The Winnipeg River and the Pinawa Channel are great sites for boating, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. While you’re in your canoe, kayak or boat, a remarkable amount of wildlife can be seen from the Pinawa waterways including bald eagles, moose, and deer. Pinawa offers several boat launches, and a marina with visitor parking.

For availability of slips at the Marina or if you are looking to rent a spot on one of our many canoe racks along the waterfront, please contact the Municipal Office at 204-753-5108 or

To legally operate a motorized boat in Manitoba, you must get your BOATsmart! Boating License (also called a Pleasure Craft Operator Card or PCOC). Your Manitoba Boating License can be used to operate a recreational motorized boat in any of Canada’s provinces & territories, where motorized boating is permitted. Visit the BOATsmart website for more information.

Boat Launch

Purchasing a boat launch permit provides you access to launch your watercraft. Seasonal permits will be honoured during the boating season, which typically runs from May to October (weather dependent). 

Daily parking permits are only valid on the day of purchase.

Receipts for boat launch permits must be displayed on your dash while your vehicle is parked.

Permits can be purchased in-person at the town office or through e-transfer. Please contact the town office for more information. 

Boat Launch Permit - Seasonal
Boat Launch Permit - DailyPinawa Resident - Boat Launch Permit
$75.00 incl. GST$10.00 incl. GST$25.00 incl. GST

The following businesses offer a variety of recreational services.

Pinawa Float and Paddle
Text: 204-751-0405

Pinawa Motel
2 Vanier Avenue
204-753-2357; Toll Free 1-866-858-3556

Pinawa Sailing and Rowing Club
Memberships and/or Lessons:

Pinawa Unplugged Eco Tours

Wilderness Edge Retreat and Conference Centre
32 Burrows Road