Your City

The City of Brandon is home to a lively cultural life, vibrant economy and many all-season recreational opportunities. Brandon is located one hour south of Riding Mountain National Park, two hours west of the City of Winnipeg and one hour north of the North Dakota border. Brandon has been consistently chosen as one of Canada’s top cities in which to live thanks to its manageable size, the friendliness of its citizens, its green spaces, and its safe nature.

Brandon hosts numerous arts festivals every year, such as the Brandon Festival of the Arts, Brandon Jazz Festival and the Brandon New Music Festival. As well, Brandon’s Keystone Centre is the home of the Brandon Wheat Kings and the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, and it is the complex of choice for hockey tournaments and horse shows. The community Sportsplex is another favourite spot for swimming, racquetball and hockey or skating. Brandon is located in traditional Dakota territory in Treaty #1.

Favourite Eating Spots:

  • Boston Pizza
  • Chili Chutney
  • Double Decker Tavern and Restaurant
  • Forbidden Flavours
  • Kam Lung Chinese Buffet Restaurant
  • Komfort Kitchen
  • Montana’s Cookhouse
  • Mum’s Family Restaurant
  • Sushi Hut
  • Toyko Zone

Favourite Night Spots:

  • SUDS (on campus)
  • Great Western Roadhouse at CanadInns
  • Houston’s Country Roadhouse
  • Huggy’s Sports Bar
  • Joe Beeverz Bar and Grill
  • Lady of the Lake Café & Pub
  • Tavern United at the CanadInns
  • The 40

Students Love:

  • Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
  • Cheap Tuesday movie nights at the Empire Theatre
  • Dakota Ojibway Winterfest
  • Evans Theatre
  • Hiking Trails at Brandon Hills
  • Kristopher Campbell Memorial Skateboard Park
  • Lieutenant Governor’s Winter Festival
  • Riding Mountain National Park
  • RCA Museum (Canada’s National Artillery Museum in Shilo)
  • Riverbank Discovery Centre and Trail System
  • Royal Manitoba Winter Fair
  • Sprucewoods Provincial Park
  • Waterfall of Lights Outdoor Skating Oval
  • Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium
  • Wheat Kings Hockey Games