Jan 252012
 

Population: City – 41,511/Metro – 48256
Elevation: 1,348ft (409m)
News: The Brandon Sun, Wheat City Journal, The Quill, Student Focus
Radio: AM 880 (Country Music), FM 91.5 (First Nations community), FM 92.7 Public Music, FM 94.7 (Hot Adult Contemporary), FM 96.1 (Active Rock), FM 97.9 (News/Info), FM 99.5 (French News), FM 101.1 (Country), FM 106.5 (Campus Radio)
TV: Channels – 9 (Global), 6 (CBC), 7 (CTV), 13 (Radio-Canada)

Brandon, Manitoba is the second largest city in Manitoba.  It was incorporated back in 1882 and started out as a major junction for the Canadian Pacific Railway.  The people of Brandon are probably the most friendly bunch of people that I have ever come into contact with.  This is really a place that will make you feel like you are at home.  If you check out the Riverbank Discovery Centre off of Conservation Drive you can hit up their visitor center inside.  They will have pretty much all the information you could need about what local events are going on over the next few days.

Museums

  • 26th Field Regiment 12th Manitoba Dragoons Museum – 1-204-725-2373
  • B.J. Hales Museum of Natural History
  • Carousels and Dolls Doll Museum
  • Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum
  • Daly House Museum
  • Manitoba Agriculture Hall of Fame
  • The RCA Museum/Le Musee de I’ARC

Things to Do

  • Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Centre
  • Assiniboine Riverbank Trail System
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Centre
  • Assiniboine Riverbank Trail System
  • Brandon Hills Wildlife Management Area
  • Brandon University
  • Brandon’s Community Sportsplex
  • Eleanor Kidd Gardens
  • Experience Downtown Brandon
  • Keystone Centre
  • Manitoba Hydro Power Smart® Waterfall of Lights
  • Riverbank Discovery Centre
  • Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium
  • Westman Reptile Gardens

Places to Eat

  • 34th Street Bar & Grill
  • Aalto’s Garden Cafe
  • Albert’s Bistro Family Restaurant
  • Applebee’s Neighbourhood Grill & Bar
  • Beef & Barrel Restaurant
  • Butcher’s Kitchen Restaurant
  • Chalet Restaurant
  • City Centre Restaurant
  • Chicken Delight
  • Chilly Chutney
  • Chicken Corner Family Restaurant
  • Chicken Charlie’s Family Restaurant
  • Clancy’s Eatery & Drinkery
  • Cranberry’s Family Restaurant
  • Deer Ridge Golf Course & Driving Range
  • Hunky House Restaurant
  • Humpty’s Family Restaurant
  • India Gardens
  • Gulliver’s Grill
  • Green Acre’s Family Restaurant
  • 3 x A&W Restaurant
  • Arby’s
  • Burger King
  • 2 x KFC
  • Taco Bell
  • Taco Time
  • 4 x Submay
  • 2 x Quiznos
  • 2 x Perfect Pita
  • New York Fries
  • 4 x McDonald’s
  • Wendy’s

Places to Stay

  • Barney’s Motel
  • Canad Inns Brandon
  • Hillcrest Motel
  • Comfort Inn
  • Colonial Inn
  • Casa Blanca Motor Lodge
  • Redwood Inn
  • Days Inn
  • Knights Inn
  • Keystone Motor Inn
  • Lakeview Inn & Suites
  • North Hill Inn
  • Motel 6
  • Midway Motel
  • Royal Oak Inn & Suites
  • Super 8 Motel
  • The Little Chalet
  • Trails West Inn
  • Victoria Inn
  • Western Motel

 

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