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It’s Finally Gardening Season!

Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2021 04:09 PM

We’ve been waiting patiently for spring to arrive so we can start planting our gardens. Under the current provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order, outdoor garden centres and plant nurseries, and indoor greenhouses that engage in sales to the public, are permitted to operate with a 25 per cent capacity limit and a restriction on hours of operation. If you're looking for some new annuals or want to get a head start on your vegetable garden, check out one of these local garden centres...

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Some of Brantford’s Best Gourmet Burgers

Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2021 02:50 PM

If your idea of a balanced diet is a burger in each hand, then look no further than beautiful Brantford for burger bliss. Sure, Yelp and TripAdvisor are both great spot to go to learn more about great restaurants (that’s where we found these top-rated burger recommendations), but Tourism Brantford has the inside scoop when it comes to exactly what you should order to satisfy a beefy, cheesy and carb-y craving. Looking for something else? We are always here to connect you to the best bites in...

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Make Your Own Family Arts Day

Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2021 02:29 PM

There are many signs of spring in Brantford, but for culture buffs one of those signs is Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant’s annual Family Arts Day. Now cancelled for the second year in a row, this event was well-attended in the Brantford community by families and arts and culture enthusiasts alike.

The beautiful 16-acre park at Glenhyrst would typically be filled with 35+ booths with art activities for children and performers on stage throughout the day. Many community businesses and local non-profit...

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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. 

Hopscotch...

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.

Paddling

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