This past Saturday, the Paris Lions would have hosted their 9th annual Maple Syrup Festival Downtown Paris. The COVID-19 pandemic requirements involving physical distancing meant this event had to be cancelled. Though it was a difficult decision to be made, the importance of ensuring the safety and health of all was of top priority. In … Continue reading Paris Maple Syrup Festival 2020, A Bitter Sweet Edition
Not only people are in isolation these days. The animals at Twin Valley Zoo miss all of the young school children and families who usually visit at this time each year. Spring is in the air and the animals are frisky and coming out of their winter slumber to stretch their legs/wings/talons. This small 25-acre … Continue reading Brant Attractions – Twin Valley Zoo
The County of Brant is proud to be home to such a strong agricultural community, with over 165,000 acres of utilized farm land and over 1,000 people employed. While the most produced crops in Brant are oilseed and grains (like wheat and soy beans), many farmers are focused on growing produce like fruits and vegetables, … Continue reading Visit a Market – Thank a Farmer
Father's Day is this weekend and we've got you covered for last minute gift ideas! Luckily, the County of Brant has a little something for every Dad, whether he loves music and art, food, shopping or anything in between! Read below to find out what great Brant gifts to get for your dad this year! … Continue reading Father’s Day in Brant!
Some amazing spots in Brant County have been showcased in the newest book in the Loops and Lattes series, "Hamilton and Area Hikes". To celebrate, one of the authors of the book, Amy Darrell, has written a special blog, just for our Brant Tourism page! Continue reading below for her take on five of the … Continue reading Brant Hikes – With Amy Darrell
The 2nd annual Brant Tour de Farm is just days away, and we got a rundown on what this event is all about. I sat down with the lead organizer and County of Brant Special Events Coordinator, Lisa Henrique, to get the skinny on Tour de Farm. We went back to the basics and asked … Continue reading The “5 W’s” of Tour de Farm
June 2nd, 2018 was a day to remember for Brant County and the Paris Skating Club. Skaters came from near and far for their opportunity to learn from two-time Olympic silver medallist, five-time world champion, and seven-time Canadian champion, Elvis Stojko. Elvis and his talented and bubbly wife, Mexican figure skater, Gladys Orozco, taught a … Continue reading Elvis Scores High in Brant!
The only thing more Canadian than exploring by paddle is exploring by paddle with a polar bear tagging along - sadly or thankfully - only one of these is really an option for us here! The County of Brant is so fortunate to have not one but TWO paddling rivers through it, the Grand and … Continue reading Canadian Canoe Culture Contest Highlights Brant!
The finalists have been named for the 2018 Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) PRESTIGE Awards, which recognizes sport tourism events, organizations, volunteers and leaders in seven different categories. We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Ontario ParaSport Winter Games jointly hosted by the City of Brantford and County of Brant is a finalist in … Continue reading City of Brantford & County of Brant Nominated for a National Tourism Award!
First off, let's agree on a set meaning for this article on what is meant by rural tourism. It is a form of tourism which takes place in any rural setting or location far enough from an urban centre that would otherwise be considered a ‘city’. The best example we can think of to find … Continue reading 6 Reasons Why Rural Tourism is Good for Your Health