About Brandon

View from Brandon's north hill looking south

Location

Situated in the southwest corner of the province of Manitoba, Brandon is very close to the geographical centre of North America. Brandon is the second largest city in Manitoba with a population of approximately 49,000 and a trading area of 180,000 people. It is located 197 km (130 miles) west of Winnipeg (the provincial capital), 365 km (225 miles) east of Regina, Saskatchewan, and 100 km (60 miles) north of the United States border.

Time Zone

In Manitoba, daylight savings 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 savings time, clocks are turned ahead one hour.

Climate

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.

Currency

The currency used in Brandon is the Canadian dollar. It is recommended that visitors exchange their currency at a bank or foreign exchange outlet prior to their visit.

Community Partners

Brandon Chamber of Commerce

1043 Rosser Avenue, Brandon  Map
Phone: 204-571-5340

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Brandon First

Phone: 204-729-2156 | Toll-Free: 888-710-8152

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City of Brandon

410 - 9th Street, Brandon  Map
Phone: 204-729-2186

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Riverbank Discovery Centre

545 Conservation Drive, Brandon  Map
Phone: 204-729-2141 | Toll-Free: 888-799-1111

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Tourism Westman

D - 217 - 10th Street, Brandon  Map
Phone: 204-726-1513 | Toll-Free: 888-303-2232

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