Boating

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 sullivanp@pinawa.com


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 parking permit provides you access to launch your watercraft and park your vehicle. 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 parking permits must be displayed on your dash while your vehicle is parked.

For those who do not wish to purchase a parking permit online, a Boat Launch Attendant will be on hand to collect cash only during the months of May, June and July.

Boat Launch Parking Permit - Seasonal
Boat Launch Parking Permit - Daily
$78.75 incl. GST$10.50 incl. GST


The following businesses offer a variety of recreational services.

Pinawa Float and Paddle
Text: 204-751-0405
info@floatandpaddle.ca

Pinawa Motel
2 Vanier Avenue
204-753-2357; Toll Free 1-866-858-3556
info@pinawamotel.com

Pinawa Sailing and Rowing Club
Memberships and/or Lessons: vilksp@mymts.net

Pinawa Unplugged Eco Tours
204-340-5149
info@pinawaunplugged.com

Wilderness Edge Retreat and Conference Centre
32 Burrows Road
204-753-2535
info@wildernessedge.com