Leisure and Recreation 

Healthy Kids Community Challenge Brantford-Brant

Our community is one of 45 across Ontario proudly taking part in the Healthy Kids Community Challenge to promote children’s health through physical activity and healthy eating. Research shows that being active every day is essential for growing children. Good things happen when our kids move more. Stronger muscles and bones. Greater focus and attention. Self-confidence. Better coordination. Active kids are happier, they sleep better, and they do better in school. Children are active by nature which is why the theme of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge is “Run. Jump. Play. Every day.” The goal of the passports is to encourage that natural urge to be active.

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A family with two small children canoeing on the Grand River

With the gorgeous Grand River, multiple heritage sites and museums, over 1000 acres of park area, fitness centres and fun splash pads, Brantford has something for everyone, no matter what you're looking for.

Get involved and meet new people through a healthy activity, like catching a fitness class at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre. This facility is currently undergoing an unprecedented redevelopment and expansion project, which will result in a totally updated sports complex, including:

  • New, 25-metre pool to complement the existing 65-metre pool
  • New dry-land training facility
  • New fitness centre
  • New gymnasium
  • New 4-pad arena with a running track
  • New tennis courts
  • New football field & other outdoor amenities

Spend a leisurely day on one of the City’s two gorgeous golf courses – from competitive green fees to excellent, full-service pro shops, your day is sure to be a good one when teeing off in Brantford.

For those looking for a bit more adventure, the city offers over 60 kilometres of trails with access along the way to such famous sites as the Bell Homestead National Historic Site, the place where Alexander Graham Bell conceived the telephone in 1874; Mohawk Chapel, the only Royal Chapel outside of the British Isles; or the Glenhyrst Art Gallery, home to many beautiful works – just to name a few.

Brantford’s many community centres are waiting for you! From tots to seniors, our facilities offer year-round, registered or drop-in programs that are sure to suit any taste.

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