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Discover Downtown

 Amongst the stunning streetscape of old mixed with new, you'll find a variety of heritage buildings that have been repurposed to serve as eateries, galleries, museums and other must-see destinations.

 

Downtown Destinations

 Global Market

23 - 12th Street

There is always something different and interesting going on at the Global Market. Find the canopied booths of the market square, and enjoy the great events and people that visit this dynamic gathering place. Enjoy a variety of local crafters, artists and farmers, meet local community organizations, listen to live musicians and buskers, or grab some grub from local bakers and chefs. Markets are hosted all year long; heading inside the Re-Fit Store (23-12th Street) during the colder months. Throughout the warmer months look forward to cultural celebrations and community events in the square, and be sure to check out Brandon's only night market! The Global Market is a project of the Westman Chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

 

Princess Park

8th Street & Princess Avenue

Princess Park is an active green space located in the heart of downtown Brandon that serves as a community gathering space hosting events such as charity walks, BBQ's, and the ever so popular Music in the Park.

 

Kristopher Campbell Memorial Skate Plaza

8th Street & Princess Avenue

Providing a fun and unique backdrop to neighbouring  Princess Park, the skate plaza features innovative elements that can be used by all skill levels from beginner to advanced. Bring your skateboard, scooter, or BMX to get active. Stop in to see all the cool tricks and stuntws that local skaters and thrill seekers have been working on!

 

Brandon General Museum & Archives

19 - 9th Street

Find this hidden gem tucked into the beautiful and historic former Manitoba Telephone Service building. The Brandon general Museum and Archives is the newest museum in brandon that is dedicated to the preservation of the city's history. There is always something new to see in the museum's gallery space! Stop by on Saturdays to see the Brandon Hills Model Rail Road Club running trains from 10:00 am - 12:00pm!

brandongeneralmuseum.ca

204-717-1514

 

Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba

710 Rosser Avenue

Few public galleries in Canada can boast a history that dates back to 1907, and fewer still can credit a community-based enthusiasm for visual arts for their very existence. The AGSM remains steadfastly rooted in the community that built i, growing together in complexity and diversity. The Gallery offers contemporary art exhibitions of regional, national, and international significance with an emphasis on Manitoba art. The Gift Shop features works by Manitoban artisans. Don't miss the AGSM Billboard at the corner of Rosser Avenue and 7th Street, featuring new installations every six months which celebrates the Indigenous presence on this land. This non-profit, public art gallery is proudly located in downtown brandon with enterances through the Town Centre parkade.

agsm.ca

204-727-1036

Toll-Free: 1-888-799-1111

 

Downtown Events

Winter Gardens

Displayed February and March 

This seasonal outdoor art installation invites you to discover how these soaces and pathways can come alive when the tempatures dip below 0°. The Winter Gardens are a collaborative effort of artists, architects and designers, creating a place for reflection, contemplation, knowledge sharing and activity!

 

Music in the Park

June through August

Princess Park

Everyone is invited to experience the magic and serenity of downtown's Princess Park, while enjoying the amazing talent of some of Western Manitoba's finest performing artists. Bring your lawn chair or blanket to take in this weekly delight, every Tuesday, starting at 7:00pm, from June through August.

 

Rosser Avenue Street Party

August 9

Rosser Avenue at 7th Street

This is an all ages event that is free to attend, presented by the city of Brandon 100th Meridian Concerts in partnership with the AGSM Billboard Project. The Street Party will showcase acclaimed Canadian musicians celebrating the launch of a new AGSM Billboard Installation that highlights the presence and importance of Indigenous cultures in Brandon and the Westman region. Find great music, dancing, tasty food, family activites and much more!

204-729-2257

 

Cruise Night in Downtown Brandon

Rosser Avenue between 6th Street & 13th Street

This beloved community event takes over eight city blocks along Rosser Avenue, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, on the first Thursdsay of every month, from May through September. Organized by the local Brandon & Area Car Enthusiasts Club, Cruise Night isn't just a car show, it's a fantastic family event, evening out with friends, and date night! Amongst the vintage, collectible and custom vehichles, you'll find live music, food vendors, and lots of neat points of interest!

www.bace.ca

204-729-5808

 

BDNMB.ca Food Truck Warz

September 14-16

Princess Park

This three-day-event will be held in September in brandon's beautiful downtown. Several streets surrounding Princess Park will be closed to traffic, making room for the 20+ gourmet food trucks, live music, and family fun carnival! Hours of operation: Friday, September 14th, 5:00 - 11:00 pm; Saturday, September 15th, 11:00 am - 11:00 pm; Sunday, September 16th, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm.

