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Known for being the home of the telephone, Brantford is a small and quiet city which is full of sites of historical interest. The downtown area has kept much of its old world charm, with historic shop fronts and small, friendly independent businesses. However, there are also larger corporations on the fringes of the city, with Brantford’s easy proximity to Toronto being a big draw.

Things to see

The Bell Homestead is an unassuming, modest white home on the outside, but inside it’s the birthplace of one of the most important pieces of modern technology; the telephone. Wander around Alexander Graham Bell’s former home, which has been lovingly restored to its 1870s glory, and you can enjoy tours given by staff in period costume, as well as educational videos and presentations. Brantford Twin Valley Zoo is a fun, family-friendly day out with a whole host of exotic animals on display. From zebras to tigers, colorful flamingos to fluffy monkeys, you’ll see some of the rarest and most exciting animals from around the world. Brant Conservation Area lies on the banks of the Great River, with winding nature trails where you can find peaceful angling spots, and a huge paddling pool with fountains and sprays. If you don’t feel like taking the walk, hire a bike and zip through the forest on one of the easy trails.

Hotels in Brantford

Brantford has a wide choice of 2 and 3 star hotels, many of which are part of major chains. You’ll find that many Brantford hotels offer suites which are ideal for families, with extra amenities such as kitchens with microwaves, separate living areas, free WiFi, televisions and DVD players, safes, and desks. Business travelers will also be pleased to find hotel features such as currency exchanges, free parking, and meeting rooms, in addition to excellent leisure facilities which could include indoor pools, spa tubs, fitness facilities, barbecue grills, and gift shops.

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A lot of visitors to Brantford are here to see the historic sites such as the Bell Homestead, and there are many memorials and sites related to the invention of the telephone. Downtown is famous for its architecture, with Art Deco buildings such as the local independent cinema, and intricate carvings adorning many storefronts. The city also remains an important business hub, with many large corporations based in the area, and many business travelers passing through the downtown area. Just outside of the city you’ll find endless green spaces, with popular national parks just a short drive away.

How to get to Brantford

Brantford Railway Station is a stop on the Via Rail Windsor-Toronto line, with trains to Toronto taking about 70 minutes. There’s also a Greyhound station downtown with easy links to the major cities in the area. John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport is less than half an hour drive east of Branford, and has flights across the USA and Canada. There are plenty of rental car desks and taxis available at the terminal, as well as shuttle services that can take you directly to your hotel.