Picnic in a ghost town, in the shadow of an abandoned hydroelectric dam.
Located at the site of Manitoba's first hydroelectric dam, Pinawa Dam Provincial Park features the ruins of the old dam which was partially demolished in the 1950s when the Seven Sisters Dam was built.
The park is popular with anglers and people who enjoy swimming in the rapids and pools above and below the dam. There are also several trails with interpretive signage circling the dam and the old town site.
The picnic area is located on the grounds of the old town site, where only the trees, some paths, and foundations of buildings remain. There are plaques around the picnic area describing the buildings that used to be there, and outhouses for when nature calls.
Once you realize that you're picnicking in the remains of a ghost town, this picnic site gets a lot more interesting. The trees hint at the location of the old roads and houses that would have been around you. It's also fun to explore the dam and rapids upstream of the dam.