 

East End Experience

Get off the beaten path and explore Brandon's East End! Spend a great day outdoors any time of year amidst sprawling treelines at Rideau Park, or visit the unuiqe community nestled along along the eastern end of the Assiniboine riverbank.

 

East End Destinations

Crow's General Store

33 - 17th Street

Visit this distinctive General Store that is anything but ordinary! Grab an ice cream in the parlour before exploring the rolling landscape that boasts photo opportunities at every turn! Check out the antiquities and collector's items scattered throughout the ground, or follow the trail system that connects Crow's to Treesblood Farm & the Assiniboine Food Forest. Through the winter months park at Crow's to find snowshoe and cross-country ski trails, then stop for a warm treat in the parlour!

204-571-6875

 

Treesblood Farm & Assiniboine Food Forest

1735 Rosser Avenue East

This scenic location is home to a one-of-a-kind partnership that manages Treesblood Farm and the Assiniboine Food Forest Initiative (AFFI). Visit the site to wander beneath the canopy of oak, ash, and maple on the AFFI Interpretive Trail System, or attend the Maple Syrup Tours in early April when the sap is collected at Treesblood Farm to be evoporated into maple syrup. Explore the Food Forest website to learn more about the many projects underway to establish a thriving natural landscape for students and famalies to enjoy. AFFI seeks to harmonize wildlife habitat with human experience, promotes self-sustaining food production for both humans and wildlife, and endeavours to provide educational workshops and tours on diverse scientific, artistic, and cultural themes.

assiniboinefoodforest.ca

204-728-6278

 

The Green Spot

1329 Rosser Avenue East

In its twenty-five-year history, the Green Spot has been steadily growing from a greenhouse to a home and garden shopping destination. Encompassing 126,000 square feet of production greenhouses, with 30,000 square feet of retail space, you can't miss this hidden gem on the east end of Rosser Avenue. Visit the Green Spot to find all of your gardening and landscaping needs, but don't miss everything else! Find boutique shopping and be sure to explore the entire facility to find the bird sanctuary, fish ponds, and even a few dinosaurs!

greenspotbrandon.com

204-727-5884

 

Rideau Park

305 Park Street

Rideau Park is a must-see part of Brandon's East End Experience as a major greenspace within the community. Atop the hill at the southeast corner of the park is the former Brandon Court House and Jail, which now operates as a personal care home. The building is a provincially designated heritage site, and is the oldest remaining courthouse in the prairies. Nestled next to the incredibly active East End Community Centre you will also find Brandon's iconic water tower. Within the beautiful rolling landscape of the park itself impressive floral gardens and walkways connect all areas of the park for famalies and visitors to enjoy. Amenities offered include adventure playground, Kinsmen Pool, East End Millennium Play Park, water spray park, lawn bowling, picnic tables, paved walking paths, a floral plaza and snowboard and toboggan hills.

 

Aviation Adventures

Adventure awaits just 1.6 kms north of Brandon on Highway #10! Explore the past, present, and future of Brandon's deep-rooted aviation history when you visit flight central!

 

Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum

Brandon Municipal Airport Hangar #1

Visit Canada's only Air Museum dedicated solely to those who trained and fought for the British Commonwealth during the 1939-1945 War. This World War II Royal Canadian Air Force Training Site showcases aircrafts, memorabillia and special exhibits. This national Historic Site is a designated Manitoba Signature Museum, and is engaging for all ages; from the young famalies who enjoy the interactive aircraft exhibit found inside hangar 1, to intenational travellers and history buffs immersing themselves in Canada's unique military history.

airmuseum.ca

204-727-2444

 

The R.C.A.F.  WW II Memorial

At the site of CATPM

Touch the names of the brave young men and women who agve their lives to change the course of history.

 

Brandon Flight Centre

East of Brandon Municipal Airport, enter at west doors

 Don't just visit Brandon - tour Brandon - during a unuique flight-seeing experience with the Brandon Flight Centre! Enjoy an exhilirating and informative half-hour flight with exceptional pilots, and gain new perspective of the Wheat City while flying amongst the clouds! Tours are offered year-round and can be tailored to suit guests' requests. In the event of adverse weather conditions, flights are rebooked at no additional charge.

brandonflightcentre.com

204-728-7691

 

Brandon Municipal Airport

400 Agnew Drive

Brandon Municipal Airport began life in 1940's as No. 12 Service Flying School and became the City's municipal airport in 1946. The airport actively supports general aviation, a flight school, a museum and provides daily commercial air service for the residents of Westman and Southeastern Saskatchewan. Brandon Wirport recently completed a major terminal renovation and expansion and now includes WestJet Services. With flights daily to/from Calgary, Westman residents can reach virtually any destination in the world directly from Brandon.

airport.brandon.ca

204-728-2166

 

Games & Pop Culture

Table top gaming, comic books, video games, and conventions! Whatever you're into, brandon has a space for you to enjoy it!

