From recreational facilities to parks and beaches to historic buildings, Southwestern Manitoba is home to a great variety of notable spaces indoors and out.
Folks following this section in recent months will have noticed that I’ve taken to making use of some of the latest camera technology to capture and share realistic 360 degree images of everything from Killarney’s resurgent beach front area to the 500,000+ square feet of buildings that make up the Keystone Centre. When shared in posts on here they’ve given a chance to look all around a space in all directions, the next-best thing to being there yourself at a time when being there yourself isn’t always an option.
All of a sudden we have ourselves a unique collection of scenes that help make Southwestern Manitoba what it is and a great opportunity for a new section of this website.
With that in mind, you will now notice in an easily accessible spot in the main eBrandon menu an “In 360” link. In the section that comes up after clicking the link are no fewer than 20 tours ranging from engaging single scenes such as Reston’s fantastic new man-made lake to the recently launched 89-scene tour of the Brandon University campus. Included are five brand new tours not previously posted including the opportunity to take a virtual stroll across the historic Souris Swinging Bridge and a chance to bring out your skateboard for a trial run around Brandon’s Kristopher Campbell Memorial Skate Plaza.
In these unusual times, interactive online tours have really taken off around the globe as a way to connect people with spaces that they might otherwise frequent more often. As winter approaches it’s my hope that the collection of tours can help serve as a reminder of what waits on the other side as many of these very spaces inevitably transform for the winter season. There is also the side perk of being another place to show prospective visitors to our area some of what we have to offer.
On each tour are links to allow easy sharing with someone else that you think might be interested in taking the same tour, be that by social media or e-mail.
More tours will be added over time including a handful that have already been photographed and are being prepared for posting.
The new section is available on all screen sizes from mobile to desktop through the “In 360” link in the main eBrandon menu.