From the time that you arrive until your departure, you will feel that You Belong in Brandon. We hope that you enjoy your stay in our multi-cultural and diverse community and invite you to come back year after year. West Jet's daily service from Calgary makes it easier for you to enjoy our community and the many wonderful events and attractions that it has to offer.
For more information on all that Brandon has to offer, please stop by the Riverbank Discovery Centre just off of 18th Street and Kirkcaldy Drive. We will be happy to help you discover why "You Belong in Brandon!"
Location and Area
Situated in the southwest corner of the Province of Manitoba, the city is very close to the geographical centre of North America (situated north of Rugby, North Dakota). Brandon is the second largest city in Manitoba with a population of 46,000 people and a trading area of 180,000 people. It is located 197 km (130 miles) west of Winnipeg, 365 km (225 miles) east of Regina and 100 km (60 miles) north of the United States Border. Brandon covers an area of 75km² (47 mile²) and has an average elevation of 390 metres (1,280 feet) in the city and 409 metres (1,342 feet) at the Brandon Airport.
The summer season ranges from May to September with daytime temperatures from 12°C (54°F) to 26°C (79°F). The months of November through February usually have considerable amounts of snow and temperatures below freezing. The area enjoys over 2,000 hours of sunshine per year.
In Manitoba, Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. local time on the second Sunday in March. On the first Sunday in November Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. local time. During Daylight Saving Time clocks are turned ahead one hour.
The currency used in Brandon is the Canadian dollar. It is recommended that visitors exchange their currency at a bank, foreign exchange outlet.