Discover the reasons why a getaway to Brantford and area is unique and memorable! From world-class gardens, museums and cultural attractions, to scenic trails and paddling excursions, there is a wide variety of things to see and do throughout our community.
Easily accessible from the 403 highway and only an hour from Toronto, Brantford really is the gateway to southwestern Ontario. Nestled along the banks of the Grand River, one of only 30 designated Heritage Rivers in all of Canada, the city of Brantford offers a multitude of attractions and events that are sure to engage and entertain you during your visit. Known for inspiring its sons and daughters to greatness, the city of Brantford counts Alexander Graham Bell, James Hillier, Wayne Gretzky and his father Walter, among its many successful family members, all of whom have helped shape our community.
The Grand River is ideal for canoeing, kayaking, or rafting - whatever you choose, you will never forget the beauty of the natural environment, frequent encounters with birds and wildlife, and yes - the fishing is excellent! Walk, hike or bike the more than 70 kilometers of trails that lead into and out of our area, and you may soon forget you are in the heart of the city.
With 11,000 years of history behind us, we offer a rich blend of culture, arts, and heritage - both natural and built. Our rejuvenated downtown is home to the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts and the OLG Casino Brantford. Both are located near Harmony Square, a public meeting place that offers an ice skating rink in winter, a splash pool in summer, and events year-round. We invite you to join us for our exciting festivals and events, including the annual International Villages Festival, Canada Day Celebrations, and the Telephone City Car Show, to name just a few.
If you seek the unique and unusual, you will find several shops and boutiques offering items you cannot find anywhere else, plus the name brand stores you have come to know. Tantalize your taste buds with our local cuisine, and visit the Farmers’ Market to sample our farm fresh produce.
After a busy day of sight-seeing, you will want a soft place to land, so head over to one of our fine hotels or B&B’s that offer a variety of amenities for all ages, or bring along your camping gear and spend some time enjoying the great outdoors at the Brant Park Conservation Area. Once you have experienced the best of Brantford, we know you will want to return again and again!
Surf through this section to find Brantford’s best attractions, entertainment, shopping and outdoor adventure – this is something you won’t want to miss.
Whatever your interests, a trip to Brantford is sure to impress!