Pinawa Friends of the TCT
The Pinawa Friends of the TCT have organized a variety of hikes over the past few
years. These have ranged in distance from 2 to 28 km (usually 5 to 12 km), and have
included all sections of the Pinawa Trail as well as neighbouring trails in the Seven
Sisters Falls and Lac du Bonnet areas. Several hikes were included in the Great Trail
celebration on August 26th, and others have taken place at all seasons, including
novelties such as moonlight hikes.
An Eco-Counter PYRO-Box has now been in use on the Pinawa Trail for almost two
years, providing hour-by-hour counts of passersby. It uses infra-red technology to
count “warm bodies”, and is revealing impressive levels of trail use.
This plot shows mainly usage of the
Ironwood Trail near the “pergola”
picnic shelter, with warm-season
counts typically in the range of 50
to 150 people per day, occasionally
spiking close to 300.
This plot shows visitor counts at
the Pinawa suspension bridge.
Even allowing for double counts of
most visitors walking to and from
the bridge (one-way through traffic
is low here), it indicates spikes
close to 1000 visitors per day on
busy holiday weekends.
This new counter is helping us get
support from the Municipality as
well as grant monies.
Annual Report -2017 Year in Review