A quiet sunset canoe ride on an inland lake. A sunny afternoon float down the Grand River.  A stand-up paddle board lesson to start a beautiful beach day in Burlington. Whatever way you choose to float your boat, you’ll quickly catch our drift in Hamilton Halton Brant. No boat? No problem. Our friendly outfitters will gladly gear you up a fun-filled day on the water and happily stand in as your guide if you’re in need of a little expert advice.

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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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8 Outdoor Activities That Deliver Thrills and Chills In Any Fall Weather

Find late-fall fun.

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The Wander-Fall Adventure Finder

Make the most of exploring season.

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Summer 2.0

Stretch out summer fun a little longer.

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Trick or Treat Tradesies

Scare up some fun in Hamilton Halton Brant!

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Fall For… Grand River Country

Explore Grand River Country this fall.

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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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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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Fabulous Fall Road Trips to Swell Small Towns

Explore places that are big on small town charm.

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Binbrook Conservation Area: Triple the Fun

Splash, climb, swing and wakeboard this summer.

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8 Ways for Nature Lovers to Welcome Spring

This spring’s outdoor must-do’s.

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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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Trips for Paddling Pros

In Hamilton Halton Brant, paddling adventures can be truly adventurous.

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Top 6 Places for Fall Foliage

Your guide to awe-inspiring spots.

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The Happy Camper Explores Brantford and Paris

Kevin Callan slowed things down a bit and combined paddling with cultural exploration in the Heart of Ontario

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Turbo Tubing the Grand

Turbo tubing on the Grand River is fun and relaxing.

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Paranormal Paddle in Six Nations Territory

Whisper to the Moon is a one-of-a-kind paranormal night paddle with Haudenosaunee Guides on the Grand River.

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Paddling for Beginners

New to paddling? Pick up an oar and dip in!

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Discover Your Perfect Brand of Grand

9 Budget-Friendly Family Trip Ideas

Where to Go for Wonderful Waterfronts

Unplug to Connect on a Family Float

What’s Your Paddling Personality?

Answer 5 quick questions for personalized trip ideas sure to float your boat

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Pack & Paddle

6 overnight canoe trips for an easy (and affordable) taste of Canada

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Pride of the Paddle: Exploring First Nations History on the Grand River

Paddling Powers Cre-Activate!

Fuel your passion for art AND nature on a Grand River adventure

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Let Us Be Your Guide

Signs You Belong to a Fresh Air Family

Find out if your family qualifies for all things outdoors.

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Beach Blanket Bingo

A family canoe trip on the Grand River

Leave the gear and guiding up to a skilled expert and discover the joy of a few hours on the Grand River.

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Signs you Might be an Avid Adventurer

Find out if you qualify as an avid adventurer.

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Fun things to do between games when you’re in the Tournament Capital of Ontario

A few ideas to keep you busy after the whistle blows

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Paddling into Paradise

One of the best ways to explore Cootes Paradise is by canoe.

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Grand River Rafting

Floating down the gentle currents of the Grand River is a fun, relaxing way to experience the scenery and wildlife.

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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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Whatever floats your boat

Read all about a bloggers experience of history, heritage and outdoor adventures.

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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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Ride a Wave at Binbrook!

Cable wakeboarding is becoming an increasingly popular aqua attraction.

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Get your paddle on

Check out Mountain Equipment Co-op paddlefest

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Water-filled Fun

Four great ways to splish and splash this summer.

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Two days to make some furry new friends

Get up close and personal with some amazing creatures and critters

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Two days to find family fun on land, air and water

Begin your adventure in Milton at the Halton County Radial Railway and enjoy a scenic ride on a vintage streetcar.

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Two days to explore Brantford and Brant County

Flights, paddles and hops – Discover Brant’s other paddle.

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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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Tandem cycling and paddling along the Grand River

Explore Grand River country by bike and kayak on a guided tour.

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6 Ways to Explore Awesome Canadian Landscapes

Explore Canada’s Great Landscapes.

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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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February 23

Starting Your Seeds Indoors (Virtual)

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Fee: $10 + Service Fee (Members 10% off*) Please pre-register by February 20. 7:00 pm...

Now thru February 26

Oaks and Acorns Nature Play: Late Winter Sessions

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

January 29

Virtual Owl Prowl

Mountsberg Conservation Area and Discovery Centre

2259 Millborough Line, Campbellville, ON, L0P 1B0

1.5 hours in length. Recommended for all ages. $20/device* Registration closes January 29th, 2022 at...

March 23 - 30

Garden Bones (Virtual)

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

Wednesdays, March 23 & 30; 6 to 9 p.m.

Now thru March 27

Treewalk Village in Winter

Treetop Trekking

5050 Harrison Rd, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0

Closed some holidays. PLUS Open on these special dates: Dec 20, 21, 22, 23, 27,...

Now thru February 21

Winter Wagon Rides

Mountsberg Conservation Area and Discovery Centre

2259 Millborough Line, Campbellville, ON, L0P 1B0

$6.50+HST, Child under 1 FREE (park admission extra) 10:30am - 6:30pm *Please note: In the...

Now thru March 20

Virtual Guided Hike: Winter Edition

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

Pre-Registration Required

Now thru March 29

Yoga at the Gardens

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON, Canada

Pre-Registration Required, Ticketed Event, 1-2 hours

Now thru March 31

Skating on Cootes Paradise

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

Available dates and hours are subject to change due to ongoing safety precautions and weather.

February 26

Capturing Winter Scenes

Royal Botanical Gardens

16 Old Guelph Road, Hamilton, ON L0R 2H9

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