#ManitobaMondays – Pinawa 

Manitoba Mondays – Pinawa

Staying close to home this summer? If you are planning on exploring our beautiful and vast province this season, why not show some love and support to our incredible women entrepreneurial community? 

#ManitobaMondays can help! It’s our latest series where we share weekly highlights of women-owned and partnered businesses to add to your must-see list while you #exploreMB and stay safe within the Manitoba border this year.  





Pinawa, MB 

Situated in Treaty 1 territory and on the northern edge of the Whiteshell Provincial park, Pinawa is a unique resort-like community that offers countless seasonal recreation options as well as opportunities to accelerate business innovation and commercialization. Next time you plan your trip to the “Deer Capital of Manitoba, be sure to add these additional women-owned businesses to your #exploreMB travels! 






Stop #1 | Pinawa Unplugged Eco Tours 

Calling all leisure-loversPinawa Unplugged Eco Tours hosts a variety of guided eco tours on land or water in beautiful Pinawa, MB. If you are looking to explore the beauty of the Pinawa Channel or the Boreal Forest then local entrepreneur Sue Appleyard is happy to guide and share her outdoor secrets year-round with anyone who visits the area! 




Stop #
2 | Pinawa Motel 

Located in the heart of town, the Pinawa Motel owned by Julia and Alex Leontiev is a four-season recreation and business destination! During your stay be sure to check out their watercraft and bike rentals, grab a souvenir from their large selection of Pinawa logo gear and order a pint of delicious Chaeban ice cream. 








Stop #3 | The Local Motion 

If you like a mix of movement and relaxation then The Local Motion Fall Retreat on Sept 12 is exactly what you’re looking for! Continue your health journey long after your stay with owner Madison Backer by signing up for this Pinawa gym’s virtual training options. 






Stop #4 | Reactions Salon & Spa

Need a break from the outdoors? Pamper yourself at Pinawa’s Reactions Salon & Spa owned by Ivale Mitchell and Geoff Nolette. Be sure to check out their “Made in Manitoba” section where you can purchase products and support other local entrepreneurs! 









Stop #5 | On The Water Eats and The Burger Boat 

A trip to Pinawa would not be complete without tasting some of the local fare!


The rightfully named The Burger Boat is situated right on Pinawa’s waterfront. Their classic menu by owner Marlayna Delaquis offers an assortment of burgers, chicken, fries and the visitors favourite, ice cream. 







Located at the Pinawa Motel, Connie Polischuk On The Water Eats food truck cooks up burgers, breakfast and more. Starting today until September 5 you can order “A Taste of the Ukraine” burger as part of the Winnipeg River Burger Trail ! 





Visit Pinawa, MB 

Most notably known for its popular tourist attractions, the Pinawa Dam Provincial Heritage Park and Pinawa Heritage Suspension Bridge, this quiet town gives visitors and local residents a chance to discover and appreciate the natural beauty of the district while supporting a growing entrepreneurial community. We hope you enjoyed this week’s #ManitobaMondays highlights of Pinawa, Manitoba. 

For more travel information including Pinawa attractions, golf play n’ stays, and details about Pinawa businesses and lifestyles see their 2019/2020 Discover Pinawa Guide! 




Looking to open a business in this area? Here are some additional resources to get you started:

Doing Business in Pinawa, Manitoba

International Entrepreneurship Program  

Pinawa Chamber of Commerce  

North Forge East

Community Futures Winnipeg River 

Manitoba Chambers of Commerce 

The Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba 


Know of a vibrant entrepreneurial community that we should highlight next time?

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