Cool Pursuits

People playing pond hockey, Brandon, Manitoba

Experience what Brandon’s outdoor winter scene is all about as you embark on a hike along the trails located at the Brandon Hills or maybe strap on the skates and head on down to the Skating Oval, which includes a warming shack, ambient music and fire pits! You can also experience family fun excitement at Tubin’ at Grand Valley Park!

Winter Exploration

Brandon Hills in the winter, Brandon, Manitoba

Brandon Hills Wildlife Management Area

10 km south on 17th Street East, Brandon  Map
Phone: 800-214-6497

This area is home to a variety of plant and animal species and offers the perfect setting for recreational activities such as hiking, cross-country skiing, cycling and bird watching. The trails are made up of loops ranging from 2.5 km to 7.5 km. The Brandon Hills is located 10 kilometres south of Brandon on Highway 10, three kilometres east on Beresford Road and one kilometre south. Information on the area can be obtained from Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship at 1-800-214-6497, while trail maps are available at the Riverbank Discovery Centre.

Time For A Skate

Skating Oval, Brandon, Manitoba


Skating Oval

West end of McGregor Avenue (off 18th Street North), Brandon  Map

The City of Brandon's skating oval is always a treat for locals and visitors who want to enjoy a leisurely skate, while enjoy the beautiful scenery!

The oval includes warming shacks, portable washroom facilities, flood lighting, ambient music, and fire pits to cook on or warm up around. In addition, the Manitoba Hydro Power Smart Waterfall of Lights is also lit until 11 p.m. each evening so the public can skate around the oval and take in the brilliant, festive displays during the holiday season!

Sledding Fun!

Winter fun at Hanbury Hill, Brandon, Manitoba


Hanbury Hill

600 Braecrest Drive, Brandon  Map

Hanbury Hill is a toboggan hill that all ages can enjoy for some winter fun! The hill provides a long enjoyable run for the older ages and a smaller run on the backside of the hill for younger children.

Also located at the hill is a warm-up gazebo for those cooler winter days. The hill is also lit so it can be enjoyed well into the evening!

Rideau Park in winter, Brandon, Manitoba


Rideau Park - Winter

305 Park Street, Brandon  Map

Enjoy sledding in the winter at the big hill at Rideau Park!

Sledding fun at the Sugar Bowl, Brandon, Manitoba


Sugar Bowl

34th Street & Cherry Crescent, Brandon  Map

The Sugar Bowl, located on the west end of the city, is a great spot for tobogganing fun!

Tubing fun at Grand Valley Park, Brandon, Manitoba


Tubin' at Grand Valley Park

8 Kilometres west of Corral Centre, Brandon  Map
Phone: 204-573-3798

Located approximately eight kilometres west of Brandon’s Corral Centre, Tubin' at Grand Valley Park operates Thursday to Sunday throughout the winter, weather permitting.

The park offers an outdoor winter experience in a fun, safe, and family friendly environment and consists of three snow tube lanes and a handle tow lift so you can relax on your way back uphill! No equipment is needed as each rider is supplied with a specialized winter tube. Helmets are mandatory for children 12 and under and will be available for rent. Tickets for two-hour increments are available online.