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Pinawa Dam Provincial Heritage Park

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Pinawa Dam

This is a wonderful place to visit. Following a self guided path, you learn the history of the... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
Penny C
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This was great!

I have travelled a lot and so many interesting places in the world have old monuments, strong... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Winnipeg, Canada
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Old Pinawa Road & Pinawa Hill Road, Pinawa, Manitoba R0E 1L0, Canada
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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit. Following a self guided path, you learn the history of the first Winnipeg River system dam. While it does require mobility our 80ish parents had no problem. There is a lovely picnic area with washrooms at the site....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

I have travelled a lot and so many interesting places in the world have old monuments, strong standing abandoned temples and structures that stand the test of time... and typically Canada has none of this. Exploring this old solid hand-built dam, learning about its history...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

It's a retired hydroelectric dam site. Self-guided walking tour with various plaques noting how the construction was done (mostly manual labour), how the electricity was generated, etc.Various artifacts, as well as the dam. The setting is beautiful, lots of running water, concrete dam structure and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

Very nice.....such clean beautiful water; well maintained, clean. Nice scenery, quiet. Interesting remains of dam.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing hidden gem so close to Winnipeg. Lots to explore. Highly recommend for all to check out.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank M_Travel_Family
Reviewed July 5, 2018

Nice to look at and see the history. But I personally would find it to dangerous to swim in. Go see it, beautiful.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank koodava
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful view))) Perfect trails. Deer.... OMG.... lots of deer! I have best emotions! I recomend trip to Pinawa! I'm very excited))

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

This Heritage Park is a hidden gem. We lived in Winnipeg for 37 years and passed by Hwy 11 so many times and saw the sign “Pinawa Dam”. We did not even once go to explore. Now we had a chance visit back to Winnipeg...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

Behold the ancient Manitoba ruins of yore folks! Burried mumified tombs? Ziggurat's built to appease the great gods? It sure looks like it. Well not exactly. The Pinawa dam requires a $5 dollar park pass to enter and visit one of the old architecture marvels...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank VADCMDtonian
Reviewed October 10, 2017

Be prepared for a lot of walking over rocks to really see the beauty of the place. First time there and I was very impressed with a hidden beauty spot of Manitoba.

Date of experience: October 2017
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May 3, 2018|
Response from AlexanderL881 | Reviewed this property |
hi! yes, dam open to the public. i think that on weekdays, visitors are less than on weekends. Welcome to Pinawa! have a nice day)))