Person fishing on the Grand River in the fall

Nestled along the Grand River, Brantford is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Brantford is "The Hub of Ontario Trails" and offers over 70km of trails that are perfect for taking in fall colours or exploring by snowshoe during the winter months.

Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre

Our vibrant and growing community also has a long tradition of sporting excellence. The Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre has been Brantford's primary sports and leisure facility for over 40 years and is named after Brantford-born and raised hockey superstar, Wayne Gretzky. It is also the home to the Brantford and Area Sports Hall of Recognition, a museum that highlights the achievements of competitors from our region.

Leisure Activities

Looking for all-season leisure experiences in Brantford? Check out Kardia Ninjas – a new ‘ninja warrior’ gym located in the Cordage Heritage District, give the golf simulator at Players Indoor Golf and Sports Bar a go, or book a private group Aerial Hoop class at Studio 5.6.7.8.

To view a list of parks, sport facilities outfitters and much more, visit our tourism directory.

Person cycling on the trails in the fall
Explore like the locals

Discover Brantford’s outdoor adventure opportunities with Stan Gorecki, owner of Heron Head Bikes.

Photo Gallery: Outdoor Adventure and Sport will appear here on the public site.