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Brantford

3.8
Zoos · Casinos · Fun & Games
Brantford is a city in southwestern Ontario, Canada, founded on the Grand River. It is surrounded by Brant County, but is politically separate with a municipal government of its own that is fully independent of the county's municipal government.Brantford is often known as the "Telephone City". Former city resident Alexander Graham Bell invented the device at his father's homestead, Melville House, now the Bell Homestead.Brantford is also the birthplace of hockey player Wayne Gretzky, comedian Phil Hartman, as well as Group of Seven member Lawren Harris. Brantford is named after Joseph Brant, an important Mohawk chief during the American Revolutionary War and later, who led his people in their first decades in Upper Canada. Many of his descendents, and other First Nations citizens, live on the nearby Reserve of Six Nations of the Grand River, 20 kilometers from Brantford; it is the most populous reserve in Canada.HistoryThe Iroquoian-speaking Attawandaron, known in English as the Neutral Nation, lived in the Grand River valley area before the 17th century; their main village and seat of the chief, Kandoucho, was identified by 19th-century historians as having been located on the Grand River where present-day Brantford developed. This community, like the rest of their settlements, was destroyed when the Iroquois declared war in 1650 over the fur trade and exterminated the Neutral nation.
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Brantford Twin Valley Zoo ©
Zoo
Brantford Twin Valley Zoo
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
Bell Homestead ©
Historic Site
Bell Homestead
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Glenhyrst Art Gallery and Gardens ©
Garden
Glenhyrst Art Gallery and Gardens
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
SC Johnson Trail
Biking Trail
SC Johnson Trail
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Brantford

Grand River Rafting Company ©
River Rafting / Tubing
Grand River Rafting Company Paris
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Church of Our Lady Immaculate ©
Church
Church of Our Lady Immaculate Guelph
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Clovermead Apiaries
Farm
Clovermead Apiaries Aylmer
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Donkey Sanctuary of Canada ©
Farm
Donkey Sanctuary of Canada Guelph
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Brantford

Canadian Military Heritage Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Canadian Military Heritage Museum
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Lorne Park ©
Park
Lorne Park
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Mohawk Chapel ©
Landmark
Mohawk Chapel
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Bell City Brewery ©
Brewery
Bell City Brewery
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Brantford

Brantford Farmers’ Market ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Brantford Farmers’ Market
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Serenity Country Candles ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Serenity Country Candles
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Al's Shoe Factory ©
Factory Outlet
Al's Shoe Factory
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
Crossroads Flea Market ©
Flea Market
Crossroads Flea Market
3.3
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Brantford

Myrtleville House Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Myrtleville House Museum
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Personal Computer Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Personal Computer Museum
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Woodland Cultural Centre ©
Art Gallery
Woodland Cultural Centre
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Brant County Museum & Archives ©
Specialty Museum
Brant County Museum & Archives
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Brantford

Victoria Park ©
Park
Victoria Park
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Bell Memorial Gardens ©
Garden
Bell Memorial Gardens
2.2
Duration: 2 hours

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