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What to Do


Brandon is considered by many to be the regional hub of western Manitoba. Pack a picnic lunch, jump in the car and explore the beautiful scenic parks our region has to offer! Head back to the city at the end of the day and plan your next adventure!


Riding Mountain National Park

Located approximately 100 km north of Brandon, Riding Mountain National Park - Manitoba's first national park - is a pocket of wilderness containing 3,000 km-squared of rugged nature just waiting to be explored!

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Criddle/Vane Homestead Provincial Heritage Park

This 130-hectare area preserves the former homestead of two prominent Manitoba families. Known for their contributions in the fields of science, art, sport and culture, the Criddle and Vane familes originally settled here in 1882. The park provides you with two hiking trails that take you past the former Criddle home site which was the first entomological field station in western Canada, a cemetery, as well as the remains of the original landscape features such as the tennis court and golf course. 

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Oak Lake Provincial Park | Oak Island Resort

Oak Lake is one of the larger lakes in the province and it offers exceptional fishing and water sports. Oak Island Resort offers a world class 18-hole golf course with a pro shop and restaurant. 

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Rivers Provincial Park

Made up of 38 hectares of mixed grass prairie, this park is situated by Lake Wahtopanah. The lake, a reservoir created by damming the Little Saskatchewan River, was named after the native word "watopapinah" meaning "canoe people".

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HyLife Back Forty Multi-Use Trail Park

The HyLife Back Forty Multi-Use Trail Park provides fun for all ages! Located at the north end of Neepawa, this 5.1 kilometre cycling course involves increasing levels of difficulty, a pump track and a skills loop with wooden features.The Trail Park is open year-round with opportunities for cycling, fat biking, walking/running, tobogganing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. 

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