NameHamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association RTO 3
Address399 Wayne Gretzky Pkwy #2, Brantford, ON N3R 8B4, Canada
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About Hamilton Halton Brant.

Discover all there is to see and do in the Heart of Ontario. Whether you’re planning a fun-filled family adventure, a romantic couples escape or a weekend trip with friends, all roads lead to Hamilton Halton Brant.

Knockout nature. Canadian history and heritage. A vibrant arts and culture scene.  Awe-inspiring attractions. Fantastic festivals. Distinct downtowns. Explore Hamilton Halton Brant and discover something new.

Just a short drive from much of southern Ontario, Hamilton Halton Brant is home to signature landscapes including the Niagara Escarpment, the Grand River, the Bruce Trail, Lake Ontario shorelines and a collection of more than 100 waterfalls.  These unique natural settings create a beautiful backdrop for some of Ontario’s best trails, recreational routes and outdoor activities. The area also boasts renowned heritage sites, attractions and museums, a vibrant arts scene, distinct downtowns and delectable dining.

You’ll find all kinds of activities and adventures throughout Hamilton Halton Brant.

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African Lion Safari: Go “On Safari!” and get CLOSER than you ever imagined to over 1,000 exotic birds and animals that roam free in large Game Reserves! See lions, giraffe, rhino, and many more animals from around the world! “Trek” along 9 km of safari trail in your own vehicle or aboard a guided, air-conditioned Safari Tour Bus. Enjoy a full day of family fun!

Visit the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum where you find something of interest for both the young and young at heart. Test your skills as a pilot on one of our flight simulators or have your picture taken sitting in the cockpit of a fighter jet. This world class aviation museum boasts over 40 vintage aircraft, including several famous and rare ones. Many of the aircraft are flown regularly including the famous Avro Lancaster bomber.

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum is a cultural heritage centre with an emphasis on the collection, preservation and exhibition of local history, the promotion of fine arts and the celebration of natural heritage through beautiful landscaped gardens and walking trails. Adult workshops and children’s activities are available upon request. The site offers rotating exhibitions featuring art and history, a summer concert series, award-winning pesticide-free gardens and a meeting place for local garden, historical and cultural groups.

Hamilton Military Museum: Discover Canadian military history! Investigate the War of 1812, the Rebellion of 1837-38, the Boer War and World War I. See a reconstructed World War I trench, a medals display and our changing exhibit gallery. There is something for everyone, including games for children.

Westfield Heritage Village is a stunning collection of over 30 historical buildings which has made Westfield one of the most interesting historical destinations in Ontario. Carefully restored and staffed with costumed interpreters, the buildings capture the true charm and spirit of early Canadian culture.

Welcome to Confederation Park, an 93-hectare package of fun and adventure located on the shores of Lake Ontario in Hamilton. Here you'll find some of the area's best food and fun throughout the year. Do the Works with your family and friends at any of our outdoor attractions - from go-karts, batting cages, mini golf, and Wild Waterworks, to restaurants like Hutch's and Baranga's on the Beach. There's also the Lakeland Centre, featuring a swimming pool, splash pad, volleyball & basketball courts, a concession and banquet hall.

Joseph Brant Museum: Burlington’s community museum is a replica of the original homestead of Joseph Brant ‘Thayendanegea’ (1742-1807). In 1798, the Mohawk and British captain was granted 3,450 acres at the ‘head-of-the-lake’ (Burlington Bay) by King George III, awarded for his services to the Crown during the Seven Years War and the American Revolution.

Griffin House: Visit this preserved early 19th century home, set on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful Dundas Valley. Explore the history of Enerals Griffin and other early Black settlers and enjoy a walk along nearby trails. Tours and black history-related programs are offered as part of the Black Heritage Network.

Grand River Dinner Cruises sails three boats all season. The Grand River Belle, Grand River Queen and Grand River Princess all have the same general layout. Each can comfortably hold a busload of passengers with each table arranged along a window in order to give all passengers a great view. The promenade deck, that surrounds the dining area, allows everyone to stroll the deck or sit and enjoy the river scenery. All boats are wheelchair accessible as are our docking facilities. Each boat is completely enclosed enabling us to sail rain or shine.

Whitehern Historic House & Garden: Discover one of the finest examples of an intact historic home in Canada. Three generations of the McQuesten family lived at Whitehern from 1852 until 1968. Among the last generation were six children who never married. In 1959 the three surviving members of the family bequeathed the home to the City with all its original contents. It contains elements from many time periods – Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian – dating up to 1939 when the Honourable Thomas McQuesten was Minister of Highways. Explore the heritage of Victorian ideas and possessions that influenced life at Whitehern on the eve of W.W. II.

The Dundas Museum & Archives has served the community since 1956. Its diverse and intriguing collection of artifacts and documents connect visitors and researchers with the stories of people and events of Dundas past.

Grand River Rafting offers one of the most unique outdoor experiences in the Grand Valley. Rafting, canoeing, kayaking, turbo-tubing, Stand Up Paddleboard, hiking, fishing or camping... everything is customized... from choosing your own starting time... to creating your own adventure.

iFly Toronto: It's an opportunity to experience the sensation of free-fall. Imagine a 14-foot cylindrical diameter vertical tube that is 45 feet tall in which the air stream is passing at a speed of 175 km per hour. Once inside the wind tunnel, you will have a real sense of what skydivers experience during the free-fall portion of their jump, which is generally done from 13 500 to 3 500 feet of altitude at a speed of 200 km per hour. All of that in an environment that is so secure that it is even accessible to children aged of 4 years and older.

Battlefield House Museum and Park: Visit this early 19th century homestead once home to the Gage family. The Gages worked the land with their ten children and became a strong voice in the hamlet of Stoney Creek. During the War of 1812, the family retreated to their cellar as the Battle of Stoney Creek raged outside. The 100-foot-high Battlefield Monument stands as a symbol of peace and commemorates those soldiers who died on June 6, 1813. Nestled under the scenic Niagara Escarpment, this historic site encompasses 32 acres of parkland divided by Battlefield Creek.
Royal Botanical Gardens: Patterned after Kew Gardens in England, RBG was created to serve as both a regional botanical tourism site and an environmental agency. Designated as a national historical site, RBG is revered world-wide for it’s extensive 400 acres of display gardens.

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201-605 James St. N. Hamilton L8L 1J9
Phone: 905-297-0190