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About Brandon

Brandon is a progressive community nestled along the Assiniboine River in the heart of Southwestern Manitoba, approximately 200 km West of Winnipeg. With a population of 43,000 (MB Health estimate) and a trading area of approximately 180,000, Brandon continues to prosper without forsaking the high “Quality of Life” residents work diligently to maintain.

Ask any new resident of our city to describe why they chose Brandon. You will find the most frequently used terms are opportunity, quality of life, value, competitive advantage, friendly and diverse.

Advances in transportation and technology have created an enormously enticing situation for the city’s 43,000 residents. Career training is readily available through one of the top-notch training institutions located in Brandon; Brandon University, Assiniboine Community College, The Manitoba Emergency Services College, The Midwestern School of Business & Technology, University of Manitoba four-year satellite nursing program and the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Centre.

Brandon boasts an excellent array of shopping facilities with two major shopping centres, five department stores and a mix of smaller unique shops. Our restaurants are some of the finest in Manitoba and offer something for all tastes and budgets.

Cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities abound. Indulge your cultural tastes with a theatre or concert visit, maybe even a stroll around the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba. The gallery presents national and international exhibitions and works by regional artists featured in the Gift Shop.

Brandon is great for the outdoor enthusiast. The Assiniboine Riverbank winds its way through the City. The “Red Willow Trail” pedestrian bridge links together a mixture of attractive walkways, cycling routes, nature reserves and picnics spots.

Brandon is not modelling itself after any other community. Brandon continues to build on its strengths and is proud to be Brandon. Innovation and foresight exist throughout the community and allow us to stand above other centres of comparable size.

Source: Economic Development Brandon