The Civic Holiday – What to see and do


August 3, 2018 · Todays Family ·

The Civic Holiday – What to see and do

The Civic Holiday is just one short weekend away, and as a result, our Summer Camp program is taking a break. In the meantime, here are some great ideas for things to do on your day off in and around Hamilton, Halton, and Haldimand-Norfolk.

Did you know:
It’s called the “Civic Holiday” because it’s up to the cities to decide whether to celebrate it or not (most do). In Hamilton, the holiday is officially called “George Hamilton Day,” after the founder of Hamilton. In Burlington, it’s called “Joseph Brant Day.”



Go to the Hamilton Beach
While bound to be crowded, the Hamilton Waterfront is always a great idea. Summer Camp favourite Wild Water Works is open on the Holiday, so cool off in their wave pool or on their six water slides. Afterwards, wander down to Hutch’s for some classic Hamilton ice-cream.





Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington
The Royal Botanical Gardens has created an “Enchanted Garden” event for the weekend and has filled their gardens with pixies, elves, and a variety of fun activities for children. The festivities start all weekend long at 11am, so don’t miss it. Read more about the event here.

Get into the Swim of things in Haldimand-Norfolk
Splash pads, wading pools and swimming pools are open in Hagersville, Dunnville, and Caledonia today, so grab a towel and make a splash. Read more here.

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