Canada Day on the Great Trail

What better way to celebrate Canada Day than with a hike on the Trans Canada Trail. Please join me on July 1 as I lead a guided hike along a beautiful stretch of trail in Pinawa, Manitoba.

Where: The hike will begin and end at the Pinawa Marina. We will hike along the Ironwood Trail, following the Winnipeg River to the Diversion Dam. We will follow the wild and wonderful Heritage Trail to the Suspension Bridge. Willis Road will take us past the Pinawa Cemetery and across the highway where we will rejoin the trail just north of Pioneer Bay campground. We will meet up with the Winnipeg River and the Ironwood Trail again at the campground and follow it back to the Pinawa Marina. The hike is 11.5 kms and should take us approximately 3 hours. Most of the trail is rated as easy with some moderate bits out on the Heritage Trail.

When: We will meet at the marina at 8:50 AM with a start time of 9 AM.

What to bring: Bug spray and water. Good footwear is required but hiking sandals are fine.

What to eat (important): The Wilderness Edge Restaurant will be providing a “hikers special” on the menu for after the hike. Please RSVP to me at if you will be joining us for lunch so I can pass on the numbers.  The Burger Boat may be offering a breakfast menu starting July 1. If you think you might enjoy breakfast before starting out PLEASE send me a line, as I’d love to entice them a little.

For anyone who would like to join in but not hike the entire trail, we expect to be at the Diversion Dam at 9:30 and at the Suspension Bridge around 10:30. You will have to arrange your own car pooling for this.





Cycling Pinawa to Seven Sisters
Pinawa's Great Trail

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