Pinawa Channel

CanadaManitobaSoutheast
Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
Admin
Trip Date : 
Route Author: 
Unknown
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
11 km
Duration: 
1 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
2
Total Portage Distance: 
50 m
Longest Portage: 
25 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Intermediate
Lake Travel: 
Not applicable
Portaging: 
Easy
Remoteness: 
Novice
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Start at east end of Hwy 211 (approximately 100 km east of Winnipeg)
Start at rock dam on north side
South on river
Stay right around island - Class I chute
Through swampy area
Lift over ledge
Class I rapid (CBR)
Old Pinawa Dam Prov. Park at Hwy 520
P around dam (series of liftovers)
South on river for 8 km
Finish at Hwy 313 - under bridge, then takeout on right at wayside park

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:50,000): 
52 L/4 Pinawa 52 L/5 Pointe du Bois

Comments

Post date: Mon, 06/15/2009 - 12:11

Comments: 

Route as described is actually 20km in length.
Portage around the dam is 500m in length
There is a large submerged rock in the middle of the channel ~500m before the dam that is easy to run aground on.
The first half is by far the more interesting, after the Dam there is motor boat traffic and the river fairly open.
Route Map: http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/canada/mb/-pinawa/815124507811218655