Unique Destinations

LIzard enclosure at Westman Reptile Gardens near Brandon, Manitoba

Whether it’s experiencing a stunning view of our city at the Brandon University Astronomical Observatory or checking out some neat reptiles at Westman Reptile Gardens, our city is full of fun unique options!

Exterior of the telescope at the BU Astronomical Observatory, Brandon, Manitoba

Brandon University Astronomical Observatory

270 - 18th Street, Brandon  Map

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.


Target practice at Jo-Brook Outdoors archery range, Brandon, Manitoba

Jo-Brook Outdoors

2030B Park Avenue West, Brandon  Map
Phone: 204-727-3552

Jo-Brook Outdoors is your supplier for firearms, archery, kayaks and SUPs. Our goal is to provide the best gear, best selection, and best service for your outdoor needs.Jo-Brook opened in 1975, and quickly became a favourite to local outdoor enthusiasts to shop for hunting and sport shooting equipment. Since then the business has evolved in many ways. From expanding our floor space to an ever-growing number of outdoor categories ranging from archery equipment, kayaks, electric fat tire bikes and more!


Bullseye, Kickin' Axe Throwing, Brandon, Manitoba

Kickin’ Axe Throwing

1203 Princess Avenue, Brandon  Map
Phone: 204-730-5425

Friendly and knowledgeable lane marshals will provide each group with a safety tutorial and demonstrate proper axe throwing techniques to ensure that each participant gets the most of their axe-perience!


Alligator at the Westman Reptile Gardens, Brandon, Manitoba

Credit: Travel Manitoba

Westman Reptile Gardens

East of Brandon, Brandon  Map
Phone: 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!