County of Brant

County of Brant

The County of Brant is a mainly rural municipality made up of several communities, including Paris, Brantford and the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory.

The County is named after the legendary Mohawk Chief, Joseph Brant Thayendanegea, who established the Mohawk Village in what is now Brantford, home of The Royal Chapel of the Mohawks. Visitors to the chapel will find eight stained glass windows telling the unique history of the nearby Six Nations and the chapel itself.

Outdoor enthusiasts will also find a variety of activities, including excellent trout and bass fishing on the Nith River.

Map of County of Brant

Where is the County of Brant?

The County of Brant is located approximately half an hour’s drive west of Hamilton, and approximately one hour’s drive southwest of Toronto along Highway 403 (Queen Elizabeth Way).

While the region is best explored by car, the city of Brantford can be reached by VIA Rail, with local bus service provided by Brantford Transit. The region’s nearest airport is John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.

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Things to do in the County of Brant

Explore the Barn Quilt Trail

Admire more than 30 barn quilts, large colourful quilt-like murals found on the side of barns, as you drive along the Barn Quilt Trail. The trail runs through the County of Brant.

Take in a music festival

The County of Brant hosts a number of music festivals and events throughout the year including the DT Concert Series in Paris and the Nelson Family Bluegrass Jamboree in Brantford.

Discover telephone history

The Bell Homestead National Historic Site gives history buffs an opportunity to visit the location where Alexander Graham Bell made the world’s first long distance call in 1877.

Visit Ontario’s oldest church

View the stained-glass windows at the Mohawk Chapel in Brantford. Built in 1785, this historic chapel was built by the British Crown and is the oldest surviving church in Ontario.

Enjoy the outdoors

Outdoor activities abound, from paddling on the Grand River or fishing the Nith River to winter sports like skating or cross-country skiing.

Relax at a craft brewery

Housed at the Paris Wincey Mills market hall, the Paris Beer Company serves beers crafted from their own locally grown hops and rye. Find your favourite at their onsite taproom.

Last updated: June 5, 2024

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