The Days Inn Brandon and Motel 6 Brandon also offer special conference rates of $109 and $89, respectively for standard rooms. Days Inn has a free hot breakfast buffet as well as a pool, hot tub, WIFI and fitness centre and is located just a few minutes south of the Keystone Centre on 18th St.. Hotel 6 offers a continental breakfast, fitness centre and free WIFI. It is located in the North end of Brandon off Highway #1.
There is plenty of free parking at the Keystone Centre. If you're staying at Canad Inns, you can park in front of the hotel and walk through the breezeway to the registration desk at the Manitoba Room (turn right at the UCT pavilion). If coming just for the day, you can access the Manitoba Room where the registration desk and trade show are set up either from 18th or 13th Street. If you're heading south on 18th, turn left (east) on the first street after Canad Inns (Queen's Ave.) and drive around behind Canad Inns. You can park close to the Curling Club or the Main entrance off the Manitoba Room. If you can't navigate stairs, there is a ramp at the Curling Club entrance just to the north of the Main entrance. For exhibitors, the loading area is just north of the Main entrance (see Loading Zone on map below).
Brandon has its own airport, but flights are limited with direct flights only via Westjet from Calgary. If you're coming by air from destinations east of Calgary, it is more convenient to fly to Winnipeg and take the airport shuttle.
Flight Schedule: Westjet
Calgary to Brandon March 4 or 5: 9:15 am arriving 12:18 pm (Flight #3242) or 8:40 pm arriving 11:41 pm (Flight #3256)
Brandon to Calgary March 6 or 7: 6:15 am arriving 7:35 am (Flight #3257) or 1:05 pm arriving 2:21 pm (Flight #3243)
Price: One-way $54, Return $102 (students $98) + GST
From Winnipeg airport: 11:00 am arrive 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm arrive 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm arrive 10:30 pm
From Brandon: 7:00 am arrive 9:30 am, 10:00 am arrive 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm arrive 5:00 pm
PLACES TO EAT
Canad Inns Destination Centre, which is attached to the Keystone Centre, has several dining options including Altos and Tavern United. Check out the map below for other dining options in Brandon.