Discover Brantford 2022-2023 Visitor Guide

Welcome to Brantford

Nestled 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.

As the official Tournament Capital of Ontario, we're definitely sports lovers and we're proud to be the hometown of hockey legend, Wayne Gretzky. Outdoor adventure enthusiasts will be kept busy hiking or cycling our 70km of trails and can explore the picturesque Grand River, a designated heritage river, by canoe, kayak, stand-up paddle board and more. 

Come discover our story through our rich heritage and burgeoning community. Visit the Bell Homestead National Historic Site, the place where Alexander Graham Bell first conceived the idea for the telephone in 1874. Explore one of our many museums and galleries, catch a show at the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, and learn about Indigenous history and culture.

Our impressive culinary scene and locally-run boutiques are always bringing exciting new flavours and one-of-a-kind finds to our city. 

Whether you're looking for cultural experiences, outdoor adventure, family fun or culinary delights, you'll find it here in Brantford - we can't wait to welcome you.

Pick up a printed copy of the 2023-2024 Discover Brantford Visitor Guide at our Tourism Information Desk, located at 254 North Park St. (inside Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre) or contact us at