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Provincial Trunk Highway 8
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This portion of the route leads from the park boundary at Road 24E across the causeway leading to Grassy Narrows Marsh. The northbound/southbound labels refer to the orientation as the highway proceeds south while on a northbound orientation and vise versa while crossing Grassy Narrows on the causeway that separates the mainland from Hecla Island.

The causeway has been named for Capt. Grimolfur “Grimsi” Grimolfson, who captained the Hecla Island Ferry from 1953 to 1972, when the causeway was built. Commemorative signage was unveiled on PTH 8 with Capt. Grimolfson's family and Gimli MLA Peter Bjornson in July 2011. Capt. Grimolfson was born on Hecla Island in 1913 and passed away in nearby Riverton in 1986.

Pictures are arranged from south to north.

Location Description Photo
Northbound Southbound
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Westbound view approaching the road that proceeds north into the former Grindstone Provincial Park.

Photograph taken in July 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Westbound view approaching Road 24E.

Photograph taken in September 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Eastbound view turning south towards the causeway across Grassy Narrows. The speed limit is reduced from 100 to 80 km/h on the causeway that connects the mainland to Hecla Island.

Photograph taken in July 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Westbound view approaching the park boundary.

Photograph taken in September 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Northbound view turning west to follow Road 142N.

Photograph taken in September 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Northbound view north of the causeway showing the first southbound marker for the Veterans Memorial Highway.

Photograph taken in July 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Northbound view past the causeway. Ahead is the first southbound signage for the Veterans Memorial Highway.

Photograph taken in September 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Southbound view approaching the causeway.

Photograph taken in September 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Southbound view approaching the causeway.

Photograph taken in July 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Northbound view past the causeway.

Photograph taken in September 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Southbound view approaching the causeway.

Photograph taken in July 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Southbound view showing the newly-installed sign commemorating the renaming of the causeway in honor of Grimsi Grimolfson, who captained the Hecla Island Ferry from 1953 to 1972.

Photograph taken in April 2012.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Northbound view past the causeway.

Photograph taken in September 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Southbound view showing the sign for Hecla Provincial Park. Hecla and adjacent Grindstone Provincial Park were separate parks, but they were later combined as Hecla/Grindstone Provincal Park.

Photograph taken in July 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park The sign welcoming visitors to the park.

Photograph taken in September 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Northbound view of the sign leaving the park. Though the welcome sign is here and the park gate is east of Grassy Narrows Marsh, the park boundary is on the mainland.

Photograph taken in September 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Another view of the sign leaving the park.

Photograph taken in September 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Southbound view approaching the causeway.

Photograph taken in September 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Northbound view on the causeway.

Photograph taken in July 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Southbound view on the causeway.

Photograph taken in July 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Northbound view on the causeway.

Photograph taken in September 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Northbound view on the causeway.

Photograph taken in September 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Southbound view on the causeway.

Photograph taken in September 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Southbound view on the causeway.

Photograph taken in July 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Southbound view on the causeway.

Photograph taken in September 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Southbound view on the causeway.

Photograph taken in July 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Northbound view on the causeway.

Photograph taken in July 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Northbound view on the causeway.

Photograph taken in September 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Southbound view on the causeway.

Photograph taken in September 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Northbound view on the causeway.

Photograph taken in July 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Northbound view on the causeway.

Photograph taken in July 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Southbound view on the causeway.

Photograph taken in September 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Northbound view on the causeway.

Photograph taken in September 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Northbound view on the causeway.

Photograph taken in September 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Southbound view on the causeway.

Photograph taken in September 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park A view of Grassy Narrows looking east.

Photograph taken in September 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Northbound view on the causeway.

Photograph taken in September 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Southbound view showing the sign for Grassy Narrows Marsh.

Photograph taken in September 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Southbound view south of the causeway.

Photograph taken in July 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Southbound view at the turnoff for Grassy Narrows Marsh.

Photograph taken in September 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Turning north near the causeway.

Photograph taken in July 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Turning north onto the causeway.

Photograph taken in September 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park A view of Grassy Narrows looking to the north.

Photograph taken in July 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Westbound view near the causeway.

Photograph taken in September 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Southbound view on Hecla Island after the crossing on the causeway.

Photograph taken in July 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Westbound view west of the park gate.

Photograph taken in July 2009.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Westbound view near the causeway.

Photograph taken in September 2009.

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