Unearth the Adventure in Pinawa!

Explore our array of nature, thrill, and leisure activities

Plunge into the rushing waters with our rafting and tubing experiences or bask in the sun at our pristine beach. Engage in a friendly volleyball match, gather around campfires under the stars, explore scenic hiking trails, or indulge in our rejuvenating spa. Every moment promises a unique adventure.

Activities for the adventurous

Rafting on the Pinawa Channel
Winter village at night
Golfing with cart

Stay and play golf retreat package

18 holes of golf
Shared cart for 2 people (or 2 carts for 3 people)
Two bedroom suite with a bed for each person or Bachelor Suite for couples with 1 queen log bed.
Based on a double or triple occupancy booking. This golf season, take on one of the best Manitoba course you’ve never played just 1 hour from Winnipeg. This golf package includes a night at Wilderness Edge Retreat and Conference Centre.  A round of golf at Pinawa Golf & Country Club Course, and a shared cart rental; all for a fantastic package price.

Popular with: Couples Retreats, Conferences

Paint night group paintings

Creative retreat package

Paint night
Express yourself! Getting creative is good for the soul (and we make it easy).  Unleash your creative spirit.

Cake decorating
In this Manitoba Retreat Package for Decorating Basics, Loni Pakulak our resident cook will be your instructor.

Flower arranging
Create your own floral arrangement in this 2-hour class. Learn some tips and techniques that professional floral designers use to make their arrangements look their best and prolong the life of the fresh flowers.

Popular with: Women's Retreats, Family Gatherings

Group hiking

Outdoor Exploration package

Unleash your team's full potential with our carefully curated team-building experiences, designed to strengthen bonds, enhance communication, and foster innovation. Take on hiking trails, explore the waters, and learn new skills

Popular with: Family gatherings, Womens retreats

Horse riding

Horse riding retreat package

Horse rides and other activities available through Falcon Beach Ranch. Ride through the boreal forest of the Whiteshell; alongside natural beaver ponds, up granite ridges and down natural sand slopes. All ages and riding levels welcome. Advance reservations are required by phone. 45 min drive From Wilderness Edge

Popular with: Family gatherings, Marriage retreat

“I rent tubes from here each year and I am always so pleased with how friendly and accomodating the staff are. I really appreciate the service!”

Group of 25
Mélanie T.

“What a beautiful place. Wilderness Edge hosted many of the events, workshops and artists at the Whiteshell Winter Arts Festival and put on an incredibly delicious steak dinner that was completely sold out by the end of the night! The staff are great to work with and I can't wait for another opportunity to enjoy their delicious food!!! The views from the dining room annex are incredible. Will be back for sure :)”

Group of 120
Hannah L.

Relax, reconnect, and rejuvanate

Rest and relaxation looks different for everyone, and we have so many options that everyone in your group will have their needs met

Pinawa beach
Beach & playground
Relaxing in a hot tub
Hot tub
Relaxing in a sauna
Pinawa swimming pool
Group around a firepit
Curling rink
Cooking fish over a fire
Island adventures

Find your group champion

Test your mettle against each other with plenty of options for competition

Volley ball
Volley ball
Golfing over sandpits
Pool table area
Pool table
Ping pong
Ping pong

Winter wonderland activities

Embrace the chill season, unforgettable winter adventures await you!

Cross country skiing

Cross country skiing

Pinawa has about 40 km of trails including a 7.5-km trail for skiing technique.  There is a 7 km loop rated easy while all the rest are intermediate to difficult. The trails are the site of the Manitoba Loppet and the 50 km Super Loppet in late January. A 26 km section of the Trans Canada Trail from Pinawa Dam to Seven Sisters Falls is also maintained for skiing.

Snow shoe rack


Ramble through the brush or along designated trails while winding through wooded lake country in Whiteshell Provincial Park.


Ice fishing

We hope you include this as part of your stay with us in late February and March. Wilderness Edge has a gas motor ice auger and plenty of places to fish including a few favorites. The Esso station beside us keeps stock on frozen minnows and fishing licenses.

Snow boarding

Snow boarding and sledding

Snowboard down slopes that cater to both novices and seasoned riders. Each descent promises a rush of adrenaline, matched only by the breathtaking views of the snow-clad forests of Pinawa. For those who prefer a more nostalgic winter experience, sledding at Wilderness Edge offers a delightful throwback to simpler joys, feeling the crisp winter air against their faces, and zoom down the gentle hills. Whether you're carving down a slope on a snowboard or enjoying a spirited sled ride, Wilderness Edge ensures a winter escapade that's both memorable and invigorating.

