Two people paddling on the Grand River
  • Book an adventure with one of Brantford’s outfitters, Grand Experiences or Grand River Rafting, to experience the beautiful Grand River as it weaves through the city, surrounded by Carolinian Landscape. Guided kayak, canoe, or rafting experiences make it easy and safe to try something new and create memories that will last.
  • Head to Mercasa Little Italy Eatery, a local “fast casual” Italian and Portuguese style restaurant, grab a gourmet roman pizza and have a picnic at nearby Mohawk Park. Mohawk Park is a beautiful park overlooking Mohawk Lake, with ample shade, pavilions with picnic tables, playground equipment, disc golf and Sprinklemania splash pad.
  • Pay a visit to the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre to see “The Great One”, a beautiful public art piece outside the main entrance. You will admire the twelve-foot sculpture of Wayne Gretzky, cast in bronze, hoisting the Stanley Cup over his head in victory and a life-size depiction of Wayne as a child with parents Walter and Phyllis Gretzky standing as a family looking on. The inspirational statues provide an unforgettable photo op to commemorate your trip to Brantford.
  • Inside the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre is the Brantford and Area Sports Hall of Recognition. Enjoy learning about local athletes who have achieved the highest standards of excellence in their sport and significant people who have contributed to various sports.
  • Brantford boasts unique local eateries for dinner including Sociable Kitchen and Tavern, featuring a rustic interior, craft food, and an extensive craft beer menu or Zanders Fire Grill and Brew Lounge, with locally sourced, fresh ingredients on the grill and daily specials from Sunday brunch to specials for kids.
  • Just a short drive down the road, treat the family to dessert at Dairee Delite, a 50s style ice cream shop with frozen treats, from ice cream cones and banana splits, to strawberry shortcakes and frozen cakes. Your belly and your heart will be full as you head home from a memorable day in Brantford.