Brandon is the second-largest city in the province of Manitoba, Canada.
It is located in the southwestern corner of the province on the banks of the Assiniboine River, approximately 214 km (133 mi) west of the provincial capital, Winnipeg, and 120 km (75 mi) east of the Saskatchewan border.
Brandon has a dry continental climate (Köppen Dfb,) with warm, sometimes hot summers and cold, dry winters.
Daytime temperatures range from 26.0 °C (78.8 °F) in July to −10.5 °C (13.1 °F) in January.
Rosser had chosen Brandon as the townsite in May 1881, within a year settlers had flocked to Brandon in such numbers that it was incorporated as a city.
Brandon never spent any time as a town or village but has only existed as a city.
Brandon has a fairly dry climate, with 462 millimetres (18.2 in) of precipitation annually; and, as such is located in the Palliser's Triangle region of the Prairies.
The highest temperature ever recorded in Brandon was 43.3 °C (110 °F) on 11 July 1936.
Brandon covers an area of 77.41 km Brandon is an important part of the higher education network in Manitoba, with several notable facilities located in the city including Brandon University, Assiniboine Community College, and the Manitoba Emergency Services College.
In the 1870s and early 1880s, the Plains Bison were nearly wiped out by over-hunting.
Post World War II, Brandon experience a minor disaster when an explosion at the Manitoba Power Commission's steam plant caused the 40 metre (130 ft) brick chimney to collapse, killing two workers in the process.
The terrain is generally flat and rolling surrounding Brandon, and there is a large valley located within the city.