The southwest side
of the bridge over #1 Highway
near Grand Valley Campground about 10 km
west of Brandon.
Landing : Dinsdale Park, west
off of 1st St. just north of the bridge.
Distance : About 15 km
See Google Earth View
This is a slow stretch of river - easy
canoeing. After about 2 hours you see Curran Park Campground, there is
easy access and it could be the start or finish of a shorter trip.
After passing the golf course, keep right to pass an obstruction at the
Water Treatment Plant, on 26th St.
first settlement in the
Brandon area was called Grand Valley, but was not near here at all. It
was, in fact, about 2 miles east of Brandon. There is an historically
significant site however on the hillside near the water slides. It is
known as the Stott Site, and was the location of a buffalo pound
killing site. Archeologists examined the location in the late forties
and early fifties. The park area on the north slope of the valley does
have a self-guided trail and a cairn noting the history.