The western region was where Manitoba’s first inhabitants arrived about 10,000 years ago. The stories of people who have shaped this region continue to draw in visitors. Celebrate the peace between two nations at the International Peace Gardens. Honour the contributions of Canadians who dedicated their lives for our freedom at museums like the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum. Admire the talent of artists and writers who bring our stories to life.
Rolling hills and towering dunes
The retreat of the last glacier shaped the western region’s landscape. Rolling hills reach high above the prairie -- visit Turtle Mountain Provincial Park to admire the views. The towering sand dunes known as the Spirit Sands at Spruce Woods Provincial Park are a rare sight surrounded by forests and fields. Discover the remarkable features of the parks in this region.
Interpretations of what "brings you back" to Brandon differs for anyone who has been here before. It's the uniqueness that Brandon provides — that sense of belonging — that has people returning to the city time and time again.
Clear Lake Country
Wide Open Skies
Dreaming of some of the best views in Riding Mountain National Park? Check out Bald Hill via Reeves's Ravine. Day or night, you won't be disappointed!
The Power Of Nellie McClung
Digest, is McClung House in Manitou. Explore Nellie’s family home where so much of what she achieved, as a women’s rights champion, began. Come discover the small town that inspired a legend.
International Peace Gardens
Where Vacations Bloom
Nestled in the Turtle Mountains on the U.S.-Canadian border, the International Peace Garden is home to over 100,000 flowers and plants along with wildlife, hiking, cafe, and camping. Celebrate our 90th in 2022 and opening of Children's Nature Play Area.
Prairie View Municipality
Enjoy the outdoors in our scenic area
Situated amongst the Birdtail and Assiniboine Valley, the scenic Birtle - Miniota area has hiking, skiing, quad, and ski doo trails, skating and curling rinks, golf courses, parks, and historic sites that offer endless opportunities for everyone.
Take a turn in Neepawa!
Neepawa is not like you remember! Experience the HyLife Back Forty Multi-Use Trail Park, Farmery Estate Brewery and two Filipino bakeries. And we still have one of the best golf courses in western Manitoba!
The western region is home to Manitoba’s second largest city, Brandon. Explore the riverbank, experience the city’s historic downtown and see why Brandon brings you back.
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A taste of Neepawa
Did you know one of Manitoba’s largest beer brands is based in Neepawa? Or that Canadian literary legend Margaret Laurence once resided in the town? These are just a few surprising discoveries to be made in the quaint town of Neepawa.