Cache of the Month - February 2010

Ancient Ruins

Ancient Ruins

The Old Pinawa Dam ruins and provincial park are a little known gem in Eastern Manitoba. We were looking for a location for our second cache and we'd always enjoyed picnicking and hiking at the ruins. The generating station operated from 1906 to 1951 and pioneered year round operation of a hydro-electric plant in a cold climate. The Canadian Armed Forces used it for demolition practice in the late 1950’s yet most of the structure still stands! There have been some fun entries in the log book - apparently it's a popular place to get married and a Parks person who accidentally found the cache left a friendly log. The Province have been working hard to improve the trails and bridges around the ruins and it is truly a beautiful place to visit. --TurdleEggs

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