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Brandon Travel Guide



Brandon is a city at the southwestern edge of Manitoba, the second largest city in Manitoba with about 40,000 people. It is the hub of the southwest agricultural area of the province,[1] and is located about 197 kilometers west of Winnipeg, named after the nearby Brandon Hills. In Brandon, you’ll find “handsome” old homes built by residents who have prospered from the area’s lucrative wheat industry. [2]

Brandon is home to the two-floor Commonwealth Air Training Museum located at the city’s airport. The museum honors the airmen and women who trained in Brandon during WWII. Thirteen planes that were used during the war for training purposes are maintained and displayed along with a collection of memorabilia and photographs from that era.[3]

Another attraction is the bison killing area 10 kilometers west of the city. Thousands of bison once roamed these grounds, a place where the Natives hunted as far back as 1,200 years ago.[4]

Stott Site in the Grand Valley Recreation Park appears to have been another Indian hunting ground. Archaeologists have discovered bones and artifacts there. A viewing platform at the park allows visitors to peer over a prehistoric encampment and a bison enclosure that has been reconstructed.[5]

How to Get There
Brandon has a municipal airport about 1.6 kilometers north of the city. It has scheduled passenger flights to Winnipeg and Dauphin, Manitoba.[6] It can also be reached by taking the Trans-Canada Highway westbound from Winnipeg, a drive of about two hours and a half to three hours.

References:
“Brandon Airport.” <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandon_Airport>

“Brandon, Manitoba.” <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandon%2C_Manitoba>

Simpkins, Mary Ann. Canada. New York: Prentice Hall Travel, 1994. ISBN: 0671882783.

[1] Brandon, Manitoba
[2] Simpkins, 254-55
[3] Id. at 255
[4] Id.
[5] Id.
[6] Brandon Airport







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