Borders to Beaches


Geographical Location:Pinawa Dam Provincial Heritage Park to the Seven Sisters Generating Station. Treaty 1 & Treaty 3.

Length: 29 km / 18 miles

Trail Types: natural trail, gravel trail

Trail Activities: hike, bike, ski, snowshoe

This well-maintained section of trail traverses through mixed forest, granite ridges, and beaver dams as it winds from the Pinawa Dam Provincial Heritage Park to the Seven Sisters Generating Station. This section of trail includes the Pinawa Channel Heritage Walk, Ironwood Trail, and Alice Chambers Trail. Thousands of visitors experience the beauty, diversity of wildlife, and the exhilaration of just being outdoors in what seems to be an untouched area.

There is lots to see including the old Pinawa Dam, Manitoba’s first hydro-electric station; gorgeous views of the Pinawa Channel from rock outcrops and the impressive 54-metre Pinawa Suspension Bridge; the town of Pinawa with its riverside trail, beach and Pinawa lagoons; and the Seven Sisters Causeway and Generating Station. The Pinawa Trail is part of the Borders to Beaches Recreational Trail Project that connects the Manitoba-Ontario border to the beaches of Lake Winnipeg.


Seven Sisters Generating Station - this trail crossing is subject to frequent closures. For up-to-date information, you are asked to contact MB Hydro via email: or to call (204)-360-4235.

When following roadways, trail users should always remain on the shoulder (may not be paved). It is recommended that you only use roadways during daylight hours and under appropriate weather conditions.


Pinawa Trail
Photo by Meagan Glowa