In conjunction with the Friends of Old Pinawa, an interpretive plan was developed for the site that included a walking trail with brochure for the old townsite and a series of ten interpretive signs for the ruins of the first year-round hydroelectric generating station in Manitoba.
Theme for the townsite trail: Old Pinawa was a company town that in its isolation was self-sufficient and had a strong community spirit.
Theme for ruins of the powerhouse structure and dam: The Pinawa power plant was constructed in the wilderness by hand and horse at a time when many thought it could not be done.
Location: Pinawa Dam Provincial Park
Special features: two sound posts were developed with narratives by former residents
You can see the trail guide on the Manitoba Parks and Natural Areas website www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/parks.