Winter village at night

Winter village

There’s a reason why thousands of people visit Pinawa during the winter months. It’s the ultimate spot for enjoying nature, adventure, and Canadian heritage. Wilderness Edge offers onsite tours and experiences in a Boreal forest setting right on the historic Winnipeg River landscape. Located just one hour away from Winnipeg, we provide winter, spring, summer, and fall adventures and connect you with professional tour guides, equipment rentals, and all-inclusive stays, all at a fair price. You can also power pack your experience with one of our complete day trips, overnight or weekend packages.

Tour guide snow shoeing

Outdoor skills

Join an experienced wilderness guide to learn about how to stay safe, responsible, and thrive in the harsh winter environment. You will learn about necessary “must do’s” as well as practice fundamental skills such as fire making, shelter building, navigation, and more. Our guides are knowledgeable so we welcome questions and focus on skills that the group wants to learn most.


Hello, I'm Madison, Wilderness Edge's resident Paint Night artist

Over the years I have assisted with teaching classes at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, fulfilled commissions, and have contributed to collaborative installation projects. I have a love for art and a passion for teaching and am very excited to be leading our weekend art retreat.

Enter our monthly draw for a free seat at one of our Paint Nights!

Join us for a delightful Paint Night experience where you can express your inner artist. Unleash your creative spirit as you paint your masterpiece with the guidance of our wonderful teacher, Madison. For just $25 per person, with a minimum 10 people ($250 plus tax) you'll receive all the necessary supplies, including paint, brushes, and canvas along with Madison your instructor. Let your imagination flow and create something beautiful that's good for the soul.

Paint night group paintings
Tree canvas painting
Aurora borealis canvas painting
Flower canvas painting
Sunset canvas painting
Finished paintings being shown off at paint night
Group painting together
Paint night group paintings
Painted pot

Adventures Worth Raving About!

“Love this place! I recently took my family to Wilderness Edge for a weekend getaway. It is an outdoor enthusiasts dream. We went ice fishing, walked along the river, played in the snow quincy on the retreat center's yard, and enjoyed an outdoor bonfire. Looking forward to coming back in summer to enjoy some canoeing and swimming. Would be great to come in a large group as there is ample space!”

Group of 70
Marnie M.

“Attended during warm winter months. Amazing wildlife. Good food. Good people. Hard beds. Lots of snow mobiles.”

Group of 65
Kevin M.

Breathtaking landmarks you can't miss

Any trip to Wilderness Edge wouldn't be complete without exploring the gems hidden around Pinawa. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or someone seeking tranquillity, Pinawa's landmarks offer something for everyone.

Swinging Bridge & Walking trails

Pinawa’s Suspension Bridge is a popular tourist attraction and is located as a branch of the Trans Canada Trail.  54 metres long and 1 metre wide it crosses Pinawa Channel.  The bridge is part of a loop for interpretive walks, casual fishing, and cross-country skiing.

People on the swinging bridge
Pinawa swinging bridge

Old Pinawa Dam Provincial Park

Located on the Winnipeg River, Pinawa Dam was Manitoba’s first hydro-electric generating station. Old Pinawa Dam Park has become a historic site with walking paths and areas for surfing the rapids in the turbid waters.

Old Pinawa Dam
Old Pinawa dam

Trans Canada Trail

Pinawa’s section of the Trans Canada Trail is a mix of forest, granite ridges, and beaver dams as it winds from the Pinawa Dam Provincial Park to the Seven Sisters Generating Station. This section of the trail includes the Pinawa Channel Heritage Walk, Ironwood Trail, and Alice Chambers Trail.

Transcanada trail
Hike by river

Bannock Point Petroforms

Petroforms are figures laid out on bedrock in the forms of turtles, snakes and humans, and also in abstract patterns. Anishinabe and other First Nations people believe that they were left here long ago for the benefit of all people that might visit this site to receive their teachings and healing.

Bannock point petroforms
Bannock point petroforms

Pinawa Heritage Sundial

Built to mark the new millennium through the expression of a variety of themes, the Pinawa Heritage Sundial is located in the heart of Pinawa near the marina in a small park in a restful spot overlooking the Winnipeg River.

