Located along the picturesque Grand River, a Canadian Heritage River, which flows majestically through this unique community, midway between Toronto and London in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, Brantford's warm hospitality is experienced year round. Citizens and visitors enjoy the simple pleasures the area has to offer - canoeing and fishing, nature trails, fall county fairs, historical attractions, great dining, festivals and fun filled family oriented special events.
The City of Brantford is also recognized internationally as the "Best Bloomin' City in Canada" and "Nations in Bloom" World Champion with its glorious gardens, beautifully maintained parks and friendly neighbourhood floral displays. Read more...
The beautiful city of Brantford has a reputation of being accessible, friendly, progressive and a great place to live and visit.
Known throughout the world as the Telephone City, the place where in the summer of 1874, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone at his family's homestead, Brantford is a city with an illustrious history, prosperous future, and innovative by nature.
Alexander Graham Bell was not the only local person to bring Brantford fame, however. This is the city that lays claim to such sports greats as Tom Longboat (Canadian marathon runner) and Wayne Gretzky (the world's greatest hockey player), artists Lawren Harris and Robert Whale, inventor of the electron microscope Dr. James Hillier, and distinguished writers Thomas B. Costain and Sarah Jeannette Duncan.
Brantford has countless experiences waiting to be discovered and it is fast becoming a garden of growing minds as heritage buildings in downtown Brantford find new purpose, providing academic, research and living space for thousands of students from Laurier Brantford University, Mohawk College and Nipissing's Schulich School of Education.
Whether you want cultural experiences, sporting events, outdoor adventure, family fun, award-winning festivals or culinary delights, you'll find it in Brantford.
Visit Bell Homestead NHS and discover where the telephone was invented.
Celebrate international culture at the Brantford International Villages Festival.
Visit Lorne Park, Brantford's premier horticultural park with the largest public rose garden in the community.
Enjoy art exhibitions at Glenhyrst Art Gallery or the Woodland Cultural Centre.
Groove to the music at the Brantford International Jazz Festival.
Attend the Grand River "Champion of Champions" Pow Wow.
Test your luck at the OLG Casino Brantford.
View the world-class LSK Mural in New Credit.
Step back into the past and enjoy Brantford's extensive history and old architecture like Brantford Armoury featured on this background picture (build in 1893).
Celebrate harvest at St. George Applefest.