This small community is on the western edge of the Whiteshell Provincial Park, and lies on the north bank of the Winnipeg River. Its name comes from the aboriginal name for the site “pinnowak,” or calm waters. The area has great sailing, canoeing (with direct water access to the Whiteshell Provincial Park), fishing, hiking, swimming, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and one of the prettiest golf courses in Manitoba.

Town of Pinawa.


AECL Research – Whiteshell Laboratories

On the Winnipeg River, 4 km north of highway 211
204-753-2311 or 1-800-665-0436 (in Canada)
This facility conducts research into reactor safety, environmental protection and waste management. Two hour guided tours offered Mon-Sat at 10 am and 1;30 pm in July & August, and weekdays at 1:30 pm the remainder of the year (with appointment). Expectant mothers and small children not allowed on tour.

Pinawa Manitoba Area Map