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Uncover Hidden Treasures with Geocaching

Uncover Hidden Treasures with Geocaching

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity beloved by millions worldwide. Essentially, geocaching is a high-tech scavenger hunt where participants use their GPS to find ‘caches’ that are hidden in unexpected places. Caches are usually small plastic containers with a log books inside where successful searchers can sign their name - some even hold small prizes! This is a great outdoor activity for people of all ages, as it reveals secrets hidden in the...
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Adventure Awaits on the Grand River

Adventure Awaits on the Grand River

As summer begins to wind down, there is still plenty of time to take in the incredible natural resource that flows through Brantford. The Grand River provides many opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts and those looking to try something new. Local outfitters are ready to help you enjoy the river and have incorporated additional health protocols to make your day on the Grand a safe and memorable experience. Paddling down the Grand River is always a popular summertime activity. And this year, as ...
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Have a splashing good time in Brantford’s pools!

Have a splashing good time in Brantford’s pools!

We are having a hot summer in Brantford, which means we all need a little more help keeping cool. The reopening of many pools in Brantford were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the City’s response to try to slow the spread of infection. We are now pleased to share that the 65m and 25m pools at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre have now reopened, with enhanced safety measures. Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre | 254 North Park. St. |519-756-9900 The 65m and 25m pools will be ope...
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Where to go birding in Brantford

Where to go birding in Brantford

Birding, also known as bird watching, is the hobby of seeking out birds to observe in their natural environments. The Brantford area provides many excellent birding opportunities. Whether you are a novice birder or a birding enthusiast, feathered friends can be found in a variety of habitats including wooded areas, wetlands, and even built-up landscapes. All you need to get started is a good pair of hiking shoes and a pair of binoculars.  If I had a nickel for every peregrine falcon I have...
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The Sky’s the Limit at the Bike Park!

The Sky’s the Limit at the Bike Park!

The Brantford Rotary Bike Park is open! It’s the perfect spot to go get some exercise, take your kids to blow off some steam, or enjoy a family hike on the nearby trail. The Bike Park is free to use and offers a wide selection of opportunities and challenge levels for beginners through to advanced riders. Each area of the Bike Park is marked with signs to show each section’s difficulty level. Know your limits and ride within them to avoid injury to yourself and others: Green circ...
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Top Places to Get Active Outdoors

Top Places to Get Active Outdoors

Brantford is home to an abundance of trail networks, parks and outdoor spaces that you can safely explore this summer. Get some fresh air and reconnect with nature by walking, hiking, cycling, or paddling through some of these beautiful spaces. Explore our trails Various locations With over 70km of nature trails to hike, run or cycle, the Hub of Ontario Trails links three major branches of the Trans Canada Trail at Brant’s Crossing, located in downtown Brantford on the Grand River. Many...
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Be a Brantford Sunset Chaser

Be a Brantford Sunset Chaser

You’ve heard of storm chasers, but what about sunset chasers? Humans have an instinctual appreciation for the beauty of nature, and many of us can relate to having a tendency to stop and stare at a breathtaking sunset. Watching the sun set is often a quiet experience that can help to refresh the mind and soul. Especially during this time, when many people are feeling anxious, sunset chasing can be a fun way to engage with natural beauty and enjoy being in the moment. Follow the sunset thr...
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