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Brandon Hills Wildlife Management Area

Located 10 km (6 miles) south of Brandon on Hwy. #10, then left at the antique store heading west along a gravel road or 3 km (2 miles). Then turn south 1 km to the parking area. The Brandon Hills have long been a haven for outdoor recreation and wildlife. With gentle rolling hills and aspen-oak parkland this beautifully forested area offers the perfect setting for nature lovers and photographers. The trail system is comprised of a variety of pathways ranging in distance from 2 km to 7.5 km. A map at the starting point outlines each loop.

The Brandon Hills were originally formed by glaciers that left behind a long ridge spanning several kilometers east and west. They are often nicknamed, the "Blue Hills of Brandon” because of their distinct colour seen from a distance in the summer time. A variety of birds can be found in these hills including grouse, finches, gamebirds and the occasional great horned owl. Red squirrels, white tailed deer and coyotes also roam the area. In the wintertime, the trails are a cross-country skiers’ paradise offering a quiet and picturesque white wonderland. For more information on the Brandon Hills Wildlife Area, contact Manitoba Natural Resources at 1-800- 214-6497.