There's something about Manitoba's second-largest city, located 214 kilometres, a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Winnipeg in the southwestern area of the province. The city is situated along the Assiniboine River and is named after the Brandon Hills. It's a place where you will feel at home and welcomed like an old friend. Explore the riverbank, discover a new festival, experience the city's historic downtown.
Nature lovers will undoubtedly want to visit Spruce Woods Provincial Park and nearby Minnedosa Lake, great for swimming in the summer; experience pond hockey, cross country skiing, ice fishing, home to the Winterfest Celebration of winter and family.
Located about thirty minutes from Brandon in Shilo is Canada's RCA Museum, Canada's second-largest war museum. Here don't miss the original printing plates for the original publication of Colonel John McCrae's poem. "In Flanders Fields."
Brandon's main street, 18th Avenue, is where you will discover the main strip of the city's shopping, businesses and dining establishments. For family fun, be sure to taste Mort's delicious soft-serve ice creams.
The Lieutenant Governor's Winter Festival takes place each January in Brandon's downtown centre. The world-renowned Brandon Jazz Festival in the spring, and Brandon's Folk, Music, and Art Festival in the summer.