Details of our TCT Celebration

On August 26th the Pinawa and Lac du Bonnet Trail Organizations will be celebrating the Canada 150 Trans Canada Trail 25th anniversary and connection of the trail by flooding our trails with people all day long. We’ve worked out the details. All you need to do is decide which event(s) you plan to attend, and then please do register here:

Please check what you are interested in participating in. Check all that may apply

Pinawa through-hikePinawa part-hikePeter Taylor Nature WalkPinawa CycleLac du Bonnet 8.3km hikeLac du Bonnet 1-7km hike(s)

Send questions or comments to donna@traillady.com.

The bus schedule is arranged so everyone’s car ends up at the Pinawa Dam heritage Park at the end of the day. The bus stops running at 3 PM. If you would like to take the bus to the park, please feel free to do so but you will need to arrange your own transportation home at the end of the day. Please note that parking at the park is limited and a valid Provincial Park pass is required. Car-pooling would be appreciated. Bring your own chairs for the afternoon / evening events.

Pinawa Trail Map

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Pinawa Trail through-hike

Distance: 27.5 km
Time: approximately 7 hrs (including lunch stop)
Description: This trip begins at Pinawa Dam Heritage Park at 7:30 AM and will be guided by yours truly, Donna Warenko.  We will catch the bus and transport to our start point at Seven Sister Falls Hydro Generating station. We begin with a walk over the dam. There will be a scheduled lunch stop at Pinawa Golf Course Restaurant in Pinawa. We expect to arrive back at Pinawa Dam Park no later than 3 PM. Difficulty of the trail terrain is easy to moderate but the distance does add some strain to the trip. Don’t forget your water bottle, hat, sun screen and snacks. You can read a more detailed description of this hike at http://traillady.com/pinawas-great-trail/.

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Peter Taylor Nature Walk

Distance: approximately distance 7 km
Time: 3 hours
Description: Join naturalist and birder Peter Taylor on a nature walk along the Old Pinawa Dam trail. Car-pool to Pinawa Dam Heritage Park in time to catch the 11:45 AM bus which will drop you off on PR 520 at the Alice Chambers access gate. The hike will follow the Alice Chambers road to the TCT, where it heads north, following the Pinawa Channel back to Old Pinawa.The focus would be on flowers, butterflies, dragonflies, and any other critters or their signs you happen to encounter.

 

Pinawa Trail through-cycle

Distance: 27.5 km

Time: approximately 5 hours

Description: Join Martha Laverock and crew as they cycle the entire Pinawa Trail network. Bikes can be dropped off at a secure location in the town of Seven Sisters the night before, or morning of August 26th. Cyclers should car-pool to Pinawa Dam Heritage Park to catch the 10:00 AM bus  that will transport you back to your bike. This group plans to enjoy a leisurely exploration of the trail, including lunch stop in Pinawa. Trail difficulty starts off easy from Seven Sisters to Pinawa. The section between the Diversion Dam and the Suspension bridge requires a decent mountain bike or a few areas of walking the bike. The last section, from the suspension bridge to Old Pinawa is again relatively easy.   For more information on this trip email Martha directly at marvel47@mymts.net.

Pinawa Trail – Pinawa to Old Pinawa

Distance: 15.1 km
Time: 4 hours
Description: Meet up with the Pinawa Trail through-hikers at their lunch stop at the Pinawa Golf Course Restaurant in Pinawa and hike to Old Pinawa with them. Car-pool to Pinawa Dam Heritage Park in time to catch the 11:00 AM bus that will transport you to the Pinawa Golf Course.

Pinawa Trail – SUSPENSION BRIDGE to Old Pinawa

Distance: 8.5 km
Time: approximately 2 hours
Description: Meet up with the Pinawa Trail through-hikers at Suspension Bridge in Pinawa and hike to Old Pinawa with them. Car-pool to Pinawa Dam Heritage Park in time to catch the 1:00 PM bus that will transport you to the Pinawa Suspension Bridge.

 

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Lac du Bonnet: Pinawa Dam to Tower Road on Bluewater South trail

Distance: 8.3 km
Time: approximately 21/2 hours
Description: Start your hike at the Pinawa Dam Heritage Park at 12:00 p.m. with guides and follow the trail to the Tower Road trail-head. The bus will transport you back to Pinawa Dam at 2:45 PM.

Lac du Bonnet: Bluewater Trail south of Tower Road

Distance: 2-6 km
Time: 1 1/2 hours
Description: Car-pool to Pinawa Dam Heritage Park in time to catch the 1 PM bus. The bus will transport you to the trail head on Tower Road where you will proceed to hike south on the Bluewater South Trail with guides and then return to Tower Road in time to catch the bus back to Pinawa Dam at 2:45 p.m.

Lac du Bonnet: Bluewater Trail north of tower road

Distance: up to 7 km, suitable for those with mobility issues
Time: approximately 1 1/2 hours
Description: Car-pool to the Pinawa Dam Heritage Park in time to catch the 1 PM bus. Hike north on the Bluewater South Trail up to 3.5 km, in consultation with hike guides. Explore this beautiful trail and return to Tower Road trail head in time to catch the 2:45 p.m. bus back to Pinawa Dam.

Bus Schedule

(bus schedule is subject to change and will be updated here. Please bookmark this page and confirm your plans before the event)

7:30 AM – Pinawa Dam Heritage Park to Seven Sister Falls Hydro Generating Station
10:00 AM – Pinawa Dam Heritage Park to Seven Sisters Bicycle Storage location
11:00 AM – Pinawa Dam Heritage Park to Pinawa Golf Course
11:20AM – Pinawa Gold Course to Pinawa Dam Heritage Park
11:45 AM – Pinawa Dam Heritage Park to PR 520 Alice Chambers Trail-head
1:00 PM – Pinawa Dam Heritage Park to Tower Road Trail-head
1:00 PM – Pinawa Dam Heritage Park to Pinawa Suspension Bridge
(via Tower Road trail-head)
1:40 PM – Pinawa Suspension Bridge to Pinawa Dam Heritage Park
2:15 PM – Tower Road Trailhead first pick-up, return to Pinawa Dam
2:45 PM – Tower road trail-head to Pinawa Dam Heritage Park

Entertainment

3-4 PM – Pinawa Stage Band
4-5 PM –  formalities and grand opening
5-7 PM entertainment including:
Chris Fontaine – Michael Jackson dancer
Erin Okrainec – violin player extraordinaire
Paul Picard and son Brayden
Tanner Sitar and Jaxon Macy-Nolan

Celebrations on the Great Trail
That's a wrap - TCT Celebration

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