Cannabis Culture and Brandon, Manitoba

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Brandon, also known as the Wheat City.  Brandon is the second largest city in the province of Manitoba with a population of approximately 54,536 (2019).  Brandon is located in the southwest of Manitoba along the banks of the Assiniboine River. Although Brandon’s economy is mostly associated with agriculture, Brandon also has many green spaces, historic buildings, museums and many local art galleries.  While you’re in Brandon, some places you might like to see include, the Daly House Museum, Brandon Riverbank Discovery Centre andTrail system, and Turtle Mountain Provincial Park.  Another interesting and fun way to spend your afternoon in Brandon might be to take the self-guided walking tour through downtown and to see all of the beautiful murals displayed.  If you plan to come and visit Brandon, Manitoba here is a brief description on the places that you might like to see!

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Daly House Museum

The Daly House Museum was built in 1882 and was the home of Brandon’s first mayor, Thomas Mayne Daly II.  The Daly House Museum is a municipal heritage site and is still in its original location.  The Daly House Museum is one of the very few structures left of Manitoba’s past and has been well preserved.  The museum has four floors and contains many artifacts and antiques that date back to the 1880’s all the way up to the 1920’s.  The Victorian garden is a beautiful place to take pictures and enjoy the outdoors under 100 year old elm trees.  The garden has a courtyard, gazebo, and small water feature, which makes it a perfect place to take a stroll through the paths around the courtyard and even enjoy a small group picnic.

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Riverbank Discovery Centre and Trail System

The Riverbank Discovery Centre is a great place to connect with nature.  It is equipped with a snack bar, water bottle refill stations and washroom facilities.  The Riverbank Discovery Centre is the starting point for the trail system that has wildlife displays and activity centres.  It is an excellent place to see a variety of animals such as deer, fox, beaver and a variety of birds. You may also  be able to spot Canadian geese, wood ducks and green-winged teals!  It would be a perfect place to take you and your family and spend a day with nature!   

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Walking Tour of Brandon’s Murals

If you’d like to stay in the heart of downtown Brandon and go on a small adventure, you can take a self-guided walking tour of Brandon’s murals.  While each mural is painted by different artists, you will discover the meaning behind each mural and learn a little more about each artist that created each mural.  Currently there are a total of 9 completed murals.  The first mural can be found somewhere on tenth street and the last mural can be found somewhere on Rosser Avenue.  Taking the self guided walking tour is also an excellent opportunity to see Brandon’s downtown shops, historic buildings, restaurants and vintage fashion stores, art galleries and restaurants, all while trying to find all 9 of Brandon’s beautifully painted treasures!

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Turtle Mountain Provincial Park

Turtle Mountain Provincial Park is an excellent place to spend the day or even a few days.  Turtle Mountain is home to a vast variety of wildlife, which include white-tailed deer, moose, beaver, racoons, loons and grebes.  Adam Lake Campground is equipped with basic and electrical campsites and also options for backcountry camping/hiking at Oskar Lake Campsite and James Lake Cabin.  If you’re an avid mountain biker, the terrain on Turtle Mountain Provincial Park is a place you’re going to love!  

Sometimes going on a vacation can be exhausting.  With all the sight-seeing and traveling from one place to another, one might ponder on the thought of what type of cannabis might be suitable for certain parts of the day.  If you’re new to consuming cannabis, and wondering what the difference is between an indica, sativa, hybrid marijuana strains.  If you’d want to know what the basic differences are between indica, sativa and hybrid cannabis strains, keep on reading to find out!  

Indica bud is short and stocky with green bushy leaves and originates from Turkey, Pakistan, India and Afghanistan.  Indica bud is most commonly known for its extremely relaxing effects. Indica cannabis strains may also help to decrease nausea and pain and may help to increase.  Indica bud might be just the strain you’re looking for, if you need to unwind and relax after a long and hectic day of sightseeing in Brandon, some popular indica strains include Hindu Kush, Northern Lights and OG KushIndica strains are a good choice for night time use.  

Sativa bud is thin and tall and most commonly known for its energetic effects.  Sativa cannabis strains can stimulate feelings of creativity and help to reduce anxiety.  Sativa plants usually come from Africa, Southeast Asia, parts of western Asia and Central America.  Some popular sativa strains for cannabis consumers include Jack Herer, Durban Poison and Green CrackSativa strains are good for day time use.            

Hybrid strains are a blend of two different kinds of bud, such as indica and sativaHybrid marijuana strains are usually grown in greenhouses and farms.  Hybrid marijuana strains may also help to reduce stress and anxiety and help to alleviate symptoms from radiation and chemotherapy.  These types of hybrid strains can be said to be indica dominant, sativa dominant or balanced cannabis strains.  Popular indica dominant strains are Girl Scout Cookies, Night Terror OG and Mataro Blue.  Popular sativa dominant strains are Blue Dream, Alaskan Thunder FU$# and Blueberry HazeHybrid strains can be a good choice for day time or night time use. 

All in all, these are basic differences between indica, sativa and hybrid strains.  Whether you need a quick “sativa” wake and bake in the morning or deep “indica” relaxation at night, you can choose from a variety of different marijuana strains and see which cannabis strains will best suit your cannabis needs.

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