Why we are here? Winnipeg Hydro

The Pinawa Generating Station was opened and started transmitting electrical power to the city of Winnipeg in 1906. It was Manitoba’s first year-round Hydro generating plant and marked the beginning of hydro-electric development on the Winnipeg River. Construction of the plant began in April 1903 after the Winnipeg General Power Company obtained a perpetual lease … [Read more…]

Locomotive #2 – Pointe du Bois Tramway

Railroads have played a major part in the history of Lac du Bonnet since the turn of the twentieth century and one of particular interest is the line that was constructed between Lac du Bonnet and the hydro electric site at Pointe du Bois, located on the Winnipeg River. Competition between the many companies offering … [Read more…]