With winter soon to make its appearance, curb your indoor boredom and the risk of cabin fever with some of Brantford’s year round sites.
Bell Homestead National Historic Site | 94 Tutela Heights Rd. | 519-756-6220
Explore beautiful 19th century pieces as you tour through Bell Homestead National Historic Site. Learn about the invention of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell from one of the passionate and knowledgeable tour operators, stand in Eliza Bell’s kitchen, and walk through the site of the first Bell Company office as you learn how the telephone has developed since its inception. Grab a treat and a drink at The Exchange Café or stop by The Phone Booth Museum store for a souvenir to commemorate your visit.
Brantford Farmer’s Market | 79 Icomm Dr. | 519-752-8824
Find “hidden gem” vendors that reflect the diversity of the Brantford community. Brantford Farmer’s Market boasts forty-nine indoor stalls. Although fresh produce is harder to find this time of year, indulge in cured meats, baked goods, crafts, nuts and candies. You may even find those perfect finishing touches to your Christmas gifts. You can visit the Brantford Farmer’s Market on Friday’s from 9am – 2pm and on Saturdays from 7am – 2pm.
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant | 20 Ava Rd. | 519-756-5932
Great in any season, make sure to visit one evening during the holidays when the Brantford Lights at Glenhyrst is in full swing throughout the 16-acre gardens. Step inside Glenhyrst Art Gallery and visit Paul Kneale’s Recycling exhibit from now until the end of November. Starting December 4, 2020, visitors can view the annual Vibrant Palette Student Exhibition (note: the Gallery is closed during Brantford Lights). Pre-book your reservation at The Golden Tea Pot, located inside Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, to enjoy one of three traditional tea services throughout the week, served on stunning china dishes in a quaint, but modern setting.
Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks | 301 Mohawk St. | 226-387-2612
This site is the proud location of the first Protestant Church in Upper Canada and the oldest surviving church in Ontario. Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks is now open for pre-booked tours year round, with the exception of holidays. Tours run Monday through Saturday from 10am – 4pm and cost $10 per person. Come for a 50-60 minute tour of the stained glass windows and leisurely walk the grounds, graveyard or explore the lower level exhibit following your tour. Purchase a craft kit to take home for some snowy day fun or a unique Christmas gift idea. To book your tour contact Roxanna by email email@example.com or by phone at 226-387-2612.