Barn quilt on the side of a wood barn.
  • Whether you are spontaneous by nature or maybe you just want someone else to take the reins for a day of fun, this is the perfect tour for you. The name is a hint, but to find out more you will just have to come along and find out for yourself!
  • Some light walking is required during this trip and cameras are suggested for unique photo opportunities.
  • You may want to bring along some spending money, as there will be opportunities to purchase some local treasures to take the memories of Brantford home with you.


  • Glenhyrst Gardens – Spinning Colour Wheel barn quilt display – 16 acre landscaped park with Art Gallery which has a permanent collection of over 600 artworks.
  • Bell’s Telephone barn quilt – visit Bell Homestead National Historic Site – this quilt block represents the first telephone.
  • Dinner at a local restaurant then back to the hotel for relaxation.



  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then swing by the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre to meet our Visitor Services team, ask questions and gather brochures to plan your next visit to Brantford.

*Tour Operator TIP: Book Tourism Brantford’s complimentary Bus Welcome Program to receive a personalized step-on welcome and a gift bag that includes pre-packaged local treats for everyone on your bus, including the tour escort and driver.

  • Pick up information for your next trip to Brantford or purchase a piece of souvenir merchandise to represent your adventure in Brantford.
  • Visit the Brant Museum and Archives to view the 3rd Barn Quilt on this tour - Window to the Past – this pattern is from a quilt in the collection from the Brant Historical Society. Museum is also open for tours with advanced booking.
  • Afterwards visit nearby Harmony Square in the heart of Brantford’s downtown where you will have lots of opportunity for shopping at unique local spots (Momoko Snacks Land, Bubbles Paradise, Old World Marketplace and Wicked Finds, Tiny Treasures Thrift Store). Special Treat* Shopping opportunity at Brantford’s Farmer’s Market available on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Before heading back home, enjoy your choice of a variety of food and drink destinations in and around Harmony Square for lunch, including Nine North, Hudson Public Kitchen & Bar, and The Chinese Sisters.