Pinawa heritage sundial
Pinawa heritage sundial

Wilderness Edge Marina

Central to our waterfront property is our 66 dock marina. The ironwood trail is located on both sides. We keep a cache of 6 canoes near the marina for our overnight guests to access from Sun up to Sun down.

Landmarks That Leave a Lasting Impression!

“Take a walk down the Trans Canada trail along the Winnipeg River. Canoe through Whiteshell Provincial park. River tube or raft through the Pinawa Channel. Visit the Old Pinawa Dam. Hike into a lush boreal forest, a trail system of more than 52km awaits... After your activities, relax at the Wilderness Edge, overlooking the pristine wilderness of Manitoba.”

Group of 105
Archer A.

“We are from BC here on a family trip and decided to float with our Winnipeg family. We had an amazing time! Going to be back next year and will for sure make the trip out to float the river again! Thank you!!”

Group of 25
Tracy F.
Tour guide overlooking lake
Fall hike through forest
Group paddleboarding to island

Scheduled group activities you don't want to forget about

Don't some of our best group activities. These activities take just a second to plan ahead and will great some of the strongest memories of your time with us

Natural Waterslide

One of our most popular activities!  Old Pinawa Dam offers a short run that is repeated many times with several variations including body surfing!  Talk with our staff for details.  Also see Tube Rentals

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Natural waterslide
Seven Sister Dam

Seven Sister Dam tour

Visiting the dam while in the area is one thing to see in photos, but its a completely different experience to actually walk right up to the dam. To hear the sound of the water rushing over the spillway, and to see the massive size of the dam itself.

Manitoba Hydro provides free tours of the facility.  Make arrangements a few days in advance. Phone 204-348-2603.

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Rowing and Sailing Club

Located on the Wilderness Edge waterfront property and right beside our marina. Pinawa Rowing and Sailing Club offers both training and rentals throughout the season.

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Sailing club
Alfred Hole Goose Sanctuary

Alfred Hole Goose Sanctuary and Interpretive Centre

Located at PTH 44, slightly east of Rennie. The sanctuary protects nesting Canada geese each spring. The interpretive centre provides information about the biology of the geese and the history of the sanctuary, as well as an observation gallery for the lake and interpretive programs.Contact the Park Interpreter for more information at 204-369-3157.

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Wolf Howl Hikes

Hike along with a Park Interpreter as we trek the 2.5 km trail around the Goose Pond and howl for wolves. We’ll listen for their haunting calls and learn more about this iconic canine.

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Fall hike through forest
Hike by river

UFO Guided Hikes

Join a Park Interpreter for a hike along the 2.2 km Falcon Creek Trail. Along the way, hear the tale of the Falcon Lake UFO incident of 1967

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Voyageur Bannock Bake

Discover the history and culture of bannock, a staple bread of the voyageurs and Indigenous peoples, then try baking your own over a campfire. We’ll supply the ingredients!

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Bannock bake
Owl on a branch

Owl Prowl Hike

Join a Park Interpreter for a night hike to Bear Lake. Along the way we will discover thevariety of owls that call the Whiteshell home along with what makes them so unique.

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Myths & Legends Hike

From UFOs to sleeping dragons, the Whiteshell is home to some of the most unique stories you will ever hear. Join a Park Interpreter for a night hike to discover the incredible stories of the Whiteshell.

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Tent in winter at night

Hear from groups that made the most of our activities

“We went out there for a group retreat for a buddy’s bachelor party. The rafting was lots of fun; a great way to connect with friends while enjoying the scenery. Great place to get out of the house and relax”

Group of 45
Jean-Eric P.

“Have attended at Wilderness Edge many times. Love the staff and management at the Edge. Rafting canoeing tubing and fishing are among my favorites. Thumbs up and highly recommend this facility to everyone looking for a true wilderness adventure.”

Group of 80
Pete R.

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Frequently asked questions

Do group organizers get special deals?

Yes! We have special offers for group organizers running all the time!

Access our latest offer by building a package located on the bottom of this page and through our live chat, phone or email you can ask us your specific questions.

Do you accept Pets?

We have one staff member with a severe allergy to pets, even to hypoallergenic pets, so unfortunately no.

Do you accommodate people with food allergies?

Yes! Our super simple dashboard signed up groups has a place to enter food allergies.

Are you close to the Winnipeg Airport?

Yes! We regularly booking national and international groups that arrive at the James Richardson International Airport and use Winnipeg River Charter Services for about a 1.5 hours drive from the airport.