American Goldfinch on branch

A Beginner's Guide to Birding in Brantford

Posted on Friday, May 14, 2021 09:00 AM

Birding, or bird watching, is the hobby of seeking out birds to observe in their natural environments. Whether you are a novice birder or a birding enthusiast, feathered friends can be found in a variety of habitats in Brantford including wooded areas, wetlands, and even built-up landscapes. 

If you're just getting started, the Grand River Conservation Authority has a helpful Grand River Watershed Bird Checklist that you can consult. This extensive record of the more than 300...


Fun Games To Play With Sidewalk Chalk

Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 09:49 AM

Sidewalk chalk has always been a go-to outdoor activity for families with children. Here are some fun driveway games that you and your family can play with chalk this spring:

The Floor is Lava! – if you have a young one at home, you have definitely heard this phrase followed by little feet doing whatever it takes to not touch the ground. Draw “islands” on the driveway surrounded by “lava” flames. Kids (and kids at heart) have to jump from island to island to stay off the lava floor. 


Two people in a canoe paddle the Grand River.

The Best Ways to Enjoy Summer on the Grand River

Posted on Friday, May 07, 2021 10:00 AM

The countdown to beautiful weather has started and it’s time to start planning how to take advantage of those long and luxurious summer days. The Grand River is Brantford’s largest natural asset and something that many of us who grew up around ‘the Grand’, take for granted. Here are some suggestions of how you can enjoy this Canadian Heritage River that lives in your own backyard.


What better way to take advantage of the Grand River than to get out in a boat! There are two local companies...


The Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Brantford

Posted on Friday, May 07, 2021 09:00 AM

Watching the sun set is often a quiet experience that can help to refresh the mind and soul. Humans have an instinctual appreciation for the beauty of nature, and many of us can relate to having a tendency to stop and stare at a breathtaking sunset. Sunset chasing can be a fun way to engage with nature's beauty and enjoy being in the moment. Follow the sunset through Brantford with these recommendations, and if you share any sunset photos, don’t forget to tag #DiscoverBrantford.

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Two people in kayaks paddling on the Grand River.

The 2021 paddling season is almost here!

Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 09:45 AM

Plan now and paddle later! Shine up those good lookin’ water shoes and stock up on sunscreen because paddling season is almost here. Area outfitters have been working hard getting their kayaks, canoes, stand up paddle boards and rafts ready for you to enjoy. If you are an experienced water sport enthusiast, you may already have your own watercraft, but if you are unsure about the suitability of river flows for paddling, we encourage you to plan a trip with one of our local outfitters.

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