Canadian history. Brought to life.

Grand River Branch’s service area extends from the Bruce Peninsula to Long Point and from just west of Hamilton to just east of London. 

As our name suggests, the historic Grand River is at the very heart of our area but our members hail from as far away as New Zealand. Residency is no issue for membership although our meetings and events are primarily held with communities up and down the Grand River.

Chartered in 1974 in Brantford, Grand River Branch has one of the largest number of members among the 27 Branches of UELAC. We pride ourselves on being friendly and visitors can expect a warm cordial welcome!

We’re also extremely proud of our region: the Grand River area is home to quiet picturesque villages as well as dynamic and ever-expanding cities. With its rolling farm lands, shorelines and two Great Lakes and broad ecological diversity. It’s a culturally compelling and a geographic crossroad. 

But perhaps our greatest asset is our region’s history. Grand River Branch strive to share this unique part of Canada though education and outreach initiatives focusing on the Loyalist influences which have defined us for generations.

We pay homage and tribute to our Loyalist ancestors who made exceptional sacrifices and endured hardships we can barely imagine. These mostly ordinary people accomplished extraordinary feats so that all Canadians might enjoy one of the world’s most admired countries.