A Place to Belong
Arts and Culture
The City of Brantford is rich with arts, culture and heritage. Brantford has an array of performing, literary and visual arts organizations; multicultural groups; libraries; museums, galleries and historic sites; artists and artisans; and the historic Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts.
Brantford is home to many exciting events and festivals that draw thousands of visitors each year, including:
- Brant Studio Tour
- Brantford International Jazz Festival
- Brantford International Villages Festival
- Brantford Kinsmen Ribfest
- Brantford Lights at Glenhyrst
Sports and Recreation
Centrally located in the heart of southern Ontario, the City of Brantford was officially declared the Tournament Capital of Ontario in 1998 by the Province of Ontario. A vibrant and growing community, Brantford has a long tradition of sporting excellence – a title earned by hosting hundreds of local, regional and provincial tournaments and events annually.
With first-class facilities, Brantford’s local sports organizations offer a variety of programs that have gone on to win regional, provincial, and national titles. Join an organized or recreational sport to build skills, stay active, and meet people.
If you prefer the outdoors, you might want to visit the Grand River. A designated Canadian Heritage River, the Grand River, is a paddler’s paradise weaving its way through our city along some of the largest stands of Carolinian forests in Canada. The beautiful river is one of the city’s largest tourism assets and also links Brantford to neighbouring communities of Six Nations of the Grand River and County of Brant.