Welcome to Brandon!
From the time that you arrive until you depart you will feel that You Belong in Brandon. We hope that you enjoy your stay with us and will come back year after year.
A Multi-Cultural Community
Brandon is a prairie city with a very diverse culture. Each year Brandon shows off its multi-culturalism by hosting the Lieutenant Governor’s Winter Festival at the beginning of February. There are over 14 pavilions that offer food, beverage and entertainment from each culture. While visiting Brandon stop by one of our numerous shops and restaurants that highlight our multi-cultural city.
Location and Area
Situated in the southwest corner of the Province of Manitoba, the city is very close to the geographical centre of North America (situated north of Rugby, North Dakota). Brandon is the second largest city in Manitoba with a population of 46,000 people and a trading area of 180,000 people. It is located 197 km (130 miles) west of Winnipeg, 365 km (225 miles) east of Regina and 100 km (60 miles) north of the United States Border. Brandon covers an area of 75km2 (47 mile2) and had an average elevation of 390 metres (1,280 feet) in the city and 409 metres (1,342 feet) at the Brandon Airport.
The summer season ranges from May to September with daytime temperatures from 12oC (54oF) to 26oC (79oF). The month of November through February usually have considerable amounts of snow and temperatures below freezing. The area enjoys over 2,000 hours of sunshine per year.
In Manitoba, Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. local time on the second Sunday in March. On the first Sunday in November, areas on Daylight Saving time return to Standard Time at 2 a.m. During Daylight Saving Time clocks are turned ahead one hour.
The currency used in Brandon is the Canadian dollar. It is recommended that visitors exchange their currency at a bank, a foreign exchange outlet or use a banking machine.