 

Shops

Board Game Empire

1150 - 19th Street

Brandon's first Board Game Cafe! Grab a sandwhich, a drink, and a table, then sit down to enjoy playing any of the board games from an extensive library - or bring your own! Don't miss the chance to check out Brandon's ONLY virtual Reality gaming station, or stroll through our endless inventory of collectibles on the retail side at I Want That Stuff!

204-717-1419

 

Eye Opener Book Store

314 - 10th Street

This is your one stop comic book shop! This iconic shop has operated in brandon for decades! recently under new ownership, the store front offers comic books, graphic novels, used books, and collectibles. Don't miss the selection of card games and the occasional special event as well.

204-727-3868

 

Janzen's Paint & Decoraiting Ltd.

2510 B Park Avenue

Janzen's has been in the buisness for 25 years with three locations in Manitoba: Brandon, WInkler, and Steinbach. This is your games and pop culture gift headquarters with a rgeat selection of Lego, games, puzzles, art supplies, radio control planes, trucks drones, and more - as well as a full line of Benjamin Moore paint and paint supplies.

204-727-7717

 

8 Bit of Awesome

645 - 10th Street

204-717-8248

 

Games & Pop Culture Events

Westman Games Expo

April 7 & 8

Keystone Centre

Combining tabletop and video gaming together with great selections such as Settlers of Catan, Magic the gathering, Warhammer 40K, and so much more! these are being presented primarily as tournaments with a great variety of prizes available.  Don't miss a chance to come oberve gamers hard at play, or get in on the action yourself!

westmangaming.com

 

Prairie Con XXXIX

June 15-17

Assiniboine Community College, East Campus

This all-ages event makes every effort to provide games that are appropraite for younger gamers. From board games to card games to role-playing games and miniature games, we strive to include something for everyone. Our largest event is our annual convention, which has been running for more than thirty years!

prairiecon.com

 

Comic Con

September 8 & 9

Keystone Centre

The creators of C4-Central Canada Comic Con! present Brandon Comic Con! This is our first annual comic convention in Brandon, and it will be a fun, family friendly weekend filled with guests, exhibitors, artists, Q&A sessions, video games and so much more!

 

Reconnect with Nature

While in Brandon be sure to take a break from the fast paced day to day hustle and bustle of city life!

 

Nature Sites Within City Limits

Assiniboine Food Forest

201 - 17th Street east

Visit the Assiniboine Food Forest to wander beneath the canopy of oak, ash and maple throughout the Treesblood Interpretive trail System that connects to the Food Forest. Visit their website to learn more about the many projects underway to establish a thriving natural landscape for students and famalies to enjoy that harmonizaes wildlife habitat with human experience, promotes self-sustaining food production for both humans and wildlife,and endeavours to provide educational workshops and tours on diverse scientific, artistic, and cultural themes.

assiniboinefoodforest.ca

204-728-6278

 

Riverbank Discovery Centre

545 Conservation Drive

The Riverbank Discovery centre serves as the starting point for an extensive trail system that runs through wetlands, prairie grasses, native and introduced trees and shrubs, and connects to the Red Willow Pedestrian Bridge overlooking the Assiniboine River. The Area is home to several wetland animal species, prairie and migratory birds, as well as one of Manitoba's most successful Purple Martin sanctuaries. trail maps and self guided pond tours are available at the Riverbank Discovery Centre.

riverbank.mb.ca

 

Nature Sites beyond The City's Edge

Brandon Hills Wildlife Management Area

South of Brandon on Highway #10

This area is home to a variety of plant and animal species and offers the perfect setting for recreational activites such as hiking, cross-country skiing, cycling and bird watching. The trails are made up of loops ranging from 2.5 km to 7.5 km. Brandon Hills WIldlife Management Area is located 10 km south of Brandon on Highway #10, 3km east on Beresford Road and 1 km south. Information on the area can be obtained from Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship at 1-800-214-6497, while trail maps are available at the Riverbank Discovery Centre.

 

Grand Valley Park

Trans Canada Highway & Highway #459

Visit this beautiful provincial park, jsut minutes from Brandon, that boasts scenic views, a historic Indigenous Buffalo Jump, and a small rustic chapel. Hidden among the trees you will also find a viewing tower, picnic shelter, splendid walking trails, and Grand Valley Campground.

204-573-0826 or 204-573-3798

 

 

 

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