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Provincial Road 520

Old Pinawa Road

PR 520 runs south-north along Old Pinawa Road that connects PR 211 west of Pinawa to PR 313 north east of Lac du Bonnet. It is a poor-quality, gravel path that not only serves as the lone access road to the Pinawa Landfill Site, but to the Pinawa Dam Provincial Heritage Park, the ruins of the decommissioned Pinawa Dam.
 
Southern Terminus: Junction of PR 211 west of Pinawa.
 
Northern Terminus: Junction of PR 313 north east of Lac du Bonnet.
 
Multiplexes: None.

Pictures are arranged from south to north. Click here to show the route.

Location Description Photo
Northbound Southbound
LGD of Pinawa Southbound view at the junction of PR 211. There is no signage indicating that this is the end of PR 520.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
LGD of Pinawa Southbound view approaching the junction of PR 211.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
LGD of Pinawa Northbound view past the junction of PR 211.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
LGD of Pinawa Southbound view approaching the junction of PR 211.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
LGD of Pinawa Northbound view showing the 7 km advisory sign for the entrance to the Pinawa Dam Provincial Heritage Park.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
LGD of Pinawa Southbound view approaching the junction of PR 211.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
LGD of Pinawa Northbound view showing the advisory sign for the 90 km/h speed limit. Given the poor quality of this road, this is a dream, not a speed limit.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
LGD of Pinawa Southbound view showing the advance signage for the junction of PR 211.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
LGD of Pinawa Southbound view approaching the junction of PR 211.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
LGD of Pinawa Southbound view showing the 1 km advance signage for the turnoff to Pinawa.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
LGD of Pinawa Southbound view showing the 1 km advance signage for the turnoff to Pinawa. The frequent use of the term “exit” on such signs in Manitoba, particularly in such remote locations as these, is rather humorous.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
LGD of Pinawa Northbound view past the junction of PR 211.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
LGD of Pinawa Southbound view approaching the junction of PR 211.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
LGD of Pinawa Southbound view past the turnoff to the Pinawa Landfill Site.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
LGD of Pinawa Southbound view past the turnoff to the Pinawa Landfill Site.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
LGD of Pinawa Southbound view approaching the turnoff to the Pinawa Landfill Site.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
LGD of Pinawa Northbound view past the turnoff to the Pinawa Landfill Site.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
LGD of Pinawa Southbound view approaching the turnoff to the Pinawa Landfill Site. This site is utilized by the LGD of Pinawa in addition to the neighboring RM of Lac du Bonnet and the nearby Town of Lac du Bonnet.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
LGD of Pinawa Northbound view past the turnoff to the Pinawa Landfill Site.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
LGD of Pinawa Southbound view past the boundary between the LGD of Pinawa and the RM of Lac du Bonnet.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
LGD of Pinawa Northbound view approaching the boundary between the LGD of Pinawa and the RM of Lac du Bonnet.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
LGD of Pinawa Southbound view past the boundary between the LGD of Pinawa and the RM of Lac du Bonnet.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
LGD of Pinawa Northbound view showing the sign indicating entry into the RM of Lac du Bonnet.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Southbound view past the entrance to Pinawa Dam Provincial Heritage Park. Ahead are the signs indicating the boundary between the RM of Lac du Bonnet and the LGD of Pinawa. The LGD of Pinawa is one of only two remaining local government districts remaining in the province. The other is Mystery Lake near Thompson.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Northbound view past the boundary between the LGD of Pinawa and the RM of Lac du Bonnet.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Southbound view past the entrance to Pinawa Dam Provincial Heritage Park.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Southbound view past the entrance to Pinawa Dam Provincial Heritage Park.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Northbound view past the boundary between the LGD of Pinawa and the RM of Lac du Bonnet.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Southbound view past the entrance to Pinawa Dam Provincial Heritage Park.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Northbound view past the boundary between the LGD of Pinawa and the RM of Lac du Bonnet.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Northbound view approaching the entrance to Pinawa Dam Provincial Heritage Park.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Southbound view past the entrance to Pinawa Dam Provincial Heritage Park.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Northbound view approaching the entrance to Pinawa Dam Provincial Heritage Park.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Northbound view approaching the entrance to Pinawa Dam Provincial Heritage Park. The Pinawa Dam was decommissioned in 1950 and it has since been turned into a provincial heritage park. The dam was built in the early 1900's to provide electrical power to Winnipeg's trolley buses and the original Pinawa townsite was built nearby to house the workers. Please click here for photos in the park and around the dam site.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Southbound view past the entrance to Pinawa Dam Provincial Heritage Park.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Northbound view past the entrance to Pinawa Dam Provincial Heritage Park.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Northbound view approaching Parkview/Hans Erickson Roads.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Northbound view past Parkview/Hans Erickson Roads.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Northbound view past Parkview/Hans Erickson Roads.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Northbound view approaching Tower/Urban Roads.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Southbound view approaching Parkview/Hans Erickson Roads.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Northbound view approaching Tower/Urban Roads.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Northbound view past Tower/Urban Roads.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Northbound view past Tower/Urban Roads.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Northbound view showing the advance signage for an RV dump station.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Northbound view approaching the junction of PR 313.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Northbound view approaching the junction of PR 313.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Northbound view showing the advance signage for the junction of PR 313.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Northbound view approaching the junction of PR 313.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Northbound view approaching the junction of PR 313.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Northbound view approaching the junction of PR 313.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Northbound view approaching the junction of PR 313.

Photograph taken in July 2012.
RM of Lac du Bonnet Northbound view at the junction of PR 313. As with the southern terminus, there is no signage to indicate that this is the end of PR 520.

Photograph taken in July 2012.

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All pictures taken by Curtis Walker unless otherwise noted.