Get Outside in Hamilton Halton Brant

Great Canadian Day Tripping

Who ever said that a staycation couldn’t be a daytrip? Taking a Great Canadian Day Trip gives you the chance to enjoy some of #HamiltonHaltonBrant’s best attractions whenever you have a bit of free time.

This year, with Canada celebrating it’s 150th birthday, there are so many more exciting and unique experiences happening in The Heart of Ontario! Especially ones that bring nature together with something every child (and adult alike) will enjoy.


Each year, the Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar organizes and hosts the Oakville Family Ribfest that gets bigger and better each year. This year is going to be the best one because guess what the theme is? Canada 150.

Head to Sheridan College June 23rd – 25th to enjoy outstanding ribs, amazing live performances, and great family fun- all while celebrating Canada!


In 1948, Tom and Doris Farmer built a Tudor-style English cottage on seven acres of farmland overlooking the main street of Ancaster. They named their estate Fieldcote after a family property in England of the same name. Tom was editor-in-chief of the Hamilton Spectator from 1966 to 1969 as well as an avid historian and community supporter.

From now until December 23rd, you have the chance to join the Farmer family and journey from “The Ark” of family lore through 150 years of life in Ancaster. Discover key points of National History as well as how their world changed since 1867.


The County of Brant invites you to step out of the city and into the country for a day with their Tour de Farm on June 24th! This gives you the opportunity to see where your local food really comes from. Visit 4 amazing farms on a self-guided (suggested route) tour and be prepared to learn that you belong in the country.

Adventure Starts Here!

Rock climbing seems like quite the feat. But what if you had the perfect introduction to rock climbing with One Axe Pursuits that made you feel like you could take on anything (or any rock!)?

What if we told you that climbing indoors was always intended as a training ground for the real rocks outside?

Get outside and breathe the fresh air while the sun warms your cheeks. Climb up to 80 feet and enjoy the texture of the limestone on your fingertips.

It is such a primal feeling; being outdoors and scaling the rock with turkey vultures soaring in the sky high above you. At the top, take a deep breath and enjoy the view. You did it.


Looking for even more family fun this summer? You can experience the best of Nature Unexpected in your own backyard or visit Hamilton’s many heritage sites and attractions PLUS Canada 150 events right in The Heart of Ontario.