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Exploring Brantford with Heart of Ontario

Exploring Brantford with Heart of Ontario

Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association (HHBRTA), also known as the Heart of Ontario or “RTO3,” is an independent, industry-led, not-for-profit organization. The organization is responsible for working with tourism partners to enhance and grow this region's tourism products and marketing activities, with the intent of increasing visitors, generating more economic activity, creating more tourism jobs and sustainability, capturing unique product clusters and integrating existing brands and partnerships.

Just in time for the holiday season, Heart of Ontario has rounded up a list of holiday experiences that you can enjoy right here in Brantford. 

  • Enjoy the magic of the season with the Brantford Lights at Glenhyrst. Running nightly from December 4 to January 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please note this is now a drive-thru only event. Admission is by donation. Visit for more information. 
  • If you're looking to try a new craft beer, stop by Bell City Brewing or place your order online. Mash Paddle Brewing Co. is also serving up one their seasonal favourites, St. Christopher's Stout, which is perfect brew for the holidays!
  • Support local restaurants and community members in need with Brantford Eats Local, a new campaign and offer booklet from Tourism Brantford (and a perfect stocking stuffer). For $10, you can purchase a Brantford Eats Local offer booklet filled with 21 offers from 21 different places. Proceeds from booklet sales go to the Soup for the Soul program, a meal and advocacy program that is provided free of charge to community members who are experiencing financial or physical problems. 

Check out this blog post from Heart of Ontario to learn more. 


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