Recreation

Please note that all recreation facilities are currently closed due to the ongoing pandemic excluding the Bell Homestead National Historic Site , Doug Snooks Eagle Place Community CentreWayne Gretzky Sports Centre, and Woodman Park Community Centre which are open with limited programming and/or activities.

Recreation in and around Brantford

With the beautiful Grand River, multiple heritage sites and museums, over 1000 acres of park area, swimming pools and fun splash pads, Brantford has recreation options for everyone. You won't want to miss out on the action packed programming at one of our community centres, Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre or Shellards area.

Catch a fitness class at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, or spend a leisurely day at Walter Gretzky Municipal Golf Course and Learning Centre. Don't forget to visit Harmony Square for a number of events throughout the year.

Those looking for a bit more adventure will enjoy our 60 km of trails with access along the way to such famous sites as the Bell Homestead National Historic Site, Mohawk Chapel, the only Royal Chapel outside of the British Isles; or our museums and galleries, home to many beautiful works – just to name a few.

Leisure Activities Guide

The City of Brantford Parks and Recreation Leisure Activities Guide has been postponed until further notice. We appreciate your understanding.

Have a look at the latest issue of our Leisure Activities Guide Online eBrochure version and PDF version for a full listing of programs and activities that are currently being offered. Brantford's 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. 

Register for programs and activities 

RecConnect a fast, convenient way to register online for Brantford Parks and Recreation activities in the comforts of your home. You will be able to view the upcoming program information prior to registering by walking through the step by step RecConnect system.

Online registration opens for all programs with a barcode (excluding swim lessons) on the same day the leisure guide is published. Please note classes fill up quickly. 

Online registration video instruction

You can register online from anywhere using a computer, tablet or mobile device for all of our courses. Watch our RecConnect Online Registration How-to Video to find out how simple and easy it is. It also includes some helpful tips to make your registration go smoothly.