"My first real taste of Manitoba" Top 5 Page for this destination Brandon by Bwana_Brown
Brandon Travel Guide: 26 reviews and 38 photos
I had visited Manitoba only twice before, both times involving the capital city of Winnipeg. The first time was on a hitch-hiking trip from Canada's east coast in 1970 and the second was a 2-night dead-of-winter fly-in on a business trip in 1998. This time around was much better because, even though it was another working business trip, at least it was during beautiful summer weather and there was just enough free time to enable me to see a bit more of the province.
The company I work for in Regina, Saskatchewan had been awarded a major maintenance contract with a large industrial customer in Brandon, so about 35 of us converged on this sleepy little city for 7-8 days of solid work. We had quite good weather, sunny and warm with only a few rain showers, so on the one day when not all the crew was needed, I rented a car and did a little extra exploring outside the city. I was quite impressed by what I saw, including a Museum dedicated to training air force crews during World War II, beautiful countryside, Canada's longest swinging bridge over a pretty little river and a major 'castle' located in the middle of nowhere!
- Pros:Small, pretty and nice countryside
- Cons:Nothing major
- In a nutshell:Looks like lots of interesting things to do in the city and surrounding area
You never know what will crop up in small towns but I was still surprised when, next to the Swinging Bridge and on a... more travel advice
On the day I had the rental car, one of the other guys joined me as we headed out around noon to do a bit of exploring... more travel advice
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