2001 population: 39,716
(Source: Statistics Canada)
Brandon is a city in the province of Manitoba. It is on the Assiniboine River.
The city was named for Brandon House, built by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1793.
Former and merged community names include:
· Brandon House
Brandon was founded in 1881 as a divisional point on the Canadian Pacific Railway.
Well-known residents have included:
· E. Mayne Hull, science-fiction writer
· Turk Broda, hockey player
Local festivals include:
· Ridgefest - July 7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Brandon web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Assiniboine RIverbanks Trail, Riding Mountain National Park
Attractions: Eleanor Kidd Gardens
Historic sites and museums: Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame, Chapman Museum, Daly House Museum, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
Colleges and universities: Brandon University, Assiniboine Community College