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

DOWNTOWN BRANTFORD Walk [Difficulty: Easy, but long] (approx. 90 minutes)

Saturday, October 1; 10:30 AM starting at the Brant Museum and Archives

Murray Angus describes how some of Brantford’s downtown properties provide links to the city’s history.

LAWREN HARRIS Walk [Difficulty: Easy] (approx. 75 minutes)

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 eminent artist and member of the “Group of 7” Canadian Artists.

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


Saturday, October 22; 2:30 PM and 4:00 PM starting at the Brant Museum & Archives  

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 OF $10]

Thursday, October 27; 7:00 PM starting at the Brant Museum & Archives, AND

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

Brantford’s history includes some strange stories, suitable for this mysterious 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. 105 minutes)

Saturday, November 12; 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 System.