There is no year-round road service to the mostly Cree people. A winter road is in place only a few months a year. Air service at Brochet Airport is the main link outside the community. It takes roughly one hour to reach Brochet from Thompson, Manitoba, by air, and approximately 4 to 6 hours via winter road from Lynn Lake, Manitoba, depending on road conditions.
In Northern Manitoba, there are a few unincorporated communities aside from Brochet. They are Granville Lake and South Indian Lake. There are also several First Nations and Aboriginal communities. They are: Barren Lands First Nation, Northlands First Nation, Sayisi Dene, Split Lake Cree, Fox Lake, Shamattawa, and Mathias Colomb.
The climate of Brochet is extremely variable. The hottest temperature ever recorded was 33.5 C on August 11, 1991, and the lowest -51.7 C on February 15, 1966. 
Adjoining Brochet is the territory of the Barren Lands First Nation called Brochet 197. These two communities, Brochet 197 with 547 residents  and Brochet with 146 residents,  form a population centre of 693 people also called Brochet.
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- "Corrections and updates: Population and dwelling count amendments, 2011 Census". Statistics Canada. February 14, 2013. Retrieved February 16, 2013.
- "Canada Census 2011 Community Profile". Retrieved 2013-03-25.
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