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Brandon Hill’s Wildlife Management Area

#10 Highway

This area is home to a variety of plant and animal species and offers the perfect setting for recreational activities 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, 3 km east on Beresford Road and 1 km south. For more 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.

 

Crow’s General Store

33- 17th Street East

Visit this distinctive General Store that is everything 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 grounds, 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! For more information call 204- 571- 6275 or find Crow’s General Store on Facebook.

 

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 evaporated 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 families 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. For more information about the Assiniboine Food Forest Initiative please visit www.assiniboinefoodforest.ca or call 204- 728- 6278.

 

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 gathering place of Down Town Brandon. 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 to the Medallion Room of the Re-Fit Store 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. For more information please call 204- 728- 2227 or find Global Market Brandon on Facebook!

 

Grand Valley Provincial Park

Trans Canada Highway

Visit this beautiful provincial park just minutes from Brandon, that boasts scenic views, a Historic Indigenous Buffalo Jump, and a small rustic chapel. Hidden amongst the trees you will also find a viewing tower, picnic shelter, and splendid walking trails. The campground and RV park also serves as an outdoor event space and wedding venue! For more information call 204- 573- 0826 or 204- 573- 3798, or find Grand Valley Park on Facebook.

 

Riverbank Discovery Centre

#1 – 545 Conservation Drive

The Riverbank Discovery Centre and grounds serve as a cornerstone space for Brandon for hosting community events such as charity walks, fundraisers and the city’s Canada Day celebrations. 2018 will mark the opening of Festival Park, a beautiful outdoor amphitheatre with covered stage! There is never a dull moment at the Riverbank and there is always something new to learn when you visit the Assiniboine River Corridor!  Reconnect with nature while exploring the trail systems and interpretive pond; get active using the outdoor fitness equipment and playground; or head inside the Centre to learn about wetlands and wildlife at our family activity space. The Centre also serves the community as the Brandon & Region Tourism Centre where you can find all the tourism information you might need to help you along your travels. To learn more visit www.riverbank.mb.ca or call 204-729-2129.

 

Power Smart Waterfall of Lights

This scenic wintertime oasis offers skating through beautiful light displays that are lit from December through the end of February, weather permitting. The park is completed with warm-up shacks, music, fire pits, benches and washroom facilities. The Power Smart Waterfall of Lights is located at the west end of McGregor Avenue. For more information please call 204- 729- 2150.

 


 

 

Community Events

 

Brandon is home to several world class facilities that host a variety of events including music concerts, national and provincial sporting events, and professional performances by award winning companies such as the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Ballet and Disney On Ice. For a full listing of community events at each venue please visit the websites listed, or find the Brandon Tourism Community Events Calendar.

 

Keystone Centre

1175- 18th Street

The Keystone Centre is one of the largest non-profit convention, entertainment, agriculture and recreational complexes of its kind in North America. With 54,000 sq. ft. of indoor facilities nestled into 90 acres on Brandon’s 18th Street, the Keystone Centre is home to Western Hockey League’s Brandon Wheat Kings, the Brandon Curling Club, Manitoba Ag Days, the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, Dakota Nation Winterfest, concerts, conferences, outdoor fairs and festivals. The venue has a history of hosting major national hockey and curling events such as the 2010 Memorial Cup, 1995 Worlds in Curling, the first ever Olympic Curling trials in 1997, the 2003 Tournament of Hearts, and the 2016 Home Hardware Canadian Cup – and will continue with this legacy in 2019 with the biggest national curling event in North America – the Brier!  For more information please visit www.keystonecentre.com or call 204-726-3500.

 

Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium

205- 20th Street

The WMCA is Western Manitoba’s premier venue for the performing arts; hosting community productions, professional entertainers, and a variety of community events. Each year the WMCA presents professional ballet, symphony orchestra, classical chamber music, professional musicians and comedians, community and high school theatre productions, several cultural festivals, guest lectures, and conferences. Neighbor to Brandon University the WMCA is also home to many graduation and convocation ceremonies, orientation days and educational events. The mix of professional and community activities serves the needs and interest of the people of Western Manitoba.
For upcoming events at the Auditorium or to purchase tickets please visit www.wmca.ca or call 204-728-9510.

 

Riverbank Discovery Centre

#1- 545 Conservation Drive

The Riverbank Discovery Centre serves as a gathering place for the community; planning and coordinating many annual community events such as Brandon’s Canada Day celebrations and the Western Regional Envirothon; as well as hosting large scale community events organized by external groups - such as charity fundraising events, walk-a-thons and even car shows! The Riverbank looks forward to the opening of Festival Park, a community outdoor amphitheatre in the heart of the Hub North.  There truly is never a dull moment at the Riverbank! For more information please visit www.riverbank.mb.ca or call 204- 729- 2141.

 

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 gathering place of Down Town Brandon. 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 to the Medallion Room of the Re-Fit Store 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. For more information please call 204- 728- 2227 or find Global Market Brandon on Facebook!

 

 

 

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