In a span of a little more than a year, the once flood-battered Brandon Riverbank Discovery Centre area has taken huge steps towards one again fulfilling its potential as a community centrepiece thanks to a series of major additions.
Between the Festival Park amphitheatre, new picnic shelters, floating boardwalk, and new accessible playground a visitor returning to the area for the first time in two years might be hard pressed to recognize the area as steps continue to be taken on the “Back to the River” Assiniboine River Corridor Master Plan.
With trees, plants, grasses and wildlife at their best during the peak of summer I thought no better time than the present to put together an interactive virtual tour of the grounds as they stood on a peaceful morning this past week.
Below you will find a tour comprised of 29 separate interactive 360 panorama images that give an opportunity to take a stroll along various paths, past some of the aforementioned additions and through the natural surroundings of the area. Starting in front of the main Discovery Centre building, you can walk from one scene to the next by clicking on the corresponding white directional arrow in the image. While looking at any given scene, you can click/tap within the image and drag to have a look around in all directions.
Click/tap within the image to have a look around. Click on the white arrows to 'walk' to the next stop on the tour.
The “Back to the River” Plan lays out continual improvements through to the year 2035, with the planned Peter Sawatzky Sculpture Garden next on deck.
The grounds have remained open throughout the pandemic, with the main building itself having been closed for a period of time before re-opening in the Spring. Physical distancing expectations remain in place indoor and out as noted on signage on-site.
The Riverbank Discovery Centre is located at 545 Conservation Drive.