Ancaster

Make fall memories in Dundas and Ancaster

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Fall For… Burlington

Breeze into Burlington this fall

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Fall For… Halton Hills

A burst of autumn in Halton Hills

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Fall For… Grand River Country

Explore Grand River Country this fall

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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

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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The $25 Family Fun Finder Challenge

The Summer of the Staycation.

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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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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 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 December 19

Hometown Holiday in Oakville

Oakville Downtown

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

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.

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...

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 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 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.

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