www.attractionsontario.ca 29 Watch, Listen, Learn. Share Stories and Celebrate CANADIAN CULTURE All things cultural are on offer in Hamilton Halton Brant this year, many with a Canadian connection. PeaCebYPieCe:stitChingtogetherCanadianstoriesisafive weekshowcaseofinteractiveprograms,talks,workshops,displays,and musicconcerts,andincludestheQuiltofBelonging—a120footlong collaborativetextileartproject. Thisfall,exploretheartgallerYofburlington’slaunchofthefirst CanadianCraftBiennial,celebratingtheimportanceofcontemporary craftthroughoutCanada’sdiversehistoryandfuture. ExploreKanataVillageinBrantfordtolearnabouttherichanddiverse culturesoftheSixNationsoftheGrandRiverandotherIndigenous peopleofTurtleIsland.Tourthe17thcenturyLonghousevillageor participateinsocialsongsanddances,traditionalgames,andarchery. JointhetworowonthegrandriVer Paddleona7-daycanoetripthatoffers culturalteachings,interactivedancing,and evenapaddletotheGrandRiverPowWow! ImmerseyourselfinthesoundofMusiCfestiValatBurlington’s waterfrontSpencerSmithPark,orenjoytheworld-classacousticsof theburlingtonPerforMingartsCentre. Feelyourheartbeattothedrumsatthe grandriVerChaMPionofChaMPions Powwow,asyouexperienceoneof Canada’smostrenownedIndigenousevents. CatchMusiCinthegardensatroYal botaniCalgardens,alivesummer concertseriesinbeautifulHendriePark. Learntogivethanksandsendgreetingstothenaturalworldat sixnationsterritorY,hometothelargeststandofCarolinianforest inOntarioandidealpaddlingontheGrandRiver. AttheroYalbotaniCalgardensinBurlington,walk27kmsoftrails, enjoythenewChildren’smini-gardensinHendriePark,orcheckout 300,000LEGOpiecesattheNatureConnectsexhibit. Escape to Great CANADIAN LANDSCAPES Paddle a Canadian Heritage River, hike Canada’s oldest and longest footpath, and explore the unique Canadian landscape of the Niagara Escarpment – all in Hamilton Halton Brant. GET WET AND WILD TrywildwaterworKs’ninedifferentslides,thenfloatinthe EasyRiverbeforesurfingthewavesinoneofCanada’slargestoutdoor wavepools.Youcancatchallthefunfromthefirstweekendin JunetoLabourDay. GowildatafriCanlionsafari.FortheultimateV.I.Pexperience, bookawaKeuPthewildadventureandgetinsideraccessbefore theparkopens.Seeaprideoflionsattheirmostactivetimewhilethey devourtheirbreakfast.Gooffroadinanopen-airtruckandhand-feeda giraffewithanexpertGameWarden.WakeUptheWildissouniqueit’s beendesignatedanOntarioSignatureExperience!Availableonselect datesthroughoutthesummer. YourunriValledaCCessbeginsatwaKeuPthewild.CoM