Wilderness Edge Retreat and Conference Center

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Hiking around the Edge  

Hiking around the Edge

Ironwood Trail

This trail is named after the rare Ironwood tree that is very evident in the area. The Ironwood Trail is an easy walk along the shores of the Winnipeg River in front of Wilderness Edge. There are 23 marked points of interest, which are explained in the Ironwood Trail Interpretive Brochure.


Suspension Bridge
For a breathtaking stop visit this 650 ft bridge that spans the Pinawa Channel to connect Pinawa to the mainland. The bridge connects this recreation area with hiking and skiing trail areas maintained by local volunteers. Also featured at this site are a covered picnic shelter and of plenty parking. Located on Alice Chambers Trail


Great Grey Owl Habitat

The Great Grey Owl is Manitoba's Provincial Bird. The habitat around Pinawa is excellent for these diurnal owls. Great Grey Owls are observed almost daily in the winter and they have been observed mating in the designated habitat area. A section of PR #211 has been signed in the hope that drivers will be more cautious when driving.


Heritage Channel Walk

The trail starts at the Pinawa Suspension Bridge on the Alice Chambers Trail and follows the Pinawa Channel to the Winnipeg River where it connects to the Ironwood Trail. The trail then loops back to the suspension bridge. Berry picking and wildlife viewing are common summer activities, while skiing or walking are the favorite pastime in winter.


Pinawa TransCanada Trail

Pinawa's section of the TransCanada Trail includes mixed forest, granite ridges and beaver dams as it winds from the Seven Sisters Generating Dam to the Old Pinawa Dam. This section of trail includes the Heritage Walk, Ironwood Trail and Alice Chambers Trail. All the trails provide an excellent opportunity to view birds and wildlife in summer and winter.


Pinawa Bridge

Wayside This little park is situated on PR #211 on the southeast side of the road across the bridge. There are pit privies, a few barbecue pits and a boat ramp for access to the Winnipeg River south of Seven Sisters Generating Station. A favorite spot for avid shoreline fishers and boaters.