The Halton Hills region of the Greater Toronto Area is known for its rural charm and low population density. Visitors often come here to get away from the hustle and bustle of busy downtown Toronto. But there's more to Halton Hills than farms with horse waterers and wide open spaces! There are plenty of things to see and do here, whether you're a resident or a visitor. Let us tell you about some of our favorites.
Georgetown Farmer's Market
Being a farming region may be pretty low key under normal circumstances, but every Saturday morning from June to October the agriculture sector bursts into a frenzy of activity at the Farmer's Market in Georgetown. You'll find fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese, and other fresh foods as well as locally made crafts such as knitted socks or hand made cloth diapers. You can even get your hands on some delicious home baked goods. So come on out and bring your appetite.
Willow Park Ecology Center
Here in Halton Hills we know our landscape and biosphere are precious and beautiful, which is why we're taking steps to protect it. Helping to do so might even qualify you for an R & D tax credit in Canada. To get you started with a little natural inspiration visit the ecology center to learn about plants and animals. It's the perfect place to take kids, especially if they like birds, butterflies, small mammals, and mucking around in a river.
Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame
From the mellow to the downright exciting, Halton Hills has it all! This museum is dedicated to fast cars and the Canadians who drive them. Whether it's Formula 1, Indy, or NASCAR racing that floats your boat, driving a race car simulator is a great way to maintain your level of fitness in Toronto. There's also a garage, a theater, and a great gift shop. Kids and husbands are especially fond of this museum.
Halton Region Museum
No trip to the area would be complete without a visit to this museum so you can learn a little bit about the area. You might be interested to know, as a person who speaks English as a second language in Canada, that many long time residents are descended from people who spoke no English at first, just like you! Also covered in the museum are the region's geological history and the origins and history of its native peoples.