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We offer a variety of map options on the maps.brant.ca site.

Maps Brant You may choose to view a dynamic interactive map system with numerous mapping layers that can be turned on as needed. Or, you may select from maps from the gallery, which have been prepared to promote or highlight locations and specific information across the County of Brant.

Interactive Maps

Gain access to a vast amount of information on this mapping site anytime or anywhere. The mapping solution is widely available on many devices that support web browsing.

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Map Gallery

View and download maps prepared to promote events, trails and locations across the County.

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Paddling and Fishing

The County of Brant is Southern Ontario's Gateway to experiencing the true Canadian Wilderness on a designated Canadian Heritage River, The Grand River. Hello from Brant!

Canoeing, Rafting & Kayaking and home to the only tract Carolinian Forest in Canada, where the vegetation & bird life of the deep south flourishes north of the border, the County of Brant is quickly becoming known as a premier destination for water-sport enthusiasts from around the world.

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The County of Brant is known well by fishers from around the world with the Grand River majestically weaving through the valley serving as one of North America's most plentiful and varied fishing grounds with over 80 species of fish caught annually.

Paddling

Because the Grand River has stretches of both fast and slow current, you can enjoy a slow sightseeing canoe or kayak ride or an exciting whitewater rafting adventure on the Grand and Nith Rivers, see River access points in Brant.  Local outfitters operating on the Grand River offer trips and services:

Paddling trips take you to the Three Sisters stone bridge columns from the 1850s, downtown Paris and the "Forks of the Grand" where the Nith and Grand River meet, to bald eagles nesting along the shores, and Chiefswood National Historic Site, the only remaining pre-Confederation Indian mansion in Ontario.

View our Outdoor Adventure Map for full details on these paddling adventures and more.

Where to Paddle in Brant:

Glen Morris to Paris - 13 km - Paddle time: 2.5-3.5 hrs
Experience: Class 1 rapids, body surfing, drink from a natural spring
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Penman's Dam (Paris) to Brant Park - 14 km - Paddle Time: 3-4 hrs
Experience: Gentle rapids great for body surfing.  Exceptional water section of the Grand are excellent for fishing.
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Fishing

Did you know that Canadian Fly Fishing magazine rates the Grand River and Whiteman's Creek as the top 1 & 2 do it yourself Fly-Fishing destinations in Ontario.

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The Grand River is home to a strong habitat of fish. When you are fishing here you will have access to miles of shoreline on the Grand River as well as an abundance of small creeks and ponds. The local fish population includes:

Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Northern Pike, Catfish, Carp

Several fish species at risk including black redhorse and river redhorse also live in the Grand River.

The Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) has more information about fishing here.

The Mt. Pleasant Nature Park located at 755 Mt. Pleasant Rd it the former site of the first provincial fish hatchberry is a 25 acres park with 3 stocked ponds as well as trails and a picnic area.

It is important to know about the fishing regulations and seasons before you fish. They are available on the Fish Ontario section of the Ministry of Natural Resources website.

Exceptional Waters

Grand River in between Penman's Dam in Paris and Cockshutt Bridge in Brantford is an Exceptional Water area. This means this section of the river has an outstanding quality. Learn more about our area's exceptional waters, trails, parking and river access points in the Exceptional Waters Map.

Local Fishing Guides

Wilson's Fly Fishing offers fishing gear, accessories as well as guided float trips, classes and group events.

Fly Water Guiding and Instruction offers fly fishing guiding and instruction on the Grand and Saugeen Rivers.

Boating

BOATsmart!

A Pleasure Craft Operator Card is required to operate power-driven boats and watercraft in Canada - It's The Law. Every person who operates a motorized boat in Canada must obtain proof of competency.
You can obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card, commonly known as a boat license by passing a Transport Canada Accredited boating safety test - View the BOATsmart! website for more information.
Getting your Operator Card proves that you are a competent boater and ensures that you understand Canada's navigation rules and how to boat safely.

Hunting in Brant

View the County of Brant Firearms By-Law page.

Brant Rod & Gun Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to promote the welfare of all, through conservation, education and renewable natural resources.

County Contacts

Administration
26 Park Avenue, Burford, ON N0E 1A0
Phone: 519-449-2451
Toll Free: 1-888-250-2295
Fax: 519-449-2454
Monday - Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Customer Service Offices Holiday Hours
Closed at noon Friday, December 22
Open at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 27
Closed at noon Friday, December 29
Open at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 160
Burford, ON
N0E 1A0

Property Tax
26 Park Avenue, Burford, ON N0E 1A0
Phone: 519-449-2451
Toll Free: 1-888-250-2295
Fax: 519-449-1380
Monday - Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Customer Service Offices Holiday Hours
Closed at noon Friday, December 22
Open at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 27
Closed at noon Friday, December 29
Open at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 249
Burford, ON
N0E 1A0

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