Incredible Experiences That You Can Gift Now For Friends & Family To Enjoy Later This Year

We might not be getting out and about as much as we’d like to right now, but boy, are we counting the days until we can! Giving the gift of an amazing experience to look forward to down the road is a perfect way to shine a little light on the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. Hamilton Halton Brant has all kinds of amazingly giftable experiences that your friends and family will adore!

The Experience: A Wonderful Woodsy Winter Walk

Grand Experiences’ Nith River Forest Hiking Experience is so much more than a hike. Activities on this five-hour experience include learning navigation skills, building a lean-to shelter and mastering how to build a campfire. The experience also includes a steaming bowl of Maple Chili cooked over an open fire, a waterproof camera to capture photos of all the fun, and a steaming mug of hot chocolate at the end of the day. The experience can be booked now through April 30th. The price is $45.95 for adults and $29.95 for children.

The Experience: An Afternoon of Art

While virtual museum visits are a wonderful option right now, the art lovers in your life may be missing the experience of escaping into art at a physical gallery space. The Art Gallery of Hamilton has plans for some fantastic exhibits later in 2021, including a celebration of the work of beloved Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis. Giving the gift of an AGH Membership grants the recipient free unlimited admission to all of AGH’s upcoming exhibitions as well as discounts for a wide range of programming and reciprocal benefits to over 100 Ontario museums and galleries – all for just $55!

The Experience: An Evening of Music

Since many ticket retailers are offering a 100% moneyback guarantee on concert tickets, surprising the music lover in your life with an exciting concert experience to enjoy later in the year doesn’t have to feel like a risk. With big-name bands in the books, including Pearl Jam, Rage Against The Machine and Run The Jewels and Arkells, 2021 could end up being a stellar year for music fans in our region.

The Experience: A Swoosh Down The Slopes

The downhill ski and snowboard season at Glen Eden is happening! This smaller hill has big heart and offers all kinds of snow-filled fun without the long drive. Great gift options include seasons passes for proven skiers or snow school for someone new to the sport.

The Experience: A High-Fashion Shopping Escape

After months spent at home in our comfy loungewear, wardrobes will be in need of a serious refresh when we can enjoy dress-up activities again in the future. Give the gift of a fashion-forward shopping trip later in the spring or summer with a gift certificate to one of Hamilton Halton Brant’s fantastic clothing retailers. Great options include:

Joelle’s in Burlington

Suzanne’s of Paris

Pippa and Prue in Waterdown

Sundra in Hamilton

Sienna Boutique in Oakville

Aiden N Co. in Milton

The Experience:  Miles and Miles of Fresh Air Fun

The gift of an annual park pass to enjoy a selection of Hamilton Halton Brant’s conservation areas is a great way to encourage outdoor lovers to get out and explore some new trails. A Conservation Halton membership pass offers a year’s worth of access to seven amazing parks, including Rattlesnake Point, Crawford Lake, and Mountsberg. A Hamilton Conservation Authority Membership Pass provides a year’s worth of access to nine different parks and free entry to public programming at Westfield Heritage Village. In addition to access to 11 different parks, the Grand River Parks membership comes with vouchers for exclusive rewards and freebies, including two-for-one paddling and cross country skiing offers. Miles and miles of beautiful trails aren’t the only benefit for Royal Botanical Gardens members. Members also enjoy a range of other perks, including food and gift discounts and special rates on ticketed events.

The Experience: A Summer Craft Brewery Sip Trip

Any craft beer lover will adore a six-pack of beers from a selection of different Hamilton Halton Brant breweries. Make it even more meaningful with the addition of a homemade voucher offering to be their designated driver for an afternoon of patio hopping when the weather warms up. Check out our True Brew Path partners to plan your route and put together your custom holiday six-pack.


We Look Forward To Seeing You Safely

As the COVID-19 situation in Ontario continues to change, a minute or two of extra planning is an important step in ensuring hiccup-free holiday adventures. Follow the latest travel and safety guidelines for your community and any communities you plan to visit. Check with the places you plan to go to in advance to see if reservations or activity bookings are required. On the day of your trip, do a quick check to verify the places on your agenda are open and serving visitors in the way you’re expecting. Please remember to wear a mask, practice safe distancing and regularly sanitize and wash your hands.

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