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BrantfordBnB | Top 3 Airbnb Rentals in Brantford2019-03-08T11:47:45-04:00

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Brantford’s Best Airbnb Rentals for Families, Couples and Singles

Whether you are single, a couple, or a family, Airbnb has changed the way we travel these days. And Brantford is no exception when it comes to finding amazing home-sharing rentals. From a full family home to a Tiki Hut tiny home, we’ve created our own Top 3 Brantford Airbnb places to stay list. We hope you enjoy our selections.

Brantford BnB Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to Brantford?2018-12-03T14:39:22-04:00

Air
Brantford Municipal Airport is located west of the city. The John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport in Hamilton is located about 35 km east of Brantford. Toronto Pearson International Airport is located in Mississauga, about 100 km northeast of Brantford.

Rail
The train station is located just north of downtown Brantford. Via Rail has daily passenger trains on the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor. Trains also stop at Union Station in Toronto.

Bus
Brantford Transit serves the city with nine regular routes operating on a half-hour schedule from the downtown Transit Terminal on Darling Street, with additional school service. Greyhound Canada has intercity service to Toronto, Hamilton, London, Windsor and other cities. GO bus service between downtown Brantford and Aldershot GO Station in Burlington, stopping at McMaster University.

Provincial highways
Highway 403, East to Hamilton, West to Woodstock.
Highway 24, North to Cambridge, South to Simcoe.

Who is Brantford named after?2018-12-12T09:51:34-04:00

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. Brantford is often known as the “Telephone City”. The city’s famous resident, Alexander Graham Bell, invented the device at his father’s homestead, Melville House, now the Bell Homestead.

Where is Brantford?2018-12-03T14:18:22-04:00

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.

Welcome to Brantford, Ontario or as Walter Gretzky calls it “The Centre of the Universe.” It’s the home of Alexander Graham Bell and Wayne Gretzky, and for a short time, it is now home to you. If you’re wondering what the city has to offer, it has plenty. In this article, we’ll outline the seven most fun things to do in Brantford, so that you’re all set for your stay.

7 Things to Do in Brantford

  • Bell Homestead
  • Woodland Cultural Centre
  • Canadian Military Heritage Museum
  • Mohawk Chapel
  • Glenhyrst Art Gallery
  • Elements Casino
  • Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre

1. Bell Homestead

Discover how Alexander Graham Bell invented the modern telephone at his family house – The Bell Homestead. Now it’s turned into a fun museum that’s great for adults and kids.

If you like facts and history, you’ll learn how the Bell family lived in the 19th century, and how Alexander went on to invent the device that we now spend half of our days looking at – the telephone. However, if you’d rather prefer to do something more active, you can make a call through a real 1930’s telephone.

The tickets are affordable, and the tour shouldn’t take longer than 45-60 minutes. After that, you can get a cup of coffee with a delicious dessert at the museums café.

2. Woodland Cultural Centre

As some Woodland Cultural Centre’s visitors say, it’s, possibly, the best local museum in Canada. There you’ll learn about the heartfelt and intriguing history of the First Nations people. Though, you should come with an open mind because the museum isn’t for the faint-hearted.

Most people recommend getting the hour-long tour because the guides have a few tales to tell that aren’t shown in the exhibitions. You’ll also find a local artwork gallery there, which is worth visiting.

3. Canadian Military Heritage Museum

The Canadian Military Heritage museum is perfect for kids and people who like army-related stuff. This 13000 square feet museum houses real army rifles, vehicles, planes, medals, and artifacts from the Canadian military.

Many say that this museum is the hidden gem of Brantford and that their staff is very friendly and enthusiastic. For a more interactive experience, you’ll be able to sit in some of the planes or walk through the trenches, which adds to the overall experience.

The museum takes only 45-60 minutes to walk through. If you’re in Brantford, you should definitely check this place out.

4. Mohawk Chapel

If you’re into history, you should visit the Mohawk chapel. You won’t be able to do many activities there, but it’s totally worth it for seeing the past and the culture of the nation.

The Mohawk Chapel was the first protestant church in Upper Canada and is now the oldest chapel in Ontario. The main hall is well preserved and still has the old carpentry and woodwork. But the real gems are the windows, which tell a short story about the past of Brantford in their drawings.

You can also book a guided tour through the graveyard if that’s your pot of tea.

5. Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant

There’s something to do in Brantford even for those, who don’t want to spend a penny on tickets. The Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant is completely admission free and offers an excellent way to spend the afternoon.

The gallery displays the artworks of local artists – paintings, sculptures, and contemporary pieces. Although the premises are quite limited, the gardens are spectacular. We recommend that you spend around 30-45 minutes checking out the artwork, followed by an afternoon walk in the gardens, and finishing off with a cup of warm tea at the “Golden teapot.”

6. Elements Casino

Although the Elements Casino isn’t a great place to go to with kids, for adults it’s much more fun than the local museums.

It’s located right in the center of the city, so you shouldn’t have a hard time finding it. For entertainment, the casino offers slot machines, poker tables, a restaurant with delicious foods, and live music.

Sometimes, they also host giveaways, and that’s when the casino becomes really crowded. So if you’re looking for some fun, why not spend a few hours in the Elements casino.

7. Wayne Gretzky Sport Centre

Because Brantford is the hometown of the greatest hockey player of all time, Wayne Gretzky, you shouldn’t be surprised that the town has a huge sports centre. There you’ll find swimming pools, weight rooms, gymnasiums with basketball nets, saunas, rock climbing walls, warm water pools, and ice-hockey rings.

After dining at all the delicious restaurants in Brantford, your best option will be to visit the sports centre to shave off those extra calories.

The bottom line

Although Brantford isn’t the largest city in Canada, it’s a relaxing and fun place for a weekend vacation. Hiding between the quiet streets and historical buildings, Brantford has something to offer for everyone – even the most active individuals.

We hope you’ll enjoy your stay and look forward to you returning to our Grand City.