Walking Tours


General Information

Tours are 75-90 minutes in length.

Admission is free for BHS members. $5.00 for non-members

Difficulty Ratings

Easy – Relatively flat and 2 km of walking

Moderate – Some hills and 3 km of walking

Difficult – Many hills and more than 3 km of walking

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Please call the museum at 519-752-2483 to book your spot on a tour.


War of 1812 History Walk [Difficulty: Easy, but long] (approx. 105 minutes) [Coincides with Historic Places Day]

Saturday, July 2; 10:30 AM starting at the parking area for D’Aubigny Creek Park across from the West Brantford fire hall.

It has been 210 years since war was declared, so learn about the local experiences of that conflict, and much more.


MYRTLEVILLE HOUSE & PROPERTY Tour [Level of Difficulty: Easy] (approx. 90 minutes)

Friday, July 29; 10:30 AM starting in the Program Room of Myrtleville Heritage House Museum

Learn about the four generations of the Good Family, and the role each generation played in our history.


BLACK HERITAGE Walk [Difficulty: Easy, but long] (approx. 100 minutes) [Coincides with Emancipation Day]

Monday, August 1; 10:30 AM starting and finishing at the cannon in Alexandra Park

An excellent way to commemorate one of this city’s prominent cultural groups on this very significant date.


DOWNTOWN BRANTFORD Walk [Difficulty: Easy, but long] (approx. 105 minutes)

Saturday, September 10; 10:30 AM starting at the Brant Museum & Archives

Some of Brantford’s downtown properties provide links to some of the city’s history.


LOCAL AUTHORS Walk [Level of Difficulty: Easy, though it is long] (approx. 105 minutes) [Part of Culture Days programming]

Saturday, September 24; 10:30 AM starting at the Brant Museum & Archives

An excellent way to celebrate our culture by learning about some of our local writers.


LAWREN HARRIS Walk [Difficulty: Easy] (approx. 75 minutes) [Part of Culture Days programming]

Saturday, October 15; 10:30 AM starting at the M. Chandler Heritage House at W. Ross Macdonald School

Learn about the early life in Brantford of this famous artist.


CHINESE COMMUNITY HERITAGE IN BRANTFORD Walk [Difficulty: Easy] (approx. 60 minutes)

Saturday, October 22; 2:30 PM starting at the VIA Rail Station at West & Wadsworth

Wander through the downtown core to learn about this significant culture group, and then take in the exhibit at the museum.


MURDER, MYSTERY & MAYHEM Walk [Level of Difficulty: Easy] (approx. 90 minutes) [EXTRA FEE]

Friday, October 28; 7:00 PM starting at the Brant Museum & Archives, and

Saturday, October 29; 7:00 PM starting at the Brant Museum & Archives

Brantford’s history includes some strange stories, suitable for this eerie time of year. 


MONUMENTS & MEMORIALS Walk [Difficulty: Easy] (approx. 75 minutes)

Saturday, November 5; 10:30 AM starting at Jubilee Terrace beside the Armouries

Hear the seldom told stories of the monuments and memorials in the downtown.


BRANTFORD CANAL Walk [Level of Difficulty: Easy but long] (approx. 100 minutes)

Saturday, November 19; 10:30 AM starting at the loop at the end of Beach Road east of Lock’s Road

Explore the reasons for the Grand River Navigation Co., and what remains of the Brantford Cut of the Grand River Canal.