Discover Brantford 2022-2023 Visitor Guide

Welcome to Brantford

Situated on the picturesque Grand River in the heart of southwestern Ontario, Brantford has all the major amenities of a big city with the charming feel of a rural small town.

Brantford boasts 70km of gorgeous trails and the scenic Grand River, a designated heritage river, recognized nationally for its outstanding natural, cultural and recreational legacy that is a paddler’s delight for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. 

Discover our stories through our rich history and burgeoning arts and culture community. It was here in 1874 that Alexander Graham Bell first conceived the idea for the telephone and executed the world’s first long distance telephone call in 1876. Brantford is also the birthplace of Group of Seven founder, Lawren S. Harris.

Immerse yourself in a delicious culinary experience and discover something new at one of our many locally-run boutiques. Our thriving community is proud to be the hometown of hockey legend, Wayne Gretzky, and the official Tournament Capital of Ontario, hosting teams from around the world at our state-of-the-art facilities. 

Whether you’re looking for cultural experiences, outdoor adventure, fantastic family fun or culinary delights, you’ll find it all in Brantford.