Pinawa is a recreation paradise, offering sailing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, swimming, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. It is home to an 18-hole Championship Golf Course, one of the provinces best courses, along the shores of the Winnipeg River and Pinawa Channel. Pinawa derives its name from the First Nations people who lived in the area prior to the explorer La Vérendrye’s arrival along the historic Winnipeg River route. This particular area was referred to as “pinnowok”, or “calm waters”. The Pinawa Heritage Sundial, located at the marina, portrays the history of the region and the whimsical Pinawa Mall Murals, created by local artists, lead you through Pinawa’s past and present.
Hikers of all skill levels will delight in exploring Pinawa’s extensive trail system. Take a relaxing walk along the riverfront Ironwood Trail and look for the rare Ironwood trees, and small trees carved by a local artist. Continue along the 10-kilometre Heritage Channel Walk, bounce, if you dare, across the Suspension Bridge, relax and enjoy the scenery at the Pavilion. Hot after a day of trekking? You’re welcome to cool off at the beach or the heated outdoor pool. For the more adventuresome, Pinawa’s section of the Trans Canada Trail, winds through mixed terrain from the Seven Sisters Hydro Generating Station to the Pinawa Dam Provincial Park. Come discover the secret of Pinawa! Join them for the Pinawa Birthday Celebrations, popular Street Markets, golf tournaments and other activities.