Hamilton, Halton and Brant

Hamilton, Halton and Brant

Discover the “Heart of Ontario”, the Hamilton, Halton and Brant region. It’s home to glorious nature and inspiring culture.

Exciting outdoor adventure awaits you with landscapes like the Niagara Escarpment, the Heritage Grand River, the Bruce Trail and Lake Ontario shorelines. Countless cascades and waterfalls in Hamilton span the picturesque scenery.

The region also boasts renowned historic sites, significant Indigenous heritage, Canada’s largest botanical garden, delicious food and a vibrant arts and live music scene. From scenic nature to invigorating adventure, the great outdoors is at your fingertips.

Map of Hamilton Halton and Brant

Where is Hamilton, Halton and Brant region?

Just an hour west of Toronto and east of the US border, you will find Hamilton, Halton and Brant. Conveniently accessible by GO Transit and VIA Rail, the region is an ideal getaway destination for day trippers or weekenders from Toronto.

The closest international airports are John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, located in the city of Hamilton, and the Toronto Pearson International Airport near Toronto.

Things to know about Hamilton, Halton and Brant region

Spend time in nature

Stop by the largest botanical garden in Canada, the Royal Botanical Gardens. This beautiful site features five formal gardens and hosts unique events and displays throughout the year.

Paddling and fishing

Canoeing, rafting, fly fishing and kayaking in Hamilton, Halton and Brant are perfect for outdoor lovers, especially along the Grand River—a designated Canadian Heritage River.

Best hiking destinations

Hike Canada’s oldest and longest footpath, the Bruce Trail, extending from the Niagara River to the Bruce Peninsula. Try walking through the beautiful Carolinian Forest Brant Trails.

Fun outdoor activities

Scale the challenging routes at Rattlesnake Point and Mount Nemo. In the winter, try ice climbing a frozen waterfall or snowshoeing the trails formed from the Niagara Escarpment.

Escape the city

Halton is home to several beautiful conservation areas including Christie Lake, Valens Lake, Crawford Lake, Terra Cotta, Limehouse Conservation Area and Binbrook Conservation Area.

Points of interest in Hamilton, Halton and Brant region

Add these highlights to your next visit to the region.

Last updated: January 29, 2024

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