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Gretzky Family at Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre

Brantford Chronicles: March Moments

Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2024 03:11 PM

The month of March is significantly important for Brantford. In this month, numerous historical events took place due to the great deeds of remarkable people. 

March 3: Graham Bell’s Birthday

Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, resided in Brantford. On March 3, we honor his birthday. Did you know that Bell lived right here in Brantford? To step back in time, take a tour of the Bell Homestead Historic Site, where you’ll discover the house he lived in, gain insights into his life,...

family day in brantford, bell homestead

Spend Family Day in Brantford

Posted on Friday, February 16, 2024 11:40 AM

Looking for things to do with the family in Brantford? Here are some popular highlights for this long weekend:

  • Lace up your skates and head to the Brantford and District Civic Centre for a FREE Family Day Skate from 5:30 pm to 7 pm. Enjoy the ice with your family and friends, and maybe even show off some of your skills.
  • Step back in time and visit the Bell Homestead NHS, where Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. For only $2 per person, you can take a guided tour of the historic site and...

kid looking around sports hall displays

Brantford and Area Sports Hall of Recognition

Posted on Monday, September 12, 2022 08:34 AM

Discover Brantford's sport history by visiting the Brantford and Area Sports Hall of Recognition, located inside the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre.

The Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre is the hub for sporting activities in Brantford. This fact, combined with over a million visitors each year, makes it the ideal home for the Brantford and Area Sports Hall of Recognition. Brantford and the surrounding area have been home to numerous Olympic athletes and many others who have achieved national and international...

Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre exterior

Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 11:30 AM

The Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre is Brantford’s hub for everything sports and athletics. With a beautifully renovated, state-of-the-art building, it is named after "The Great One", Wayne Gretzky. It is also home to our new Tourism Information Desk. 

Facilities include: gymnasium, swimming pools, Bisons Alumni North Park Sports Complex, Brantford and Area Sports Hall of Recognition, Football Field, gardenscape nature area, "The Great One" bronze statue, Indoor Track, Kid Care, a privately-owned...

Family biking on trails in Brantford

Celebrate Tourism Week 2022 in Brantford

Posted on Friday, May 27, 2022 09:00 AM

Celebrate Tourism Week from May 29 to June 4, 2022 with our self-guided itinerary that includes shopping, food and drink, museums, public art and more (plus, enjoy some exclusive Tourism Week discounts along the way!). 

Tourism Week Self-Guided Itinerary 
  • Morning
    • Start your day by exploring Brantford’s trails. Head to Heron Head Bikes to rent a Reid Classic 7 speed or vintage Daisy tandem bike or bring your own bike for a tune up.
    • Stop into Serenity Country Candles for a serene shopping experience or...