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Your Backyard: The BEST Movie Theatre

Your Backyard: The BEST Movie Theatre

Do you have a special anniversary or birthday coming up? What about a new grad in the house? We may not be having the annual celebrations that we’ve become accustomed to, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create an amazingly unique and safe event for your “social bubble.” Enjoy a night under the stars watching your very favourite movies with the ones you love the most in the comfort of your own backyard. Bonus: if you forget the bug spray or blankets, all you have to ...
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Enjoy local flavours with a backyard picnic

Enjoy local flavours with a backyard picnic

The sun is shining, the air is fresh, the flowers are in bloom…it’s picnic time! The best part about planning a picnic is the food of course!  You can let your creativity shine and it can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own backyard, porch or balcony. Throw out your favourite comfy blanket, grab you finest (paper) china, and make memories with the kids or an at-home date night with your sweetheart. What will be in your picnic basket? We want to help you with some tasty recip...
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Lions, Tigers and Bears – Oh My!

Lions, Tigers and Bears – Oh My!

Brantford Twin Valley Zoo, located at 84 Langford Church Road, is the perfect size zoo with just the right attractions for your family outing or day date. Built on 25 beautiful acres, the Zoo opened its gates in 1991 to allow a place for families to enjoy and experience wild life up close and personal. This family-owned park prides themselves on forging love, respect and understanding for all animals, conservation, and our environment. The park includes several picnic areas as well as a nature ...
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Outdoor Adventures in Brantford

Outdoor Adventures in Brantford

The sun is finally out, and hopefully here to stay!  We live in a beautiful bloomin’ city full of gorgeous displays of flowers, sprawling parks, over 70 kms of natural trails, and The Grand River—a designated heritage river.  As we say hello to summer, it’s a great time to adventure outdoors and nurture your physical and mental health. Mohawk Park is a picturesque space and the tall trees create an abundance of shade which is great for a picnic, yoga in the park, or ...
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Chalk it all up to some fun games

Chalk it all up to some fun games

Sidewalk chalk has always been a go-to outdoor activity for families with children. It’s a fun and inexpensive way to play outside. And with the current public outdoor activities and recreation restrictions, chalk art and games can be seen popping up all over neighbourhoods. There are so many great ways to get outdoors, get creative and get active. Here are some fun driveway games and chalk options: The Floor is Lava! – if you have a young one at home, you have definitely heard this...
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Brantford’s Public Art: A Walking History Lesson

Brantford’s Public Art: A Walking History Lesson

Most of us are feeling a bit cooped up these days and are often heading out for a daily stroll or some exercise to beat the boredom of our unusually free schedules.  Perhaps you’re seeking new trails or areas of Brantford to explore, following current social distancing guidelines, of course.  Did you know that the City of Brantford has seventeen pieces in its public art collection, all rich in community culture and history?  You’ve likely seen them in passing, whether ...
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2020 Cycling in Ontario Guide is Here!

2020 Cycling in Ontario Guide is Here!

Calling all cyclists! The 2020 Cycling in Ontario / Le velo en Ontario guide is now available online at www.ontariobybike.ca/2020. This 40-page annual guide, available in English and French, is full of ideas and information to inspire cyclists to explore more of Ontario by bike.  The City of Brantford is featured in the new guide as a desirable cycling destination in Central Ontario. In April of 2017, the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport launched Tour by Bike – Ontario’s...
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