With a focus on instruction and eco-friendly outdoor exploration, Heritage River Canoe & Kayak Company readies adventurers to paddle the waters of the Grand and Nith Rivers aboard their canoes, kayaks, and rafts. The company is a member of the Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association and guides are certified in first aid and CPR, rendering them able to diffuse even the largest of pool noodle fights. Most have worked on or around the river for most of their lives and also take their passion to the land as resource interpreters and nature teachers when not leading trips. On the water, they orchestrate guided river tours at various times of day, night, and season, allowing participants to witness rare sights such as the local fishes’ Boxing Day hauls. Throughout each trip, they further the company’s partnership with Grand River Conservation Authority to help preserve the ecosystem of the river and its watershed.
The rental shop staffers, located in Brant Conservation Area, can supply solo customers with rental vessels or equip them for self-guided tours with any needed boats, paddles, and star charts. Those who prefer a hand in expeditions can experience structured paddling trips through introductory lessons and day camps or board rafts to fish for small-mouth bass and other river denizens. As they drift along the river, groups may encounter the area's many bold and beautiful residents, such as red-tailed hawks, ospreys, and bald eagles, all soaring above the rare Carolinian forests to their treetop condos.
When Chef Andrea Legacey and her husband were conceptualizing their restaurant, they wanted something that was upscale, yet casual; something inspired by French bistros, yet bursting with local pride. So, they came up with Juniper Dining Co., where people can dig into the likes of steak tartare while sipping Dillon's rose-infused gin. Read on to learn more about how to enjoy Juniper's unique vibe most any time of day.
"Brunch": Though Juniper doesn't officially serve brunch, it opens at 11 a.m. every day and designates a portion of its lunch menu to dishes such as slow-poached egg on toast, bagels with house-made lox, and croque madames with cheese, prosciutto, or lox.
Lunch: For those really feeling the French vibes, there's a charcuterie or cheese plate that perfectly pairs with one of Juniper's hand-selected bottles of wine. There are salads, too—think smoked trout with brussels sprouts, and baby kale with lamb bacon.
Dinner: This is where things get really interesting, as Legacey uses the dinner service to showcase her ability to work with a range of meats. Braised octopus, for instance, is paired with wild-boar sausage, and locally raised lamb loin is dressed with lamb sweetbreads.
Late night: From 10 to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, revelers can drink Collective Arts brews, or a craft cocktail while snacking on bacon-wrapped oysters, house-made pork rinds, or olive plates.
If a day at a great, relaxing spa is what you were looking for, head on over to Skindeep Eco Spa in Paris.
This spa's facial service will leave your skin feeling refreshed and healthy.
Maintain your skin's health with a professional skin treatment, such as a body wrap and a steam bath.
The staff at this spa provides massages with various pressures to ensure that you receive the best treatment possible for your needs.
Eyebrow tinting and make up application are just some of the beauty services that this spa offers.
Ready to book your first hair removal service? Check out the painless remedies that this establishment has to offer, such as waxing.
This spa is happy to save you from any store-bought tans. With trained professionals offering services including airbrush tan, you won't need to be orange ever again.
Whether you are looking for a pedicure or manicure, this spa has you covered.
Visit Skindeep Eco Spa today and let your inner beauty shine through.
When the bakers at Beyond the Batter Cupcakes aren't whipping up the day's batch of cupcakes in at least 10 different flavours, they're busy innovating: creating new combinations of icing and batter, devising almost-too-cute-to-eat seasonal decorations, or trying their hands at other sweets such as cream puffs and cookies. Every day they create at least one gluten-free treat to go alongside their three staple flavours: red velvet, Midnight Craving, and Va Va Vanilla. On Fridays and Saturdays they add vegan options into the mix.
Beyond the Batter marks holidays—such as Easter, Boxing Day, or Sir Charles Tupper's wedding anniversary—weddings, and birthday parties with special requests. And they'll even spill their secrets on some special occasions: birthday parties can schedule cupcake-decorating sessions in the shop.
When you're ready to switch up your regular weekend routine, head to Burford's Imagine Dance & Fitness.
Build lean and strong muscles with one of these group kickboxing classes.
For an exhilarating and effective workout, check out the Zumba classes offered at Imagine Dance & Fitness.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Imagine Dance & Fitness is calling your name! Give them a call today.
You'll be in the historical district with a stay at Best Western Plus Brant Park Inn & Conference Centre in Brantford.
Make yourself at home in one of the 158 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring MP3 docking stations and flat-panel televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with triple sheeting and cotton sheets. Relax and take in courtyard views from the privacy of your room. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare, and wedding services.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). A complimentary continental breakfast is included.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. Free parking is available onsite.