what to do


What to Do


Brandon is a city on the rise with many hidden gems and untold stories! Consider the cosmos at the local astronomical observatory; find new ways to adventure while you work to escape the final countdown; or test your aim at the local archery or axe throwing ranges! Brandon has something for everyone!


Fun For Everyone


Brandon University Astronomical Observatory

270-18th Street | 204-727-9677

The observatory offers more than a stunning view of Brandon from the highest elevated view at the center of the city, but through the Ritchey-Chretien telescope a glimpse into our solar system and far off galaxies. The observatory is open the public every third Friday of the month, with additional openings during celestial events such as eclipses and transits.

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Board Game Empire

1150-9th Street | 204-717-1419

Brandon's only board game cafe! Grab a sandwich, a drink, and a table, then sit down to enjoy playing any of the board games available from an extensive library - or bring your own!

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Escape: The Final Countdown

161-8th Street | 204-727-2203

Your team will have 60 minutes to work together to solve the clues and escape the room! With four escape rooms ranging from beginner to expert, this stellar experience provides interactive fun for all ages. The door is locked, the timer is set - will you escape the final countdown?

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Kickin' Axe Throwing

3B-389 Park Ave East | 204-730-5425

Spend your time chuckin' axe to the highest score or play a few simple games for fun! The facility can accommodate groups of 4 to 30 or even more for corporate events! Safety and technique lessons are provided to each session. (Mature adults only. 18+)

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Westman Reptile Gardens

Site 570 Box 21 RR#5 | 204-763-4030

A short drive east of Brandon you will find Canada's largest variety of reptiles under one roof! Westman Reptile Gardens is open year-round and most holidays. During your visit you can view over 300 reptiles including snakes, turtles, lizards, crocodiles, spiders and much more. While you are there, make sure to have a look around the gift shop!

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Phoenix Ranch Boarding Stables & Equestrian Centre 

Three minutes south east of Richmond and Hwy 110 | 204-720-5755

Offer single riding lessons available for purchase via their website, as well as horseback riding and trail rides. 

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Family Fun


Albert’s Bistro Family Restaurant

2000 Highland Avenue | 204-727-3911

Stop in at Albert's Bistro for a wholesome family experience throughout the spring and summer, or settle in for a taste of Greece on the prairies through any season! This family owned bistro serves up authentic Greek dishes in the dining room or patio, and also offers up some great outdoor recreation with an 18-hole mini golf course, climbing wall, driving range and basketball challenge.

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Fun N’ Games HQ

824-18th Street | 204-725-4289

As the name imparts, Fun and Games Headquarters is all about fun! Play games, win prizes and celebrate special events. With super simulators, tabletop challenges, and carnival games, there is something for everyone!

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Fun Time Pottery

535-34th Street | 204-728-4659

Looking for an artful experience? Fun Time Pottery offers a relaxed environment where families can paint their own pottery to create beautiful personalized pieces! Interested in some adult crafting time? Join Milly and her crew for one of their Special Event Nights!

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Just 4 Kidz

1608 Park Avenue | 204-717-5439

Welcome to Brandon's premier play space designed just 4 Kidz, with space for adults as well! New features include a brand-new play structure, toddler area, and bouncy houses, and newly developed birthday party packages. The facility also offers 2,200 sq. ft. of laser tag, glow in the dark mini golf, and the Kidz Kafe! So much entertainment under one roof for all ages to enjoy!

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T-Birds Food Fun & Games

2140 Currie Boulevard | 204-727-2695

Get it all under one roof! There is truly something for the entire family at T-Birds Food, Fun & Games. With onsite food and beverage, bowling, arcade, billiards and more, you are sure to have a good time.

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