East End Experience
Off the beaten path..
Spend a great day outdoors - any time of year - amidst the rolling landscape sprawling tree lines in Brandon's East End.
Visit Rideau Park and The East End Community Centre for events and playtime with the kids, or bring friends and family to visit the unique community nestled along the eastern edge of the Assiniboine riverbank.
Continue reading for highlights about all of the wonders that Brandon's East End Experience offers, or learn more about other unique destinations and events in Brandon:
East End Destinations
Assiniboine Food Forest
Visit the Assiniboine Food Forest to wander beneath the canopy of oak, ash and maple
throughout the Treesblood Interpretive Trail System that connects to the Food
Forest. Visit our website to learn more about the many projects underway to establish
a thriving natural landscape for students and families to enjoy that harmonizes wildlife habitat with human experience, promotes
self‑sustaining food production for both humans and wildlife, and endeavours to provide educational workshops and tours on diverse scientific, artistic, and cultural themes.
Crow's General Store
Visit this distinctive General Store that is
everything but ordinary! Grab an ice cream
in the parlour before exploring the rolling
landscape that boasts photo opportunities
at every turn! Check out the antiquities
and collector’s items scattered throughout
the grounds, or follow the trail system that
connects Crow’s to Treesblood Farm & the
Assiniboine Food Forest. Through the winter
months park at Crow’s to find snowshoe and
cross‑country ski trails, then stop for a warm
treat in the parlour!
The Green Spot
In its twenty‑five‑year history, the Green
Spot has been steadily growing from a
greenhouse to a home and garden shopping
destination. Encompassing 126,000 square
feet of production greenhouses, with 30,000
square feet of retail space, you can’t miss
this hidden gem on the east end of Rosser
Avenue. Visit the Green Spot to find all of
your gardening and landscaping needs, but
don’t miss everything else! Find boutique
shopping and be sure to explore the entire
facility to find the bird sanctuary, fish ponds,
and even a few dinosaurs!
Rideau Park is a must‑see part of Brandon’s East End Experience as a major greenspace within the community. Atop the hill at the southeast corner of the park is the former Brandon Court House and Jail, which now operates as a personal care home. The building is a Provincially designated heritage site, and is the oldest remaining courthouse in the Prairies. Nestled next to the incredibly active East End Community Centre you will also find Brandon’s iconic water tower. Within the beautiful rolling landscape of the park itself impressive floral gardens and walkways connect all areas of the park for families and visitors to enjoy. Amenities
offered include adventure playground, Kinsmen Pool, East End Millennium Play Park, water spray park, lawn bowling, picnic tables, paved walking paths, a floral plaza
East End Community Centre
Atop the hill at Rideau Park, you will find the East End Community Centre. This is beloved neighbourhood gathering spot provides space for family recreation and community celebrations! With a beautifully landscaped outdoor skating space, complete with fire pit, an outdoor hockey rink, community gardens, and space for mid-sized neighbourhood gatherings; the East End Community Centre is a busy little spot!