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Brantford’s Public Art: A Walking History Lesson

Posted on Friday, April 16, 2021 11:15 AM

Most of us are feeling a bit cooped up these days and are often heading out for a daily stroll or some exercise to beat the boredom of our unusually free schedules. Did you know that the City of Brantford has seventeen pieces in its public art collection, all rich in community culture and history? You’ve likely seen them in passing, whether walking the streets downtown or driving by in further reaching areas of our grand city, but have you really seen them? Have you admired their intricacy or...

Man stands fishing at the bank of the Grand River.

Gone-a-fishin’ with H & H Tackle

Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2021 03:02 PM

Here at Tourism Brantford, we are no experts when it comes to local fishing holes so we outsourced and had a chat with Matt Purdy, owner of H&H Tackle. Located at 53 Colborne St. W., H & H Tackle carries a selection of spinning rods, reels, tackle, waders, fly-fishing rods, tackle bags and fresh bait. During stay-at-home orders outdoor activities are permitted and H&H Tackle is open for curbside pick up from 9am - 6pm Tuesday - Friday and from 8am - 6pm on Saturday.

While we do take the...

Two people walk on an asphalt trail surrounded by trees.

Local Favourite Brantford Trails

Posted on Friday, March 19, 2021 11:09 AM

You’ve likely heard that Brantford is the “Hub of Ontario Trails.” Our beautiful city is well-known for its over 70km of nature trails, with many winding along the majestic Grand River.  70km is... a lot of walking, so if you don’t have the time, or the tires, to venture through our whole system, here are some of Tourism Brantford’s top trail recommendations using the AllTrails GPS app.                              

Small camping structure sitting on grass next to trees.

Camping at Brantwood Farms

Posted on Friday, March 19, 2021 11:00 AM

Are you looking for the perfect, close to home camping experience – one that doesn’t involve a long drive into the wilderness, pitching a tent or sleeping on the ground? Brantwood Farms recently announced their camping ‘pods’ and they are perfect for anyone looking to get outside without the heavy commitment.

With two pods available for just $85/night each, you and your family can enjoy the outdoors without all the hassle. Pod 1 offers one queen sized bed and sleeps two people, while Pod 2 is bunk...

Brantford trail in winter.

Explore Brantford’s Trails This Winter

Posted on Monday, January 04, 2021 10:00 AM

Explore Brantford’s Trails This Winter

Brantford is home to the “Hub of Ontario Trails,” which link three major branches of the Trans Canada Trail at Brant’s Crossing, located in downtown Brantford on the Grand River. With over 70km of nature trails, including 26km of Trans Canada Trail, to hike, run, cycle, snowshoe, cross-country ski, or wander with your dog, there are hours of landscape to explore right here in beautiful Brantford.

Our trail system connects Brantford to other nearby cities...