Brandon is a city of 40 000 people in southwest Manitoba. Located about an hour north of the North Dakota border, Brandon is the second-largest city in the province, after Winnipeg. Brandon is known as a city that is not too big to be impersonal, but not so small that it lacks the amenities of large cities.
Although Brandon has a municipal airport, limited commercial passenger service is available. Perimeter Air  is the only airline offering passenger service to Dauphin and Winnipeg. The Winnipeg International Airport is located approximately 200 km to the east of Brandon and is well connected with flights across Canada. Travelers can fly into Winnipeg and then transfer to ground transportation to reach Brandon. The Brandon Air Shuttle  provides daily transportation from Winnipeg International Airport to locations in Brandon. The shuttle will pick up and drop off at any location in Brandon.
Greyhound  and Grey Goose bus lines runs several bus routes through Brandon. The Brandon bus terminal is located at 141 6th Street in the downtown core and is open 7 days a week. Buses departed for destinations such as Winnipeg, Portage la Prairie, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, and Vancouver. The bus terminal features a restaurant, locker storage, and vending machines.
Brandon is at the junction of the Trans Canada Highway and Highway 10. Highway 10 south is a direct connection to North Dakota (USA). The US and Canada customs offices on this highway operate 24 hours. The Trans Canada Highway that goes eastbound to Winnipeg or westbound to Saskatchewan. It is a four-lane highway.
VIA Rail serves the city of Brandon through the train station in Rivers, located 30 km north of Brandon on Highway 10. The Via Station in Rivers is a limited stop service for trains on the Toronto-Vancouver line. Trains heading west depart on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday at 15:13 and trains heading east depart on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday at 16:30.
Brandon Transit  operates ten bus routes throughout the city. The Brandon Transit website provides a map of the routes. Buses depart every 30 minutes during peak times and every hour during non-peak times. Limited public transit is available on Sundays.
Riverbank Discovery Centre, #1-545 Conservation Drive, . Home to self-guided trails around the Assiniboine River, tourism information on the city, and canoe/kayak rentals.free. edit
Brandon Folk Music & Art Festival, Keystone Centre, . Annual event held in mid July on the grounds of the Keystone Centre. Opportunity to hear music from across many different genres. Family friendly event.edit
Ag Days, Keystone Centre, . Canada's largest indoor Agricultural Trade Show and Program. Held in mid January each year at Brandon's Keystone Centre.edit
Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, Keystone Centre, . The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair is one of Western Canada’s largest agricultural events and the largest annual event to be held in Brandon. Held annually at the end of March.edit
Manitoba Summer Fair, Keystone Centre, . Fair is held annually in early June. edit
Brandon Jazz Festival, Brandon University (270 18th Street), . The Jazz festival brings over 3,000 performers to the city from across Canada and the USA. The day is dominated by high school performances and workshops while the evenings are concerts. Event held annually in mid March. edit
Go to the Double Decker  or Clancy's Eatery & Drinkery, .
Thunderbird Bowl. 8 lanes of fivepin and 12 lanes of tenpin bowling. Home of Huggy's Restaurant, Huggy's Lounge, and Pizza Place.edit
Wheat City Golf Course. Brandon's most scenic golf course.25.00. edit
Shilo Country Club, Shilo, Manitoba (23 km east of Brandon on PR 457/340.). One of Western Manitoba's sternest tests of golf and home of many area tournaments.25.00. edit
Deer Ridge Golf Course, 8 Deer Ridge Road (Located just N of Trans Canada Hwy), ☎ 204-726-1545, . A nine-hole golf course with large greens, Deer Ridge offers one par 5 and two challenging par 3 holes. Easy to walk and can be played in under two hours, it is great for both local residents and travellers alike.edit
Wheat King Hockey Games, Keystone Centre, . The Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League play hockey games from October - April at the Keystone Centre.edit
BU Bobcat Games, Brandon University (270 18th Street), . The Brandon University Bobcats volleyball and basketball teams host games on weekends from October - March. edit