Brandon is the second-largest city in Manitoba, Canada, and is located in the southwestern area of the province along the Assiniboine River. After being chosen as an important link along the route of the Canadian Pacific Railway, Brandon became a city in 1882. After over 100 years of growth and development, the —Wheat City— was ranked as the 6th best place to live in Canada. With a population of over 57,000 people, Brandon is quickly becoming one of the most desirable communities to live. There are so many memorable things to do in Brandon such as unique shopping, sporting events, museums and art galleries, and let’s not forget the world-renowned Manitoba Royal Winter and Summer Fairs, that should you come to visit, it’s quite possible that you may decide to make this your home one day.
Brandon is also proud to be home to Brandon University, Assiniboine Community College, Robertson College, Manitoba Emergency Services College as well as the 22 other schools ranging from Kindergarten to High school, that boasts a budget of over $50 Million dollars dedicated to education and the future of learning. Along with school education, Brandon prides itself on its love of sports such as their famous junior hockey team the Brandon Wheat Kings. During the winter you’ll often find many of Brandon’s residents faithfully cheering on their home team.
With so many things to do in Brandon, there is an activity for each person in your family. Shop at a few of Brandon’s locally owned and popular gift ware stores: The Little Shoppe, Abby Rose and The Green Spot or visit larger shopping centres, such as The Corral Centre or The Shopper’s Mall. Dine in fashionable restaurants along 18th Street such ECHO Restaurant and Wine Bar or enjoy in a healthy sandwich at the Wildflower Café in downtown Brandon. It is without a doubt that shopping and dining are the most popular things to do in Brandon.
In addition to all of the above, Brandon has the pleasure of hosting numerous types of events every year such as the Brandon Festival of the Arts, Brandon Jazz Festival and the Brandon Folk Music Festival and Canada’s largest indoor Agricultural Trade Show and Program called Ag Days – one of the premier shows of its king in North America. All these events and more are held within Brandon’s Keystone Centre which is Manitoba’s finest events centre.
Should you choose to make Arbutus Place your choice of apartment rentals in Brandon, you will not be disappointed. Provided that our winters are icy cold, the warm heart of this city is sure to keep you and your loved ones happy. healthy and proud to call Brandon, Manitoba your home.