what to do


What to Do

Brandon supports a vibrant and ambitious student population. Brandon campuses are welcoming and inclusive, and home to many tourist and community events throughout the year!


Manitoba Emergency Services College

1601 Van Horne Avenue East | 204-726-6855

The Manitoba Emergency Services College (MESC) offers a 10-month program for those interested in pursuing a career as a fire fighter paramedic. The MESC also offers courses in Fire Fighting, Rescue, Emergency Driving, Fire Officer, Emergency Management, Incident Command, Institutional Planning, Fire Investigation, Critical Incident Stress and Fire and Life Safety Education for Manitoba’s Career and Rural Fire and Emergency Services.

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Robertson College

D10-800 Rosser Avenue Town Centre | 204-725-7200

Robertson College - Brandon Campus offers Diploma programs in Business and Healthcare. By offering diploma programs in industries that are growing in Canada and in need of trained professionals, Robertson graduates are better able to step right into new careers. Students choose Robertson because of their hands-on approach to teaching and their commitment to their success. Robertson works hard to provide students with the best career training possible and support them after graduation. Robertson hires instructors who are working in their fields and provides up-to-date equipment and hands-on training.

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Assiniboine Community College

-Victoria Avenue East Campus
1430 Victoria Avenue East

-North Hill Campus
1035 - 1st Street

-Adult Collegiate
725 Rosser Avenue

| 204-725-8700 or toll free: 1-800-862-6307

Assiniboine Community College (ACC) has been providing exceptional learning experiences for over 55 years. For staff and students alike, ACC offers unparalleled learning environments and responds well to the demands and requirements of the Manitoba labour market. Instructors follow the philosophy of learn by doing, combining classroom theory with hands-on learning inside labs, kitchens, shops, fields and the college’s sustainable greenhouse. ACC offers more than 40 diploma and certificate programs across a variety of disciplines including culinary arts and hospitality, business, agriculture and environment, health and human services, trades and technology. The College also delivers apprenticeship programming in a range of skilled trades disciplines. With campuses in Brandon, Dauphin and Winnipeg, ACC provides comprehensive education opportunities throughout Manitoba. The College also partners with many communities and organizations across the province to deliver customized education and training.

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Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts (ACC North Hill Campus)

| 204-725-8700 or toll free: 1-800-862-6307

This beautiful Manitoba Heritage building re-opened in September 2007 and marked the beginning of the college's development of the North Hill campus.

The building is now home to the Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts, operating the Culinary Arts, Hotel & Restaurant Management, Horticultural Production, and Sustainable Food Systems programs on campus. Staff and students work and learn in a facility that includes a large, modern teaching kitchen and classrooms, the Manitoba Canola Growers Culinary Theatre, the majestic Grey Owl dining room, study hall, and bistro-sytle courtyard.

Many ticketed public events are held here throughout the year, which serve as hands-on learning opportunities for students that sell-out quickly.

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Brandon University

270-18th Street | 204-728-9520

Brandon University welcomes your visit. Boasting a wide array of sports and cultural facilities, the cozy campus is perfect for a drop-in picnic lunch on the great lawn or to stay for a short wander past the many fine examples of varied architecture, from carefully restored heritage structures to dramatic modern designs. Inside, selections from Brandon University’s art and scientific collections are on tasteful display. Many buildings, including the Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art, a new Healthy Living Centre, an astronomical observatory, the Lorne Watson Recital Hall, the John E. Robbins Library and the Evans Theatre, are regularly open to the public. Whether you stay for a day or for a degree, discover Brandon University’s excellence in student-centred education, in community-engaged research, and central role in a city that is a hub for post-secondary education and employment in southwestern Manitoba.

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Indigenous Peoples’ Centre

270-18th Street | 204-728-9520

The Indigenous Peoples' Centre supports students at Brandon University and offers many opportunities for all people to engage in Canadian Indigenous culture throughout each year. Some events include: medicine picking, drum groups, beading clubs, ceremony teachings, teepee teachings, sash weaving, round dances, rattle performances and much more. Each year in May they celebrate the graduation of out Indigenous students with out annual All Nations Graduation Pow Wow.

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Brandon University Healthy Living Centre

2010 Louise Avenue | 204-727-9756

The home of the bobcats and so much more! Drop in for a workout at this outstanding facility, which boasts Brandon's best indoor walking and jogging track, then stay for fitness and recreation programs that include everything from kickboxing and yoga to pickleball and Zumba. The BU Healthy Living Centre is also home to first class sports medicine, athletic therapy and physiotherapy services, available to the entire community.

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Evans Theatre

270 18th Street | 204-727-9704

The Evans Theatre shows a variety of international and documentary films on weekends from September to May each year and is run by the volunteers of the Brandon Film Festival.

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The Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art

2021 Victoria Avenue | 204-740-7283

The Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art is a unique facility operated for and by the students in Brandon University's Visual and Aboriginal Arts programs. This important community resource produces exhibitions of students and staff open to the public between September and April.

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Lorne Watson Recital Hall

270-18th Street | 204-727-7388

Feast your ears on professional calibre musical performances in all genres at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Located in the Queen Elizabeth II Music Building on the Brandon University Campus. The Lorne Watson Recital Hall is noted for its rich, warm tone and has been specially designed for performance. Throughout the school year, it is a showcase for the spectacular talents of staff and students of Brandon University School of Music, as well as world-class visiting musicians.

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